1. The Central Government will be responsible for which of the following duties under TPDS?

  1. Identifying the eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
  2. Lifting and distributing the allocated food grains within the States/UTs
  3. Procurement, allocation and transportation of food grains upto the designated depots of FCI
  4. Supervising the distribution of allocated food grains to eligible card holders through Fair Price Shops
    1. Only 3
    2. 3 and 4 only
    3. 1 and 3 only
    4. 2 and 3 only

Ans: A


2. The UNICEF model of the causes of malnutrition identifies several levels of causes: immediate, underlying and basic. Which of the following is not one of the underlying causes in the UNICEF model?

  1. a) Insufficient rainfall for agriculture
  2. b) Insufficient health services and unhealthy environment
  3. c) Inadequate access to food
  4. d) Inadequate care for mothers and children

Ans: A


3. Consider the following statements in context of the exemptions given under ADL:

  1. Disqualification on ground of defection does not apply in case of merger of political parties in some conditions.
  2. A party may merge with another or the two may form a new party, if 2/3rd of the members of the legislature party decide to merge with another party.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: C


4. Who publishes the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data?

a) Central Statistical Office (CSO)

b) Department of Economy

c) National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)

d) None of the above

Ans: A


5. Consider the following statements regarding Strategic Disinvestment Process.

  1. Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) under the Ministry of Finance is the nodal department for the strategic stake sale.
  2. DIPAM and NITI Aayog will jointly identify PSUs for strategic disinvestment.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None

Ans: C