UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 54
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Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
- The Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha
- The Prime Minister
- The Chairman of Lok Sabha
- A Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister
1, 4 and 5 only
2, 3 and 5 only
1, 2, 3 and 4 only
All of the above
They are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister.
Where the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha has not been recognized as such, the Leader of the single largest group in opposition of the Government in the Lok Sabha shall be deemed to be the Leader of the Opposition.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The Mahamastakabhisheka / Mahamasthakabhisheka is an important Jain festival held once every twelve years in the town of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, India. The festival is held in veneration of a 17.3736 metres (57.000 ft) high statue of the siddha Bahubali.
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- It is aimed at creating an ecosystem which fosters innovation and encourages technology development in Defence by engaging R&D institutes, academia, industries, Startups and individual innovators.
- It functions under the aegis of Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO).
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is organising 'Def-Connect' here tomorrow to showcase the accomplishments of the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative and construct a strong outreach towards the potential future entrepreneurs of the defence sector.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Region often in news Country/Sea
- Golan Heights Iraq
- Spratly and Parcel island South China Sea
- Rakhine state Bangladesh
Which of the above pair is not correctly matched?
1 and 3 only
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
1. He was the first High Commissioner for Refugees at the League of Nations
2. The 'Nansen Passport' is recognised as the first legal instrument for the international protection of refugees
3. The Nansen Refugee Award was established by the International Organisation for Migration
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
CREDIT: Anshuman Mathur (Comments section, 10th October Quiz: );
Born in Norway in 1861, Fridtjof Nansen excelled as a scientist, polar explorer, diplomat and humanitarian.
By age 27, Nansen had already written his doctoral thesis on the central nervous system and made the first crossing of Greenland's treacherous ice cap. Soon he would lead a 25-month expedition into the Arctic Ocean, coming nearer to the North Pole than anyone before.
Yet Nansen is best known for his visionary work on behalf of refugees. As Europe struggled to rebuild after the first world war, he directed the League of Nations' first major humanitarian operation - the repatriation of 450,000 prisoners of war.
Nansen served as the League's first High Commissioner for Refugees from 1920-1930, helping hundreds of thousands of refugees to return home. His efforts enabled many others to become legal residents and find work in the countries where they had found refuge.
Nansen saw that one of the biggest problems facing refugees was the lack of internationally recognized identification papers. His solution, which came to be known as the 'Nansen passport', was the first legal instrument for the international protection of refugees.
When famine broke out in Russia in 1921-1922, Nansen organized a relief programme for millions of its victims. For his crucial work, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.
UNHCR established the Nansen Refugee Award in his honour in 1954.