UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 34

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 34

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Question 1
Consider the following rivers:
  1. Noyil
  2. Kumudvati
  3. Bhavani
  4. Harangi
Which of the above rivers are Tributaries of River Cauvery?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 4 only
C
1, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The River Cauvery originates at Talakaveri in Coorg District of Karnataka in Brahmagiri Range of hills in the Western Ghats.

Its important tributaries joining from left are the Harangi, the Hemavati, the Shimsha and the Arkavati whereas the Lakshmantirtha, the Kabbani, the Suvarnavati, the Bhavani, the Noyil and the Amaravati joins from right.

Kumudvati is a Tributary of Tungabhadra River.

Question 2
With reference to "Global Entrepreneurship summit (GES)", recently in news, which of the following is/are incorrect? 1) The Summit was recently held in Mumbai. 2) It was hosted by Ministry of Commerce in partnership with US government Select the correct option 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 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. the Global Entrepreneurship summit (GES) was recently held in Hyderabad

Statement 2 is incorrect. It was hosted by NITI Aayog in partnership with US government. The summit was attended by 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries.

Question 3
The Bakhshali manuscript was recently in the news because of which one of the following discoveries related to it?
A
It has the earliest recorded origin of the Bharati script.
B
It is the first chronological history we have of events related to the Nanda and MauryaEmpire.
C
It is India's first and only illustrated manuscript which utilises the Indus Valley Civilisation's pictographic script.
D
None of the above.
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Question 3 Explanation: 
  • Although Gwalior has long been thought to be the site of the first occurrence of the zero written as a circle, an ancient Indian scroll called the Bhakshali manuscript, which shows a placeholder dot symbol(see bottom row, seventh character when read from right to left), was recently carbon dated to the 3rd or 4rd Centuries. It is now considered the earliest recorded occurrence of zero.

Bharati Script:

It is an alternative script for the languages of India developed by a team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras lead by Dr. Srinivasa Chakravarthy.

The scripts that have been integrated include Devnagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil.

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Question 4
Biodiversity forms the basis for human existence in which of the following ways?
  1. Soil formation
  2. Prevention of soil erosion
  3. Recycling of waste
  4. Pollination of crops
A
1 and 3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 4 Explanation: 
All four are correct
Question 5
Consider the following statements about Directive Principles
  1. They have been derived from the Irish Constitution.
  2. Similar instructions to the State also existed in Government of India Act, 1935
  3. The explicit provision to minimise inequalities was not there in the original Constitution.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2, 3
C
3 only
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 5 Explanation: 

  • The idea of Directive Principles of State Policy was borrowed from Irish Constitution of 1937.
  • Directive Principles resemble the 'Instrument of Instructions' enumerated in the Government of India Act of 1935. In the words of Dr B R Ambedkar, 'the Directive Principles are like the instrument of instructions, which were issued to the Governor-General and to the Governors of the colonies of India by the British Government under the Government of India Act of 1935. What is called Directive Principles is merely another name for the instrument of instructions. The only difference is that they are instructions to the legislature and the executive'.
  • 44th Amendment Act of 1978 added one more Directive Principle, which requires the State to minimise inequalities in income, status, facilities and opportunities (Article 38).
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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