UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2

UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2

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Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The President will lay the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion in which of the following state?
A
West Bengal
B
Odisha
C
Jharkhand
D
Chhattisgarh
Question 16 Explanation: 
The Paikas were a class of military retainers who had been recruited since the 16th century by kings in Odisha from a variety of social groups to render martial services in return for hereditary rent-free land (nish-kar jagirs) and titles. President will lay the foundation stone for a memorial to mark 200 years of the Paika Rebellion.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
In which of the following regions India's first Mahila Mall is being set up.
A
CoimbatorE
B
Kozhikode
C
Bengaluru
D
Hyderabad
Question 17 Explanation: 
Mahila Mall, the first mall in the country with an all-women crew, is coming up in Kozhikode, Kerala. The mall, a venture of Unity Group under the Kozhikode Corporation Kudumbashree CDS, houses business establishments run by around 75 women entrepreneurs or groups.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Arrange the following precursor revolts to 1857 revolt in cantonments in chronological order
  1. 19th infantary, Berhampur
  2. 34th Native Infantary, Meerut
  3. 7th Regiment, Oudh
Select the correct answer using codes below
A
1-2-3
B
2-1-3
C
2-3-1
D
3-1-2
Question 18 Explanation: 
  • Even before the Meerut incident, there were rumblings of resentment in various cantonments. The 19th Native Infantry at Berhampur, which refused to use the newly introduced Enfield rifle, was disbanded in March 1857.
  • A young sepoy of the 34th Native Infantry, Mangal Pande, went a step further and fired at the Sergeant Major of his regiment. He was overpowered and executed and his regiment too, was disbanded.
  • The 7th Oudh Regiment later which defied its officers met with a similar fate.
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Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
The 'Afghan-India Friendship Dam' or Salma Dam, which was recently inaugurated, dams the river
A
Kunar
B
Hari Rud
C
Pech
D
Kabul
Question 19 Explanation: 

"Afghan-India Friendship Dam is a Multipurpose project planned for generating 42 MW of power, irrigating 75000 hectares of land, water supply and other benefits to the people of Afghanistan. Salma Dam is a landmark infrastructure project undertaken by Government of India on river Hari Rud , in Herat province of Afghanistan. The project was executed and implemented by WAPCOS Ltd., a Government of India Undertaking under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation."

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Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY COICE TO KNOW RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?
  1. Right to Information is a fundamental right enshrined in article 19 (1) of the constitution
  2. Supreme Court of India is not under the purview of RTI act
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 20 Explanation: 
Supreme Court of India is under the RTI's purview.
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