MCQs on Indian Year Book – Transport

MCQs on Indian Year Book – Transport

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding Railways in India:

  1. The first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane in 1853.
  2. The rail network is divided into 17 Zones.

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

Q2. Consider the following Statements regarding Roads in India:

  1. The length of State Highways is lower than National Highways.
  2. Although national highways constituted 1.58 per cent of the total road network in 2012, they carried 40 per cent of the total road traffic.

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

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding Road development programmes:

  1. Bharatmala Project aims at improving road connectivity to coastal/border areas, backward areas, religious places, tourist places and construction/ rehabilitation/widening of major bridges.
  2. The Setu Bharatam programme, launched in 2016, aims to make all national highways free of railway level crossings by 2019.

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

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding Maritime Agenda 2010-20:

  1. Under the agenda, a target of 3,130 MT port capacity has been set for the year 2020 of which more than 50 per cent is to be created in the major ports.
  2. The objective of the Maritime Agenda is not only creating more capacity but augmenting port performance through extensive use of Foreign Investment.

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

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding Cochin Shipyard:

  1. It is the largest shipyard in the country.
  2. The yard is also a leading ship-repairer of the country and has repaired more than 1,200 ships of all types.

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

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding Civil Aviation:

  1. The Ministry of Civil Aviation, nodal ministry for civil aviation, also administratively controls the institution of Commission of Railway Safety, which is responsible for the safety in rail travel.
  2. India has been a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
  3. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has responsibility to coordinate, monitor, inspect and train personnel in Civil Aviation Security matters.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 3 only

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding Gagan Project:

  1. GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) is an augmentation system to enhance the accuracy and integrity of GPS signals.
  2. It is being implemented by HAL.

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

Q8. Which of following are correctly matched:

InstituteLocation
1Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran
Akademi
Fursutaganj, Rae Bareilly (UP)
2National Flying Training InstituteGondia (Maharashtra)

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

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding Coastal Shipping:

  1. The share of coastal shipping in domestic cargo movement is around 7 per cent.
  2. Coastal shipping is best suited for bulk cargo.

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

Q10. Consider the following statements regarding Border Roads Organisation:

  1. It develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.
  2. Its parent organisation is Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

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

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1c
2bThe length of State Highways is more than National Highways.
3c
4bUnder the agenda, a target of 3,130 MT port capacity has been set for the year 2020 of which more than 50 per cent is to be created in the non-major ports.
5c
6c
7aIt is being implemented jointly by AAI and ISRO.
8c
9c
10aIts parent organisation is Ministry of Defence.

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