UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 25

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 25

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Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Tantra, consider the following statements:
  1. Icons, puja and temple building were introduced into Hinduism by Tantra
  2. In Buddhism, the Theravada tradition is known for its extensive tantra ideas and practices
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 21 Explanation: 

In Buddhism, the Vajrayana tradition is known for its extensive tantra ideas and practices. Tantric Hindu and Buddhist traditions have influenced other Eastern religious traditions such as Jainism, Sikhism, the Tibetan Bon tradition, Daoism, and the Japanese Shint tradition. Tantra introduced icons, puja and temple building into Hinduism. The Hindu texts that describe these topics are called Tantras, agamas or Samhitas.

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Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Hydrogen Bomb is based on the principle of
A
Controlled fusion reaction
B
Uncontrolled fusion reaction
C
Controlled fission reaction
D
Uncontrolled fission reaction
Question 22 Explanation: 
Uncontrolled fusion reaction
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following monuments and their locations are correctly matched? 1) Ta Prohm Temple - Angkor, CAMBODIA 2) Cham Monuments - VIETNAM 3) Thiruketeeswaram Temple - SRI LANKA
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1,2 and 3
D
None
Question 23 Explanation: 
India has been increasingly undertaking projects across Asia to restore places of cultural importance.

Such initiatives are an important tool of Soft Power in diplomatic relations.

Restoration projects undertaken by Archaeological Survey of India in Asia:

  • Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, CAMBODIA
  • Cham Monuments, VIETNAM
  • Thiruketeeswaram Temple, Mannar, SRI LANKA
  • Wat Phou Temple Complex, LAOS
  • Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about "Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat" 1.) It is launched by ministry of Health and Family welfare to reverse the figure of Infant mortality rate in India 2.) The programme will provide a comprehensive and inclusive report card for children covering all age groups and children of different abilities Which of the above statement is/are correct?
A
1 ONLY
B
2 ONLY
C
BOTH 1 AND 2
D
NEITHER 1 NOR 2
Question 24 Explanation: 

Statement 1 is incorrect:

  • Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD launched the 'Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat' programme,

Important Learning:

  • The programme is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to prepare a physical health and fitness profile card for more than 12 lakhs of Kendriya Vidyalaya students.
  • The programme will provide a comprehensive and inclusive report card for children covering all age groups and children of different abilities
  • Making students, teachers and parents aware about the importance of good health and fitness and encouraging 60 minutes of play each day is an objective of the programme,
  • Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme also intends to imbibe values of olympics and paralympics among students.
Question 25 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding appointment of judges to the Supreme Court.
  1. The judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the Collegium.
  2. A distinguished jurist is eligible to become a judge of the Supreme Court with final approval of the President.
  3. To become a judge of the Supreme court, the person should not exceed 65 years of age.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
Question 25 Explanation: 

Who appoints judges to the SC?

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the appointments are made by the President of India.

The names are recommended by the Collegium.

Eligibility to become a Supreme Court judge:

  1. The norms relating to the eligibility has been envisaged in the Article 124 of the Indian Constitution.
  2. To become a judge of the Supreme court, an individual should be an Indian citizen.
  3. In terms of age, a person should not exceed 65 years of age.
  4. The person should serve as a judge of one high court or more (continuously), for at least five years or the person should be an advocate in the High court for at least 10 years or a distinguished jurist.

Is the collegium's recommendation final and binding?

The collegium sends its final recommendation to the President of India for approval. The President can either accept it or reject it. In the case it is rejected, the recommendation comes back to the collegium. If the collegium reiterates its recommendation to the President, then he/she is bound by that recommendation. "

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