UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 54

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Question 71 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following mountain passes forms the 'tri-junction' of India, China and Myanmar?
A
Diphu
B
Nathu La
C
Bomdi La
D
Jelep La
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Question 71 Explanation: 
Diphu
Question 72 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. ICJ judges are appointed by UN General Assembly.
  2. ICJ judges enjoy privileges and immunities equal to the head of a diplomatic mission.
Identify the incorrect statements.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 72 Explanation: 
Election process: The Court consists of 15 judges who are elected to nine-year terms by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. In order to be elected, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of the votes in both bodies.

Privileges: As a judge of the ICJ, Justice Bhandari will enjoy privileges and immunities equal to the head of a diplomatic mission. Each member of the Court receives an annual salary and supplementary allowance. After leaving the court, members receive annual pensions.

Question 73 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about SAARC satellite:
  1. It weighs more than 5000kg.
  2. It has a mission life of over 20 years.
  3. It will be launched on the Geostationary Launch Vehicle Mk-III.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
3 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
None
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Question 73 Explanation: 
The 2,230-kg satellite was built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and has 12 Ku-band transponders. It is cuboid in shape and built around a central cylinder.

It has a mission life of over 12 years.

It will be launched from on the Geostationary Launch Vehicle Mk-II.

Question 74 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
For a citizen of India, the duty to pay taxes is a:
A
Constitutional obligation
B
Moral obligation
C
Fundamental Duty
D
Legal obligation
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Question 74 Explanation: 

As per the Swaran Singh Committee (that suggested inclusion of fundamental rights); including duty to pay taxes should have been a fundamental duty, but it was not agreed upon.

So as per the Direct taxation laws; income and other kinds of taxes are a legal obligation for an Indian citizen as he uses public services, receives social and political security from the state etc "

Question 75 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
In a particular village in India, the popularity of chess has over the past few decades flourished, while drinking and gambling declined. The game, say local people, has protected them from modern pitfalls. This village can be found in
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Kerala
C
Bihar
D
Uttar Pradesh
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Question 75 Explanation: 

"Fifty years ago, Marottichal was a very different place. Like many villages in northern Kerala, alcoholism and illicit gambling were rife among its small population. Having developed a zeal for chess while living in the nearby town of Kallur, Unnikrishnan moved back to his afflicted hometown and opened his teashop, where he began teaching customers to play chess as a healthier way to pass the time . Here 4,000 of the 6,000 population are playing chess, almost daily . Miraculously, the game's popularity flourished while drinking and gambling declined. The village's enthusiasm for the ancient pastime, which is believed to have originated in India in the 6th Century, has now become so great that Unnikrishnan estimates one person in every Marottichal household knows how to play."

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