UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 77

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 77

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  1. UNMISS is a United Nations peacekeeping mission for South Sudan established by United Nations Security Council Resolution.
  1. Its mandate is to support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in developing its capacity to provide security, to establish rule of law, and to strengthen the security and justice sectors.
  2. At present there are no Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
2, 3
D
1, 2, 3
Question 1 Explanation: 

A total of 150 Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have received medals of honour for their dedicated service and sacrifice.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is the United Nations peacekeeping mission for the independent South Sudan, which became independent on 9 July 2011. UNMISS was established on 8 July 2011 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1996 (2011).

The UNMISS Mandate includes:

  • Support for peace consolidation and thereby fostering longer-term state building and economic development.
  • Support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in exercising its responsibilities for conflict prevention, mitigation and resolution and protect civilians.
  • Support the Government of the Republic of South Sudan in developing its capacity to provide security, to establish rule of law, and to strengthen the security and justice sectors.
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Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
CRajgir Mahotsav is celebrated in .....
A
Rajasthan
B
Bihar
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 2 Explanation: 
Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadhan empire in Bihar is held sacred by both Buddhists and Jains for its association with the Buddha and Mahavir. Department of Tourism, Bihar holds a colourful festival of dance and music, Rajgir Mahotsav or Dance Festival every year in Rajgir.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements
  1. He got knighthood by British government.
  2. He had participated in all three Round Table Conference sessions (1930-32).
  3. He was also one of the main lawyers engaged to defend captured soldiers of the Indian National Army.
The above statements describe which of the following historical personalities?
A
Mahatma Gandhi
B
Kailash Nath Katju
C
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D
Tej Bahadur Sapru
Question 3 Explanation: 

Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru, was a prominent Indian freedom fighter, lawyer and politician. He was a key figure in India's struggle for independence, helping draft the Indian Constitution. He was the leader of the Liberal party in British-ruled India. He was knighted in 1922. He was a member of the United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) Legislative Council (1913-16) and of the Imperial Legislative Council (1916- 20), a law member of the Viceroy's Council (1920-23), and a delegate to the three Round Table Conference sessions in London (1930-32) concerning the government of India. His mediation helped to bring about the Gandhi-Irwin Pact (1931), by which the Indian nationalist leader Mohandas K. Gandhi terminated a civil disobedience campaign and was allowed to attend the second session of the Round Table Conference. Sapru was also in part responsible for the Poona Pact modifying the British plan for a separate electorate of Hindu untouchables.

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about Royal Bengal tiger.
  1. It is found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar.
  2. It is least in number among all tiger subspecies in the wild.
  3. The mangroves of the Sundarbans shared between Bangladesh and India are the only mangrove forests where tigers are found.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
2, 3
C
1, 3
D
1, 2, 3
Question 4 Explanation: 

The Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar. It is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies with more than 2,500 left in the wild. The creation of India's tiger reserves in the 1970s helped to stabilize numbers, but poaching to meet a growing demand from Asia in recent years has once again put the Bengal tiger at risk. The mangroves of the Sundarbans-shared between Bangladesh and India-are the only mangrove forests where tigers are found. The Sundarbans are increasingly threatened by sea level rise as a result of climate change.

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Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following pairs:

Tiger reserve Location
1. Pakke : West Bengal
2. Valmiki : Uttar Pradesh
3. Satkosia : Odisha

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

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1 and 3 only
Question 5 Explanation: 

Pakke Tiger reserve in Arunachal Pradesh.

Valmiki Tiger Reserve in Bihar. "

There are 5 questions to complete.