UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 24

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 24

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Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding Strategic Partnership Model in Defence in India.
  1. Strategic Partnership Model aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build indigenous capabilities in the private sector to design, develop and manufacture complex weapon systems for the future needs of the Armed Forces.
  2. Strategic partnership Model was first proposed by the Dhirendra Singh Committee.
  3. Under the Model, only domestic private firms are involved and not the foreign firms in defence manufacturing in the country.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 3
B
2, 3
C
1, 2
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 

Strategic Partnership Model aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build indigenous capabilities in the private sector to design, develop and manufacture complex weapon systems for the future needs of the Armed Forces. It has been adopted by the government under its Make in India programme to increase the participation of domestic private firms as well as foreign firms in defence manufacturing in the country. The Strategic partnership Model was first proposed by the Dhirendra Singh Committee in July, 2015.

The Navy issued an 'Expression of Interest' for shortlisting potential strategic partners for the construction of six P75(I) submarines costing nearly Rs. 45,000 crore. This is the second project

being undertaken under the latest Strategic Partnership (SP) Model, with the first being the procurement of 111 naval utility helicopters (NUH).

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Question 2
Consider the following statements regarding 'She Shuttle', recently seen in news.
  1. It is the bus service for women passengers and an exclusive transport system for the working female professionals.
  2. It was inaugurated in New Delhi.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None
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Question 2 Explanation: 

In a move to improve measures for the safety and security of women, the Rachakonda Police inaugurated the exclusive bus service for women passengers in Hyderabad.

It is the latest technology-driven security system for all women passengers and an exclusive transport system for the working female professionals in the area.

'She Shuttle' is equipped with a well-monitored surveillance system with CCTV cameras, a lady security guard and a smartphone application for every passenger with a panic button.

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Question 3
Consider the following statements regarding The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

1.It is legally binding on the parties
2. India is party to the convention.
3. It prohibits the trading of all the species which are classified as threatened by IUCN Red list only.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. It doesn't prohibit, it regulates the trade of threatened species. "

Question 4
Major obstacles to national integration with reference to India does not include
A
Regionalism
B
Casteism
C
Linguism
D
None of the above
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Question 4 Explanation: 

Regionalism, Casteism, Communalism and Linguism are regarded as obstacles to national integration.

  • Regionalism refers to sub-nationalism and sub-territorial It implies the love for a particular region or state in preference to the country as a whole. There is also sub-regionalism, that is, love for a particular region in preference to the state of which the region forms a part.
  • Communalism means love for one's religious community in preference to the nation and a tendency to promote the communal interest at the cost of the interest of other religious communities.
  • Casteism implies love for one's own caste-group in preference to the general national It is mainly an outcome of the politicisation of caste.
  • Linguism means love for one's language and hatred towards other language-speaking The phenomena of linguism, like that of regionalism, communalism or casteism, is also a consequence of political process.

Chapter on National Integration, Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth;

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Question 5
The rate at which the central bank of a country (Reserve Bank of India in case of India) borrows money from commercial banks within the country is called:
A
Repo Rate
B
Reverse repo rate
C
Bank Rate
D
Marginal Standing Facility Rate
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Reverse repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country (Reserve Bank of India in case of India) borrows money from commercial banks within the country. It is a monetary policy instrument which can be used to control the money supply in the country.
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