UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 111

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Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The proceeds of disinvestment goes to
A
National Investment Fund
B
Consolidated Fund of India
C
Contingency Fund of India
D
Public Accounts of India
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Question 11 Explanation: 
National Investment Fund. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 27th January, 2005 had approved the constitution of a National Investment Fund (NIF). The Purpose of the fund was to receive disinvestment proceeds of central public-sector enterprises and to invest the same to generate earnings without depleting the corpus.
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements wrt "Sedition law" in India
    1. Origin of Sedition law in India is connected to the Wahabis Movement of the 19th century
    2. It was drafted by Lord Lytton in 1870
    3. Law of Sedition deals with section 124A of CrPC, 1860
    4. Mahatma Gandhi was charged with sedition on writing article in Indian opinion
    5. Jogendra Chunder Bose was an editor of Bangobasi, charged with Sedition for voicing against Age of Consent Bill
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
2, 3 and 5 only
B
1 and 5 only
C
1, 2, 3 and 4 only
D
all of the above
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Question 12 Explanation: 
  • Origin of Sedition law
    • Origin of Sedition law in India is connected to the Wahabis Movement of the 19th century.
    • This was an Islamic revivalist movement and was led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi.
    • Since 1830, the movement was active but in the wake of 1857 revolt, it turned into armed resistance, a Jihad against the British.
    • The British termed Wahabis as rebels and carried out military operations against Wahabis
  • Law of Sedition deals with section 124A of IPC, 1860, is considered as a reasonable restriction on freedom of speech. It was drafted by Thomas Macaulay and introduced in 1870.
  • Gandhiji had written three 'politically sensitive' articles in his weekly journal Young India, which was published from 1919 to 1932 so that he was jailed on the charges of sedition. He was sentenced to a six-year jail term.
    • Three charges were imposed on him:
      • Tampering with loyalty;
      • Shaking the manes and
      • Attempt to excite disaffection towards the British Government.
    • Jogendra Chunder Bose was an editor of Bangobasi. He was charged with Sedition for voicing against Age of Consent Bill, 189

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Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements regarding the air temperature and the air pressure on various regions on earth is/are correct?
  1. Air pressure is low in equatorial regions and it is higher in Polar Regions.
  2. There is an inverse relationship between air temperature and air pressure.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect
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Question 13 Explanation: 
1 only
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? NP/WS State
  1. Nalbana Bird Sanctuary Gujarat
  2. Nauradehi Sanctuary Rajasthan
  3. Mahadayi WS Goa
  4. Van Vihar NP Madhya Pradesh
Select the correct answer using the code below:
A
1, 3 and 4
B
1 and 3
C
3 and 4
D
All of the above
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Question 14 Explanation: 
  • Nalbana Bird Sanctuary: Odisha
  • Nauradehi Sanctuary: Madhya Pradesh
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Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
What is Cas9 protein that is often mentioned in the news?
A
Biosensor used in the accurate detection of pathogens in patients
B
Molecular scissors used in targeted gene editing.
C
A gene that makes plants pest-resistant
D
None of the above
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Question 15 Explanation: 
Molecular scissors used in targeted gene editing.
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