UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 124

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 124

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The objective of Saddler Commission was to?
A
Study and report the problems of university education.
B
Define the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments.
C
Improve censorship on national press.
D
Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.
Question 1 Explanation: 

The successors of Lord Curzon did not take any active interest in the improvement of the education system. The education system was 'overloaded' and the universities worked merely as examining bodies. A fresh commission under Dr. M E Saddler was set up to study and report the problems of university education. This was called Saddler Commission or Calcutta University Commission.

Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Global Burden of Disease report is published by
A
U.N.H.R.C
B
U.N.D.P
C
W.H.O
D
None of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
GBD is based out of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
1. A transition zone between two biomes is termed as Ecotone .
2. Sometimes the number of species and their density decreases in a transition zone between two ecosystems. This is called the 'Edge effect'.
Which of the above statements are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 3 Explanation: 
Statement 2 is incorrect. In ecology, edge effects refer to the changes in population or community structures that occur at the boundary of two habitats ( ecotone ). Sometimes the number of species and the population density of some of the species in the ecotone is much greater than either community. This is called edge effect.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
A
Lord Wellesley- Fort William College
B
William Bentinck - Kol Rebellion
C
Dalhousie - Wood's Despatch
D
Metcalfe - Vellore Mutiny
Question 4 Explanation: 

Vellore mutiny took place during the tenure of George Burlow "

Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which among the following chronic lung disease commonly known as 'black lung' disease, leads to reduced life expectancy in coal-miners?
A
Pneumoconiosis
B
Progressive Massive Fibrosis
C
Mesothelioma
D
Collier's Asthma
Question 5 Explanation: 
Pneumoconiosis
There are 5 questions to complete.