UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 69

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 69

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Question 1
Recently Caspian Sea Breakthrough Treaty was signed. Which of the following countries are parties to the treaty?
  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Russia
  3. Iran
  4. Iraq
  5. Turkmenistan
  6. Azerbaijan
Select the correct code:
A
1, 2, 3, 4
B
1, 2, 3, 5, 6
C
2, 3, 4, 5
D
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Reading comprehension Questions answers

Question 1 Explanation: 

Five Caspian Sea states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan) reached a breakthrough agreement on sovereign rights to the sea, paving the way for new oil and gas extraction - and pipelines.

The treaty ends a spat over whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake, granting it special legal status and clarifying the maritime boundaries of each surrounding country. "

Question 2
The Ministry of AYUSH has the mandate to promote, propagate and globalize recognized Traditional and Complementary Systems of Medicine (T&CM) which include
  1. Naturopathy
  2. Unani
  3. Siddha
  4. Sowa-Rigpa
  5. Homeopathy
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
2, 3 and 5 only
B
1, 4 and 5 only
C
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
D
1, 2, 3 and 5 only
English grammar Questions answers

Question 2 Explanation: 

Ministry of AYUSH having the mandate to promote, propagate and globalize the recognized Traditional and Complementary Systems of Medicine (T&CM) including Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy, proposes to collaborate and cooperate with the World Health Organization.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=136482 "

Question 3
Consider the following statements
  1. Middle Palaeolithic culture was quite widespread phenomenon between 6,00,000 and 60,000 B.C
  2. Some of the most important sites of Middle Palaeolithic period are Bhimbetka, Nevasa, Pushkar, Rohiri hills of upper Sind, and Samnapur on Narmada.
Which of the above is/are correct
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
KBC Questions answers

Question 3 Explanation: 
  • Lower Palaeolithic culture was quite widespread phenomenon between 6,00,000 and 60,000 B.C. On the basis of scientifc dates the middle Palaeolithic period can be dated between 1,50,000 B.C. and 40,000B.C. or even slightly later
  • In the north, Kashmir Valley and the Sohan Valley in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) have yielded Palaeolithic tools. In Rajasthan, Palaeolithic tools were found at the sites along the river Luni. In Western India, the Palaeolithic tools were also discovered from the sites of the rivers Sabarmati, Mahi and their tributaries in Gujarat. In Maharashtra, the most important sites are Nevasa on a tributary of Godavari and Patne in the Tapti river system. In Madhya Pradesh, the rock shelters at Bhimbetka (near Bhopal) and Adamgarh in the district Hoshangabad have yielded tools from the Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic period. In Uttar Pradesh, the Belan Valley (the region broadly from Allahabad to Varanasi) is the most prominent site. Towards the east, Assam and neighbouring areas including Meghalaya (Garo Hills) have yielded prehistoric artifacts. Palaeolithic tools have also been found at various sites in Bengal, Orissa and Bihar. In Peninsular India, Palaeolithic tools have been reported from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In Tamil Nadu, an important site is Attirampakkam in Chingleput region.
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Question 4
Consider the following statements:
  1. Fundamental Duties can be used by the courts to determine the constitutionality of a law.
  2. Fundamental Duties can be enforced by the Parliament through legislation.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
EVS Questions answers

Question 4 Explanation: 
Both the statements are correct. The Supreme Court in 1992 stated that Fundamental duties can be used in determining the constitutionality of any law.

The Parliament is free to enforce Fundamental duties through a suitable legislation. Many legislations like the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 make insult to national symbols a punishable act.

Question 5
Consider the following statements;
  1. Ease of doing business report is released by the World Trade Organization.
  2. The Ease of doing business rankings of State/UTs is released by the Ministry of Commerce.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
HRM Questions answers

Question 5 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Ease of Doing Business Report/Index released by the World Bank the performance of countries across 10 different dimensions. India has been placed at 63rd position in the 2020 report.

Statement 2 is correct. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, releases the rankings of States in Ease of Doing Business.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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