UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 241

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 241

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Question 1
With reference to "Hornbill Festival", recently in news, which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. Hornbill Festival is celebrated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh every year.
  2. The Hornbill Festival is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
  3. The festival is organise to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Hornbill Festival is celebrated in Nagaland every year in first week of December. It is one of biggest indigenous festivals of country. The festival pays tribute to Hornbill, the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas for its qualities of alertness and grandeur.

Statement 2 is correct. Hornbill Festival is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.

Statement 2 is correct. The festival is organise to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage. The Hornbill Festival provides a colourful mixture of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs and religious ceremonies. It exposes both the culture and tradition of tribal peoples, and reinforces Nagaland's identity as a unique state in India's federal union

Question 2
Which of the following institution launched the Global Coalition for Biodiversity?
A
UNEP
B
UNFCCC
C
European Commission
D
World Bank
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Question 2 Explanation: 
The European Commission (EC) launched the 'United for Biodiversity' coalition made up of zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks, and natural history and science museums from around the world, on World Wildlife Day 2020, according to a statement by it. The coalition offered the opportunity for all such institutions to "join forces and boost public awareness about the nature crisis, ahead of the crucial COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China in October 2020," when nations will adopt a new global framework to protect and restore nature, the statement added.
Question 3
Consider the following statements about the 'Micro Solar Dome (MSD)' or 'Surya Jyoti', a green energy initiative of the Department of Science and Technology: 1.It gives an illumination equivalent of a 60W incandescent light bulb 2.It is a day-and-night lighting device Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 3 Explanation: 

The MSD is a day-and-night lighting single device unique in its features, that has a transparent semi-spherical upper dome made of acrylic material which captures the sunlight and the light passes through a sun-tube having a thin layer of highly reflective coating on the inner wall of the passage. There is a shutter in the bottom of the lower dome which can be closed, if light is not required in the daytime. It is leak proof and works throughout the day and 4 hours continuously after sunset (in the case of PV-Integrated MSD). There are two types of MSDs - PV Integrated and non-PV Integrated.

Source/Improvisation: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/100-zero-fuel-bulb-shines-bright/article23402550.ece ;

From 2016: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=153493 ;

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Question 4
With reference to Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR), consider the following statements: 1) Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) requires banks to hold sufficient high-quality liquid assets to cover its total net cash outflows over 30 days. 2) Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) requires the available amount of stable funding in banking institutions to exceed the required amount of stable funding for one-year period of extended stress. Select the statement which is/are incorrect.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2 only
D
Neither 1 and 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
The Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) requires banks to hold sufficient high-quality liquid assets to cover its total net cash outflows over 30 days.

The Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) requires the available amount of stable funding to exceed the required amount of stable funding for a one-year period of extended stress.

It has been recommended by a former RBI Governor along with 13 economists, recently, to support economic reforms that India needs to carry out in the next five years.

Question 5
Consider the following statements about the Harappan Agriculture system:
  1. The Bull was known to the people of Harappan Civilization.
  2. Evidence of plough field has been found at Harappan sites.
  3. Harappan agriculture was dependent on monsoon and no irrigation facility was required.
Which of the above is/are correct?
A
Only 1 and 2
B
Only 1 and 3
C
Only 3 and 2
D
All three
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Only 1 and 2 are correct
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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