UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 158

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 158

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Question 1
Consider the following statements with reference to India's foreign exchange reserves: 1.It comprises of foreign currency assets only. 2.Import cover recently declined to six months as the rupee has witnessed a significant fall in its value over the last few months. 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 1 Explanation: 

The adequacy of foreign exchange reserves, measured by import cover, declined to 10.8 months in December 2017, from 11.3 months at the end of March 2017, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a biannual report on exchange management.

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Question 2
Consider the following statements.
  1. Khanderi is a Scorpene class submarine.
  2. Khanderi is an armoured tank.
  3. Khanderi is named after an island fort of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Choose the correct statements:
A
1 and 2
B
1 and 3
C
2 and 3
D
None of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
The second Scorpene Khanderi began its sea trials last week. Khanderi, named after an island fort of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji, was launched in January and had undergone some testing.
Question 3
What is/are common to the two annual sports in South India known as Jallikattu and Kambala?
  1. Animal competition is the basic feature of both the sports.
  2. Both use bull for the race.
  3. Both are performed in Tamil Nadu.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
A
2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 2 only
D
1 only
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Question 3 Explanation: 
A kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka.

Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of

Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, a region collectively known as Tulu Nadu.

The kambala season generally starts in November and lasts until March.

The kambalas are organized through kambala samithis (Kambala Associations), of which there

are currently 18. Over 45 races are held annually in coastal Karnataka, including smaller remote

villages such as Vandaru and Gulvadi.

Jallikattu, also known as eru thazhuvuthal and manju virattu, is a traditional spectacle in which

a Bos indicus bull, is released into a crowd of people, and multiple human participants attempt

to grab the large hump on the bull's back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull

attempts to escape. Participants hold the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the

bull to a stop. In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove flags on the bull's

horns.

So, In Jallikattu, it is not the Animals (bull) that compete but people or human participants

competing to subdue the bull.

Jallikattu is typically practised in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations

on Mattu Pongal day, which occurs annually in January.

Question 4
The most profound influence on the drafting of the Indian Constitution was exercised by the
A
Government of India Act, 1935
B
British Constitution
C
U.S. Constitution
D
French ideals of Liberty and Fraternity
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Question 5
With reference to Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) consider the following statement. 1) Ministry of Labour and Employment is implementing the PMEGP 2) It is aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through the establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth. Select the statement which is/are correct.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2 only
D
Neither 1 and 2
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Question 5 Explanation: 
About Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing the PMEGP, which is a major credit-linked subsidy programme.

It is aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through the establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth.

Under this programme, general category beneficiaries can avail themselves of margin money subsidy of 25 percent of the project cost in rural areas and 15 per cent in urban areas.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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