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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 158
Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- Khanderi is a Scorpene class submarine.
- Khanderi is an armoured tank.
- Khanderi is named after an island fort of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji.
1 and 2
1 and 3
2 and 3
None of the above
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
- Animal competition is the basic feature of both the sports.
- Both use bull for the race.
- Both are performed in Tamil Nadu.
2 and 3 only
1 and 2 only
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
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 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Government of India Act, 1935
French ideals of Liberty and Fraternity
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Both 1 and 2 only
Neither 1 and 2
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.