UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 219

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 219

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'e-Aksharayan' was recently launched by the
A
Ministry of Information Technology
B
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
C
Ministry of Home Affairs
D
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Question 1 Explanation: 

e-Aksharayan is desktop software for converting scanned printed Indian Language documents into a fully editable text format in Unicode encoding. The goal is to have real-time translation capability in each of the Indic languages.

PIB ;

Vikaspedia: JULY

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Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct about Ashoka's Rock Edicts?
  1. Major Rock Edict I talks about animal slaughter prohibition.
  2. Major Rock Edict VII talks about tolerance for all religions.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation: 
Both are correct. Read more on .
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following international protcols/conferences are related to ozone layer protection?
1. Vienna Conference
2. Kyoto Protocol
3. Montreal Protocol
4. Helsinki Conference
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1, 3 and 4 only
C
2 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 3 Explanation: 
Kyoto Protocol concerns chiefly with reduction of greenhouse gases to check global warming.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following pairs of states of India indicates easternmost and southernmost state?
A
Assam and Kerala
B
Assam and Tamil Nadu
C
Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala
D
Arunachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Question 4 Explanation: 

Similar question was asked by UPSC in 2015.

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Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Tenth Schedule of constitution;
  1. It is applicable to the members of the Legislative Council as well.
  2. Bar on jurisdiction of courts was declared null and void in I.R. Coelho case.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. The schedule says "House means either House of Parliament or the Legislative Assembly or, as the case may be, either House of the Legislature of a State".

Statement 2 is incorrect. The bar on jurisdiction of courts was declared unconstitutional in Kihotohollohan Vs. Zachillhu and others (1992) case. In the IR Coelho case the Supreme Court upheld the authority of the judiciary to review any law, which destroys or damages the basic structure as indicated in fundamental rights, even if they have been put in 9th schedule.

There are 5 questions to complete.