UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 37

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 37

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Question 1
This act made a limited and indirect provision for the use of election in filling up some of the non-official seats both in the Central and provincial legislative councils. The word "election" was, however, not used in the act. The process was described as nomination made on the recommendation of certain bodies. The above given passage refers to which of the following Act?
A
Indian Councils Act of 1861
B
Indian Councils Act of 1892
C
Indian Councils Act of 1909
D
Government of India Act of 1919
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Indian Councils Act of 1892
  • It increased the number of additional (non-official) members in the Central and provincial legislative councils, but maintained the official majority in them.
  • It increased the functions of legislative councils and gave them the power of discussing the budget and addressing questions to the executive.

It provided for the nomination of some non-official members of the (a) Central Legislative Council by the viceroy on the recommendation of the provincial legislative councils and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, and (b) that of the Provincial legislative councils by the Governors on the recommendation of the district boards, municipalities, universities, trade associations, zamindars and chambers. "

Question 2
Consider the following statements regarding SECTION 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

1.Section 497 punishes a married man for the offence of adultery if he had sexual relations with a married woman without the consent or connivance of her husband.

2.Recently, five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled to scrap 158-year-old Section 497.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 

Both the statements are correct. "

Question 3
The 'Hong Kong Convention' is associated with
A
Ship Recycling
B
Rights of Persons with Disabilities
C
Laws of war and war crimes
D
Status of Refugees
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Question 3 Explanation: 
The Hong Kong Convention) is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1596730

Question 4
With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements:
  1. It is a song and dance performance.
  2. It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.
  1. Sankirtana encompasses an array of arts performed to mark religious occasions and various stages in the life of the Shaiva people of the Manipur.
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 4 Explanation: 

  • Sankirtana is one of the few important Indian heritages inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Statement 1 and 2: Sankirtana performers narrate the lives and deeds of Krishna through ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur.
  • Sankirtana encompasses an array of arts performed to mark religious occasions and various stages in the life of the Vaishnava people of the Manipur.
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Question 5
Arrange the following from west to east direction
    1. Siachen glacier
    2. Shaksgam Valley
    3. Aksai Chin
Choose the correct answer using the code below
A
1-2-3
B
1-3-2
C
3-1-2
D
2-1-3
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Question 5 Explanation: 

Refer: Facts for prelims: "

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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