UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2
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- Fusion is the splitting of a heavy, unstable nucleus into two lighter nuclei,
- Fission is the process where two light nuclei combine together releasing vast amounts of energy.
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
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
This is a Shiva temple with inscriptions showing it to be built during the Rajeswar Singha period.
- Ring of Fire is a horseshoe- based seismically active belt
- The Ring of Fire has been the setting for the the earthquake that produced the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
A decrease in income tax rates
A decrease in discount rate
An open market purchase of government securities by RBI
An increase in reserve requirements
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
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. "
- Southernmost point of Mediterranean Sea
- Northernmost point of Black Sea
- Southernmost point of Caspian Sea
1, 2 and 3
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4