UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 65

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Question 76 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
PESO, or the Petroleum Explosives and Safety Organisation, functions under the aegis of
A
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
B
Ministry of Mines
C
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers
D
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
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Question 76 Explanation: 

DIPP: As a statutory authority, PESO is entrusted with the responsibilities under the Explosives Act, 1884; Petroleum Act, 1934, Inflammable Substances Act, 1952, and Environment (Protection Act), 1986.

http://peso.gov.in/index.aspx ;

In the news due to firecrackers-related orders from the Supreme Court.

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Question 77 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The 'Myitsone dam project', recently in the news, directly concerns which two countries?
A
China-Myanmar
B
India-Nepal
C
Bhutan-India
D
India-Bangladesh
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Question 78 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to "Sarin gas" consider the following statement 1.)Heavier than air, the gas can linger in an area for up to six hours, depending on weather conditions. 2.) Inhaled or absorbed through the skin, the gas kills by crippling the respiratory center of the central nervous system and paralysing the muscles around the lungs. Which of the following statement is correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the statement is correct
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Question 78 Explanation: 
Both the statement are correct.

Important note:

The United States believes the Syrian government employed a sarin-like nerve agent in recent deadly attack in the country's northwest. The name sarin comes from the chemists who discovered it by chance: Schrader, Ambros, Ruediger et Van der Linde.

Originally conceived as a pesticide, sarin was used by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's regime to gas thousands of Kurds in the northern town of Halabja in 1988.

Inhaled or absorbed through the skin, the gas kills by crippling the respiratory center of the central nervous system and paralysing the muscles around the lungs.

The combination results in death by suffocation, and sarin can contaminate food or water supplies, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Symptoms of exposure to the agent include nausea and violent headaches, blurred vision, drooling, muscle convulsions, respiratory arrest and loss of consciousness.

Sarin is 26 times more deadly than cyanide gas. Even when it does not kill, sarin's effects can cause permanent harm -damaging a victim's lungs, eyes and central nervous system.

Question 79 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following state launched E-Step initiative to empower student start-ups?
A
Karnataka
B
Tamilnadu
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Gujarat
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Question 79 Explanation: 
The Department of IT, BT and S&T in Karnataka, through Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), has launched the E-Step, an initiative to empower student start-ups. E-Step focuses on boot camps, mentoring and training programmes which cover various aspects of entrepreneurship. E-Step, an initiative from Start-up Cell, is a specially crafted for students/start-ups/entrepreneurs to understand the basics of entrepreneurship from experienced trainers. "
Question 80 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. In order to remove the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, a resolution must be passed by both the Houses of Parliament with special majority.
  2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India submits his resignation letter to the President.
  3. Only a cabinet minister can represent the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in both the Houses of the Parliament.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
3 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 80 Explanation: 
Statement 1 and 2 are correct.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) resign any time from his office by addressing the resignation letter to the President.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can also be removed by the president on same grounds and in the same manner as a judge of the Supreme Court. Thus, he can be removed by the president on the basis of a resolution passed to that effect by both the Houses of Parliament with special majority, either on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

Statement 3 is incorrect. No minister can represent the CAG in Parliament (both Houses) and no minister can be called upon to take any responsibility for any actions done by him.

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