UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 49

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 49

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Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding University Grants Commission;
  1. It is a society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  2. It allocates and disburses the funds to Universities.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 16 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. UGC was formally established in 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India.

Statement 2 is correct. It allocates and disburses, out of the Fund of the Commission, grants to Universities. It has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.

Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic. Consider the following statements regarding this.
  1. WHO declares a disease as pandemic if the severity of the disease increases manifold and it becomes uncontrollable.
  2. Now WHO gets more funds and powers to fight against the disease.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 17 Explanation: 

According to the WHO, a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a pandemic as "an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people."

Thus, the 'pandemic' status has to do more with the spread of the disease, than its severity. So 'pandemos' is a concept where there's a belief that the whole world's population will likely be exposed to this infection and potentially a proportion of them fall sick.

Declaring the disease a pandemic won't mean the WHO gets more funds or more powers to fight it. However, the declaration is a formal announcement that the WHO assesses the impact of COVID 19 to have reached a new level.

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Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The new WPI is said to be conceptually closer to 'Producer Price Index (PPI)'. How is PPI different from WPI?
  1. PPI measures the average change in the price received by the producer, whereas WPI captures the price changes at the point of bulk transactions
  2. WPI does not cover services whereas PPI includes it
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 18 Explanation: 
  • In the new series of WPI, prices used for compilation do not include indirect taxes in order to remove impact of fiscal policy. This is in consonance with international practices and will make the new WPI conceptually closer to 'Producer Price Index'.
  • According to Investopedia, "the Producer Price index is a family of indexes that measures the average change in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services over time. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller and differs from other indexes, such as the Consumer Price Index, that measure price change from the purchaser's perspective."
  • According to the definition provided in this document (Q21 & 22, Pg17)of the Office of Economic Adviser, "PPI measures the average change in the price of goods and services either as they leave the place of production, called output PPI or as they enter the production process, called input PPI."

Source and Improvisaiton: PIB: Revision of base year of All-India WPI ; "

Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is correct regarding 'Mission SamudraSetu' in news recently?
A
A proposed bridge between India-Sri Lanka as part of Ramayana heritage circuit.
B
An Indian Navy mission to bring back Indian citizens from overseas
C
A maritime route between India-Afghanistan to boost bilateral trade
D
A maritime doctrine of India regarding relations with Indian Ocean countries
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Question 19 Explanation: 
Indian Navy launched Operation "SamudraSetu" (Sea Bridge) as part of national efforts to repatriate stranded Indian citizens from overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
National National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) comes under which of the following ministries?
A
Ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare
B
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
C
Ministry of health
D
Ministry of commerce
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