UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 62

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 62

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Question 1
Of the following list of bodies, which one is best-placed to discuss the Punchhi Commission Report?
A
National Commission for Scheduled Castes
B
Reserve Bank of India
C
Wildlife Institute of India
D
Inter-State Council
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Question 1 Explanation: 

Punchhi Commission was the second commission on inter-state relations set up by the GoI.

"Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Inter State Council (ISC) on Saturday to discuss the recommendations made by the Puncchi Commission on Centre-State relations.."

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rajnath-to-chair-meet-on-centre-state-relations/article20789442.ece ;

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Question 2
Consider the following statements about National Innovation Foundation:
    1. It is an autonomous body of the Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology (MoS&T).
    2. It is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge.
    3. NIF has set up a Technology Business Incubator (NIF) i.e NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC).
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
  • It is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
  • Set up in February 2000 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat to provide institutional support for scouting, spawning, sustaining and scaling up the grassroots innovations across the country.
  • It is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge.
  • Its mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for grassroots technological innovators.
  • NIF has set up a Technology Business Incubator (NIF) - NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC).

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Question 3
Consider the following statements regarding Cess;
  1. It is a type of tax on tax.
  2. It can only be levied on direct taxes.
  3. The revenue earned from cess is already earmarked for particular purposes.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
All of the above
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. Cess is a type of ta that is levied over and above the existing tax rates.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Cess can be imposed on both direct and indirect taxes. Education cess is levied on Income (direct) tax and GST compensation cess is levied on indirect taxes.

Statement 3 is correct. Cess is imposed for a particular purpose, like education cess, swachh bharat cess etc.

Question 4
Which of the following is/are correct about the Cornwallis Code, 1793?
  1. It is a body of legislation enacted in 1793 by the East India Company to improve the governance of its territories in India.
  2. It created a new class of officers called the 'District Judge' to preside over the district civil court.
  3. It introduced the Permanent Settlement.
  4. This unified revenue and judicial administration.
A
1 and 3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 4 Explanation: 
1, 2 and 3 are only correct. The Code was based on the principle of separation of powers. Revenue administration was separated from the administration of justice. All the judicial powers of the Collector was divested from him and he was left with only the revenue duties.
Question 5
Arrange the following functionaries/officials in their respective order of precedence:
  1. Governors of states (within their respective states)
  2. Former Presidents, Deputy Prime Minister
  3. Cabinet Ministers of the Union, Leaders of Chief Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
A
1-2-3
B
2-3-1
C
3-2-1
D
2-1-3
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Question 5 Explanation: 
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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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