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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 120
Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
North East India
Central and East India
* At present there are 32 members in Sikkim assembly and it would be increased to 40. Out of the proposed additional eight seats, five seats would be reserved for Limbu and Tamang tribes.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- It is proposed jointly by IMF-WB to contain debt issues of developing countries.
- Authority will oversee implementation and lay the institutional and regulatory foundations for a more permanent international framework to guide sovereign debt restructuring in future.
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Statement 2 is correct: The International Developing Country Debt Authority (IDCDA) will oversee the implementation and lay the institutional and regulatory foundations for a more permanent international framework to guide sovereign debt restructurings in future. This could follow the path of setting up an autonomous international organisation by way of an international treaty between concerned states. Essential to any such international agreement would be the swift establishment of an advisory body of experts with entire independence of any creditor or debtor interests.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- Building of roads by the government agency
- Implementation of State Pay Commission
- Construction of roads by a government agency at any tier will use public investment, thus crowding out private investment as well. This is one particular reason due to which most of the costruction is done through PPP mode. However in the long run, even public investment in infrastructure is good for the macroeconomy, notwithstanding the temporary impact on fiscal numbers.
- The implementation of state pay commission will lead to increase in wages and salaries of government employees. The burden on the exchequer will only increase henceforth resulting in fiscal deficit.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- Moplah rebellion
- Faraizi movement
- Indigo revolt
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
1,2,3 and 4
The Moplah Rebellion or the Malabar Rebellion was an extended version of the Khilafat Movement in Kerala in 1921.
The Government had declared the Congress and Khilafat meetings illegal. So, a reaction in Kerala began against the crackdown of the British in Eranad and Valluvanad taluks of Malabar.
But the Khilafat meeting incited so much communal feelings among the Muslims peasants , known as Moplahs, that it turned out to become an antihindu movement from July 1921 onwards.
The violence began and the Moplahs attacked the police stations and took control of them. They also seized the courts, and the government treasuries. It became a communal riot when the kudiyaan or tenant Moplahs attacked their Hindu jenmis or landlords and killed many of them. Thus the Hindu Landlords became the victims of the atrocities of the Mopla
The movement of the Farazis which arose among the peasants of early 19th century Bengal advocated return to pure Islam.
They followed the teachings of Shah Walliullah of Delhi (1703-63) who had, a century earlier, talked about regaining purity of Islam and objected to infiltration of non-Islamic customs among Muslims.
Founding leader of the Farazis, Shariat Ullah (1781-1839) preached religious purification and advocated return to the faraiz, i.e. obligatory duties of Islam, namely - kalimah (profession of faith), salat (or namaz), sawn ( or rozah), zakat (or alms to poor) and Hajj. He also preached tawhid or monotheism
Nirankari, religious reform movement within Sikhism. The Nirankari movement was founded by Dayal Das (died 1855), who belonged to a half-Sikh, half Hindu community in Peshawar. He believed that God is formless, or nirankar .He also stressed the importance of meditation.
The Indigo revolt was directed against British planters who forced British peasant to take advances and sign fraudulent contacts which forced peasant to grow Indigo under their terms
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- Article 46: promote the educational and economic interests of SCs, STs, and other weaker sections of the society and to protect them from social injustice and exploitation
- Article 338: It establishes National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Its functions are same as that of NCSC, but with respect to ST than SC.
- Article 338A: National Commission for Scheduled Castes. It investigate and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and other legal safeguards for the SCs and to evaluate their working.
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
- Article 46 - promote the educational and economic interests of SCs, STs, and other weaker sections of the society and to protect them from social injustice and exploitation
- Article 338 - National Commission for Scheduled Castes
- investigate and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and other legal safeguards for the SCs and to evaluate their working;
- inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and safeguards of the SCs;
- 338-A - National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
- Its functions are same as that of NCSC, but with respect to ST than SC