UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 100

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 100

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Question 1
India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid was recently thwarted. Which among the following list of nations from the NSG are demanding a set criteria for non-signatories of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which seek to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group?
  1. Ireland
  2. New Zealand
  3. China
  4. Pakistan
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1, 2 and 3
B
1 and 4 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 1 Explanation: 


Trick question. Pakistan is not a member of the NSG. The question states, "Which among the following list of nations from the NSG are demanding a set criteria.. .".

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/john-kerrys-india-visit-to-discuss-nsg/article9258986.ece "

Question 2
Ashokan inscriptions were majorly engraved in the Brahmi script and Kharoshthi script. With reference to the above scripts consider the following statements

1. Brahmi script was written from right to left whereas Kharoshthi script was written from left to right.

  1. Brahmi script prevailed in the north western region of India whereas Kharoshthi script prevailed in the rest of the country.

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 2 Explanation: 

Brahmi script was written from left to right where as Kharoshthi script was written from right to left.

Kharoshthi script prevailed in the north western region of India whereas Brahmi script prevailed in the rest of the country. "

Question 3
Mandatory raising up for National Anthem in cinema halls is provided in which of the following law/laws?
1) National Flag Code.
2) Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act of 1971.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both
D
Neither
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Question 3 Explanation: 
In a judgment, Supreme Court referred to the Flag Code to observe that there is no mandate that people should stand up when the National Anthem is sung in a cinema hall. Neither The Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971 mandate this gesture.
Now it is for the government to take the call on whether it wants the Flag Code to be amended to make it mandatory for cinema halls to play the anthem. "
Question 4
The term 'Asian premium' is often seen in news. It is used in the context of
A
The special premium amount charged by World Bank especially for ASEAN countries.
B
Asian Premium is extra charge being collected by OPEC countries from Asian countries when selling oil in comparison to western countries.
C
The extra premium charged by Asian Development Bank to non-Asian members.
D
None of the statements (a), (b), (c) are correct.
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Question 4 Explanation: 

Asian Premium is extra charge being collected by OPEC countries from Asian countries when selling oil in comparison to western countries.

The discriminatory Asian Premium is mainly used by OPEC countries to subsidised western buyers at cost of Asian buyers "

Question 5
Consider the following statements with respect to 'SR Bommai vs Union of India' SC Judgement.
  1. The only way to determine support enjoyed by a particular state government would be by means of a floor test.
  2. The only time the President shall have unconditional powers to dissolve a state government is when there is a complete breakdown of constitutional machinery.
Select the correct statements
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both
D
None
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The court laid down a number of guidelines to curb the Centre's capacity to dismiss a state government, and upheld the federal structure enshrined in the Constitution.

The ruling laid down the law that the only way to determine support enjoyed by a particular state government would be by means of a floor test.

Also, the court ruled that the validity of a proclamation of President's Rule is subject to judicial review.

Third, the court said that the only time the President shall have unconditional powers to dissolve a state government is when there is a complete breakdown of constitutional machinery.

The judgment also underlined the secular nature of the Constitution in the wake of the Babri demolition, and said that a party cannot resort to religion for the sake of gaining power and, if found to be indulging in religious politics, could be acted against using Article 356.

Since the Constitution came into force, President's Rule under Article 356 has been imposed on states on over 100 occasions. These instances, however, declined considerably after the S R Bommai ruling.

Apart from an assertive judiciary, the emergence of coalition governments with representation from regional parties in the 1990s also checked the trend.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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