UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 27

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 27

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Question 96 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with reference to E-waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018:
    1. Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) shall apply to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) for registration to undertake activities prescribed in the Rules.
    2. Under the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) provisions, cost for sampling and testing shall be borne by the producers for conducting the RoHS test.
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 96 Explanation: 
E-waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018
  • The e-waste collection targets under EPR have been revised and is being applied from October 1, 2017.
  • The phase-wise collection targets for e-waste in weight is 10% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in the EPR Plan during 2017-18, with a 10% increase every year until 2023. The target from 2023 onwards, shall be 70% of the quantity of waste generation as indicated in the EPR Plan.
  • The quantity of e-waste collected by producers from the October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017 shall be accounted for in the revised EPR targets until March 2018.
  • Separate e-waste collection targets have been drafted for new producers, i.e. those producers whose number of years of sales operation is less than the average lives of their products.
  • Producer Responsibility Organizations (PROs) shall apply to the Central Pollution Control board (CPCB) for registration to undertake activities prescribed in the Rules.
  • Under the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) provisions, cost for sampling and testing shall be borne by the government for conducting the RoHS test. If the product does not comply with RoHS provisions, then the cost of the test will be borne by the producers.

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Question 97 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements is/are correct about 'Earth Hour'?
1. It is an initiative of UNEP.
2. It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour on a certain day every year.
3. It is a movement to raise the awareness about the climate change and the need to save the planet.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 3 only
B
2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 97 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
The event encourages households and businesses to turn off their lights and electrical appliances for one hour at the appointed time to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories.
Its goal is to raise awareness for sustainable energy use and create a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
Question 98 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct with respect to disaster management in India?
  1. For projects exclusively for the purpose of mitigation, i.e, measures aimed at reducing the risk, impact or effect of a disaster or threatening disaster situation a separate fund called National Disaster Mitigation Fund is provided.
  2. The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Disaster Management Authority takes decisions on the expenses from National Disaster Response Fund, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Central Government in consultation with the National Authority.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
English grammar Questions answers
Question 98 Explanation: 
Both are correct. For projects exclusively for the purpose of mitigation, i.e, measures aimed at reducing the risk, impact or effect of a disaster or threatening disaster situation a separate fund called National Disaster Mitigation Fund has to be constituted. In fact, the hitherto existing National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) was renamed as National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) on 28 September 2010 with the enactment of the Disaster Management Act in 2005 and consequent changes in the design and structure of disaster management in India. The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Disaster Management Authority takes decisions on the expenses from National Disaster Response Fund, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Central Government in consultation with the National Authority. The revised norms for assistance from NDRF were issued on 8 April 2015.
Question 99 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are associated with Mahatma Gandhi's stay in South Africa?
  1. Started a newspaper called 'Young India'.
  2. Established the 'Passive Resistance Association'.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
GK (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE) Questions answers
Question 99 Explanation: 
Only 2 is correct. 'Young India' was started in India, in 1919. Gandhi returned from South Africa to India in 1915.
Question 100 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following tiger reserves is not correctly matched to the state in which it is located?
A
Corbett tiger reserve - Uttarakhand
B
Tadoba tiger reserve - Maharashtra
C
Pilibhit tiger reserve - Assam
D
Buxa tiger reserve - West Bengal
Aptitude Questions answers
Question 100 Explanation: 

So what went wrong in Tadoba (Maharashtra) and Pilibhit (UP), the two reserves that saw the bulk of the recent deadly attacks? Traditionally, tigers have killed more people in the Sunderbans than anywhere else. Areas in and around the Tadoba and Pilibhit tiger reserves are more recent examples of chronic conflict. Corbett in Uttarakhand also sees tiger attacks fairly frequently. Certain factors are common to all these conflict zones. And in places such as Pilibhit, there are additional site-specific triggers.

IE: how not to share space with tigers;
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