UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 28

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 28

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Stand Up India Scheme
  1. It is to promote entrepreneurship among youth.
  2. These loans would be eligible for refinance and credit guarantee cover.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 & 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 1 Explanation: 
It is to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe and Women. The schemes provides for composite loans by banks between Rs. 10 lakh and uptoRs. 100 lakh for setting up a new enterprise in the non-farm sector. These loans would be eligible for refinance and credit guarantee cover.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements are correct?
  1. All vulture species found in India are 'critically endangered'.
  2. Vultures died in drastic numbers by consuming carcasses of cattle which were tainted by a pain killer called diclofenac.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation: 
Four out of the nine vulture species found in India are 'critically endangered'.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following publishes the Human Development Report?
A
World Bank
B
United Nations Development Programme
C
Amnesty International
D
International Development Organization
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Human Development Report (HDR) is an annual report published by the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which year was the Forest Act enacted?
A
1935
B
1927
C
1930
D
1950
Question 4 Explanation: 
1927
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'Legal tender' in India includes 1.Currency notes and coins 2.Cryptocurrencies
  1. Cheques
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 5 Explanation: 

The value of currency notes and coins is derived from the guarantee provided by the issuing authority of these items. They are called legal tenders as they cannot be refused by any citizen of the country for settlement of any kind of transaction. Cheques drawn on savings or current accounts, however, can be refused by anyone as a mode of payment. Hence, demand deposits are not legal tenders.

Introductory Macroeconomics, Class 12 NCERT;

Improvisation: http://www.thehindu.com/business/budget/jaitleys-view-on-cryptocurrencies-splits-opinion/article22629059.ece ;

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There are 5 questions to complete.