MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Energy

MCQs on Indian Year Book 2017 – Energy

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding Ultra Mega Power Projects:

  1. Power Finance Corporation Ltd. (PFC) – the nodal agency for these projects.
  2. Four UMPPs namely Sasan in Madhya Pradesh, Mundra in Gujarat, Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Tilaiya in Jharkhand have already been awarded.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding regulations w.r.t. Power sector in India:

  1. The Electricity Act, 2003 does away with the requirement of approval/clearance of any authority for setting up a captive generating plant.
  2. FDI is prohibited in generation, transmission and distribution and trading in power sector in India being a strategic sector.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Central Electricity Authority:

  1. It is a statutory organization constituted under electricity act.
  2. In all technical matters, the Ministry of Power is assisted by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana):

  1. It provides for the financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs).
  2. It empowers DISCOMs by improving operational efficiencies, reduction of cost of power, reduction in interest cost and enforcing financial discipline on DISCOMs.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding coal in India:

  1. At present Less than 10 per cent of India’s power generation capacity is based on coal.
  2. Coal reserves are found mainly in the states of Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

Ques.Sol.Explanation
1cThe Government of India had launched an initiative for the development of coal-based Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs), each with a capacity of 4,000 MW.
2aAutomatic approval (RBI route) for 100 foreign equity is permitted in generation, transmission and distribution and trading in power sector.
3c
4c
5bAt present around 69.5 per cent of India’s power generation capacity is based on coal.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)