UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 242

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 242

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Question 1
Which of the following parameter is NOT part of Ease of Doing Business of World Bank?
A
Energy Efficiency
B
Getting Electricity
C
Trading across borders
D
Paying taxes
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Doing Business report, an annual publication (since 2004) of the World Bank Group ranks the countries of the world on the basis of their 'regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it'. Popularly known as the 'ease of doing business report', it measures regulations affecting 11 areas of the life of a business:
  1. Starting a business,
  2. Dealing with construction permits,
  3. Getting electricity,
  4. Registering property,
  5. Getting credit,
  6. Protecting minority investors,
  7. Paying taxes,
  8. Trading across borders,
  9. Enforcing contracts,
  10. Resolving insolvency, and
  11. Labour market regulation.
Question 2
Consider the following statements about the Nagpur Session of Indian National Congress, 1920:
  1. The session was presided by Lala Rajpat Rai
  2. The programme of non-cooperation was endorsed in this session
  3. Resolution on fundamental rights was introduced which included primary education as a fundamental right.
  4. Change of INCs goal from attaining the self- government through constitutional means to the attainment of Swaraj through and Peaceful and legitimate means.
Which of the above statement/s is are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
1, 2 and 3 only
C
2 and 4 only
D
All the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Nagpur Session, December 1920
  • The Napur (special session )was presided by C. Vijayaraghavachariar
  • The programme of non-cooperation was endorsed.
  • An important change was made in Congress creed; now, instead of having the attainment of self-government through constitutional means as its goal, the Congress decided to have the attainment of Swaraj through peaceful and legitimate means, thus committing itself to an extra- constitutional mass struggle.

Note: Resolution on fundamental rights which included primary education as a fundamental right was introduced in Karachi Session of INC, 1931.

Question 3
Consider the following statements about Adopt a Heritage Scheme:
  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of culture
  2. It is a revenue generating Project
  3. Agency will be selected on the basis of financial bid
Which of the above statements are incorrect?
A
All of the above
B
Only 1 and 3
C
Only 2 and 3
D
Only 1
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Question 3 Explanation: 
All are incorrect
Question 4
Consider the following statements with reference to the South Indian dynasties.
  1. Arikkamedu was a seaport during the Sangam period.
  2. Uraiyur was famous for pearls.
  3. Lord Murugan was the primary deity of the Sangam age.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 

All the statements given above are correct. "

Question 5
Consider the following statements:
1. Grasslands are found on every continent.
2. These terrestrial ecosystems occupy roughly 19% of the earth's surface.
3. Grasslands are characterized by treeless herbaceous plant cover, dominated by a wide variety of grass species. Which of the statements are INCORRECT?
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
None
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Question 5 Explanation: 
grasslands are found on every continent except Antarctica. These terrestrial ecosystems occupy roughly 19% of the earth's surface. They are characterized by treeless herbaceous plant cover, dominated by a wide variety of grass species.
Features of grassland ecosystems:
* Land is dominated by grasses. Large shrubs or trees are not there.
* Grasslands have a rich variety of animals.
* Grasslands have been the home for grazing animals for Millions of years. Since the grass height is low and trees are few, animals found in their areas are exposed to the stress of sun and sweeping winds. "
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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