CDS EXAM - 1/2022 GK PART -3
Published on April 19, 2022, 1:31 p.m.

21.       Which one of the following inputs is required in less quantity in case of non-farming activities?

a.         Land

b.         Labour

c.          Capital

d.         Raw material

Explanation: Non-farming activities require fewer quantities of land in comparison to other factors of production. Example – Trade, Transport

 

22.       Which one of the following statements with regard to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 is correct?

a.         It ensures 175 days of employment to needy persons in rural areas.

b.         It gives higher wages to women workers.

c.          People are generally given both skilled and unskilled jobs.

d.         This is implemented only in rural areas of India.

Explanation: It ensures 100 days of unskilled employment to the needy persons in rural areas. The government insisted on equal wages for both men and women.

 

23.       Which one of the following is not mentioned as a form of Emergency in the Constitution of India?

a.         National Emergency

b.         State Emergency in terms of Proclamation of President’s Rule in a State

c.          Financial Emergency

d.         Health Emergency

Explanation: The constitution stipulates three types of emergencies.

1.      An emergency due to war , external aggression or armed rebellion (Article 352). This is popularly known as ‘ National Emergency’.

2.      An emergency due to the failure of the constitutional machinery on the states(Article 356). This is popularly known as ‘ President’s Rule’.

3.      Financial Emergency due to a threat to the financial stability or credit of India.

 

24.       Which one of the following is not a provision related to a Money Bill?

a.         Imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax

b.         Appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India

c.         Imposition of fines by local authority for local purpose.

d.         Custody of the consolidated fund of India or the Contingency Fund of India.

Explanation:

Provisions related to Money Bill (Article 110)

1.    The imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax

2.    The regulation of the borrowing of money by the Union government

3.    The custody of the Consolidated Fund of India or the contingency fund of India, the payment of money into or the withdrawal of money from any such fund

4.    The appropriation of money out of the Consolidated Fund of India

5.    Declaration of any expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India or increasing the amount of any such expenditure

6.    The receipt of money on account of the Consolidated Fund of India or the public account of India or the custody or issue of such money, or the audit of the accounts of the Union or of a state

7.    Any matter incidental to any of the matters specified above

Bills not comes under money bills

1.    Imposition of fines or other pecuniary penalties

2.    Demand or payment of fees for licenses or fees for services rendered

3.    Imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax by any local authority or body for local purposes

 

25.       Which one of the following items is not covered under GST?

a.         Cosmetics

b.         Medical grade oxygen

c.          Jewellery

d.         Petrol

Explanation : Petrol is the major source of revenue for state governments and it does not comes under GST.

 

26.       Which of the following statements is / are correct?

1.         Committee on estimates is an ad hoc committee of the Parliament.

2.         Committee on Railway Convention is a standing committee of the Parliament.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a.         1 only

b.         2 only

c.          Both 1 and 2

d.         Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:

1.      Committee on Estimates is a standing committee of the Parliament. Option 1 is wrong.

2.      Committee on Railway convention is Ad Hoc committees of the Parliament. Option 2 is wrong

 

27.       Which one of the following is not an Indian form of Socialism?

a.         Democratic Socialism

b.         Radical Socialism

c.          Communication Socialism

d.         Nehruvian Socialism

28.       Which one of the following best describes BRICS?

a.         A group of five nuclear powers

b.         A group of five industrialized nations

c.         A group of five major emerging economies

d.         A group of five potentially strong UN Security Council members from the Countries of the Global South.

29.       Which one of the following is not a characteristic feature of India Federalism?

a.         The federating units consented to form a union

b.         Residuary powers vest with the Centre

c.          Single citizenship

d.         An extensive Union and concurrent list

Explanation: There may be key variation in the UPSC perspective.

 30.      Which of the following statements about sculptures at Sanchi is/are correct?

1.         In some sculptures there is representation of Shalabhanjika.

2.         The figure of Shalabhanjika is represented by a woman surrounded by lotuses and elephants

3.         The Shalabhanjika motif was not directly inspired by Buddhist ideas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a.         1, 2 and 3

b.         2 and 3 only

c.          2 only 

d.         1 and 3 only