UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 113

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 113

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Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct?
  1. The President's special address to the Parliament has been provided under Article 87 of the Constitution.
  2. In the case of the first session after each general election, the President addresses only the newly-elected Lok Sabha members and later the Members subscribe to the oath or affirmation and the Speaker is elected.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 16 Explanation: 
2 is incorrect
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to the Directive Principles of State Policy.
  1. They are borrowed from the Constitution of Ireland.
  2. They are non-justiciable.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 17 Explanation: 
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Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The National Board for Wildlife is chaired by
A
The Prime Minister
B
The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
C
An eminent individual appointed by a committee consisting of the PM, the MoFECC and leader of opposition from the Lok Sabha
D
An eminent individual appointed by a committee consisting of members of the Union Cabinet and the MoEFCC
Question 18 Explanation: 

The National Board for Wildlife is chaired by India's Prime Minister and its vice chairman is Minister of Environment. Further, the board is mammoth body with 47-members including Parliament Members, NGOs, eminent conservationists, ecologists and environmentalists, Government secretaries of various departments, Chief of the Army Staff, Director General of Forests, tourism etc. etc.

  • The members include 15 non-government members, 19 ex-officio members and 10 government officials such as secretaries.
  • There is a standing committee of the board which approves all the projects falling within protected wildlife areas or within 10 km of them; but notably, law does not specify the formation of the standing committee. The rules under the wildlife law allow the board to take decisions with half the members but are silent about the standing committee.

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/our-compromised-ecological-security/article9061267.ece "

Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to "World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID)":
  1. It is started by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. It is celebrated on 21st April every year.
  3. It is to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the sustainable development goals.
Which of the following above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 19 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect: World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) was started by the United Nations (UN) in 2018.

Statement 2 is correct: On 21st April, World Creativity and Innovation Day 2020 is being celebrated.

Statement 3 is correct: Its aim is to raise awareness around the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to advancing the United Nations sustainable development goals.

Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
A hydrous magnesium silicate mineral, it is an important ingredient for making ceramics, paint, paper, roofing materials, plastics, rubber, foot powders, a variety of cosmetics and many other products. A form of this mineral is known as soapstone, which can easily be carved and thus has been used to make ornamental and practical objects for thousands of years. Most people are familiar with this mineral in the form of
A
Gypsum
B
Asbestos
C
Talcum powder
D
Bhasma
Question 20 Explanation: 

In the news ( BBC ): The mineral talc in its natural form contains asbestos and does cause cancer, however, asbestos-free talc has been used in baby powder and other cosmetics since the 1970s. The studies on asbestos-free talc have so far given contradictory results.

Geology.com (Talc ): Most people are familiar with the mineral talc. It can be crushed into a white powder that is widely known as "talcum powder." This powder has the ability to absorb moisture, absorb oils, absorb odor, serve as a lubricant, and produce an astringent effect with human skin. These properties make talcum powder an important ingredient in many baby powders, foot powders, first aid powders, and a variety of cosmetics.

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