UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 211

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 211

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Question 1
On which one of the following grounds can the Supreme Court NOT issue the writ 'certiorari' to a High Court either to transfer a case pending with the latter to itself or to squash the order of the latter in a case?
A
Excess of jurisdiction
B
Lack of jurisdiction
C
Overlap of jurisdiction
D
Error of law
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Question 1 Explanation: 

In the literal sense, it means 'to be certified' or 'to be informed'. It is issued by a higher court to a lower court or tribunal either to transfer a case pending with the latter to itself or to squash the order of the latter in a case. It is issued on the grounds of excess of jurisdiction or lack of jurisdiction or error of law.

Fundamental Rights, Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth;

Improvisation: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sc-orders-maharashtra-govt-to-hand-over-documents-related-to-judge-loyas-death-to-petitioners/article22449174.ece "

Question 2
Consider the following statements.
  1. The Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS), from Sultanganj to Kahalganj on the Ganga in Bihar is the only dolphin sanctuary in the country.
  2. Gangetic river dolphin is India's national aquatic animal.
  3. The Gangetic river dolphin is found only in the Ganges River and their tributaries in India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
2 only
B
1, 2
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 2 Explanation: 

The Ganges river dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers and their tributaries in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

The Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS), from Sultanganj to Kahalganj on the Ganga in Bihar is the only dolphin sanctuary in the country.

The Ganges river dolphin has been recognized by the government of India as its National Aquatic Animal and is the official animal of the city of Guwahati.

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Question 3
Consider the following statements:
  1. Turkey is located between Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
  2. Turkey does not share land border with Iraq.
Which of the statements given above 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: 
Both the statements are incorrect.

Turkey is located between Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

Turkey shares land borders with 8 countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia.

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Question 4
With reference to the dancing girl statue found in the Indus Valley Civilisation, consider the following statements:
  1. It was found at Mohenjo Daro
  2. It is made up of bronze
  3. It is held by the Mohenjo Daro Museum, Sindh
Select the correct answer using codes below:
A
2 and 3 Only
B
1 and 2 Only
C
1 Only
D
1,2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 

The bronze dancing girl of the same period discovered at Mohenjodaro is perhaps the greatest surviving achievement of the metal work of the Harappan age. This world-famous figure shows a female dancing figure standing as if relaxing after a dance number, with her right hand on her hip and the left dangling free. She wears a large number of bangles, probably made of bone or ivory on her left arm together with a couple of pairs on her right arm.

The statuette is a great master piece of the art of the metal craftsman of the period who knew the art of bronze casting in the cire perdue or lost-wax process

The statuette was discovered by British archaeologist Ernest Mackay in 1926, prior to the Partition of India. It is held by the National Museum, New Delhi, and ownership is disputed by Pakistan. "

Question 5
With reference to "Petcoke", which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
  1. Petcoke is a toxic fuel used in hazardous industries.
  2. Petcoke is imported from countries like the U.S. and China.
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
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct: Petcoke is a toxic fuel used in hazardous industries.

Statement 2 is correct: Petcoke is mostly imported from countries like the U.S. and China. These countries have already stopped using them after due consideration of its harmful effects on human and environment.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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