UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 133

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 133

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Question 1
Consider the following statements on Meteorological services in India:
  1. Beginning of meteorology can be traced back to the era of Upanishads.
  2. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) provides service to Seismology and aviation sector.
  3. IMD has changed the old terminology of 'drought year' to 'deficient year' in its new terminology.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 
All the statements are correct

The beginning of meteorology can be traces back to the ancient times. Early philosophical writings of 3000 B.C. era, such as the Upanishads, contains serious discussion about the formation of cloud and rain and the seasonal cycle caused due to the movement of the earth round the sun.

IMD provides services to Agrometeorology, Astronomical Science, Aviation Meterorology, seismology, Cyclone, Environmental monitoring, Hydrometeorology, Meteorology, Satellite services etc.

Question 2
"LERMS" is related to which of the following?
A
Trade Practices.
B
Exchange Rate.
C
Banking Reforms.
D
Insurance Sector.
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Liberalized Exchange Rate Management System (LERMS) was a new system of exchange rate management. According to this system, forty percent of the proceeds of exports and inward remittances were purchased at the official exchange rate by the (RBI) Reserve Bank of India for official use. Receipts and Payments on capital account continued to be subject to controls.
Question 3
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. There was a large influx of refugees to India from East Bengal (Bangladesh) in 1971.
  2. Enclaves in India and Bangladesh were exchanged by the 2 countries with the passage the 100th Amendment to the Indian Constitution.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Both are correct.
Question 4
Recently, the union environment ministry notified the new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017. Which of the following statement is/are correct in this context?
  1. The new rules stipulate setting up of a State Wetlands Authority in each State and union territories.
  2. The rules prohibit activities like conversion of wetland for non-wetland uses.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. In a major decision, the union environment ministry notified the new Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 which prohibit a range of activities in wetlands like setting up and expansion of industries, waste dumping and discharge of effluents.

Statement 2 is correct. The rules prohibit activities like conversion of wetland for non-wetland uses including encroachment of any kind, setting up of any industry and expansion of existing industries, manufacture or handling or storage or disposal of hazardous substances and construction and demolition waste, solid waste dumping, discharge of untreated wastes and effluents from industries, cities, towns, villages and other human settlements.

Question 5
The 'Oslo Accords' and 'Camp David Accords', sometimes in the news, are seen in the context of which one of the following international issues?
A
Antibiotic resistance
B
The pollinator crisis
C
Melting Arctic ice cap
D
Israel-Arab peace process
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The Oslo Accords (Israel-Palestine peace process) marked the start of the Oslo process, a peace process aimed at achieving a peace treaty based on certain United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and at fulfilling the "right of the Palestinian people to self-determination."

The Camp David Accords (Israel-Egypt peace process) were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David. Due to the agreement, Sadat and Begin received the shared 1978 Nobel Peace Prize.

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-stab-in-the-heart-of-a-peace-process/article21339833.ece "

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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