UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 177

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 177

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Question 1
Consider the following statements about Mobilise Your City (MYC) programme
  1. The MYC aims to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport
  2. India and France have signed an implementation agreement on "MOBILISE YOUR CITY" (MYC)
  3. It was launched at 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) meeting in Katowice, Poland.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 

Mobilise Your City (MYC) was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December, 2015. India and France have signed an implementation agreement on "MOBILISE YOUR CITY" (MYC).

The MYC aims to reduce the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to urban transport by implementing urban mobility plans at local level and to help India at national level to improve their sustainable transport policy. "

Question 2
What does the ripple in the global bond market (2017) indicate?
A
That the long period of easy monetary policy may finally be coming to an end sometime soon
B
That the long period of easy money (which dictated investment decisions) may come to an end sometime soon
C
Both (1) and (2) above
D
That central banks are sure to hit hard in a harmonious and coordinated manner now, to calm money markets
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Question 2 Explanation: 
After the 2007 GFC tsumani struck the world, a regime of historically low interest rates has persisted. Most investment decisions worldwide post 2008 have been built on low interest rates and high levels of liquidity. But times are changing! Ever since major Central Banks including the US Fed, Bank of England and Bank of Canada have begun hinting that the "easy money policy" of the past 10 years may come to and end, Bond markets around the globe have begun showing signs of nervousness. German government bonds reached highest yield-levels (price of bond and yields move inversely) and 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds reached its highest yield level in 2 months. Also, the minutes of the European Central Bank's (ECB) June 2017 meeting show that the commitment to expand its 60 billion bond purchase programme may be jettisoned. However, possibly as part of "Abenomics", the Bank of Japan is keen on purchasing government bonds at low rates. Bond markets worldwide have risen lately, due to huge purchases of government bonds by central banks. The problem is - what happens to stocks (equities)? Higher bond yields mean higher interest rate, which means a greater discount on future cash flows, which means lower stock prices.
Question 3
With reference to International Geological Congress (IGC), Consider the following statements
    1. India is the only Asian country to host the event twice
    2. Geological Survey of India is the nodal agency for organizing the event
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 3 Explanation: 
International Geological Congress (IGC)
  • Popularly described as the Olympics of Geosciences.
  • It is a global geoscientific events held once in four years and participated by around 5000-6000 geoscientists from all across the world.
  • India is the only Asian country to host the event twice. In 1964, India had hosted it for the first time, which was the 22nd IGC.
  • Geological Survey of India is the nodal agency for organizing the event

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Question 4
A movie titled The Man Who Knew Infinity is based on the biography of
A
Stephen Hawking
B
Albert Einstein
C
S. Ramanujan
D
C. V. Raman
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Question 4 Explanation: 
  • 'The Man who knew infinite' is a biographical movie of Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan (played by Dev Patel) and his association with British mathematician GH Hardy.

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Question 5
A new molecular test, 'TrueNat' has been endorsed for which of the following disease?
A
AIDS
B
Tuberculosis
C
Diabetes
D
Anemia
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The World Health Organisation(WHO) has endorsed TrueNat which is an indigenous molecular diagnostic tool for tuberculosis(TB) diagnosis.
About TrueNat:
* The TrueNat is a new molecular test that can diagnose TB in one hour as well as testing for resistance to the drug rifampicin.
* The test has been developed by the Indian firm MolBio Diagnostics Pvt Ltd Goa.
* The test works by rapid detection of TB bacteria using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. "
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