UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 30

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 30

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Question 1
Consider the following statements about Community Reserve:
    1. It is established under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
    2. Any state government can declare community-owned forest area as "community reserve" if locals are willing to participate in conservation efforts for same.
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
  • Conservation reserves and community reserves in India are terms denoting protected areas of India which typically act as buffer zones to or connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.
  • It is established under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • It enables any state government to declare community-owned forest area as "community reserve" if locals are willing to participate in conservation efforts for same.

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Question 2
Which of the following countries is not a member of the European Union?
A
Cyprus
B
Greece
C
Switzerland
D
Italy
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Switzerland
Question 3
Consider the following statements regarding Press Council of India

1.It is a statutory body, which governs the conduct of the Print Media.

2.Chairman of PCI is nominated by Chief Justice of India

3.Council shall have the same powers throughout India as are vested in a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Question 4
Consider the following statement about civil aviation policy
  1. In 2016, National civil aviation policy replace 0/20 norm with 5/20 norms
  2. 5/20 norms means five years of domestic experience and 20 aircrafts in fleet of air lines
Which of the following statements are correct
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
National civil aviation policy 2016, replace 5/20 norm with 0/20 norms.satetement 1 is not correct

5/20 norms means five years of domestic experience and 20 aircrafts in fleet of air lines. Statement 2 is correct.

Question 5
The 'National Dam Safety Authority (NDSA)', proposed to be established under the Dam Safety Bill, 2018 will 1.Examine the cause of any major dam failure. 2.Perform the role of a State Dam Safety Organization in cases where a dam extends over two or more States or if the dam of one State falls under the territory of another. 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
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The NDSA is also mandated to

  • maintain liaison with the State Dam Safety Organisations and the owners of dams for standardisation of dam safety related data and practices;
  • provide the technical and managerial assistance to the States and State Dam Safety Organisations;
  • maintain a national level data-base of all dams in the country and the records of major dam failures;
  • publish and update the standard guidelines and check-lists for the routine inspection and detailed investigations of dams and appurtenances;
  • accord recognition or accreditations to the organisations that can be entrusted with the works of investigation, design or construction of new dams; and
  • resolve issue between the State Dam Safety Organisation of states, or between the State Dam Safety Organisation and the owner of a dam in that State.

Additional Information: Water is a state subject.

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