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MCQ 24 April

 

 

 

1. Some of the festivals with their respective states are listed below.

  • Arunachal Pradesh – Mayong Festival
  • Manipur – Hornbill Festival
  • Assam- Saga Dawa Festival
  • Mizoram – ChapcharKut Festival

 

Choose the correct pairs among the following

  • 1 only
  • 2 and 4 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • 4 only

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • The correct match is given below:
    • Arunachal Pradesh – Losar Festival
    • Manipur – Yaoshang festival
    • Assam- MAyong festival
    • Mizoram – ChapcharKut Festival

 

  1. Consider the following statements with respect to Bonds and Bond Yeild.
  • The bond issuers agree to pay investors interest for lifetime and face value of bonds upon maturity.
  • As bond price increase, the yield increases significantly.

 

Choose the incorrect answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer: b

Explanation:

  • When bond prices riseyieldsin general fall, and vice versa.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Ekalavya Schools.
  • Ekalavya Residential Schools provide education to SC population in the country.
  • Ekalavya School is to be setup in every block with more than 50% SC population and at least 20,000 tribal persons by 2022.

 

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • Ekalavya Residential Schools provide education to tribals in their local environment.
  • Ekalavya schools are to be setup in every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons by 2022.

 

  1. 4. Which of the following smart city has become first city in India to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime?
  • Guwahati
  • Solapur
  • Devangere
  • Diu

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • Till 2017 Diu was importing 73% of its power from Gujarat.
  • But now it has adopted two-pronged approach to reduce dependence on Gujarat for power requirements through renewable energy.
  • Diu has become the first smart city in India to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime.

 

  1. Consider the following statements in regard to ASH TRACK App.
  • It is launched by the Ministry of Coal of Government of India.
  • The App aims to provide an interface between thermal power plants and road contractors, cement plants etc. to enhance ash usage.
  • The current usage of fly ash stands at 23% in India.

 

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • All of the above

 

Answer: b

Explanation:  

  • It is launched by the Ministry of Power of Government of India.
  • The current usage of fly ash stands at 63% in India.

 

  1. Which of the following is true in regard to Section 377 of the Indian Penal code?
  • It criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, including homosexualsexual activities.
  • Criminalisation of homosexual activities breaches the one’s fundamental right, ‘Right to Equality’.

 

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • Criminalisation of homosexual activities breaches the one’s “Right to Privacy” which is a fundamental right protected under Article 21 and Part III of the Indian constitution. 

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Indian state “Sikkim”.
  • It is the least populousand the smallest among the Indian states.
  • The second highest peak of the world is located in Sikkim.
  • A referendumin 1975 led to Sikkim joining India as its 24th state.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • 1 and 3 only
  • None

 

Answer: d

Explanation:

  • Sikkim is the least populousand second smallest among the Indian states.
  • Sikkim is host to Kanchenjunga, the highest peak in Indiaand third highest on Earth.
  • In 1975, the Indian militarydeposed the Sikkimese monarchy and after a referendum in 1975 Sikkim joined India as its 22nd state.

 

  1. Which amendment act of the Constitution is related to the establishment of Panchayati Raj system in India?
  • 73rd Amendment Act
  • 42nd Amendment Act
  • 44th Amendment Act
  • 74th Amendment Act

 

Answer: a

Explanation:

  • In the history of Panchayati Raj, in India, on 24 April 1993, the Constitutional (73rd Amendment) Act 1992 came into force to provide constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj institutions.
  • This act was extended to Panchayats in the tribal areas of eight states, namely: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Rajasthanbeginning on 24 December 1996.
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