UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 13

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 13

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Question 1
Consider the following statements:
  1. The Sufi saints discarded the materialistic life and refrained from court politics.
  2. Many Turkish Sultans did not simply need to demonstrate their association with sufis; they also required legitimation from them
Which of the above statement(s) 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: 
During Mughal period some Sufi Silsilahs like Nasqbandi and Suharawadi accepted courtly offices.
Question 2
Consider the following statements with reference to National Policy on Biofuels 2018:
    1. The policy allows use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.
    2. It envisages an indicative target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol and 5% blending of bio-diesel in diesel by 2030.
Which of the given above 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 2 Explanation: 

The National Policy on Biofuels-2018 approved by the Government envisages an indicative target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol and 5% blending of bio-diesel in diesel by 2030.

National Policy on biofuels, 2018- salient features:

  • The Policy categorises biofuels as "Basic Biofuels" viz. First Generation (1G) bioethanol & biodiesel and "Advanced Biofuels" - Second Generation (2G) ethanol, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to drop-in fuels, Third Generation (3G) biofuels, bio-CNG etc. to enable extension of appropriate financial and fiscal incentives under each category.
  • The Policy expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of Sugarcane Juice, Sugar containing materials like Sugar Beet, Sweet Sorghum, Starch containing materials like Corn, Cassava, Damaged food grains like wheat, broken rice, Rotten Potatoes, unfit for human consumption for ethanol production.
  • Farmers are at a risk of not getting appropriate price for their produce during the surplus production phase. Taking this into account, the Policy allows use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.
  • With a thrust on Advanced Biofuels, the Policy indicates a viability gap funding scheme for 2G ethanol Bio refineries of Rs.5000 crore in 6 years in addition to additional tax incentives, higher purchase price as compared to 1G biofuels.
  • The Policy encourages setting up of supply chain mechanisms for biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds, Used Cooking Oil, short gestation crops.
  • Roles and responsibilities of all the concerned Ministries/Departments with respect to biofuels has been captured in the Policy document to synergise efforts.

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Question 3
Pyrogen test, recently seen in the news refers to,
A
Test to determine the heat of a planetary body.
B
Test carried out to determine the type of fever a person is suffering from
C
Test carried out on rabbits during drug testing
D
Test carried out before mining to avoid accidents
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Pyrogen testing is carried out on rabbits in the course of animal testing for manufacturing drugs. The Pyrogen test is carried out to check impurity or the presence of any substance that can cause adverse side effects. During the test, the rabbit is injected with the drug and is closely monitored for feverish symptoms. Recently, the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission has replaced the Pyrogen test with bacterial endotoxin test or a monocyte activation test. This step would spare the animals from suffering during drug testing.
Question 4
The Preamble of the Indian Constitution reveals which of the following components/Ingredients?
  1. Source of authority of the Constitution
  2. Date of adoption of the Constitution
  3. Formation of a Union
  4. Objectives of the Constitution
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1, 2 and 4 only
C
2 and 4 only
D
All the above
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Question 4 Explanation: 
The Preamble reveals four ingredients or components:
  1. Source of authority of the Constitution: The Preamble states that the Constitution derives its authority from the people of India.
  2. Nature of Indian State: It declares India to be of a sovereign, socialist, secular democratic and republican polity.
  3. Objectives of the Constitution: It specifies justice, liberty, equality and fraternity as the objectives.
  4. Date of adoption of the Constitution: It stipulates November 26, 1949 as the date.
Question 5
Consider the following statements about Kotak committee on Corporate Governance:
  1. Roles of chairman and managing director at listed firms should be separated and chairmanship should be limited to only non-executive directors.
  2. Minimum board strength should be increased to 6 members.
  3. At least half of the board members to be independent directors.
Which of the following statement is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
All of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Roles of chairman and managing director at listed firms should be separated and chairmanship should be limited to only non-executive directors.

Minimum board strength should be increased to 6 members.

At least half of the board members to be independent directors with at least one woman independent director.

Independent directors must get minimum remuneration of Rs 5 lakh per annum and sitting fee of Rs 20,000-50,000 for each board meet.

Updated list of all credit ratings obtained by the listed entity must be made available at one place, which would be very helpful for investors and other stakeholders.

There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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