(Sample Content) National Events - MCQ From Current Affairs Book For IAS Pre 2011


Current Affairs Book For IAS Pre 2011 By S.A. Majid

National Events "Multiple Choice Questions"

1. Consider the following statements :

1. The right to education Act, 2009 that became effective from (1st April ) makes elementry education a fundamental right under Article 21 (A) of the Constitution.
2. As per the Act, Private educational institutions should reserve 33% seats for children from the weaker sections of Society.
Which of the above statements is/ are incorrect ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. Consider the following statements
1. On April 1, 2010 India launched census 2011. The biggest - ever Census attempted in the history of mankind.
2. The first ever National Population Register (NRR) Will also be Prepared in which all person aged over 15 year will be photo graphed and finger printed to create a biometric national database.
3. It is the 13th National Census exercise since 1872.
4. The Census is a statutory exercise conducted under the provisions of the census Act 1948. Where as the NPR (National Population Register) is being created under the provisions of the citizenship Act 1955. and citizenship Rules (Registration of Citizens and Issue of national Identity cards ) 2003.
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?
(a) 1 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 4

3. Who was appointed to Probe the massacre of 76 CRPF Personal is Dandewada ?
(a) E.N. Rammohan
(b) T.N. Chaturvedi
(c) P.K. Sharma
(d) R.S. Meena

4. Which of the statements is incorrect ?
(a) The national Integration council is chaired by Home Minister.
(b) Set up in the early 60’s by Prime minister Nehru, the NIC held its first meeting in 1962.
(c) The NIC aims at finding ways and means to combat the menace of communalism, casteismand regionalism.
(d) The NIC has 147 members, including union ministers, leaders of opposition in the lok sabha and Rajy sabha and Chief ministers of all states.

5. The Rajasthan Government appointed a seven - member committee to look into all aspect of the issue of providing reservation to Gujjars under a special category. this committee is headed by ?
(a) Tsering Pentsom
(b) J. S. Sharma
(c) I.S. Israni
(d) R.K. Vaidya

6. The commission on centre - state relations submitted its report It was constituted in April 2007 to take a fresh look at the relative role and responsibilities of the various levels of government and centre- state relations. This commission was headed by?
(a) Verappa Moily
(b) M.M. Punchhi
(c) K.M. Khurshid
(d) Lalit Vatia

7. Consider the following statements :
1. The 16-digit unique identification number to be assigned to each individual by the unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has come under the new name “AADHAR”.
2. “AADHAR” is symbolished by the logo. It has the halo of the sun on the imprint of a thumb.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. Recently the Rajya Sabha Passed a Bill proposing to create legislative council for which state. 24 years after it was abolished ?
(a) Goa
(b) Kerala
(c) Orissa
(d) Tamil Nadu

9. Recently the human resource Development Ministry had set up a committee to go into the working of the deemed university in the country. This Committee was headed by ?
(a) Professor Tandon
(b) Professor G. Subramaniam
(c) Professor K. Shandari
(d) Professor J.S. Duggal

10. Which of the statement is incorrect ?
(a) The Green India mission, part of India’s plan to fight climate change, proposed to double the area being taken up for afforestation and eco-restoration over the next decade.
(b) This mission is one of the eight mission of the national Action plan on climate change.
(c) The new and restored forest areas under the mission will act. as a carbon sink. It means that India’s forests will be able to absorb 6.35% of the country’s annual emissions by 2020.
(d) This mission will be headed by prime minister of India.

11. The concept of south Asian University was initated by prime minister Manmohan Singh during the 13th SAARC summit at Dhaka in 2005, with a formal agreement for establishing the institute signed in April 2007 during the 14th Summit in New Delhi. Now the institute was setup in ?
(a) Dhaka
(b) New Delhi
(c) Colombo
(d) Kathmandu

12. “Technology Development Mission” is the government of India’s project that will execute which project ?
(a) Save the tiger project
(b) To clean Ganga river.
(c) Providing cheaper laptop to every student.
(d) Providing Software technology to the grassroot level.

13. Who is headed the five member Empowered committee to go into the safety of the mullaperiyar dam ?
(a) Justice A.S. Anand
(b) Justice K. Sudarsan
(c) Justice K. Venu gopal
(d) Justice cyric Joseph

14. Consider the following statements :
1. India has been ranked as a “Tier II watch list” country in the 2010 Trafficking in persons Report compiled by the U.N.
2. “Tier II watch list “ implies that India ranks among those countries whose governments do not full comply with the trafficking victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum Standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themsetves into compliance with those standards.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Which of the statements is incorrect
(a) The central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) is the highest advisory body to centre and state on education
(b) The union cabinet approved amendments to the central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006 that will allow the institutions to implement the 27% reseruation for the other Back ward classes.
(c) The national Academic Depository Bill 2010, Seeks for the creation and maintenance of a national electronic database of academic records and awards.
(d) None of the above

16. Who is headed the Group of ministers, that has been set up to help coordinate energy security issues that have an international angle. Civilian nuclear power deals, the India- Iran- Pakistan gas pipeline .Propopsals, and regional energy Copperation come Under its ambit.
(a) Pranab mukherjee
(b) Sushil Kumar Shinde.
(c) S.M. Krishna.
(d) Murli Deora.

