UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 2
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- It is a currency that a government has declared to be legal tender.
- It is backed by a physical commodity.
- Its value increases during hyperinflation.
1, 2, 3
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. "
- Kandangi saree - Karnataka
- Patola saree - Punjab
- Kanjeevaram saree -Tamil Nadu
- Gamusa - Assam
1 and 4
1, 2 and 3
3 and 4
All of the above
- 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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- The Constitution of India does not contain any specific procedure for the selection of the Prime Minister.
- Death of an incumbent Prime Minister automatically dissolves the Council of Ministers.
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2