UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 220

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Question 61 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The prominence of local winds plays an important role in determining the Mediterranean type of climate. With regard to this identify which of the following local winds are found around the Mediterranean Sea?
  1. Mistral
  2. Sirocco
  3. Simoom
  4. Bora
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
1, 2 and 4 only
C
2, 3 ad 4 only
D
All the above
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Question 61 Explanation: 
The prominence of local winds around the Medi-terranean Sea:

Many local winds, sonic hot, others cold arc common around the Mediterranean Sea. The causes are many and varied. The topography of the region with the high Alps in the north, the Sahara desert in the south, continental interiors in the east and the open Atlantic on the west gives rise to great differences in temperature, pressure and precipitation. Thus, plays an important role in determining the Mediterranean type of climate. Some of the major winds which blows around the

Mediterranean Sea are:

  1. Mistral: Mistral is a cold wind from the north, rushing down the Rhone valley in violent gusts between 40 and 80 miles per hour. The velocity of the Mistral is intensified by the funneling effect in the valley between the Alps and the Central Massif [Plateau in France].
  2. Sirocco: This is a hot, dry dusty wind which originates in the Sahara Desert. The Sirocco blows outwards in a southerly direction (south to north) from the desert interiors into the cooler Mediterranean Sea. After crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the Sirocco is slightly cooled by the absorption of the water vapour. Its scorching heat withers [To dry up or shrivel from loss of moisture] vegetation and crops. This may be 'blood rain' because the wind is carrying the red dust of the Sahara Desert.
  3. Bora: Occurs along the eastern shore of the Northern Adriatic and is similar in some respects to the Mistral. It is a NE wind occurring chiefly in winter, when it may attain gale force. Violent gusts and squalls, sometimes reaching 100 knots, occur on the eastern side of the Adriatic constituting a danger to shipping, especially as they often set in with little or no warning.

Note: Simoom is a strong, dry, desert wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia.

Question 62 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
  1. Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu has been in news for sometimes is primarily related to
A
Setting up of new missile launch pad
B
Setting up of new rocket launch pad
C
Setting up of new nuclear power plant
D
Setting up of new port
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Question 62 Explanation: 
  • Union Government is planning to set up a new rocket launch pad

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Question 63 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Construction of the Zojila tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between
A
Ladakh and Dapsang valley
B
Srinagar, Kargil and Leh
C
Chamba valley and Pangi Valley
D
Kullu valley, Lahaul valley and Spiti Valley
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Question 63 Explanation: 

The Cabinet recently gave its approval for the construction, operation and maintenance of 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel connecting NH-1A at Km 95.00 and at Km 118.00 in Jammu & Kashmir on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. The construction of this tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh and will bring about all round economic and socio-cultural integration of these regions. The project has strategic and socio-economic importance and shall be an instrument for the development of the economically backward districts in Jammu & Kashmir.

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1515174 ;

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ccea-approves-over-6800-cr-zojila-tunnel-project/article22360209.ece ;

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Question 64 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements are true?
    1. National Health Systems Resource Centre(NHSRC) set up under Ayushman Bharath scheme
    2. NHSRC is chaired by the Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Select the correct option using the code below
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 65 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are members of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)?
  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Russia
  4. United Kingdom
A
1 and 2 only
B
1, 2 and 4 only
C
4 only
D
3 and 4 only
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Question 65 Explanation: 
UK. India and Pakistan are associate members and not full members. Russia has observer status. CERN has 22 full members. It started was in 1953 with 12 members namely, Denmark, France, Belgium, West Germany, UK, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Yugoslavia and Switzerland.
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