17. Dongria Kondhs, a notified primitive Tribal Group are live in which state ?
(a) Chattisgarh
(b) Orissa
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Jharkhand

18. Alamatti dam is constructed across which river as this create a dispute between Andhra pradesh Karnataka and Maharashtra.
(a) Tungabhadra
(b) Godavari
(c) Krishna
(d) Pen ganga

19. Which of the statement is incorrect ?
(a) The International Congress of mathematicians was held in Bangalore
(b) The congress is by for the biggest and most prestigious international meeting of mathematicians held once in every four years.
(c) The congress has been held for the first time in the country and for the Third time in the continent after the one held in Japan 1990 and china in 2002.
(d) Fields award is the most Coveted global award for achievements in mathematics.

20. Which of the statement is incorrect ?
(a) Named after J.M. Fields, a Canadian mathematician, the Fields award is awarded only to mathematicans under the age of 40.
(b) The nevanlinna Prize , It named after famous Russian mathemetician Rolf, Herman Nevanlinna, for work on mathematical aspects of computer science.
(c) The chern prize is named after chinese mathematician shiing shen chern, for out stading life long contributions to mathematics. This prize is presented for the first time at the corgress.
(d) “Leelavathi “ the immortal Mathematical treatise by the Indian mathematician, Bhaskaracharya, is a award given as a one time international Prize of Rs. 10 lakh for popularising mathematics.

21. Consider the following statements :
1. The nalanda univeristy Bill has been drafted by the ministry of External Affairs, following a consensus arrived at the East Asia summit held in Thailand in october 2009.
2. The Nalanda mentor group is chaired by Professor Amartya sen.
Which of the above statement is / are in correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2.

22. In a bid to give a sharp edge to anti-naxal operations, government has set up a unified command. which one of the following state does not come under the unified command ?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Chattisgarh
(c) Orissa
(d) Jharkhand

23. Consider the following statements :
1. The unified command will have a retired major general as a member. The four states were asked to appoint an Inspector - General - rank police officer to take care of anti-naxal operations. and appoint an IG (CRRF) as IG (Operation) for that state to work in close coordination with the IG (Anti - naxal operation) of the state.
2. Now only Assam and Jammu and Kashmir have unified commands in place, headed by the respective chief ministers.
Which of the above statements is/ are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

24. Consider the following statements :
1. Multidimensional poverty Index is an index which measure poverty by using ten major variables including access to good cooking fuel, schooling, electricity, nutrition, and sanitation.
2. The world Bank estimates Poverty on the basis of house hold income that is $1 a day or less.
Which of the above statement is/are in correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

25. Thr recent UN poverty index Placed china as ranked 46 out of 104. where India is in which place ?
(a) 60 th place
(b) 61st place
(c) 62nd place
(d) 63rd place

26. Consider the followng statements :
1. With a blend of the Devangari “Ra” and Roman “R” as its unique Symbol. The Indian currency has joined the elite club of the US dollar, the European Euro, the British pound sterling and the Japanese yen.
2. Designed by Bombay IIT Post graduate D. uday Kumar, it will distinguish the currency from the rest such as rupee or the rupials of Pakistan, Nepal, Srilanka and Indonesia.
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

27. Consider the following statements :
1. Government is creating 14 “Innovation universities“.
2. The Innovation Universitives are aimed at making India a global knowledge hub Each one to be built around a them or subject these unique universities will enjoy total antonomy in appointments, collaborations, resource generation and nomenclature of degrees.
Which of the above statement is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

28. he pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) introduced a new scheme “NPS - Lite”. The objective of the scheme is ?
(a) Provide monetary incentives to the pension of low grade government employee.
(b) Target Economically disadvantaged section and promote small savings during their productive life.
(c) Make a mechanism by which the pension fund money can be utilize in Infrastructure projects.
(d) None of the above.

29. The pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram yojana (PMAGY) is aiming for integrated development of 1000 villeges, where a majority of the population belongs to the Schedule caste. this scheme is first launched in ?
(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh

30. Consider the following statements :
1. According to the 2001 census, almost 4.26 crore people lived in slums in 640 cities and towns having a population of 50,000 and more.
2. The under five mortality among the urban poor is 72.7, significantly higher than the urban average of 51.9.
3. More than 46% of the urban poor children are under weight and almost 60% are left out of the immunisation net.
4. Once in place the national urban health mission will seek to reduce the infant mortality rate to 30 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality rate to 100 per 1,00,000 live births by 2015.
Which of the above statements are Correct ?
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 , and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) All of the above


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IAS PRE 2011 - Current Affairs

Medium: English
Price: Rs. 190/-
Pages: 446
Author: S.A. Majid