UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 46

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 46

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Question 1
With reference to "Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project(DRIP)", which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. The Ministry of Agriculture with assistance from the World Bank is implementing DRIP.
  2. The Central Dam Safety Organization is coordination the Project implementation.
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: The Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), Government of India, with assistance from the World Bank, is implementing the DAM REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (DRIP), which would be a six-year project.

Statement 2 is correct: The Central Dam Safety Organisation of Central Water Commission, assisted by a Consulting firm, is coordinating and supervising the Project implementation.

Question 2
Which of the following statements with reference to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) is/are correct?
  1. It is comprised of four programs which provide resources to manage the challenges of climate change
  2. It helps developing countries integrate climate resilience into development planning
  3. It provides middle-income countries such as India with highly concessional resources to scale up the deployment of low carbon technologies
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
None of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
  • The $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is providing 72 developing and middle income countries with urgently needed resources to manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • CIF is comprised of four programs: a) Clean Technology Fund (statement 3), b) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (statement 2), c) Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Program and d) Forest Investment Program.
  • The Clean Technology Fund (CTF) provides middle-income countries with highly concessional resources to scale up the demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low carbon technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transport.

In the news: "The GoI and the ADB recently signed a $175 million loan agreement to support construction of high voltage transmission systems to evacuate power generated from new mega solar parks to the interstate grid, and improve reliability of the national grid system. In addition, the project includes $50 million co-finance from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) - a component of the Climate Investment Funds."

PIB ; "

Question 3
Of the following list of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage elements of India, the Indian subcontinent's only surviving traditional and ancient form of Sanskrit theatre is
A
Mudiyettu
B
Sankirtana
C
Kudiyattam
D
Ramlila
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Kudiyattam - It is the Sanskrit theatre, which is practiced in Kerala, is one of India's oldest living theatrical traditions. Originating more than 2,000 years ago, Kudiyattam (sometimes spelled Kutiyattam) represents a synthesis of Sanskrit classicism and the local traditions of Kerala. In its stylized and codified theatrical language, Netra abhinaya (eye expression) and Hasta abhinaya (the language of gestures) are prominent. They focus on the thoughts and feelings of the main character.
Question 4
The 91st Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003 made provisions to 1.Make elementary education a fundamental right
  1. Limit the size of Council of Ministers
  2. Strengthen the anti-defection law
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above
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Question 4 Explanation: 

The 91st Amendment Act, 2003 made provisions to limit the size of Council of Ministers, to debar defectors from holding public offices, and to strengthen the anti-defection law.

Constitutional Amendments at a Glance, Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth;

Improvisation ( http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/profit-and-loss/article22486454.ece ): "..Mr. Kejriwal should have been mindful of the growing perception, as evident in several judicial decisions, that the post of parliamentary secretary is a way of getting around the constitutional limit on the size of ministries.." "

Question 5
With reference to 'Pondicherry shark' or Carcharhinus hemiodon, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
  1. It is given legal protection under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  2. It is locally known as 'Pala Sora'.
  3. It was spotted for the first time in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 2 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. The Pondicherry shark is given legal protection under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Statement 2 is correct. The Pondicherry shark is locally known as Pala Sora.

Statement 3 is Incorrect. Recently, Pondicherry shark was spotted in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem. Prior to this, Pondicherry sharks were spotted twice in 2007 and 2016, in this region.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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