UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 162

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 162

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Question 1
Which of the following are the salient features of National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
  1. The amendment will grant retrospective recognition to all such Central/State Universities which were found to be conducting teacher education courses without NCTE permission.
  2. The amendment will ensure that students studying in the universities, or already passed, find employment as teacher.
Choose the correct statement.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 1 Explanation: 
Cabinet gave its approval for introduction of a Bill in Parliament which will amend the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act, 1993, namely the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Act, 2017.
  • The amendment will ensure that students studying in these Institutions/Universities, or already passed out from here, find employment as teacher.
  • The amendment will grant retrospective recognition to all such Central/State/Universities which were found to be conducting teacher education courses without NCTE permission.
  • This retrospective recognition is being given only as a one time measure so not to jeopardize the future of students who have either passed out or are enrolled in these institutions.
  • All institutions running Teacher Education Courses such as B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. have to obtain recognition from the National Council for Teacher Education under section 14 of the NCTE Act.
  • Further, the courses being taught at all such recognised Institutions/Universities have to be permitted under section 15, of the NCTE Act.
Question 2
Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta Period?
A
Saumilla
B
Sushruta
C
Shaunaka
D
Shudraka


Question 2 Explanation: 
Sushruta
Question 3
Consider the following pairs

Place in News Region/Country

  1. Hodeidah Syria
  2. Migingo Island Lake Victoria
  3. Port of Duqm Oman

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
2 and 3 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
None


Question 3 Explanation: 

Hodeidah is located in Yemen. "

Question 4
Consider the following statements about TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
  1. It is a joint program of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and UNEP.
  2. TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
  3. To achieve this goal, it works with national and international conventions, governments, enforcement agencies, private sector companies and consumers.
Select the correct code:
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3


Question 4 Explanation: 

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is a joint program of WWF and IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature. TRAFFIC works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC has gained its greatest reputation from supporting CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. Since TRAFFIC was created in 1976 it has helped with the evolution of this international wildlife trade treaty.

TRAFFIC is a leading non-governmental organisation working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. To achieve this goal, it works with national and international conventions, governments, enforcement agencies, private sector companies and consumers. "

Question 5
Recently Government of India launched a Web portal "E-MASIHA App" to which of the following?
A
Environmental Conservation
B
Medical Assistance
C
Mobilization of resources
D
None of the above


Question 5 Explanation: 
The Minister for Minority Affairs said that India has become the first country in the entire world which has made the entire Haj 2020 process 100 per cent digital. Online application, E-Visa, Haj mobile app, "E-MASIHA" health facility, "E-luggage pre-tagging" providing all information in India itself regarding accommodation/transportation in Makkah-Madinah have been provided to Indian Muslims going for Haj. While on one hand health card is being provided to Indian Haj pilgrims in the country, on the other hand "E-MASIHA" (E-Medical Assistance System for Indian Pilgrims Abroad), an online system to create and maintain the complete health database of Indian pilgrims along with doctors' prescriptions, medical treatment as well as medicine disbursals, has been developed to deal any emergency in Makkah-Madinah.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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