UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 144

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 144

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Question 1
'Atmiyata' was in news recently, it is
A
A basic Android app used as a training tool to enable a bunch of villagers to identify mental health disorders.
B
A basic Android app used as a training tool to enable a bunch of villagers to identify health disorders.
C
A basic Android app which provides government service at door steps.
D
None of the above
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Atmiyata':
  • Similar project like iBobbly in India
  • Meaning: Compassion in Sanskrit.
  • This project involves using short films loaded on a basic Android app as a training tool to enable a bunch of villagers to identify mental health disorders.
  • The project was rolled out in the Peth block of Nashik district, Maharashtra, in December 2013, making mental health care accessible to many in this part for the first time
Question 2
International capital flows have been uncertain and volatile, causing exchange rate and balance of payment crises. Among the various sources of external capital available to India which source is most preferable one?
A
Foreign Institutional Investment
B
Portfolio Investment
C
External Commercial Borrowing
D
Foreign Direct Investment
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Question 2 Explanation: 

FDI is one of the reliable type of investment. FDI investment setup business in an economy, provide jobs and increase economic activities. "

Question 3
With reference to "DigiYatra project", which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
  1. Under this project, the image of passengers will be captured once these passengers will enter the airport.
  2. DigiYatra is an industry-led initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Electronics and information technology in line with Digital India programme.
  3. The DigiYatra programme is expected to be initially rolled out at airports in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vijayawada
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
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 3 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct:Under this project, the image of passengers will be captured once these passengers will enter the airport. Once passengers establish their identity, they will be able to pass through the entire lifecycle of the travel.There is a separate provision for those who does not want to disclose their identity.

Statement 2 is incorrect: DigiYatra is an industry-led initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in line with Digital India programme.

Statement 3 is correct: The DigiYatra programme is expected to be initially rolled out at airports in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vijayawada

Question 4
Consider the following statements with reference to the upper house of the parliament (Rajya Sabha):
  1. The President can nominate Anglo-Indians to the Rajya Sabha if they have special knowledge or practical experience in art, literature, science and social service.
  2. While the Deputy Chairman performs the duties of the Chairman's office when it is vacant or absent, any one of the members of the panel of vice-chairpersons can preside over the house only in the absence of the Deputy Chairman.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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: The president nominates 12 members to the Rajya Sabha from people who have special knowledge or practical experience in art, literature, science and social service. (Such eminent persons can be Anglo-Indians too.)

Statement 2: Under the Rules of Rajya Sabha, the Chairman nominates from amongst the members a panel of vice- chairpersons. Any one of them can preside over the House in the absence of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman. He has the same powers as the Chairman when so presiding. He holds office until a new panel of vice-chairpersons is nominated. When a member of the panel of vice-chairpersons is also not present, any other person as determined by the House acts as the Chairman.

It must be emphasised here that a member of the panel of vice-chairpersons cannot preside over the House, when the office of the Chairman or the Deputy Chairman is vacant. During such time, the Chairman's duties are to be performed by such member of the House as the president may appoint for the purpose. The elections are held, as soon as possible, to fill the vacant posts.

Improvisation: TH 1; TH 2;

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Question 5
Which of the following is/are "bench marks of crude oil"?
  1. West Texas Intermediate.
  2. Brent Crude.
  3. Saudi/Dubai.
Choose the correct code from below given options:
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 5 Explanation: 
There are dozens of different oil benchmarks, with each one representing crude oil from a particular part of the globe. However, the prices of most of them are pegged to one of the following three primary benchmarks:
  • Brent Crude: Roughly two-thirds of all crude contracts around the world reference Brent Crude, making it the most widely used marker of all. These days, "Brent" actually refers to oil from four different fields in the North Sea: Brent, Forties, Oseberg, and Ekofisk. Crude from this region is light and sweet, making them ideal for the refining of diesel fuel, gasoline, and other high-demand products. And because the supply is waterborne, it's easy to transport to distant locations.
  • West Texas Intermediate (WTI): WTI refers to oil extracted from wells in the U.S. and sent via pipeline to Cushing, Oklahoma. The fact that supplies are land-locked is one of the drawbacks to West Texas crude as it's relatively expensive to ship to certain parts of the globe. The product itself is very light and very sweet, making it ideal for gasoline refining, in particular. WTI continues to be the main benchmark for oil consumed in the United States.
  • Dubai/Oman: This Middle Eastern crude is a useful reference for oil of a slightly lower grade than WTI or Brent. A "basket" product consisting of crude from Dubai, Oman or Abu Dhabi, it's somewhat heavier and has higher sulfur content, putting it in the "sour" category. Dubai/Oman is the main reference for Persian Gulf oil delivered to the Asian market.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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