UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 108

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 108

Question 1
Consider the following statements
  1. Rift valleys are the lowland regions formed at junction of convergent plate boundaries.
  2. Rift valleys are observed in deep water and in area surrounded by mountains.
Choose the correct code:
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above
KBC Questions answers
Question 1 Explanation: 
Rift valleys are the lowland regions formed along divergent plate boundaries and transform plates. Rift valleys are observed in deep water as mid oceanic ridges e.g. Mid-Atlantic Ridges and in area surrounded by mountains Western Rift of Africa is bordered by some of the highest mountains in Africa, including the Virunga Mountains, Mitumba Mountains, and Ruwenzori Range. The Rift Valley lakes also include some of the deepest lakes in the world e.g Lake Tanganyika
Question 2
Which among the following countries has granted 'robot citizenship' to a Humanoid robot called Sophia?
A
India
B
Saudi Arabia
C
United Kingdom
D
United States of America
Data interpretation (DI) Questions answers
Question 2 Explanation: 
Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based Company Hanson Robotics. It is the world's first humanoid robot.
Question 3
'Sirr-e-Akbar' is associated with
A
Aurangzeb
B
Darah Shikoh
C
Jani Begum
D
Sipihr Shikoh
HRM Questions answers
Question 3 Explanation: 
Dara Shikoh subsequently developed a friendship with the seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai. Dara Shikoh devoted much effort towards finding a common mystical language between Islam and Hinduism. Towards this goal he completed the translation of fifty Upanishads from their original Sanskrit into Persian in 1657 so that they could be studied by Muslim scholars. His translation is often called Sirr-e-Akbar ("The Greatest Mystery").

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-government-locate-dara-shikoh-tomb-asi-6271332/

Question 4
The mutual delegation of executive power between centre and states cannot occur
A
From Centre to State through President
B
From State to Centre through Governor
C
From Centre to State through Parliament
D
From State to Centre through State legislature
Home science Questions answers
Question 4 Explanation: 

  • President may, with the consent of the state government, entrust to that government any of the executive functions of the Centre. Conversely, the governor of a state may, with the consent of the Central government, entrust to that government any of the executive functions of the state.
  • Constitution also makes a provision for the entrustment of the executive functions of the Centre to a state without the consent of that state. But, in this case, the delegation is by the Parliament and not by the president. Notably, the same thing cannot be done by the state legislature.

Question 5
Which of the following statements, in the context of fishermen from India and Pakistan being arrested by Pakistan and India respectively, is/are incorrect?
  1. According to the 'Agreement on Consular Access (2008)', consular access must be provided within 180 days of arrest of either country's prisoners
  2. A Joint Judicial Committee on Prisoners was set up in 2008 whose mandate is only to ensure that such prisoners are treated humanely
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
GK Questions answers
Question 5 Explanation: 

India and Pakistan had signed the Agreement on Consular Access in 2008, according to which consular access must be provided within 90 days of arrest of either country's prisoners. This period is given to help verify the person's nationality and enable necessary steps to repatriate the person to his or her country of origin. There have been instances where prisoners could not be released and repatriated because their nationalities were not verified on time.

In January 2008, India and Pakistan set up the India-Pakistan Joint Judicial Committee on Prisoners, which consisted of retired judges from both countries. The committee worked hard to seek early repatriation of prisoners who have completed their sentences in the other country's jail and also ensure that they are treated humanely. It met every six months and visited prisoners in both countries. It discussed issues such as health and food of the prisoners and the need to evolve a mechanism for humanitarian treatment of women, the mentally challenged, juvenile prisoners, and so on.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/fishermen-in-troubled-waters/article8634150.ece "

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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