UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 107

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 107

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Question 1
Who of the following organised a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930?
A
VOC Pillai
B
C Rajagopalachari
C
K Kamaraj
D
Periyar
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Question 1 Explanation: 
C Rajagopalachari
Question 2
It gives power to a District Magistrate, a sub- divisional Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate on behalf of the State Government to issue an order to an individual or the general public in a particular place or area to "abstain from a certain act" or "to take certain order with respect to certain property in his possession or under his management". The passage refers to
A
Section 144 CrPC
B
Section 125 IPC
C
Section 144 IPC
D
Section 125 CrPC
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Question 2 Explanation: 
"Section 144 CrPC" was recently widely invoked by police forces across the country in order to contain the massive public protests against the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act.
  • It gives power to a District Magistrate, a sub- divisional Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate on behalf of the State Government to issue an order to an individual or the general public in a particular place or area to "abstain from a certain act" or "to take certain order with respect to certain property in his possession or under his management".
  • This order can be passed against a particular individual or general public. The order can be passed even ex-parte.
  • As held by the Supreme Court, mere apprehension of danger is not a sufficient ground to curb citizens' rights by invoking Section 144 CrPC.

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Question 3
Which one of the following best describes the term "Merchant Discount Rate"?
A
The incentive given by a bank to a merchant for accepting payments through debit cards pertaining to that bank.
B
The charge to a merchant by a bank for accepting payments from his customers through the bank's debit cards.
C
The incentive given by the Government to customers when they use debit cards for nancial transactions when purchasing goods or services.
D
The incentive given by the Government to merchants for promoting digital payments by their customers through Point of Sale (PoS) machines and debit cards.
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Question 3 Explanation: 
The charge to a merchant by a bank for accepting payments from his customers through the bank's debit cards.

MDR is the fee that the store accepting the customer's card has to pay to the bank when the customer swipes it for payments. The MDR compensates the bank issuing the card, the bank which puts up the swiping machine (Point-of-Sale or PoS terminal) and network providers such as Mastercard or Visa for their services. MDR charges are usually shared in a pre-agreed proportion between them.

Question 4
With reference to art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?
A
Rani ki vav, Patan
B
Brihadeshwara temple, Thanjavur
C
Kailash temple, Ellora
D
Qutb Minar, Mehrauli
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Question 4 Explanation: 

Kailash temple - around 8th century

Rani ki vav, Patan and Brihadeshwara temple, Thanjavur - 11th century

Qutb Minar - 13th century

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Question 5
Global Migration Report 2020 published by which of the following Institute?
A
WEF
B
UN
C
UNESCO
D
International Organization for Migration
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Recently 'Global Migration Report 2020' was published by the International Organisation for Migration. In 2019 international migrants are estimated at 270 million where more than half of all international migrants (141 million) live in Europe and North America. Top destination remains the United States at nearly 51 million.
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