UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 216

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 216

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Question 1
Consider the following pairs:

International Conventions Hazardous Material
1. Stockholm Convention Control on trans boundary movement of hazardous material
2. Basel Convention Aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
3. Rotterdam Convention Covers Pesticides and Industrial Chemicals

Which of the pairs given above is/are matched correctly?

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

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001 and effective from May 2004, that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, usually known as the Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to developing countries.

The Rotterdam Convention (formally, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade) is a multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to importation of hazardous chemicals. "

Question 2
Consider the following pairs

Militia sometimes in the news Country they belong to

  1. People's Protection Units Turkey
  2. Revolutionary Guard Iraq
  3. Salwa Judum India

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

The YPG or People's Protection Units are the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a branch of Iran's Armed Forces founded after the 1979 Revolution by order of Ayatollah Khomeini. "

Question 3
In which of the following ways will the execution of 'Project SAKSHAM' help?
A
Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax.
B
Enabling Nigerian officers to become effective and competent in counter-terror operations.
C
Revival of sick Central Public Sector Enterprises.
D
Improve India's ranking in the 'Global Competitiveness Index' within the next 2 years so as to find itself in the top ten.
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Question 3 Explanation: 

"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved 'Project SAKSHAM', a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Introduction of GST will result in a several-fold increase in the number of taxpayers and resultant document load on the system. CBEC's current IT system was set up in 2008. It cannot cater to the increased load under GST without an immediate upgrade of its IT Infrastructure."

"It will help in:

  • implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST),
  • extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and
  • other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of Central Board of Excise and Customs."

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=151194 "

Question 4
The Battle of Hydaspes was fought between who?
A
Ambhi of Taxila and Alexander
B
Chandragupta Maurya and Seleucus I Nicator
C
Cyrus and Bimbisara
D
Porus and Alexander
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Porus and Alexander
Question 5
Socotra Island, recently seen in the news, belongs to which of the following country?
A
Philippines
B
Indonesia
C
Yemen
D
Madagascar
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Recently, the Indian Navy conducted Operation Nistar to rescue Indians who were stranded in Socotra island after a cyclone hit the area. This island is a part of Yemen

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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