UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 94

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 94

Question 1
Consider the following about the wind energy
  1. The largest working wind farm of India is near Kanyakumari.
  2. For optimum generation of wind energy, the wind speed should be higher than 50km/h.
  3. A wind plant also utilises storage cells for the backup when there is no wind.
Which of the above are correct
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
All of them
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Question 1 Explanation: 

  • The largest wind energy farm has been established near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and it generates 380 MW of electricity.
  • The wind speed should also be higher than 15 km/h to maintain the required speed of the turbine.
  • Furthermore, there should be some back-up facilities (like storage cells) to take care of the energy needs during a period when there is no wind.
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Question 2
Which country has become the first country to recognize the Indian Pharmacopoeia standards for drugs & medicines?
A
Indonesia
B
Sri Lanka
C
Nepal
D
Afghanistan
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Afghanistan has become the first country to recognise the Indian Pharmacopoeia standards for drugs & medicines. Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) is an officially recognized book of standards as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, and Rules 1945 there under. The IP specifies the standards of drugs manufactured and marketed in India in terms of their identity, purity and strength. In order to ensure the quality of medicinal products, the legal and scientific standards are provided by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) in the form of Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP).
Question 3
Which of following is correctly matched :
  1. Solution - Homogeneous mixture
  2. Suspension - They scatter light
  3. Colloid - size of the particle is too small
A
1,2 and 3
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 2
D
1 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Suspensions and colloids are heterogeneous mixtures. A suspension is identifiable because its particles are large and settle out of the dispersing medium due to the effects of gravity. The dispersed particles of a colloid are intermediate in size between those of a solution and a suspension.
Question 4
With reference to the Smart Cities Mission, consider the following statements:
  1. It uses a 'challenge' or competition method to select cities for funding
  2. Retrofitting is not a concept that receives support under this mission
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 

In the news : Announcing the new batch of smart cities at a National Workshop on Urban Transformation here today, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu said that 45 cities contested for 40 available smart city slots but only 30 were selected to ensure feasible and workable plans that match the aspirations of the citizens as directed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while launching the mission. The Minister said that 20 cities will be contesting for the remaining 10 slots under smart city mission "

Question 5
Which of the following continent has the youngest population?
A
Asia
B
Europe
C
America
D
Africa
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Africa has youngest population in world with 60% population under 25 years of age.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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