UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 64

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 64

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Question 1
Which country has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation?
A
Belgium
B
Canada
C
Norway
D
Switzerland


Question 1 Explanation: 
Norway has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation. Henceforth, Norway will no longer procure use or procure products that encourage deforestation. Under the pledge, Norwegian Government will also not award contracts to any company that cuts down and destroys forests.
Question 2
Consider the following statement about 'Central Waqf Council'
  1. It is a statutory body
  2. It is under the Ministry of Minority Affairs
Select the correct statements
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both
D
None


Question 2 Explanation: 

Central Waqf Council is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Minority Affairs was set up in 1964 as per the provision given in the Waqf Act, 1954 as Advisory Body to the Central Government on matters concerning the working of the Waqf Boards and the due administration of Auqaf. However, the role of the Council was expanded significantly under the provisions of the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013. The Council has been empowered to advise the Central Government, State Governments and State Waqf Boards. It will now issue directives to the boards/ State Government to furnish information to the Council on the performance of the board particularly on their financial performance, survey, revenue records, encroachment of Waqf properties, Annual and Audit report etc under section 9 (4) of the act.

Question 3
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about seismic waves?
  1. Surface waves are the most destructive.
  2. P-waves move faster and are the first to arrive at the surface.
  3. A secondary wave cannot pass through liquids or gases.
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3


Question 3 Explanation: 
  1. Primary waves or P waves (longitudinal) (fastest)
  2. Secondary waves or S waves (transverse) (least destructive)
  3. Surface waves or L waves (transverse) (slowest) (most destructive)
Question 4
The Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile, whose firing was recently demonstrated successfully by the LCA Tejas, is manufactured by
A
USA
B
DRDO (India)
C
Israel
D
UK


Question 4 Explanation: 

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft recently successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile. It has been developed by Israeli defence company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

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Question 5
Consider the following statements regarding 'Rat hole mining', sometimes seen in news
  1. It is unique practice of Meghalaya
  2. Practice is illegal
  3. It contaminates river water with iron, manganese and aluminium
Which of the options given above is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
All of the above


Question 5 Explanation: 
All the options are correct.

National Green Tribunal banned rat-hole mining in Meghalaya in 201

Layers of rock above the coal removed during mining contain traces of iron, manganese and aluminium that get dissolved from mining sites through the acid run-off or are washed into streams as sediment.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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