UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 59

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 59

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Question 1
With reference to Institute of Eminence (IoE) scheme, consider the following statements:
  1. The scheme has been launched by the University Grant Commission (UGC)
  2. The scheme has been launched with an objective to provide world class teaching and research facilities to Indian students within India
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 2 both
D
None of the above


Question 1 Explanation: 
The IoE scheme was launched by University Grants Commission (UGC).

The scheme aims to bring higher educational institutions selected as IoEs in top 500 of world ranking

in the next 10 years and in top 100 eventually overtime.

Objective: To provide world class teaching and research facilities to Indian students within the country and enhance general level of education of the country.

Question 2
Which of the following is/are correct?
  1. A river board is established by the President on the request of the state governments.
  2. Chief Minister of state are also the members of inter-state council.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect


Question 2 Explanation: 
2 is only correct
Question 3
Which of the following is/are correct regarding the Parliament?
  1. Under the Constitution, the Parliament of India consists of three parts namely, the President, the Council of States and the House of the People.
  2. The President is a part of the Council of States.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 3 Explanation: 
1 is only correct. The President is neither a part of the Lok Sabha nor the Rajya Sabha.
Question 4
How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)?
  1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by an executive order of the Government.
  2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.
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 4 Explanation: 

  • The National Green Tribunal has been established under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection, enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
  • The Tribunal's dedicated jurisdiction in environmental matters shall provide speedy environmental justiceand help reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts.
  • The Tribunal is mandated to make and endeavour for disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
  • Further, CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
  • Functions of the CPCB, as spelt out in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, (i) to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and (ii) to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country.
  • Hence, statement 1 is incorrect and statement 2 is correct.
Question 5
Which of the following statements are not correct?
    1. It was during his reign that Hiuen Tsang, the Japanese Buddhist monk-traveler, visited the Pallava capital at Kanchipuram.
    2. Pallava king sought the permission of chines Emperor to fight back Khmer empire in South Asia.
    3. Descent of the Ganga/Arjuna's Penance, a rock carving commissioned by Rajasimhan
Find the appropriate answer using the code below:
A
1 and 3
B
1 and 2
C
2 and 3
D
All of the above


Question 5 Explanation: 
  • It was during his reign that Hiuen Tsang, the Chinese Buddhist monk-traveler, visited the Pallava capital at Kanchipuram
  • Pallava king sought the permission of chines Emperor to fight back Arab & Tibetan empire in South Asia
  • Descent of the Ganga/Arjuna's Penance, a rock carving commissioned by Narasimhavarman I

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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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