UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 140

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 140

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The main function associated with the 'Currency Chest', sometimes seen in the news is
A
To store the returned soiled and mutilated currency notes.
B
To design and issue the new currency notes
C
To stock rupee notes and coins.
D
All the statements (a), (b) and (c) are true in this context.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Currency chests are branches of selected banks authorisedby the RBI to stock rupee notes and coins.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statement(s) is/are not true regarding Speaker of Loksabha? 1. When there's a deadlock in vote, the Speaker can cast his casting vote to break the deadlock 2. When a speaker resigned from his party, then he can be disqualified under anti defection law. 3. Speaker of loksabha holds the same rank as of Chief justice of India in order of precedence. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
2 and 3 only
B
2 only
C
3 only
D
None of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. Speaker cannot vote in the first instance. When there's a deadlock in vote, the Speaker can cast his casting vote to break the deadlock

Statement 2 is incorrect. If a person is elected as speaker or chairman then he could resign from his party, and can rejoin the party after he demitted that post. No disqualification in this case.

Statement 3 is correct. Speaker of loksabha holds the same rank as of Chief justice of India in order of precedence.

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
For removal of a Governor from office, the President seeks advice from .....
A
Council of Ministers
B
Supreme Court
C
Chief Minister of the concerned state
D
None of them
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Governor is an agent of the President who holds the office during the pleasure of the President. So, to remove him / her from office, president does not need to seek advice from anybody.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about Bhitarkanika mangroves: 1. It is a Ramsar site which is located in the deltaic region of Vamsdhara and Subarnarekha rivers.
2. It has the highest density of Salt-Water Crocodiles in the Country. Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 4 Explanation: 
Only Statement 1 is incorrect - It is a Ramsar site which is located in the deltaic region of Brahmani and Baitarni rivers.

About Bhitarkanika mangroves:

  • The Bhitarkanika Mangroves are a mangrove wetland in India's Odisha(Orissa) state.
  • The Bhitarkanika Mangroves cover an area of 650 km$^2$ in the river delta of the Brahmani and Baitarani rivers.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements
  1. Fortazela is close to equator than Tropic of Capricorn while for Rio de Janeiro , it is opposite
  2. The mouths of amazon is situated on the equator
Select the right code
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None
Question 5 Explanation: 

Refer to your own familiar map.

Also check the countries through which Tropic of Capricorn and Equator passes "

There are 5 questions to complete.