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APPSC Answer Key 2017 Group 1 Exam

101. The MOU to be signed by the Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) (approved by Union Cabinet in April 2017) is on cooperation in
(1) Oil & Petroleum sector
(2) Information Technology sector
(3) Tsunami warning system
(4) Power Sector

102. Which of the following is a demand side intervention in the UDAY Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana Scheme of the Central Government?
(1) Coal swapping
(2) Availability of cheaper funds
(3) Usage of energy efficient LED bulbs 
(4) Reduction in transmission loss

103. With regard to funding of the Polavaram Project, the Centre would provide
(1) 100% of the cost of the irrigation component for the period starting from 01/04/2014 to the extent of the cost as on that date 
(2) 100% of the cost of the irrigation component as incurred
(3) 100% of the cost of the irrigation component as per value decided by the Centre
(4) 100% of the cost of the full project for the period starting from 01/04/2014 to the extent of the cast as on that date

104. The coach with glass roof and other facilities in the Visakhapatnam — Araku Train is known as
(1) Glass dome Coach
(2) Multidome Coach
(3) Lightdome Coach
(4) Vistadome Coach
105. Which institute is the academic mentor for the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam?
(1) Petroleum Conservation and Research Agency, Delhi
(2) Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
(3) Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun
(4) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

106. Which of the following parameter had the highest weightage for calculating tax devolution from Centre to States as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission?
(1) Population
(2) Area
(3) Income distance 
(4) Demographic change

107. Which year is taken as the basis for resources for making recommendations by the 14th Finance Commission?
(1) 2012 — 13
(2) 2014 — 15
(3) 2015 — 16
(4) No base year

108. Which of the following is one of the factors not considered by the 14th Finance Commission in vertical devolution of resources?
(1) Spirit of the Constitutional provisions
(2) Concerns of States and Centre on fiscal space
(3) Differential levels of aspirations and expectations of the population of various States 
(4) Need for clarity on functional and expenditure responsibilities of States and Centre in the interest of sound federal fiscal relations

109. Compositional shift from grants to tax devolution from Centre to State causes
(1) additional fiscal burden on the Centre 
(2) increase in share of unconditional transfers to States
(3) demand from States to increase tax rates
(4) al lack of fiscal space to carry out specific purpose transfer to States
110. The relationship in India between redistributive resource transfers from the Centre to States and various economic outcomes like per capita consumption, growth in GDP, tax revenue effort. is
(1) not determinable
(2) positive
(3) neutral
(4) negative

111. Muga silk is a product of the silkworm endemic to which State of India?
(1) Karnataka
(2) Tamil Nadu
(3) Assam 
(4) Manipur

112. As per the rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes by the Government of India, “core of the core” schemes are
(1) Social protection and Social inclusion schemes 
(2) Schemes which are part of National Agenda
(3) Infrastructure schemes
(4) Digital India schemes
113. What is the meaning of competitive sub-federalism in the contest of achieving targets on social and developmental goals?
(1) States competing against each other
(2) Centre competing with States
(3) States competing with Local Bodies
(4) Local Bodies competing with Local Bodies

114. Which of the following programmes of the Government of India does not provide the opportunity for urban rejuvenation?
(2) Rurban Mission 
(4) Swatch Bharat Mission

115. A recent radical idea to overcome the problem of poor targeting and misallocation of social welfare schemes is that of
(1) Universal Basic Income
(2) Direct Beneficiary Transfer 
(3) Direct allocation of funds to Local Bodies
(4) Privatisation of all subsidy schemes
116.  What is the all India participation rate of Women in MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Agency) Scheme in 2016 – 17?
(1) 36%
(2) 46%
(3) 56%
(4) 66%

117. The Inter-State Council was established on the recommendations of
(1) Venkatachaliah Commission
(2) Sarkaria Commission 
(3) M.M. Punchhi Commission
(4) Rajamannar Commission

