UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 123

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 123

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct about the BrahMos missile?
  1. It operates on 'fire and forget' principle.
  2. It is a ramjet supersonic cruise missile.
  3. It has a long range.
A
1 and 3 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
3 and 2 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 1 Explanation: 
1 and 2 only are correct. Read more on the .
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to National Nutrition Mission 2014, consider the following statements:
  1. The objective is to create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
  2. National Nutrition Mission aims to reduce incidence of anaemia among pregnant women.
  3. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) is entrusted with the task of tracking the progress and achievements of the mission.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct as the key objectives of the National Nutrition Mission' are:
  1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition amongst pregnant women, lactating mothers, promote healthy lactating practices and importance of balanced nutrition;
  2. To improve maternal and child under-nutrition in 200 high burdened districts and to prevent and reduce the under-nutrition prevalent among children below 3 years;
  3. To reduce incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.

Statement 2 is incorrect as the key objectives mentioned by Ministry of Women and Child Development for National Nutrition Mission mentions as one of its objective to reduce incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women and not just pregnant women.

Statement 3 is correct. Monitoring and evaluation of the programme has been entrusted to National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) to track the progress and achievements during and after implementation.

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
A multidimensional measure of poverty can incorporate a range of indicators to capture the complexity of poverty and better inform policies to relieve it. Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is a composite index of which of the following?
A
Health, Standard of living and Longevity
B
Health, Education and Basic needs
C
Standard of living, health and Knowledge
D
Health, Standard of living and Education
Question 3 Explanation: 
Option d is the correct answer.

About Multidimensional Poverty measure:

  • Multidimensional poverty is made up of several factors that constitute poor people's experience of deprivation - such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, lack of income (as one of several factors considered), disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from violence.
  • A multidimensional measure can incorporate a range of indicators to capture the complexity of poverty and better inform policies to relieve it. Different indicators can be chosen appropriate to the society and situation.
  • The MPI can help the effective allocation of resources by making possible the targeting of those with the greatest intensity of poverty; it can help address some SDGs strategically and monitor impacts of policy intervention.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
'Tripitaka', in the context of Ancient India, refers to
A
A traditional term used for Buddhist scriptures
B
A form of classification of agricultural labourers in the Mauryan Empire
C
The association of the upper echelons of all guilds during the Gupta Age
D
Three baskets made of gold that were recently excavated at the Harappan site of Kalibangan
Question 4 Explanation: 

Tripitaka or Three Baskets is a traditional term used for various Buddhist scriptures. It is known as Pali Canon in English. The three pitakas are Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka.

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Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
hand-in-Hand joint military exercise is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy between which of the following countries:
A
Japan and India
B
China and India
C
Nepal and China
D
China and Pakistan
Question 5 Explanation: 
Exercise Hand-in-Hand is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and China. The joint exercise for the year 2018 will be conducted from 10 to 23 December 2018 at Chengdu, China. The aim of the exercise is to build and promote close relations between armies of both the countries and to enhance ability of joint exercise commander to take military contingents of both nations under command.
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