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201. Which one of the following is not a feature of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY)?

(a)It focuses on community participation.
(b) It is to be guided by a Member of the Parliament.
(c) It aims at creating infrastructure for the village.
(d) A Village Development Plan would be prepared for every identified Gram Panchayat.
Ans: (b)

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202. ‘Pragati’ scholarship scheme of the Government of India is meant for

(a)higher education of girls
(b) technical education of girls
(c) secondary education of girls
(d) elementary education of girls
Ans: (b)

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203. Which one of the following authorities has recently launched the mobile apps ‘MyFASTag’ and ‘FASTag’ Partner?

(a)Telecom Regulatory Authority
(b) National Highways Authority
(c) Airports Economic Regulatory Authority
(d) National Disaster Management Authority
Ans: (b)
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204. UBI, as an alternative for subsidies in poverty alleviation, stands for

(a)Union Basic Income
(b) Undefined Basic Income
(c) Unconditional Basic Income
(d) Universal Basic Income
Ans: (d)

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205. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: List-I List-II
(Railway Zone) (Headquarters)
A. North Central 1. Secunderabad
B. North Eastern 2. Jabalpur
C. West Central 3. Gorakhpur
D. South Central 4. Allahabad Code:

(a)4 3 2 1
(b) 4 2 3 1
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 1 3 2 4
Ans: (c)

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206. Which of the following National Parks of India are declared as World Heritage by UNESCO?
1. Keoladeo National Park
2. Sundarbans National Park
3. Kaziranga National Park
4. Ranthambore National Park Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Ans: (b)

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207. Which one of the following Indian States has the highest percentage of Scheduled Tribe population to its total population?

(b) Nagaland
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Ans: (a)
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208. Which of the following statements about the National Water Academy (NWA) is/are correct?
1. The primary objective of the NWA is to function as Centre of Excellence in training for in-service engineers from Central and State organizations on various aspects of water resource planning.
2. The NWA is located in New Delhi.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 237.
Ans: (a)

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209. In which one of the following groups of States in India is the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project being implemented as a pilot investment?

(a)Gujarat, Kerala and Goa
(b) Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
(c) Gujarat, Odisha and West Bengal
(d) Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Ans: (c)

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210. Which one of the following States will host the Nobel Prize Series—India 2018 (Science Impacts Life) Exhibition?

(b) Rajasthan
(c) Goa
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Ans: (c)

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211. Which one of the following was a focus country of the ‘World Food India’, a mega food event held in November 2017 in New Delhi?

(b) Japan
(c) Denmark
(d) Italy
Ans: (d)
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212. Which one of the following statements with regard to Antrix Corporation Limited is correct?

(a)It is a commercial arm of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
(b) It is under the administrative control of the Department of Space.
(c) It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
(d) It is a commercial arm of the Department of Science and Technology.
Ans: (b)

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213. In October 2017, India sent its first shipment of wheat to Afghanistan as a part of commitment made by the Government of India to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat to that country on grant basis. The shipment was sent through

(b) Pakistan
(c) Tajikistan
(d) China
Ans: (a)

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214. Which one of the following is the maximum age of joining National Pension System (NPS) under the NPS-Private Sector?

(a)55 years
(b) 60 years
(c) 65 years
(d) 70 years
Ans: (c)
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215. Which of the following about the role of Indian Coast Guard is/are correct?
1. Indian Coast Guard has been entrusted with the offshore security coordination authority
2. Lead intelligence agency for coastal and sea border
3. Coastal security in territorial waters Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 only
Ans: (b)
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216. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a)India joined MTCR in 2016.
(b) India submitted a formal application for membership of the NSG in 2016.
(c) India proposed the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in 1996.
(d) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) was held in 2016 at Malta.
Ans: (d)

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217. Which one of the following teams was defeated by India to win the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup title, 2017?

(b) China
(c) South Korea
(d) Pakistan
Ans: (b)

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218. Which one of the following temples of India has won the ‘UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit, 2017’ for cultural heritage conservation?

(a)Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati
(b) Sri Ranganathaswami Temple, Srirangam
(c) Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
(d) Kedarnath Temple, Kedarnath
Ans: (b)
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219. The Ministry of Communication has recently launched a Pan India scholarship programme for school–children called ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana’. The objective of the scheme is to increase the reach of

(b) philately
(c) music
(d) web designing
Ans: (b)

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220. Which one of the following is the theme of the World Soil Day, 2017?

(a)Soils and pulses, a symbol for life
(b) Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground
(c) Soils, a solid ground for life
(d) Soils, foundation for family farming
Ans: (b)

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