UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 115

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 115

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Question 1
The Palk Bay lies between
A
Gulf of Kachchh and Gulf of Khambhat
B
Gulf of Mannar and Bay of Bengal
C
Lakshadweep and Maldive islands
D
Andaman and Nicobar islands
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Palk bay situated between Sri Lanka and India and lies Between Gulf of Mannar and Bay of Bengal
Question 2
Consider the following statements
  1. India is the second largest importer of arms worldwide
  2. India will import multi-mission maritime Seahawk helicopter developed by Israel
Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's 2018 report, India is the second-largest importer of arms worldwide, just behind Saudi Arabia. Leading arms sellers to India include Russia, Israel and the US.

The United States has approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.6 billion.

The Seahawks are multi-mission maritime helicopter developed by Lockheed Martin.These multi-role helicopters can perform a variety of functions including (a)anti-submarine warfare (b)anti-surface warfare, (c)surveillance (d)communications relay (e)combat search and rescue, (f)naval gunfire support and (g)logistics support.

Question 3
Which of the following statements regarding the Preamble to the Constitution of India is/are correct?
  1. It is based on Jawaharlal Nehru's Objectives Resolution.
  2. It contains the summary or the essence of the Constitution.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Both are correct.
Question 4
Consider the following statements regarding Rice Fortification.
  1. Rice fortification is the practice of increasing the content of essential micronutrients in rice and to improve the nutritional quality, the look and taste of the rice.
  2. Consuming fortified food can also increase the content of vitamins in breast milk.
  3. In India, 'Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations' set the standards for food fortification, distribution, sale and consumption of fortified foods.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1, 2
B
1, 3
C
3 only
D
2, 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 

Fortification is the practice of deliberately increasing the content of an essential micronutrient, i.e. vitamins and minerals (including trace elements) in a food, so as to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply and provide a public health benefit with minimal risk to health. Rice fortification is the practice of increasing the content of essential micronutrients in rice and to improve the nutritional quality of the rice.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has formulated a comprehensive regulation on fortification of foods namely 'Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016'. These regulations set the standards for food fortification and encourage the production, manufacture, distribution, sale and consumption of fortified foods.

Fortification can be an excellent way of increasing the content of vitamins in breast milk and thus reducing the need for supplementation in postpartum women and infants.

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Question 5
In 2017, the Union Budget was presented without the distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure. WIth reference to this move, consider the following statements:
  1. Distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure was removed due to the extinction of Planning Commission
  2. At present budgets are presented under the heads of revenue and capital expenditure
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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