Punjab PCS 2021 Previous Year questions: Part 3

Punjab PCS 2021 Previous Year questions: Part 3

Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC) has conducted the examination for the post of Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Exam 2020 (PSCSCCE-2020). The Preliminary exam was conducted on 13th February 2021. All the aspirants who want to attempt the questions of the preliminary examination, Civils Notebook has decided to become your one stop solution.

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Civils Notebook is compiling the questions from the Prelims exam of Punjab PCS which you can attempt in your free time without going through any hassle. The questions from Punjab PCS prelims exam will be covered sequence wise in this blog and next upcoming posts. The answers to these questions are given at the end of the post.

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1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Virtual Water Trade
(VWT) ?
1. It refers to the import and export of hidden water in the form of products such as crop products, textiles, machinery and livestock which require water for production.
2. The concept was introduced by Tony Allan in 1993 to explain the import of water intensive products in arid and semi-arid regions in the Middle East and North Africa.
3. The World Water Council is headquartered at Marseille, France.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

2. Recently, the 15th India-European Union Summit was held through a virtual medium. Which of the following are correct about the summit ?
1. ‘India-EU Strategic Partnership : A Roadmap to 2025’ was adopted to guide cooperation between India and the EU over the next five years.
2. Adopted declarations on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy.
3. An agreement between= India-Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) on research and development cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy was signed on the eve of the summit.
4. An agreement between Europol and CBI signed to combat terrorism and organized crime.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1 and 4
(b) Only 1 and 3
(c) Only 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

3.  Union Cabinet recently approved the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020. Which of the following statements are correct about the policy ?
1. Compulsory allocation of 4% of the GDP in Education sector by the Union Govt.
2. Aims to bring the uncovered age group of 3 – 6 years under school curriculum.
3. Gross enrolment ratio in Higher Education to be raised to 50% by 2030.
4. The policy envisages to set up Gender Inclusion Fund.
5. The National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) to be created to provide a platform for the free exchange of ideas on use of technology to enhance learning.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1, 2 and 4
(b) Only 1, 3 and 5
(c) Only 2, 3 and 4
(d) Only 2, 3, 4 and 5

4. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) released a report titled ‘Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region’. Which of the following statements are true ?
1. It is a first ever attempt to document and assess climate change in different parts of India.
2. It highlights the observed and projected changes in various climatic dimensions over the Indian region, their impacts and various policy actions to deal with the regional climate change.
3. The Indian Institute of TropicalMeteorology (IITM) is located at Coimbatore.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

5. The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), a community-based functionary under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), have been supporting delivery of health care services to the last mile, especially during COVID-19. Which of the following are the primary duties of ASHAs ?
1. It counsels women on birth preparedness, importance of safe delivery, breastfeeding and complementary feeding, immunization, contraception and prevention of common infections.
2. ASHA takes steps to create awareness and provide information to the community on determinants of health such as nutrition, basic sanitation and hygienic practices.
3. It works with the Village Health and Sanitation Committee of the Gram Panchayat to develop a comprehensive village health plan.
4. ASHA provides primary medical care for minor ailments such as diarrhea, fevers, and first aid for minor injuries.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1, 2 and 3
(b) Only 2, 3 and 4
(c) Only 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answers:

  1. D
  2. C
  3. C
  4. A
  5. D

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