UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 155

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 155

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct about the Kailasa Temple at Ellora?
  1. It is a megalith carved out of one single rock.
  2. It is attributed to the Rashtrakuta king Krishna I.
  3. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A
1 and 3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 2 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 
All three are correct
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Look at the following statements about chit funds:
  1. It is a saving institution.
  2. They have regular members who make periodical subscriptions to the fund.
  3. Chit funds are included in the definition of Non- Banking Financial Companies.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
A
Only 1 and 2
B
Only 2 and 3
C
Only 1 and 3
D
All of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
All of the above are correct
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA), consider the following statement(s):
  1. It releases funds for research and related infrastructure.
  2. It has been granted license under the RBI Act.
Which of the following 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 3 Explanation: 
For providing additional funds for research and related infrastructure, Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA), has started its operations. Thus, statement 1 is correct.

RBI has granted a license under the RBI Act for HEFA to operate as NBFC on 21stNovember 2017 and to leverage the equity to mobilise money from market as per the requirements of the institutions. Thus, statement 2 is correct.

The HEFA is a novel method of funding the premier institutions by using the instrument of 'securitising the future flows'. Under this, each institution agrees to escrow a specific amount from their internally earned resources (not govt grants) to HEFA. This forms basis for a credit line which can be used by the institution for creating the required capital and research assets. The Principal portion is repaid from the escrowed amount and the interest is met by Govt. For the institution, this is an interest-free amount and gives facility to the institution to build the required research infrastructure of world class.

Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the Special Leave to appeal by the Supreme Court, consider the following statements:
    1. The Supreme Court is authorized to grant in its discretion special leave to appeal from any judgment in any matter passed by any court or tribunal in the country including military tribunal and court martial
    2. It can be granted in any judgment whether final or interlocutory
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: 
  • The Supreme Court is authorised to grant in its discretion special leave to appeal from any judgement in any matter passed by any court or tribunal in the country (except military tribunal and court martial). This provision contains the four aspects as under:
    • It is a discretionary power and hence, cannot be claimed as a matter of right.
    • It can be granted in any judgement whether final or interlocutory.
    • It may be related to any matter-constitutional, civil, criminal, income tax, labour, revenue, advocates, etc.
    • It can be granted against any court or tribunal and not necessarily against a high court (except a military court).
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Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about Cantonment Board:
  1. Cantonment Board is set up under the provisions of the Cantonments Act of 2006-a legislation enacted by the Central government.
  2. It consists of partly elected and partly nominated members.
  3. The president of the board is elected by the elected members from amongst themselves for a term of five years.
  4. The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by the president of India.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2, 3 and 4
C
1, 3 and 4
D
1, 2 and 4
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Question 5 Explanation: 
A cantonment board is established for municipal administration for civilian population in the cantonment area. It is set up under the provisions of the Cantonments Act of 2006-a legislation enacted by the Central government. It works under the administrative control of the defence ministry of the Central government.

A cantonment board consists of partly elected and partly nominated members. The elected members hold office for a term of five years while the nominated members (i.e., ex-officio members) continue so long as they hold the office in that station. The military officer commanding the station is the exofficio president of the board and presides over its meetings. The vice-president of the board is elected by the elected members from amongst themselves for a term of five years.

The executive officer of the cantonment board is appointed by the president of India. He implements all the resolutions and decisions of the board and its committees. He belongs to the central cadre established for the purpose.

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