UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 214

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 214

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Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding "The Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016": 1] According to this bill, if a family spends above Rs. 5 lakh on a wedding, it has to contribute 10% of such amount towards a welfare fund which shall be established by the appropriate government to assist the poor and Below Poverty Line families for the marriage of their daughters.
2] The purpose of this Bill is to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages and to enforce simpler solemnization. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
According to this bill, if a family spends above Rs. 5 lakh on a wedding, it has to contribute 10% of such amount towards a welfare fund which shall be established by the appropriate government to assist the poor and Below Poverty Line families for the marriage of their daughters. The purpose of this Bill is to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages and to enforce simpler solemnization.
Question 2
Consider the following statements regarding Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (STIAC).
  1. It has replaced the earlier Scientific Advisory Committee to Prime Minister and to Cabinet.
  2. It is headed by the Prime Minister.
Which of the following statements are correct.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
It is the newly constituted 21-member advisory panel on science, technology and innovation called Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.
  • It has replaced the earlier Scientific Advisory Committee to Prime Minister and to Cabinet.
  • It is headed by Principal Scientific Advisor to government (K Vijay Raghavan now).
  • It will actively aid in formulation and timely implementation of major science and technology missions and evolve interdisciplinary technology development programmes.
  • It will also advise government on developing 'Clusters of Excellence' in science including city-based R&D clusters.
Question 3
Consider the following statements with respect to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO):
  1. India is a founder member of the SCO.
  2. Japan and South Korea members of the SCO.
  3. SCO established in 2001.
Which of the following codes below given is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an eight-member multilateral organization, established on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. These countries, except for Uzbekistan, had been members of the Shanghai Five group, formed on 26 April 1996 with the signing of the Treaty on Deepening Military Trust in Border Regions. In 2001, during the annual summit in Shanghai, the five member nations first admitted Uzbekistan in the Shanghai Five mechanism (thus transforming it into the Shanghai Six). Thereafter, on 15 June 2001 the Declaration of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, was signed and in June 2002 the heads of the SCO Member States signed the SCO Charter which expounded on the organization's purposes, principles, structures and forms of operation, and established it in international law. At the July 2005 Astana Summit, India, Iran and Pakistan were granted Observer status. In July 2015 in Ufa, Russia, the SCO decided to admit India and Pakistan as full members. India and Pakistan signed the memorandum of obligations in June 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, thereby starting the formal process of joining the SCO as full members. On 9 June 2017, at the historic summit in Astana, India and Pakistan officially joined SCO as full-fledged members.
Question 4
Consider the following statements regarding Fundamental Rights

1.Some of them are available only to the citizens while others are available to all persons whether citizens, foreigners or legal persons like corporations or companies.

2.They are not sacrosanct or permanent. The Parliament can curtail or repeal them but only by a constitutional amendment act and not by an ordinary act.

3.Most of them are directly enforceable (self-executory) while a few of them can be enforced on the basis of a law made for giving effect to them.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 

All statements are correct. "

Question 5
Straits of Gibraltar and Strait of Hormuz are located in
A
Both are located in Persian Gulf
B
Former between Europe and Morocco, and later in the Persian Gulf
C
Both are located at Sinai Peninsula
D
Former is located above North Africa, and latter in the Red Sea
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Question 5 Explanation: 

Learning: Sinai Peninsula is located in the Red Sea near Suez canal, between Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba.

Q Source: Map based questions

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