UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 222

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 222

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Question 1
As per the Paris Agreement, India agreed to
  1. Reduce emissions intensity of its GDP by 10% by 2030 from the 2005 level.
  2. Power capacity to be 40% non-fossil fuel-based.
Choose the correct answer based on the codes given:
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Geography Questions answers

Question 1 Explanation: 
One of India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) at the Agreement was to reduce emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 - 35% by 2030 from the 2005 level.
Question 2
Which of the following is/are possibly a reason/reasons for 'Crowding out effect' in an economy?
  1. Expansionary fiscal policy
  2. Large scale borrowing by government.
  3. Higher interest rate.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
All the above
D
1 and 2 only
Education Questions answers

Question 2 Explanation: 
All of the above are reason for crowding out effect. The crowding out effect is an economic theory arguing that rising public sector spending drives down or even eliminates private sector spending. One of the most common forms of crowding out takes place when a large government increases its borrowing. The sheer scale of this borrowing can lead to substantial rises in the real interest rate, which has the effect of absorbing the economy's lending capacity and of discouraging businesses from making capital investments. Other reason is expansionary fiscal policy reduces investment spending by the private sector.
Question 3
Yellow cake ,'an item of smuggling across border is
A
A crude form of heroin
B
A crude form of cocaine
C
Uranium oxide
D
Unrefined gold
Data interpretation (DI) Questions answers

Question 3 Explanation: 
Yellow cake is milled uranium oxide, known to chemists as u308. Yellowcake is a first step toward enriched uranium.
Question 4
Consider the following statements regarding G20 Forum and G20 Summit.
  1. 2019 G20 Summit was the first G20 summit to be hosted by Japan.
  2. Pakistan is not a member of G20 Forum.
  3. G20 summits focus only on macroeconomy and trade.
  4. India has hosted G20 summits twice since its inception.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
A
1, 2, 4
B
3, 4
C
2, 3, 4
D
1, 3, 4
Geography Questions answers

Question 4 Explanation: 

The 2019 G20 Osaka summit was the fourteenth meeting of the G20, a forum of 19 countries and the EU that together represent most of the world economy. It was the first G20 summit to be hosted by Japan.

The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.

The recent G20 summits have focused not only on macroeconomy and trade, but also on a wide range of global issues which have an immense impact on the global economy, such as development, climate change and energy, health, counter-terrorism, as well as migration and refugees.

India was the host country in 2002. The 2020 Summit will be in Saudi Arabia and 2022 in India. "

Question 5
The 2017 RajaswaGyanSangam, a two-day annual conference was recently held at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi. With reference to this which of the following is correct?
A
The conference was held to discuss a framework for the new National Education Policy.
B
It was an All India Conference to a frame a National Awareness Programme for the protection of Endemic Species.
C
It was a conference of senior tax administratorsaimed at increasing revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies.
D
It was a National Conference on Language, Literature and Culture.
Economics Questions answers

Question 5 Explanation: 
The 2017 RajaswaGyanSangam, a two-day annual conference of senior tax administrators was held at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi. It was inaugurated Prime Minister NarendraModi. The conference was jointly organised by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).The objective RajaswaGyanSangam 2017 was to enable two-way communication between policy-makers and senior officers in field offices with view to increase revenue collection and facilitate effective implementation of law and policies in key result areas.
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