UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2

 

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Question 96
'Gatiman Express', recently seen in the news, is/are
A
The first bullet train being built with cooperation from Japan
B
India's fastest train so far
C
Trains which will serve sea ports-to-hinterland connectivity
D
The first train in the northeast to put Meghalaya on the railway map of India
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Question 96 Explanation: 

Government Advertisement, Page 20, The Hindu, May 31st "

Question 97
Consider the following statements with respect to Defense Acquisition Council (DAC):
  1. DAC is headed by Defense Minister
  2. The objective of the DAC is to ensure expeditious procurement of the approved requirements of the Armed Forces
Which of the following codes below given is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 97 Explanation: 
The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defense Minister. The objective of the Defense Acquisition Council is to ensure expeditious procurement of the approved requirements of the Armed Forces in terms of capabilities sought, and time frame prescribed, by optimally utilizing the allocated budgetary resources.
  • in-principle approval of 15 Year Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan for Defence Forces,
  • accord of Acceptance of Necessity to acquisition proposals,
  • categorization of the acquisition proposals relating to 'Buy', 'Buy & Make' and 'Make',
  • issues relating to Single vendor clearance,
  • Decision regarding 'offset' provisions in respect of acquisition proposals above Rs. 300 crores.
Question 98
Asia's first 'National Dolphin Research Centre' will be setup in which state?
A
Odisha
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Bihar
D
Goa
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Question 98 Explanation: 

National Dolphin Research Centre, India and Asia's first, is to be set up on the banks of River Ganga in Patna University premises.

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Question 99
With reference to Carnatic music, consider the following statements:
  1. It does not have sub-styles.
  2. Tabla is one of the instruments associated with it.
  3. It is indigenous in nature.
Which of the above statements is/are correct.
A
1, 2 and 3
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
None of the above is correct
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Question 99 Explanation: 
Statements 1 and 3 are correct. Carnatic Sangeet has developed in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. These states are known for their strong presentation of Dravidian culture. Purandardas (1480-1564) is considered to be the father of Carnatic music. It has only one particular prescribed style of singing.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Tabla is associated with Hindustani music. The principal instruments played with Carnatic music are Veena, Mrindagum and Mandolin.

Amir Khusro is credited with fashioning the Tabla as a split version of the traditional Indian drum, the pakhawaj.

Question 100
The stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) sometimes seen in news is associated with.
A
Increasing Global Warming
B
Mitigating Global Warming
C
Cloud Seeding
D
Pollutant from Nuclear Power Plant
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Question 100 Explanation: 

Scientists have found that spraying sun-dimming chemicals high above the earth to slow global warming could be remarkably inexpensive costing about $2.25 billion a year over a 15-year period.

This geo-engineering technique known as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) could limit rising temperatures that are causing climate change.

Under SAI delivery of precursor sulfide gases such as sulfuric acid, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) are sprayed by artillery, aircraft and balloons. "

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