UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2

 

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Question 36
Which of the following countries do not border the Mediterranean Sea?
A
Turkey
B
Egypt
C
Bulgaria
D
Greece


Question 37
Consider the following statements about 'Fiat Money'.
  1. It is a currency that a government has declared to be legal tender.
  2. It is backed by a physical commodity.
  3. Its value increases during hyperinflation.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2, 3
C
1, 3
D
1, 2, 3


Question 37 Explanation: 

Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but it is not backed by a physical commodity. The value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand rather than the value of the material from which the money is made. Because fiat money is not linked to physical reserves, it risks becoming worthless due to hyperinflation. "

Question 38
Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
    1. Kandangi saree - Karnataka
    2. Patola saree - Punjab
    3. Kanjeevaram saree -Tamil Nadu
    4. Gamusa - Assam
Select the correct answer using the code below:
A
1 and 4
B
1, 2 and 3
C
3 and 4
D
All of the above


Question 38 Explanation: 
  • The products - the Dindigul lock and the Kandangi saree - were given the GI tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai, 2019
    • The famous Dindigul locks are known throughout the world for their superior quality and durability, so much so that even the city is called Lock City.
    • The abundance of iron in this region is the reason for the growth of the lock-making industry.
    • The original Kandangi saree is manually made using a winding machine, loom, shuttle and bobbin. It is a team effort of the families who live in the town of Karaikudi and it forms part of their livelihood. These sarees are characterised by the large contrast borders, and some of them are known to have borders covering as much as two-thirds of the saree.
  • Patola, the trademark saree of Gujarat, is considered to be very costly and worn only by royals or aristocrats.
    • It is a double ikat woven sari, usually made from silk, made in Patan, Gujarat, India.
    • It has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2013.
  • Kanchipuram Silk is a type of silk saree made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu.
    • It has been recognized as a Geographical indication by the Government of India in 2005-06
  • Gamosa: Assam
    • It is generally a white rectangular piece of cloth with primarily a red border on three sides and red woven motifs on the fourth (in addition to red, other colors are also used).
    • Although cotton yarn is the most common material for making/weaving gamosas, there are special occasion ones made from Pat silk.
    • There are efforts underway to have the Gamosa registered with the Geographical Indication.

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Question 39
Recent scientific award titled as MANAK is given under which of the following scientific scheme?
A
INSPIRE
B
KIRAN
C
DISHA
D
PURSE


Question 39 Explanation: 
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is revamping a popular outreach programme, conceived to hook children early on to science and research, and tweaking it to reflect a thrust on technology and exposing children to the innovation cycle. The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research), as they are now called, will be rechristened MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) from this year. According to officials, it's a reformulation of the existing programme and reflects a thrust on original ideas, which aim to use technology to solve problems, rather than merely display a clever idea for an exhibition.
Question 40
Which of the following is/are correct?
  1. The Constitution of India does not contain any specific procedure for the selection of the Prime Minister.
  2. Death of an incumbent Prime Minister automatically dissolves the Council of Ministers.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2


There are 40 questions to complete.

 

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