UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 245

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 245

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Question 1
The reserve held by commercial banks over and above the statutory minimum with the RBI is called
A
Cash reserve
B
Deposit reserve
C
Momentary reserve
D
Excess reserve
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Excess reserve
Question 2
Consider the following statements:
  1. Surendranath Banerjee founded the Indian Association to agitate for political reforms.
  2. Surendranath Banerjee was called the Indian Burke.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Surendranath Banerjee was called the Indian Burke. He firmly opposed the Partition of Bengal. He founded the Indian Association (1876) to agitate for political reforms. He had convened the Indian National Conference (1883) which merged with the Indian National Congress in l886.
Question 3
Who among the following can alter the boundaries of a national park? 1. Parliament
2. State legislature
3. Ministry of environment and forest. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 only
D
2 and 3 only
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Question 3 Explanation: 
State legislature
Question 4
Consider the following statements with respect to "1000 spring's initiative":
  1. Its aim is to improve the accessibility of safe and adequate water for the tribal communities who are living in difficult and inaccessible areas of rural India
  2. Under this initiative government develop 1000 natural springs
Which of the following codes below given is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda launched the "Programme for Capacity Building of Scheduled Tribe Representatives in Local Self Governments" at a programme in Bhubhaneswar (Odisha) today. He also launched "1000 Spring Initiatives" and an online portal on GIS-based Spring Atlas with hydrological and chemical properties of the Springs on the occasion. Addressing on the occasion, he said that '1000 Springs Initiative' aims at improving access to safe and adequate water for the tribal communities living in difficult and inaccessible part of rural areas in the country. It is an integrated solution around natural springs. It includes provision of infrastructure for piped water supply for drinking; provision of water for irrigation; community-led total sanitation initiatives; and provision for water for backyard nutrition gardens, generating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the tribal people. He hoped that the learning and suggestions coming out of the consultation will be used for further expansion of the project.
Question 5
Consider the following statements:
  1. Bharatnatyam dance is known to be ekaharya
  2. The style was kept alive by the devadasis (performed music and dance as offerings to the deities, in the temple courtyards).
Select the correct option
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
None of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 
Bharatnatyam dance is known to be ekaharya, where one dancer takes on many roles in a single performance. In the early 19th century, the famous Tanjore Quartette, under the patronage of Raja Serfoji are said to have been responsible for the repertoire of Bharatnatyam dance as we see it today. The style was kept alive by the devadasis, who were young girls 'gifted' by their parents to the temples and who were married to the gods. The devadasis performed music and dance as offerings to the deities, in the temple courtyards.
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