UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2

 

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Question 86
Consider the following phenomenon:
  1. Fusion is the splitting of a heavy, unstable nucleus into two lighter nuclei,
  2. Fission is the process where two light nuclei combine together releasing vast amounts of energy.
Select the correct option
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above


Question 86 Explanation: 
Both fission and fusion are nuclear reactions that produce energy, but the applications are not the same. Fission is the splitting of a heavy, unstable nucleus into two lighter nuclei, and fusion is the process where two light nuclei combine together releasing vast amounts of energy.
Question 87
"Hajo", an ancient pilgrimage centre for three religions Hinduism, Buddhism and Muslims is located in which of the following Indian states?
A
Assam
B
Sikkim
C
Gujarat
D
Manipur


Question 87 Explanation: 
Hajo is situated on the north bank of the Brahamputra 32 km from Guwahati. Hajo is an extremely important destination for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists

Hayagriva Madhava temple

It is a stone temple and it enshrines an image of Hayagriva Madhava. Some Buddhists believe that the Hayagriva Madhava temple, best known in the group of Hindu temples, is where the Buddha attained Nirvana. At this imposing temple, the presiding deity is worshipped as the Man Lion incarnation of Vishnu by the Hindus.

Hajo Powa Mecca:

Hajo is also a Muslim pilgrimage centre since the mosque known as the Poa Mecca (1/4th Mecca) is thought to have some of the sanctity of Mecca. It is said that Powa Mecca was constructed from the soil that was brought from the city of Mecca itself

Kedareswara Temple:

This is a Shiva temple with inscriptions showing it to be built during the Rajeswar Singha period.

Question 88
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
  1. Ring of Fire is a horseshoe- based seismically active belt
  2. The Ring of Fire has been the setting for the the earthquake that produced the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


Question 88 Explanation: 
Both are correct.
Question 89
Which of the following will lead to a decrease in a nation's money supply?
A
A decrease in income tax rates
B
A decrease in discount rate
C
An open market purchase of government securities by RBI
D
An increase in reserve requirements


Question 89 Explanation: 

Statement a : Decrease in income tax would leave more money in hands of people augmenting their purchasing power. Hence it will increase money supply. Hence it is wrong.

Statement b : decrease in discount rate or the Bank rate would decrease the cost of borrowing for the banks. And hence lending rates can be reduced propelling the borrowing by the consumers. Hence it will increase money supply. Hence it is wrong.

Statement c : purchase of securities or OMO - open market operations purchase by RBI would increase the money supply. Hence it is wrong

Statement d:

An increase in reserve requirements such as CRR and SLR would necessarily decrease the amount of money available in the economy.

CRR- cash reserve ratio - It is the amount of money which banks must keep with RBI at all times.

SLR- Statutory liquidity Ratio - It is the amount of money which banks must maintain with themselves at all times to manage day to day activities and indirectly manage government borrowings.

If the CRR and SLR increases the money available with bank to lend decreases and hence the money supply in the nation also decreases.

Hence it is correct. "

Question 90
Consider a triangle that is formed from the following;
    1. Southernmost point of Mediterranean Sea
    2. Northernmost point of Black Sea
    3. Southernmost point of Caspian Sea
Which of these nations would fall partially or fully in the triangle? (1) Syria (2) Turkey (3) Iran (4) Kuwait Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A
1 only
B
1, 2 and 3
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4


Question 90 Explanation: 

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There are 90 questions to complete.

 

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