UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 122
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Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- Absolute veto is exercised for Government bills and not for private members' bills.
- President does not possess suspensive veto in the case of money bills.
- President has no veto power in respect of a constitutional amendment bill.
1, 2, 3
Absolute veto is exercised in the following two cases:
(a) With respect to private members' bills (ie, bills introduced by any member of Parliament who is not a minister); and
(b) With respect to the government bills when the cabinet resigns (after the passage of the bills but before the assent by the President) and the new cabinet advises the President not to give his assent to such bills.
The President does not possess Suspensive veto in the case of money bills. The President can either give his assent to a money bill or withhold his assent to a money bill but cannot return it for the reconsideration of the Parliament. Normally, the President gives his assent to money bill as it
is introduced in the Parliament with his previous permission.
President has no veto power in respect of a constitutional amendment bill. The 24th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1971 made it obligatory for the President to give his assent to a constitutional
amendment bill. "
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- PIB, 23rd December 2016 : The Government of India is encouraging production of Second Generation (2G) Ethanol from agricultural residues to provide additional sources of remuneration to farmers, address the growing environmental concerns (farmers of Punjab, Haryana often left with no choice other than to resort to stubble-burning, which affects the quality of air in and around Delhi) and support the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme for achieving 10% Ethanol Blending in Petrol. The first such refinery is set to come up at Bathinda, Punjab.
- About 2G Ethanol : Second generation (2G) ethanol draws on previously unused (ligno-) cellulosic plant parts, such as straw or corn cobs. The core area of the new developments (2G refineries) is the preparation of the raw material. The support structure of the plant, lignocellulose, must be broken down in order to then make the cellulose accessible to the classical process of ethanol production.
Improvisation and In the news : "The Centre will shortly unveil a policy on the production of second-generation ethanol from biomass, which will be a "game changer" for farmers.." "
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- The scheme deals with the prevention of trafficking of children and women for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.
- It also facilitates the repatriation of cross-border victims into their home country.
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
- To assist in resolution of inter-sectoral and inter-departmental issues.
- To assist the agriculture sector to make the transition from "food security" to "agricultural produce mix"
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Statement 2 is correct. Aayog aims to accomplish the objective of progressing from "food security" to focus on a mix of agricultural production, as well as actual returns that farmers get from their produce.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
1. The Brihadisvara temples of Thanjavur
3. The Airatesvara temple at Darasuram Which of the following below given codes are correct?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
1 and 3 only
The Brihadisvara temples are situated at Thanjavur, the ancient capital of the Chola kings. King Rajaraja Chola constructed the Brihadisvara Temple in 10th century A.D., designed by the famous architect Sama Varma. The Cholas were great patrons of art, during their reign, as a result, the most magnificent temples and exquisite bronze icons were created in South India.
The Brihadisvara temple is crowned by a pyramidal 65-m vimana, a sanctum tower. Its walls are covered with rich sculptural decoration. The second Brihadisvara temple complex built by Rajendra I was completed in 1035. Its 53-m vimana has recessed corners and a graceful upward curving movement, contrasting with the straight and severe tower at Thanjavur. It has six pairs of massive, monolithic dvarapalas statues guarding the entrances and bronzes of remarkable beauty inside. The other two temples, Gangaikondacholisvaram and Airatesvara were also built in the age of Cholas and testify their brilliant achievements in architecture, sculpture, painting, and bronze casting. The great Temple of Tanjore (Thanjavur) was built between 1003 and 1010 in the reign of the King Rajaraja, of the Chola Empire which stretched all over South India and the neighbouring islands. Surrounded by two rectangular enclosures, the Brihadisvara Temple (built from blocks of granite and, in part, from bricks) is crowned with a pyramidal 13-storey tower, the vimana, and standing 61 m high and topped with a bulb-shaped monolith. The walls of the temple are covered with rich sculptural decoration. "