UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 25

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 25

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Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
    1. Antibodies are proteins produced and secreted by B cells.
    2. B lymphocytes, are a type of red blood cell of the lymphocyte subtype.
    3. Antigens stimulate the production of antibodies.
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 3
B
1 Only
C
2 and 3
D
None of the above
Question 6 Explanation: 
  • Stat3: Antigens are substances which, when introduced into the body, stimulate the production of antibodies. There are three types of antigen presenting cells in the body: macrophages, dendritic cells and cells.
  • Stat2: B cells, also known as B lymphocytes, are a type of white blood cell of the lymphocyte subtype. They function in the humoral immunity component of the adaptive immune system by secreting antibodies.
  • Stat1: Antibodies are proteins produced and secreted by B cells. They bind to foreign substances that invade the body, such as pathogens. The term "antibody" refers to its function, which is to bind to an antigen. Another name for this protein molecule is immunoglobulin.

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Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
On a map, Thimphu is nearest to
A
Tawang
B
Gangtok
C
Dispur
D
Kathmandu
Question 7 Explanation: 
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund:
1. It would be the first corporate Bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the country
2. The objective of the fund is to create an additional source of funding for Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs)
3. The fund will be managed by Independent provider, Bombay Stock Exchange
Which of the following below given codes are correct?
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 8 Explanation: 
Bharat Bond ETF would be the first corporate Bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the country. The objective of the fund is to create an additional source of funding for Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs), Central Public Financial Institutions (CPFIs) and other Government organizations. The index will be managed by an independent index provider, National Stock Exchange. The fund will have a fixed maturity of three and ten years and will trade on the stock exchanges. It will invest in a portfolio of bonds of state-run companies and other government entities. It will provide retail investors easy and low-cost access to bond markets with smaller amount as low as Rs. 1,000.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are one of the six Vedangas (limbs of Vedas)?
  1. Siksha
  2. Kalpa
  3. Vyakarana
  4. Nirukta
  5. Chhanda
  6. Jyotisha
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
2, 3, 4 and 5 only
C
1 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
Question 9 Explanation: 
All 6 are correct
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to National e-Governance services Ltd.
  1. It is an India's first information utility for bankruptcy cases.
  2. It will be regulated by Insolvency and bankruptcy board of India.
  3. It will be the one-step repository for all information related to lending and borrowing activities of financial institutions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1,2 and 3
Question 10 Explanation: 
National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL) has become India's first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases. It will be regulated by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI).

The information utility will store data on borrowing, default and security interest with safeguards like authenticating the terms of contract. It will store the details digitally in a central server.

Information with NeSL will serve as evidence for the courts, financial creditors, operational creditors and borrowers about the amount of outstanding debt so that they are able to adhere to the 180-days resolution timeline.

Many times during court hearings, the facts are contested, the information stored in the IU will serve as a irrefutable proof about the debt levels.

NeSL is owned by State Bank of India, Life Insurance Corporation Ltd, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank, among others. Suvan Law Advisors along with SNG & Partners are the law firms advising NeSL, while Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) provides research inputs.

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