UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 119

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 119

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY), sometimes mentioned in the news, it is implemented by
A
Ministry of Defence
B
Ministry of Home Affairs
C
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
D
Ministry of Textile
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Question 1 Explanation: 
  • The Ministry of Textiles is implementing converged Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY) for providing social security benefits like life, accidental & disability insurance coverage to handloom weavers/workers in the age group of 51-59 years across the country.

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Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. They developed Vesara style of architecture.
  2. Their structural temples exist at Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal.
  3. Their administration was highly centralized.
The above most accurately refer to?
A
Cholas
B
Chalukyas
C
Cheras
D
Pandyas
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Question 2 Explanation: 

  • Administration: The Chalukya administration was highly centralized unlike that of the Pallavas and the Cholas. Village autonomy was absent under the Chalukyas.
  • Architecture: The Chalukyas were great patrons of art. They developed the vesara style in the building of structural temples. However, the vesara style reached its culmination only under the Rashtrakutas and the Hoysalas.
  • Cave temple architecture was also famous under the Chalukyas. Their cave temples are found in Ajanta, Ellora and Nasik.
  • The best specimens of Chalukya paintings can be seen in the Badami.

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
AFSPA is not operational in which of the following states.
A
Manipur
B
Jammu and Kashmir
C
Tripura
D
Nagaland
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Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: 1] The Permanent Indus Commission is mandated to implement the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
2] The commission has experts who look into issues and disputes on the ground over the utilisation of the waters of six rivers of the Indus system.
3] Under the treaty, India has full use of the three "eastern" rivers (Beas, Ravi, Sutlej), while Pakistan has control over the three "western" rivers (Indus, Chenab, Jhelum), although India is given rights to use these partially as well for certain purposes. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 3 Only
B
2 and 3 Only
C
1 and 2 Only
D
All, 1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 
All the statements are correct.

The Permanent Indus Commission is mandated to implement the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The commission has experts who look into issues and disputes on the ground over the utilisation of the waters of six rivers of the Indus system. Under the treaty, India has full use of the three "eastern" rivers (Beas, Ravi, Sutlej), while Pakistan has control over the three "western" rivers (Indus, Chenab, Jhelum), although India is given rights to use these partially as well for certain purposes.

Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded. Consider the following statement in this context.
  1. The award was given for developing cryo-electron microscopy.
  2. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded annually by Nobel Foundation.
Which of the above statement is/are correct in this context?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. The 2017 Nobel prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) Joachim Frank (Columbia University, New York) and Richard Henderson(MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, U.K.) "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".

Statement 2 is incorrect. This award is administered by the Nobel Foundation and awarded by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on proposal of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry which consists of five members elected by Academy

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.

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