UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 72

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 72

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Question 1
Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)?
  1. It is an initiative of the International Monetary Fund.
  2. It aims to provide grants to sovereign countries to protect biodiversity hotspots.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Francaise de Developpement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) was founded in 2000 to address this challenge by empowering civil society in developing countries and transitional economies to protect the world's biodiversity hotspots, which are some of Earth's most biologically rich yet threatened terrestrial ecosystems.

Question 2
With reference to " Near Earth Asteroid", which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. Near Earth Asteroid are also known as Potentially Harzardous asteroid.
  2. The largest known NEA is Ganymed.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct: Near Earth Asteroid are also known as Potentially Harzardous asteroid.

Statement 2 is correct: The largest known NEA is Ganymed.

Question 3
Kamlang wildlife sanctuary is located in
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Nagaland
C
Uttarakhand
D
Manipur


Question 3 Explanation: 

The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The park is named after the Kamlang River which flows through it.

Question 4
In which state is the Dudhwa National Park?
A
Jharkhand
B
Bihar
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Uttarakhand


Question 4 Explanation: 
Uttar Pradesh
Question 5
ISRO has successfully launched GSAT-17 communication Satellite onboard the Ariane-5 launch vehicle. With reference to this statement, consider the following statements:
  1. The GSAT 17 communication satellite will be placed in the geostationary orbit and will have a mission life of 5 years.
  2. Apart from providing communication services, the satellite will provide meteorological and satellite-based data to help rescue services.
  3. GSAT-17 will provide continuity of services of operational satellites only in C band.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
2 Only
C
2 and 3
D
All of the above


Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. The GSAT 17 communication satellite will be placed in the geostationary orbit and will have a mission life of 15 years, and not 5 years.

Statement 2 is correct.

Statement 3 is incorrect. GSAT-17 will provide continuity of services of operational satellites in C, extended C and S bands.

More details on GSAT-17 communication Satellite:

  • Apart from providing communication services, the satellite will provide meteorological and satellite-based data to help rescue services which were earlier provided by geostationary satellites called Indian National Satellite System (INSAT).
  • Once launched, ISRO's Master Control Facility will take over and place the satellite in geostationary orbit.
  • GSAT-17 will also launch communication satellite Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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