UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 44

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 44

Question 1
With reference to "Jal Mahotsa" festival, recently in news, which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. The festival is organized every year in Rajasthan.
  2. The main focus of the Jal Mahotsav is to promote adventure tourism.
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 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. India's biggest water carnival through 'Jal Mahotsav' is organised every year in Hanuwantiya Island in Madhya Pradesh. The third such 'Jal Mahotsav' concluded this year on January 2.

Statement 2 is correct .The main focus of the Jal Mahotsav was to promote adventure tourism.

Question 2
The Government of India (GoI) has NOT recently signed, with which of the following countries, agreements in the field of peaceful uses of nuclear energy?
A
Government of Australia
B
Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
C
Government of Japan
D
None of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 

India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan on peaceful use of civil nuclear energy, not an agreement. A MoU is a precursor to an agreement.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=137180 "

Question 3
Which of the following statements about Ramachandra Panduranga is/are false?
  1. He was a Maratha Brahmin in the service of Peshwa Baji Rao II
  2. He was one of the rebel leaders in India's first war of Independence
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 3 Explanation: 

Both statements are true.

Tantia Tope , also spelled Tatya Tope or Tantia Topi , (original name Ramchandra Panduranga , born c. 1813-19, Pune, India-died April 18, 1859, Shivpuri), was a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58.

Tantia Tope was a Maratha Brahman in the service of the former peshwa (ruler) of the Maratha confederacy, Baji Rao (Peshwa Baji Rao II), and of his adopted son Nana Sahib, who was also prominent in the mutiny.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=136456 "

Question 4
The Speaker of a State Legislative Assembly can vacate his office if he resigns by writing to the
A
Governor
B
Chief Minister
C
Leader of the House
D
Deputy Speaker
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Question 4 Explanation: 

The Speaker vacates his office earlier than the life of the assembly in any of the following three cases:

  • If he ceases to be a member of the assembly
  • If he resigns by writing to the deputy speaker and
  • If he is removed by a resolution passed by a majority of all the then members of the assembly. Such a resolution can be moved only after giving 14 days advance notice.

IE: Reshuffle in BJD ranks ;

"Odisha speaker resigns ahead of reshuffle", TH, May 6th 2017; "

Question 5
Certain medications are marked by a red line on their packaging. What is this supposed to convey?
A
The drug is on the National List of Essential Medicines
B
The drug can be bought only at Jan Aushadhi Stores
C
The drug must be used carefully, and to discourage unnecessary prescription and over-the-counter sale
D
The drug is a generic drug
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Question 5 Explanation: 

23rd February, 2016: "Appreciating the need for media campaign for raising awareness about antibiotics, Shri J P Naddalaunched the "Medicines with the Red Line" media campaign at the function which creates awareness regarding rational usage of medicines which carry a red line on their strip. He also unveiled the Infection Control Policies for Hospitals handbook."

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=136657

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http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/losing-ground-in-the-war-on-superbugs/article8965534.ece

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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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