UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 197

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 197

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Q.3) Consider the following statements:
  1. The Department of personnel and training has announced "lateral recruitment" from private sector individuals to join the government at the joint secretary level in the Centre.
  2. The recruitment will be on full terms basis.
Select the correct from the given option:
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The government has invited "outstanding individuals" to join the government at the joint secretary level at the Centre.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for 10 senior level positions in the Departments of Economic Affairs, Revenue, Commerce and Highways among others.

The recruitment will be on contract basis for three to five years.

As per the notification, the eligibility criteria includes "Individuals working at comparable levels in Private Sector Companies, Consultancy Organisations, International/Multinational Organisations with a minimum of 15 years' experience.

Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements in respect of Trade Related Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC):
  1. TRAFFIC is a bureau under United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  2. The mission of TRAFFIC is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
  3. TRAFFIC's 2020 goal is to help reduce the pressure of illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade on biodiversity
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
1 and 3
C
2 and 3
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 2 Explanation: 
  • TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is the leading nongovernmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
  • TRAFFIC's mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
  • TRAFFIC's 2020 goal is:
    • Help reduce the pressure of illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade on biodiversity, and
    • Enhance the benefits to wildlife conservation and human well-being that derive from trade at sustainable levels.
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Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following goods:
  1. Computers
  2. Cars
  3. Compressed Natural Gas
  4. Petrol
Which of the above goods are durable consumer goods?
A
1, 2 and 3
B
3 and 4 only
C
1 and 2 only
D
All of the above
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Durable goods are a category of consumer products that do not need to be purchased frequently because they are made to last for a long time (usually lasting for three years or more). They are also called consumer durables or durables. Examples of durable goods include automobiles, appliances, furniture, jewelry, consumer electronics and sporting goods. TV, cars etc.

When a washing machine is a durable good, the detergent used in the washing machine on the other hand is a non-durable good. Other examples are Petrol, Compressed Natural Gas etc.

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently, in which of the following State coast Scientists have discovered a new species of signal fish named Pteropsaron indicum?
A
Karnataka Coast
B
Kerala Coast
C
Andhra Coast
D
Tamil Nadu Coast
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Scientists have discovered a new species of signal fish named Pteropsaron indicum off Kerala coast. The Pteropsaron indicum species was collected by trawlers at a depth of 70 metres during a marine biodiversity survey. This is the first species of the genus signal fish to be discovered in the Indian waters. Pteropsaron indicum is one of the distinctly larger species of signal fish. The species has a unique colour pattern and an interesting behaviour that allows it to communicate with others of the same species by flipping its highly specialised dorsal fins.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following factors could NOT have contributed to the Battle of Plassey?
A
Opposition of the local people to the activities of the East India Company.
B
British practice of building settlements and large forts in Bengal.
C
Refusal of Bengal Nawabs to grant the British concession and tributes in trade.
D
Political interference of the British in Bengal.
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The Battle of Plassey was essentially due the conflicts between the Bengal Nawab and the East India Company. There is no evidence to show that locals were opposed the East India company and it triggered the war.

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