118. “Cooperative Federalism in Centre – State relations is recommended for the first time by
(1) Sarkaria Commission
(2) Rajamannar Commission
(3) Venkatachaliah Commission
(4) M.M. Punchhi Commission
119. Out of the following. which is a recommendation of the M.M. Punchhi Commission on the institution of Governor?
(1) Provision for impeachment of the Governor may be introduced by the State Legislature 
(2) The system of Governor may be abolished
(3) Consent of Chief Minister of n State shall be necessary before appointing Governor of the State
(4) Governors should be periodically rotated between States

120. Which of the following is a principle followed by the farmers who are participants to the APFAAIGS (Andhra Pradesh Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems) Project?
(1) Sanctions are levied on violators
(2) Rules are set by users and not by outsiders 
(3) Formal dispute resolution is available
(4) Fixed rules which are nut amenable to change are made

121. What was the immediate cause for loss of foreign reserves triggering the financial crisis in 1991?
(1) Political instability and uncertainty
(2) Increase in non oil imports
(3) Sharp rise in value of imports of oil and Petroleum products
(4) Stoppage of rupee trade by the Soviet Bloc

122. Which move helped to tide over the balance of payment crisis in 1991?
(1) Sale of gold in international markets
(2) Emergency loan from IMF by pledging gold reserves
(3) Emergency loan from World Bank
(4) Quick realisation of expatriate payments
123. Which of the following sectors was not much affected by the reforms after 1991?
(1) Civil Aviation
(2) Banking
(3) Telecommunications
(4) Railways

124. What could be the main reason for jobless growth in the reform period after 1991?
(1) Reforms were mainly confined to the formal sector
(2) Majority of the labour force was already employed and hence there was no need for jobs
(3) The informal sector opposed the reforms and new industries could not be opened
(4) People were not willing to do menial jobs
125, Under the new Central GST Bill, 2017, the mechanism to monitor and ensure that any reduction in tax rate should result in a commensurate reduction in the price of goods or services is known as
(1) Anti-evasion measure
(2) Price reduction measure
(3) Anti-profiteering measure
(4) Price neutralisation measure

