UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 193

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 193

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Question 1
Surface winds from Central Asia meets trade winds in Indian subcontinent at
A
Just south of Himalayas
B
Central India around Narmada valley
C
Gangetic valley
D
The position is not stable


Question 1 Explanation: 

In winter, the surface winds blowing out of the high pressure centre over Central Asia reach India in the form of a dry continental air mass. These continental winds come in contact with tradewinds over northwestern India. The position of this contact zone is not, however, stable.

Occasionally, it may shift its position as far east as the middle Ganga valley with the result that

the whole of the northwestern and northern India up to the middle Ganga valley comes under the influence of dry northwestern winds. "

Question 2
8] Consider the following statements related to Central Board of Film Certification,
  1. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a Statutory body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  2. Films can be publicly exhibited in India only after they have been certified by the Central Board of Film Certification.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both
D
None


Question 3
Consider the following statements
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first satyagrahi identified by Gandhi for the individual satyagraha
  2. Jinnah and Ambedkar attended all the three Round table conferences.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None


Question 3 Explanation: 

Acharya Vinoba Bhave was the first Satyagrahi chosen by Gandhi as part of individual Satyagraha.

Only Ambedkar attended all the three Round table conferences. "

Question 4
Which of the following Pair/s is/are correctly matched?
A
Kangaroo Closure: It is one when the undiscussed clauses of a bill or a resolut-ion are also put to vote along with the discussed ones due to want of time (as the time allotted for the discussion is over).
B
Guillotine Closure:Under this type, only important clauses are taken up for debate and voting and the intervening clauses are skipped over and taken as passed.
C
Both A and B
D
Neither A nor B


Question 4 Explanation: 
Closure Motion

It is a motion moved by a member to cut short the debate on a matter before the House. If the motion is approved by the House, debate is stopped forthwith and the matter is put to vote.

There are four kinds of closure motion:

(a) Simple Closure: It is one when a member moves that the 'matter having been sufficiently discussed be now put to vote'.

(b) Closure by Compartments: In this case, the clauses of a bill or a lengthy resolution are grouped into parts before the commencement of the debate. The debate covers the part as a whole and the entire part is put to vote.

(c) Kangaroo Closure: Under this type, only important clauses are taken up for debate and voting and the intervening clauses are skipped over and taken as passed.

(d) Guillotine Closure: It is one when the undiscussed clauses of a bill or a resolut-ion are also put to vote along with the discussed ones due to want of time (as the time allotted for the discussion is over).

Question 5
Russia is bordered by which of the following water bodies:
  1. Black Sea
  2. Baltic Sea
  3. Sea of Japan
Select the correct answer from the code given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3


Question 5 Explanation: 
The Baltic Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,northwest Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.

Black sea and Sea of Japan touches Russia in the Eastern and Southern borders the country.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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