UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 147

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 147

Question 1
"Doyang Lake" is recently in news, is located in which of the following state?
A
West Bengal
B
Sikkim
C
Nagaland
D
Manipur
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Doyang Lake in Nagaland offers opportunities to bird gaze like no other in the country. This huge water reservoir that is formed due to the impounding of the waters of the River Doyang near Doyang dam region attracts a large number of migratory birds during the winter season each year; primary among these is the Amur Falcon. This is the chosen spot for this beautiful raptor that travel from Mongolia, China and Siberia only to take a break in Nagaland before it continues for another 4000 km across the Indian Ocean right up till East Africa. Doyang Lake that till two years ago was not just a roosting ground but also a hunting ground for this bird is today a conservation site after a government ban on hunting of the Amur Falcons. The area is also being developed exclusively for bird watching. People of Pangti village, after which one of the three falcons has been named, have vowed to save these long distance travelers instead of hunting them and have contributed immensely to the conservation efforts.
Question 2
With reference to Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission, consider the following statements: 1) It targets the urban population which is identified to be below poverty line. 2)The Centre is accountable for the complete finance of scheme. Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
The target of NULM will be the urban population identified presently as below poverty line population in urban areas by the States/UTs. The coverage may be broadened to include families of disadvantaged groups like SCs, STs, women, minorities, disabled etc. subject to a maximum of 25 percent of the above urban poor population. Thus, statement 1 is correct.

The financing of the Mission shall be shared between the Centre and the States/UTs. Thus, statement 2 is incorrect.

Question 3
The Code on Wages, 2017 recently introduced in the Parliament, governs which of the following aspects?
1. Fixing the minimum wage
2. Fixing the number of hours that will constitute a working day
3. Determination of bonus
4. Penalties to be imposed for contravening any provision of the code
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 3 Explanation: 

Intended to bring relief to both employers and employees, the Code amalgamates, simplifies and rationalises the relevant provisions of the four Central labour enactments, namely the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. The four Acts will stand repealed with the passage of the Bill. Facilitating easier compliance of the law, the Code will ultimately create conditions for setting up of more enterprises and fresh employment opportunities.

http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/Code%20on%20Wages,%202017/The%20Code%20on%20Wages%20Bill%20Summary.pdf ;
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/printrelease.aspx?relid=170433 ;
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/govt-drops-plan-to-protect-transgender-labour-rights/article19617227.ece ;
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Question 4
In the context of the India Meteorological Department's forecasts, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  1. The Long Period Average (LPA) is the average rainfall received over a 50-year period preceding the year in which a forecast is made
  2. A rainfall deficiency of even 2% of the LPA can result in drought-like conditions in some pockets in the country
  3. In its first seasonal forecast each year, the IMD issues monsoon forecasts region-wise, apart from the country as a whole
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 4 Explanation: 

"India receives about 116 cm of rainfall every year. A large part of this, 89 cm, comes in the four-month monsoon season from June to September. These numbers are averages of rainfall received over a 50-year period between 1951 and 2001, called the Long Period Average or LPA, and are treated as 'normal' "

"The long range forecast, the one that was issued on Tuesday, can only be done over a large geographical area, and for a prolonged period of time. Over a smaller area, forecasts can be done only for shorter periods of time. In its first seasonal forecast in April, the IMD, therefore, includes just one number: the probability of rainfall over the country as a whole over the entire four-month period."

http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/india-monsoon-2016-understanding-how-the-monsoon-is-forecast/ "

Question 5
Arrange the following from West to East
  1. Manas National Park
  2. Kaziranga National Park
  3. Orang National Park
  4. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Select the correct answer code:
A
4-1-3-2
B
1-4-3-2
C
1-4-2-3
D
4-1-2-3
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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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