126. Under the scheme of new GST Bills, 2017, subject to a ceiling fixed under GST Act, the changes in GST rates can normally be effected by
(1) Government through notification
(2) Government with prior approval of President
(3) Parliament through an ordinary Bill
(4) Parliament through Constitutional Amendment
127. Under the GST (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017, the unutilized money in the GST Compensation Fund at the end of five years would be
(1) Distributed amongst States as per the formula prescribed by the Finance Commission for devolution of taxes
(2) Shared equally between the Centre and States with apportionment amongst the States on the basis of SGST collection in the last year of transition
(3) Fully retained by the Centre
(4) Shared equally between the Centre and States with appropriate amongst the states on the basis of the formula prescribed by the finance commission for devolution of taxes
128. Out of the options below, the most important disadvantage of a multiple tax rate structure is
(1) Difficulty in remembering rates for different items
(2) Cross-subsidization amongst the taxes on different items
(3) Misclassification of goods and services
(4) Difficulty in arriving at a tax rate for an item
129. Out of the options below, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for Explanatory Journalism?
(1) The New York Times
(2) The Washington Post
(3) Wikileaks
(4) International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
130. Who is the winner of the recently held Superseries Singapore Open Badminton title in the Men’s Singles category?
(1) Kidarnbi Srikant
(2) B. Sai Praneeth
(3) Parupalli Kashynp
(4) B. Surneeth Reddy
131. As stated in the Economic Survey 2016 – 17, what is the potential consequence experienced by a majority of women in a household not having toilets?
(1) Reducing food intake
(2) Reducing water intake
(3) Travelling long distance for toilet facility
(4) Sexual Assault
132. In the case of PDS schemes. which would be the probable relation between coverage and leakage?
(1) The lower the coverage, the higher the leakage
(2) The lower the coverage the lower the leakage
(3) The higher the coverage, the higher the leakage
(4) There is no relation between coverage and leakage
133. Which one of the following is the most effective financial inclusion programme?
(1) Demonetization
(2) Aaadhar
(3) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
(4) Jan Dhan Yojana
134. A large gap in the collection of property tax vis-a-vis the potential tax of Bengaluru city as shown in the Economic Survey for 2016 – 17 is estimated from
(1) Data gathered in household survey
(2) Satellite imagery
(3) Fall in the number of existing taxpayers
(4) Increase in the number of building permissions
135. As per the Manual for Drought Management. 2016 published by the Union Ministry of Agriculture, an area which is classified as “chronically drought prone” receives mean annual rainfall which is less than
(1) 450 mm
(2) 500 mm
(3) 750 mn
(4) 900 mm
136. Which of the following is not a parameter used by the Crop Weather Watch Group constituted by Government of India to monitor the drought situation in the country?
(1) Meteorological parameters
(2) Hydrological parameters
(3) Agricultural parameters
(4) Geological parameters
137. What is the cause of earthquakes in the region from the Himalayas to the Arakan Yoma?
(1) Collision of pacific Plate and Indian Plate 
(2) Collision of Indian Plate and Tibetan Plate
(3) Collision of Eurasion Plate and Indian Plate
(4) Construction of dams on the Ganga and Brahmaputta
138. Out of the events given below, which is the most important cause of Tsunami?
(1)Fault movement on the sea floor
(2)Underwater Landslide
(3)Underwater volcanic explosions
(4)Underwater mining explosions
139. Match the following traditional water harvesting system with the region in which they are followed:
A. Zing      I. Tamil Nadu
B. Zabo     II. Rajasthan
C. Johads III. Ladakh
D. Phad    IV. Maharashtra
E. Yeri     V. Nagaland
     A     D  E
(4) III V V IV I
140. Out of the items given below, what is korambu?
(1)Temporary wall of brushwood, grass and mud laid across channels to raise the level of water in use in Kerala
(2)A runoff farming and groundwater recharging system of Rajasthan
(3)A traditional step well of Tamil Nadu
(4)A system of channels built to intercept and collect rainwater in Nagaland

141. Which of the following is the traditional method of conservation of tree cover across communities in India
(1) Van Mahotsav
(2) Sacred Groves
(3) Growing plantations
(4) Adopt a tree per home

142. In ecosystem terminology, who are the major producers in terrestrial ecosystem
(I) Human beings
(2) Phytoplankton
(3) Herbaceous and woody Plants
(4) All the given options

143. Out of the below mentioned persons, who was appointed as Messenger of Peace by the UNO in April, 2017
(1) Scot Kelly
(2) Jane Goodall
(3) Leonardo DiCaprio
(4) Malala Yousafzi

144. For the purpose of reducing wind forces on the roof during a cyclone, the best roof architecture of a building, rut of the mum, below is
(1) Gable ended roof
(2) Hip roof
(3) Pyramidal roof
(4) Flat roof

145. What is the objective of the Appiko movement
(1) To construct check dams to consere water
(2) To construct steel bridge in rural area
(3) To fight against corporate farming
(4) To protect forests
146. For which area was H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Siridhorn awarded the Padma Bhushan? 
(1) Dance
(2) Literatue and Education
(3) Social Service
(4) International Relations
147. Ganjam Venkatasubbaiah, who was awarded the Padma Shri in known for his work as a/an
(2) Social reformer
(3) Musician
(4)Civil servant
148. How many persons were awarded the Padma Shri in 2017 in the sports category?
(1) 6
(2) 7
(3) 8
(4) 9
149. How many national missions have been started as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change?
(1) 7
(2) 8 
(3) 9
(4) 10
150. What is the capacity of solar power sought to be installed in India by 2022 under the Jawarharlal Nehru National Solar Mission?
(1) 10 Gigawatt
(2) 50 Gigawatt
(3) 100 Gigawatt
(4) 1000 Gigawatt

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