UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 14

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 14

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Question 1
Consider the following statements on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Amendment) act 2015:
  1. New offences of atrocities like tonsuring of head and moustache were added.
  2. Exclusive Special Courts has been established for fast decisions.
Which of the following 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: 
Both the statements are correct

Following provisions were added:

  • Establishment of Exclusive Special Courts and specification of Exclusive Special Public Prosecutors also, to exclusively try the offences under the PoA Act to enable speedy and expeditious disposal of cases.
  • New offences of atrocities like tonsuring of head, moustache, or similar acts which are derogatory to the dignity of members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, garlanding with chappals, denying access to irrigation facilities or forest rights , dispose or carry human or animal carcasses, or to dig graves, using or permitting manual scavenging, dedicating a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe women as devadasi, abusing in caste name, perpetrating witchcraft atrocities, imposing social or economic boycott, preventing Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates from filing of nomination to contest elections, hurting a Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes woman by removing her garments, forcing a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe to leave house , village or residence, defiling objects sacred to members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe, touching or using words, acts or gestures of a sexual nature against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe.
Question 2
Which of the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Grameen (PMAY-G) scheme in India is/are correct?
  1. As of now, the PMAY (Grameen) scheme to provide housing for the rural poor has achieved only 66% of its target to complete one crore houses.
  2. The scheme has been successful in reducing the average time of construction from 314 days to 114 days
  3. Under the scheme, maximum land allocation has taken place within a quick time span in Bihar.
A
All three
B
3 & 2 only
C
1 & 3 only
D
1 & 2 only
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Question 2 Explanation: 
1 & 2 only
Question 3
Which of the following statements are correct?
  1. India lies in the Indomalaya ecozone.
  2. Three of the world's biodiversity hotspots are completely in India.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Only 2 hotspots are completely in India. The third one lies in India and Burma.
Question 4
There was a time when India played a dominant role in the higher education system. Which of the following are known to be renowned seats of learning in her past?
  1. Takshashila
  2. Vikramashila
  3. Somapura
  4. Odantapuri
Select the correct answer using codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2, 3 and 4
D
3 and 4 only
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Question 4 Explanation: 
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"There was a time when India played a dominant role in the higher education system and we had renowned seats of learning like Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramashila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri. However after them we have not been able to find a place in world rankings which is commensurate with our size, culture and civilization. India now has to work towards regaining that glory of the past."

Another seat of learning is Jagaddala.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=132382 "

Question 5
According to a recent World Trade Organisation report, "the state of play in the services negotiations" covers which of the following areas? 1.Services related to e-commerce 2.Services trade facilitation 3.Domestic regulation
  1. Gender equality
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1 only
C
3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Question 5 Explanation: 

Ahead of the December 10-13 meeting of the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) highest decision-making body, India has highlighted the difficulties faced by services suppliers from developing economies in complying with rich countries' complex domestic regulations.

India also rejected attempts by some WTO Members such as European Union and Canada to include 'gender equality' in the services trade negotiations agenda.

According to a November 27 WTO report, "the state of play in the services negotiations covers four areas: services trade facilitation, services related to e-commerce, market access, and domestic regulation."

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/wto-india-battles-services-barriers/article21383784.ece ;

Improvisation: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/crunch-time-at-wto/article21386424.ece ;

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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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