UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 35

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 35

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Question 1
Consider the following statements about multi-layered plastics (MLP)
  1. Multi-layered plastics (MLP) are the shiny plastic material which is used to package chips, biscuit and ready-to-eat food products.
  2. MLPs can be recycled and have alternative uses.
  3. The Government of India is looking at phasing out of Multi-layered Plastic (MLP)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 

The Environment Ministry in a new notification has amended the rules of plastic waste management, and suggested the phasing-out of multi-layered plastics (MLP), the shiny plastic material which is used to package chips, biscuit and ready-to-eat food products. MLPs are non-recyclable, non-energy recoverable, and have no alternative uses, and are hence a critical threat to the ecosystem. "

Question 2
With reference to the 'Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016' bill which was recently passed by the Parliament, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  1. This code does not apply to individuals
  2. Insolvency resolution process for companies will have to be completed within 180 days, a limit which may be extended to 270 days in certain circumstances
  3. The code provides a 'Fresh Start Process' for companies under which they will be eligible for a debt waiver of up to Rs 1,00,000/-
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
3 Only
B
1 and 2 Only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1,2 and 3
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Question 2 Explanation: 

Bill Summary

Insolvency Resolution Process: The Code specifies similar insolvency resolution processes for companies and individuals, which will have to be completed within 180 days. This limit may be extended to 270 days in certain circumstances. The resolution process will involve negotiations between the debtor and creditors to draft a resolution plan."

Fresh Start Process: The Code provides a Fresh Start Process for individuals under which they will be eligible for a debt waiver of up to Rs 35,000. The individual will be eligible for the waiver subject to certain limits prescribed under the Code.

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Question 3
Which of the following Index is calculated and published by Central Statistics Office (CSO)?
  1. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  2. Wholesale Price Index (WPI)
  3. Index of Industrial Production (IIP)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
2 only
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Question 3 Explanation: 
CPI is a measure of change in retail prices of goods and services consumed by defined population group in a given area with reference to a base year. The formula for calculating Consumer Price Index is Laspeyre's with base year 2010.It is calculated by Central Statistics Office (CSO) < In the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI)

The WPI measures the price of a representative basket of wholesale goods. WPI captures price movements in a most comprehensive way. It is calculated by - Office of the Economic Adviser <In DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) < In Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Index of Industrial Production (IIP) measures the quantum of changes in the industrial production in an economy and captures the general level of industrial activity in the country. It is a composite indicator expressed in terms of an index number which measures the short term changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to the base period(2004).It is calculated by Central Statistics Office (CSO) < In the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI)

Question 4
Consider the following statements with respect to Gecko:
  1. Geckos are lizards and are found in warm climates throughout the world.
  2. Most geckos are nocturnal.
  3. Common house Gecko is found in India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
None of the above
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Question 4 Explanation: 
None of the above are incorrect
Question 5
Nature Risk Rising Report was recently released by
A
World Economic Forum
B
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
C
World Bank
D
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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Question 5 Explanation: 

Releasing the Nature Risk Rising Report ahead of its 50th Annual Meeting, the World Economic Forum said about 25 per cent of our assessed plant and animal species are threatened by human actions, with a million species facing extinction, many within decades.
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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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