UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 143

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 143

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Question 1
Nanda dynasty was preceded by
A
Mauryas
B
Sisunagas
C
Haryankas
D
Guptas


Question 1 Explanation: 

" Nanda Dynasty was preceded by Sisunagas and succeeded by Maurya Empire"

Question 2
Consider the following statements with respect to "Indian Railways":
  1. The first railway line was from Bombay to Thane.
  2. The first passenger railway line was the Red Hill Railroad line, Madras.
Which of the following codes below given is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 2 Explanation: 
The first railway line was the Red Hill Railroad line, Madras. It opened in 1837 and was use for the carriage of granite stone. While the first passenger railway line ran from Bombay to Thane in 1853.
Question 3
Including the INS Kalvari - which is to be commissioned soon - five additional submarines belonging to the same class are being built by India with technology transfer from
A
France
B
Germany
C
Russia
D
USA


Question 3 Explanation: 

Six Scorpene-class submarines are being built under Project-75 by Mumbai's Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France.

  • Kalvari is named after a deep-sea tiger shark (in Malayalam).
  • This type of submarine is designed to operate in all theatres including the Tropics.
  • It can undertake various types of missions that are undertaken by any modern submarine including anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, mine laying, intelligence gathering, surveillance, etc.
  • With its superior stealth capability, it can launch a crippling attack on the enemy using precision guided weapons. The attack can be launched with torpedoes, as well as tube launched anti-ship missiles, whilst underwater or on surface.

About INS Kalvari: ;

Improvisation: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=174299 ;

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kalvari-to-be-inducted-into-navy/article21615792.ece ; "

Question 4
Consider the following statements
  1. Paika Rebellion was led by Bakshi Jagabandhu.
  2. Paikas were essentially the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha.
Select the correct statements
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both
D
None


Question 4 Explanation: 
Paikas were essentially the peasant militias of the Gajapati rulers of Odisha who rendered military service to the king during times of war while taking up cultivation during times of peace.

In 1817, some 400 Kondhs, who belonged to the state of Ghumsur, banded together to revolt against the British. Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Mohapatra Bharamarbar Rai, the highest-ranking military general of King of Khorda Mukund Dev II, led the Paikas to join the uprising.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-who-were-paikas-odisha-and-what-will-memorial-celebrate-6156664/

Question 5
Consider the following pairs: Sea Bordering country
  1. Adriatic Sea Serbia
  2. Black Sea Croatia
  3. Caspian Sea Kazakhstan
  4. Mediterranean Sea Morocco
  5. Red Sea Syria
Which of the pair given above are not correctly matched?
A
1, 2 and 5 only
B
3 and 4 only
C
1, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


Question 5 Explanation: 
Here Directive Word is not correct!!
  • The countries with coasts on the Adriatic are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia.

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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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