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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 11
Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
"Reunion Island" is recently in news located in which of the following Ocean?
Question 1 Explanation:
Reunion Island is a remote Indian Ocean island located between Madagascar and Mauritius. It is an overseas region of France. The island's capital is Saint-Denis which is home to one-fifth of the population. The Island is home to one of the world's most active volcanoes, the Piton de la Fournier which is also a World Heritage site. Recently India and France have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island for the first time.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
An immunotherapy drug has recently been described as a potential "game-changer" in cancer therapy. This drug, 'Nivolumab', works by
Interrupting chemical signals that cancers use to convince the immune system they are healthy tissue.
Enhancing the efficacy of chemical substances used in chemotherapy treatments.
Utilising nano-molecular machines to target and destroy cancer cells.
None of the above.
Question 2 Explanation:
- In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking nivolumab survived for longer compared with those who were treated with chemotherapy.
- In another study, combining nivolumab with another drug shrank tumours in advanced kidney cancer patients.
- Immunotherapy works by harnessing the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
- Nivolumab and ipilimumab both work by interrupting the chemical signals that cancers use to convince the immune system they are healthy tissue.
Primary Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37588541
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for Economic Transformation was recently set up by
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Question 3 Explanation:
Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a Task Force chaired by V. Kamakoti of IIT Madras to explore possibilities to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for development across various fields. The 'task force on AI for India's Economic Transformation' will submit concrete and implementable recommendations for government, industry and research institutions, an official statement said.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Ministry of Rural Development recently ranked more than 1.6 lakh gram panchayats in the country on six parameters as part of Mission Antyodaya. Consider the following statements in the context of its findings: 1.The South and Northeast Indian states are among the best performers. 2.In mainland India, the average score of each state reduces consistently as one moves from Tamil Nadu in the South to Jammu and Kashmir in the North. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 4 Explanation:
Data Point, 24th October, The Hindu;
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements with respect to "Chief Minister":
- The Constitution does not contain specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the Chief Minister.
- Article 164 only says that the Chief Minister shall be appointed by the governor.
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 5 Explanation:
The Constitution does not contain any specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the Chief Minister. Article 164 only says that the Chief Minister shall be appointed by the governor. However, this does not imply that the governor is free to appoint any one as the Chief Minister. In accordance with the convections of the parliamentary system of government, the governor has to appoint the leader of the majority party in the state legislative assembly as the Chief Minister.
There are 5 questions to complete.