UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 148

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 148

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Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  1. RBI uses CPI-combined as the sole inflation measure for the purpose of monetary policy.
  2. CPI inflation has decreased steadily in the last 5 years.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None
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Question 1 Explanation: 

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services, such as transportation, food and medical care. It is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and averaging them.

Changes in the CPI are used to assess price changes associated with the cost of living; the CPI is one of the most frequently used statistics for identifying periods of inflation or deflation.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started using CPI-combined as the sole inflation measure for the purpose of monetary policy. As per the agreement on Monetary Policy Framework between the Government and the RBI dated February 20, 2015 the sole of objective of RBI is price stability and a target is set for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index-Combined.

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Question 2
Consider the following statements regarding Preferential Allotment of shares;
  1. It allows a company to raise capital exclusively from existing shareholders.
  2. It is regulated by Reserve Bank of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Preferential Allotment of shares means making a bulk allotment to individuals, companies, venture capitalists or any other person through a fresh issue of shares. Allotment of shares to existing shareholders is called Rights Issue.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The securities market in India is regulated by the Securities & Exchange Board of India.

Question 3
Lichens are example of the symbiotic association of
A
Bacteria and fungai
B
Fungi and mosses
C
Algae and bacteria
D
Algae and Fungi
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Lichens are mutualistic associations of a fungus and an algae or cyanobacterium and occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on trees, rocks and bare ground.

Lichens are widely used as environmental indicators or bio-indicators.

If air is very badly polluted with Sulphur Dioxide there may be no lichens present, just green algae may be found. If the air is clean, shrubby, hairy and leafy lichens become abundant. A few lichen species can tolerate quite high levels of pollution and are commonly found on pavements, walls and tree bark in urban areas.

Question 4
The 'Taj Trapezium Zone' is spread over some districts belonging to the states of
A
Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
B
Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
C
Karnataka and Telangana
D
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
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Question 4 Explanation: 

"A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur frowned upon the State government's "haphazard" measures taken unilaterally and asked it to include experts in evolving a plan that will protect the Taj Trapezium Zone from the ill-effects of polluting gases and deforestation."

The Taj Trapezium Zone is spread over six districts of U.P. and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/prepare-detailed-plan-for-taj-mahal-conservation-sc-tells-up/article21341923.ece ;

http://ttzplantations.org/about_ttz.php ; "

Question 5
Consider the following statements:
  1. Influenza A (H1N1) virus is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza in 2009.
  2. H1N1 flu is also known as swine flu caused by swine influenza virus that is endemic in pigs.
Select the incorrect options.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Influenza A (H1N1) virus is the subtype of influenza A virus that was the most common cause of human influenza in 2009. H1N1 flu is also known as swine flu caused by swine influenza virus that is endemic in pigs.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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