UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 134

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 134

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Question 1
The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by which of the following Bhakti saints?
A
Kabir Das
B
Tukaram
C
Namdev
D
Gyandev


Question 1 Explanation: 
Gyandev. The game was originally called Mokshapat.
Question 2
Which of the following statements is/are not correct about the new economic policy of 1991?
  1. It allowed private players in all sectors of the economy without restriction.
  2. It wanted to convert Indian economy to a market economy.
  3. It wanted to permit the international flow of goods, services and capital without any restrictions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
2 and 3 only
B
1 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
None of the above


Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect.

The new economic policy wanted to increase the participation of private players in the all sectors of the economy. However, the number of sectors reserved for public sector enterprises was reduced, the reservation was not eliminated.

Statement 2 is correct.

The new economic policy wanted to achieve economic stabilization and to convert the economy in to a market economy by removing all kinds of unnecessary restrictions.

Statement 3 is correct.

The new economic policy wanted to permit the international flow of goods, services, capital, human resources and technology, without any restrictions.

Question 3
In which of the following regions in India coral reefs are found?
  1. Rann of Kutch
  2. Gulf of Mannar
  3. Sundarbans
  4. Lakshadweep

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A
1 and 3 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 4 only
D
1, 2 and 4 only


Question 3 Explanation: 

Corals are not located in Sunderban region due to the high influx of freshwater. Coral needs sea water of optimum salinity, which is diluted by the influx of fresh water from Ganga and Brahmaputra in Sunderbans.

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Question 4
Which of the following is correct about the Battle of Talikota?
  1. It led to the eventual collapse of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  2. In the aftermath of the Battle, the splendid city of Hampi was destroyed and reduced to ruins.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect


Question 5
'Operation Insaniyat', recently in the news, involves/involved
A
Creating shelters for refugees in Indian states that border Myanmar
B
Extending assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme in conjunction with the Government of Myanmar
C
Providing Maldives with fresh water supply
D
None of the above


Question 5 Explanation: 

Operation Insaniyat: In response to the humanitarian crisis being faced on account of the large influx of refugees into Bangladesh, Government of India has decided to extend assistance to Bangladesh. The relief material consists of items required urgently by the affected people, namely rice, pulses, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, ready to eat noodles, biscuits, mosquito nets etc.

http://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/28944/Operation_Insaniyat_..Humanitarian_assistance_to_Bangladesh_on_account_of_influx_of_refugees ;
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/will-push-myanmar-on-refugees-india-tells-dhaka/article19693743.ece ; "

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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