UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 49

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 49

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), consider the following:
  1. It is a multilateral development bank set up to develop infrastructure exclusively in Asia.
  2. India will host the third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on June 2018.
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
Question 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect.

Its operations are not limited to Asia. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond. It is headquartered in Beijing.

Statement 2 is correct.

India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on 25th and 26th

June 2018. The Theme of the Annual Meeting, 2018 will be "Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration".

Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to Mangroves:
  1. Mangroves are halophytes
  2. They are adapted to the low oxygen (anoxic) conditions of waterlogged mud
Which of the following codes below given is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation: 
Mangroves are various large extensive types of trees up to medium height and shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics - mainly between latitudes 25 N and 25 S. Mangroves are salt tolerant trees (halophytes) adapted to live in harsh coastal conditions. They contain a complex salt filtration system and complex root system to cope with salt water immersion and wave action. They are adapted to the low oxygen (anoxic) conditions of waterlogged mud.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following species are critically endangered?

1.Namdapha Flying Squirrel
2. Malabar Civet
3. Siberian Crane
4. Gharial

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A
1 and 4 only
B
1, 2, 3 and 4
C
2, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2 and 4 only
Question 3 Explanation: 

All the above species are critically endangered. "

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city-state of India in the 6th century BC? (CSE 1999)
A
Gandhar
B
Kashi
C
Magadha
D
Kamboj
Question 4 Explanation: 
Kashi
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
    1. Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) aims to share information on heinous crime and other issues related to inter-state coordination.
    2. Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India.
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 5 Explanation: 
  • Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is a project initiated in June 2009 which aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level.
  • This will be done through adoption of principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around "investigation of crime and detection of criminals".
  • CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India.

Refer: Facts for Prelims: "

There are 5 questions to complete.