UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 131

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 131

Question 1
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. The Punjab State is divided into three regions namely Majha, Doaba and Malwa.
  2. The Malwa area makes up majority of the Punjab region.
Select the correct statements
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The name Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) + Aab (Water) i.e. land of five rivers. These five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in today's Punjab. The other two rivers are now in the state of Punjab, situated in Pakistan. The Punjab State is divided into three regions: Majha, Doaba and Malwa.

Malwa is the region of Punjab that lies to the south of Majha, separated by the Satluj river, and to the north and west of Poadh.

ALSO

Malwa is a historical region of west-central India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin. Geologically, the Malwa Plateau generally refers to the volcanic upland north of the Vindhya Range. Politically and administratively, the historical Malwa region includes districts of western Madhya Pradesh and parts of south-eastern Rajasthan. The definition of Malwa is sometimes extended to include the Nimar region south of the Vindhyas.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/high-rate-of-farmer-suicides-in-malwa-experts-blame-steep-lease-land-rentals-lack-of-alternative-income-6040490/

Question 2
With reference to Gold Mine sites in India, consider the following statement: 1) India has only 3 working gold mines which are namely Kolar Gold Field, Kolar district, Hutti Gold Field in Raichur district (both in Karnataka) and Ramgiri Gold Field in Anantpur district (Andhra Pradesh). 2) Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of gold in India. Select the statement which is/are correct:
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2 only
D
Neither 1 and 2 only
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Question 2 Explanation: 
There are three gold fields in the country, namely Kolar Gold Field, Kolar district, Hutti Gold Field in Raichur district (both in Karnataka) and Ramgiri Gold Field in Anantpur district (Andhra Pradesh).

Karnataka is the largest producer of gold in India. The state has recoverable reserves of 17.5 million tonnes of gold ore containing 42,023 kg of metal, mainly in Kolar, Dharwad, Hassan and Raichur districts.

Question 3
Limboo and Tamang communities, often seen in news, prominently found in
A
Sikkim
B
Himachal Pradesh
C
Arunachal Pradesh
D
Uttarakhand
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Question 3 Explanation: 

Limboo and Tamang communities prominently found in Sikkim state. "

Question 4
Ministry of Earth Sciences has unveiled state-of-the-art Air Quality and Weather Forecast System-SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting). It covers which of the following pollutants?
    1. 5 and PM10
    2. Ozone
    3. Carbon dioxide
    4. Methane
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1, 2, 3 and 4
C
1, 2 and 4 only
D
1 and 4 only
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Question 4 Explanation: 
  • It is first of its kind and most advanced system in India.
  • SAFAR was developed indigenously by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and operationalized by India Meteorological Department (IMD).
  • It has been introduced for greater metropolitan cities of India to provide location-specific information on air quality in near real time and its forecast 1-3 days in advance for the first time in India.
  • It is integral part of India's first Air Quality Early Warning System operational in Delhi. It will monitor all weather parameters like temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed and wind direction.
  • Pollutants monitored: PM1, PM2.5, PM10, Ozone, CO, NOx (NO, NO2), SO2, BC, Methane (CH4),Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), VOC's, Benzene, Mercury.
  • Monitored Meteorological Parameters: UV Radiation, Rainfall, Temperature, Humidity, Wind speed, Wind direction, solar radiation.
  • Significance of the system:
    • It has been introduced for greater metropolitan cities of India to provide location-specific information on air quality in near real time and its forecast 1-3 days in advance for the first time inIndia.
    • The World Meteorological Organization has recognised SAFAR as a prototype activity on the basis of the high quality control and standards maintained in its implementation.
    • The ultimate objective of the project is to increase awareness among general public regarding the air quality in their city well in advance so that appropriate mitigation measures and systematic action can be taken up for betterment of air quality and related health issues.

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Question 5
'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' has been launched for
A
Providing housing loan to poor people at cheaper interest rates
B
Promoting women's self-help groups in backward areas
C
Promoting financial inclusion in the country
D
None of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Promoting financial inclusion in the country
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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