UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 87

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 87

Question 1
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is recently in news related to which of the following country?
A
Iraq
B
North Korea
C
Iran
D
Syria
HRM Questions answers
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a detailed, 159-page agreement with five annexes reached by Iran and the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal was endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015. Iran's compliance with the nuclear-related provisions of the JCPOA will be verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) according to certain requirements set forth in the agreement. On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the JCPOA and reinstate U.S. nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime. "
Question 2
Which of the following was true about Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in the financial year of 2016-17?
A
The amount of bad loans have been considerably reduced in the financial year of 2016-17
B
No steps were taken by the government to resolve the pressing issue
C
The amount of loans turning bad (stressed / NPA) has been rising over the last five years
D
The creation of a special RBI Task Force to handle the NCLT cases is not helping
Geography Questions answers
Question 2 Explanation: 
Despite sincere efforts of the government and the series of steps

taken to contain non-performing assets (NPAs), PSBs wrote off a record Rs.81,683 crore worth of bad

loans in the financial year ended March 2017, a sharp increase of more than 41 % over the previous

year's write-off amount of Rs.57,586 crore. The actual amount of loans written off has been rising

steadily in the past five years, and combined profitability deteriorated sharply during the same period

due to the failure in controlling and converting NPAs into profits.

Question 3
'Pulikkali' is associated with which of the following states?
A
Karnataka
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Kerala
D
Telangana
UPSC GS Questions answers
Question 3 Explanation: 
Pulikkali is a recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain people on the occasion of Onam, an annual harvest festival, celebrated mainly in the Indian state of Kerala.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/watch-pulikkali-keralas-play-of-the-tigers/article29437916.ece

Question 4
Consider the following statements.
  1. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) can take suo motu cognisance and issue notices to central ministries, states and Union Territories on the issue of public health infrastructure in the country.
  2. Right to live with human dignity is part of Right to Life and it is the Constitutional duty of the Central/State Governments to ensure that Right to Life is guaranteed.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None
Public administration Questions answers
Question 4 Explanation: 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recently issued notices to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry (MoHFW), and all States and Union Territories, over what it termed was the "deplorable public health infrastructure in the country".

The NHRC took suo motu cognisance of several media reports on recent deaths across the country due to "deficiencies and inadequacies in the healthcare system".

"The Commission has reminded the Central/State Governments of their constitutional duty under Article 21 of the Constitution under which Right to Life is guaranteed.

Quoting the Supreme Court of India, the Commission has observed that right to live with human

dignity is part of Right to Life.

Source "

Question 5
Which one of the following animal was not represented in the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?
A
Cow
B
Elephant
C
Rhinoceros
D
Tiger
Civics Test Questions answers
Question 5 Explanation: 

Cow, camel, horse and lion were not depicted on seals. Unicorn (bull) was the animal most commonly represented on the seals. "

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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