UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 176

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 176

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following Constitutional Amendment Act reduced the voting
age from 21 years to 18 years?
A
52nd Constitutional Amendment Act
B
61st Constitutional Amendment Act
C
64th Constitutional Amendment Act
D
68th Constitutional Amendment Act
Question 1 Explanation: 

The 61 st Constitutional Amendment Act of 1988 reduced the voting age
from 21 years to 18 years for the Lok Sabha as well as the assembly elections. This was done in order to provide to the unrepresented youth of the
country an opportunity to express their feelings and help them become a part
of political process.

Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct?
  1. A ridge is an elongated region of relatively high atmospheric pressure.
  2. A ridge is an elongated region of relatively low atmospheric pressure.
  3. In hydrologic terms, a ridge is a line or wall of broken ice forced up by pressure.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 2 Explanation: 
1 and 3 are correct
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is correctly matched?
  1. Bogibeel bridge - Lohit River
  2. Col ChewangRinchenSetu - Shyok River
  3. BhupenHazarikaSetu - Brahmaputra River
Select the correct answer using code below;
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
All of the above
Question 3 Explanation: 
Bogibeel Bridge: A road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district.

Col ChewangRinchenSetu: Between Leh'sDarbuk with Daulat Beg Oldi across the Shyok river.

BhupenHazarikaSetu: The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River.

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following pairs: National Park/Tiger Reserve - State
  1. Silent Valley - Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  2. Eravikulam - Kerala
  3. Parambikulam - Tamil Nadu
Which of the pairs above is/are correctly matched?
A
1 and 2 Only
B
1 and 3 Only
C
2 Only
D
2 and 3 only
Question 4 Explanation: 

"The (Kerala) State Forest Department aims to create a comprehensive profile of these highly endangered mountain goats, which are endemic to the Western Ghats, through the three day counting exercise. It will cover various habitats, particularly the Siruvani area of Silent Valley National Park, the Munnar-Rajamala portion of Eravikulam National Park, the Nelliampathy Hills of Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and parts of Periyar and Agasthyamala sanctuaries."

Agasthyamala Sanctuary covers areas in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/keeping-track-of-fearless-rocky-mountain-climbers/article8481450.ece "

Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India's ranking in the 'Inclusive Internet Index' is recently in the news. Which of the following has prepared this index?
A
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
B
World Economic Forum
C
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
D
Mobile World Congress
Question 5 Explanation: 
The recently released 'Inclusive Internet Index' has been prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The EIU is a British business within the Economist Group, providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis.

India was ranked 47th out of 86 countries in Inclusive Internet Index (III) 2018 report. India has slipped by 11 positions compared to 36th rank in 2017 III report due to low internet usage and poor quality.

The report was commissioned by Facebook in 2017 and is conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It provides rigorous benchmark of national-level Internet inclusion across four categories:

Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness.

2018 edition of report has covered 91% of the world's population and expanded data set of 86 countries, up from 75 countries in 2017.

There are 5 questions to complete.