# UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 198

## UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 198

 Question 1
'Baffin Island' is located in which of the following countries?
 A Canada B U.S.A C Argentina D U.K.
 Question 2
Which of the following is/are correct about the Asiatic Golden Cat?
1. Its IUCN status is 'near threatened'.
2. It is found in Northeast India, South India, Nepal and Indonesia.
 A 1 only B 2 only C Both 1 and 2 D Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation:
1 is only correct. It is found in NE India, Nepal and Indonesia and not South India.
 Question 3
Project Sashakt, sometimes in news is aimed to
 A Dispute Resolution in solar and wind energy projects. B Enhancing capacity on forest landscape restoration C Ocean Cleanup Project D Resolve the problem of stressed assets with public-sector banks
Question 3 Explanation:

With an aim to resolve the problem of stressed assets with public-sector banks, the government has come out with a new plan - Sashakt - that includes the creation of one or more widely held asset management companies for loans above Rs 500 crore.

 Question 4
With reference to World Trade Organisation, consider the following statements:
1. Its purpose is to ensure optimum utilisation of world resources and to protect the environment.
2. It aims to lessen the degree of disequilibrium in the international balance of payments of its members.
3. It strives to establish a rule-based trading regime in which nations cannot place arbitrary restrictions on trade.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
 A 1 and 2 only B 2 and 3 only C 1 and 3 only D 1, 2 and 2
Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18 $^\circ$C (64 $^\circ$F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60 mm and also less than 100 - [total annual precipitation {mm}/25] of precipitation.[1]:200-1 This latter fact is in direct contrast to a tropical monsoon climate, whose driest month sees less than 60 mm of precipitation but has more than 100 - [total annual precipitation {mm}/25] of precipitation. In essence, a tropical savanna climate tends to either see less rainfall than a tropical monsoon climate or have more pronounced dry seasons.