UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 71

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 71

Question 1
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault located in which of the following country?
A
Norway
B
Iceland
C
Denmark
D
Sweden
Library science Questions answers
Question 1 Explanation: 
The idea of having a global security storage facility in Svalbard, to house duplicates of seed conserved in gene banks all over the world began being discussed in the 1980s. The Seed Vault was opened 26 February 2008 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the European Union, Jose Manuel Barroso, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Jacques Diouf, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Wangari Maathai.
Question 2
Consider the following statements:
  1. Great Indian Bustard is the State bird of Rajasthan.
  2. Great Indian Bustard is a critically endangered species under IUCN Red List.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Reasoning Questions answers
Question 2 Explanation: 
  • One of the rarest species and undoubtedly one of the most endangered is the Great Indian Bustard, which is the State bird of Rajasthan.
  • Endemic to Jaisalmer and Pokhran, its habitat was severely damaged by the nuclear tests in 1974 and 1998. Their numbers may be down to 60 in their home turf, says Mr Ranjitsinh.
  • In Gujarat, not a single adult male has been sited. In the Naliya area of Kutch, the last bastion of the bustard in the State, power lines are pushing out the bird. In Maharashtra too, they are missing. The world population of the bird may be just 80.
Question 3
With reference to India's 'National Physical Laboratory', consider the following statements:
  1. It is the keeper of measurement standards such as the kilogram, second and the centimetre.
  2. It is a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) organisation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
UPSC GS Questions answers
Question 3 Explanation: 

"The National Physical Laboratory, a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research organisation, best known for the being the repository of physical standards such as the kilogram, second and the centimetre, has set up instruments in Palampur that will measure atmospheric levels of a wide range of pollutants including ozone, nitrous oxides, ammonia and particulate matter."

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lung-friendly-palampur-to-set-the-standards-for-air-quality/article9256840.ece

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Question 4
Arrange the following list of countries in their order of occurrence from West to East - seen on a world map - taking into account their eastern-most geographical extremities:
  1. Iran
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Gabon
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
2-1-3
B
2-3-1
C
3-1-2
D
3-2-1
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Question 4 Explanation: 

Take into account either the eastern-most or western-most geographical points of these nations on a map and they will be arranged in a 3-2-1 form.

" it was unclear if there could be a meaningful consensus on production cuts among disparate member-countries - which included the small-yet-prosperous West African country of Gabon, crisis-hit Venezuela, and fractious West Asian nations such as Iran and Saudi Arabia."

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/opecs-roll-of-the-dice/article9176506.ece

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Question 5
Match the following harvest festivals with the states:
  1. Kicheri A. Tamil Nadu
  2. Saaji B. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Pongal C. Himachal Pradesh
A
1 - B, 2 - C, 3 - A
B
1 - B, 2 - A, 3 - C
C
1 - A, 2 - B, 3 - C
D
1 - A, 2 - C, 3 - B
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Question 5 Explanation: 
1 - B, 2 - C, 3 - A
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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