UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 88

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 88

Question 1
Writ of Mandamus cannot be issued against:
  1. A private individual
  2. President of India
  3. A Tribunal
  4. An inferior court
  5. Chief justice of high court acting in judicial capacity
Select the correct answer code
A
1, 2, 3 and 5
B
1, 2 and 5
C
2 and 5
D
1, 3, 4 and 4
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Question 1 Explanation: 

  • Mandamus is a command issued by the court to a public official asking him to perform his official duties that he has failed or refused to perform. It can also be issued against any public body, a corporation, an inferior court, a tribunal or government for the same purpose.
  • The writ of mandamus cannot be issued

(a) against a private individual or body;

(b) to enforce departmental instruction that does not possess statutory force;

(c) when the duty is discretionary and not mandatory;

(d) to enforce a contractual obligation;

(e) against the president of India or the state governors; and

(f) against the chief justice of a high court acting in judicial capacity. "

Question 2
The President of which African nation recently declared a state of emergency a day before his official mandate ended?
A
Nigeria
B
Cte d'Ivoire
C
Senegal
D
The Gambia
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Question 2 Explanation: 

A GK question; useful example for essay/answer-writing.

"Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade him to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who won December's elections."

BBC: The Gambia's President declares state of emergency ; "

Question 3
'Namami Brahmaputra' is
A
A programme for prevention and control of pollution in River Brahmaputra
B
A campaign to bring attention to Chinese authorities the fragility of ecosystems that depend on river Brahmaputra
C
A river festival
D
None of the above
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Question 3 Explanation: 

"Assam Government will be hosting the biggest river festival 'Namami Brahmaputra' planned all along the mighty river with the main venue being a river island at Guwahati. The five-day festival is to be held from March 31 to April 4 where the Assam Government led by its Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his team has planned out a host of activities to showcase the region's art, heritage and culture."

March 1st: TH ;

TH: China to take part in Namami Brahmaputra ; "

Question 4
Consider the following statements:
    1. The area lies along a patch where the Nallavagu and Dindi rivers merge
    2. This area is dominated by chenchus, a Scheduled Tribe
    3. In 2017, the endangered species of mouse deer was introduced here
The above given statements refers to which one of the following Tiger reserve?
A
Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve
B
Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
C
Amrabad Tiger Reserve
D
Nagarahole Tiger Reserve
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Question 4 Explanation: 
  • Amrabad Tiger Reserve lies in the Nallamala hills, a landscape that is recovering after over two centuries of degradation by the British and the Nizam of Hyderabad.
  • It is a mystifying landscape of lofty hills and cavernous valleys, perennial rivers and exciting winding roads that have thick, forested topography on one side and deep and vast valleys on the other along with different hues to mark the seasons.
  • It is India's second-largest tiger reserve, next only to Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve
  • It is dominated by the Chenchus, a ST, who are less affluent and are the most under-privileged group in Telangana.
  • In 2017, Telangana Forest Department for first time has re-introduced 'mouse deer' in the forests of Nallamalla in Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR).

Refer: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/wildlife-biodiversity/amrabad-tiger-reserve-an-eden-under-threat-65524 "

Question 5
The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was to
A
the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
B
the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half to one-third
C
the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
D
writing off of all peasant debts
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Question 5 Explanation: 
the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half to one-third
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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