UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 245

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Question 76 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently which one of the following country has abolished flogging as a punishment for crime?
A
Qatar
B
Oman
C
Kuwait
D
Saudi Arabia
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Question 76 Explanation: 
  • Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment for crime.
  • Now, with flogging abolished, judges will have to choose between fines, jail sentences and non-custodial alternatives such as jail sentences.
  • This reform was made in order to "bring the kingdom into line with international human rights norms against corporal punishment".
  • In 2018, Saudi had lifted the ban on women drivers. And, women not requiring permission from their male guardians to apply for a passport anymore.

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Question 77 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The Ministry of Finance recently released a report on 'Incentivising Pulses Production through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and related policies'. What are some of the key observations and recommendations of the report?
  1. The domestic production of pulses has to grow at 13 percent per year to meet the shortfall in availability, as opposed to the current growth of 8 percent.
  2. Stock limits and export bans set for pulses should be lifted in order to prevent a decline in prices of pulses.
  3. The government should aim to create a new institutional arrangement for pulses which would be allowed to engage in buying, stocking, warehousing, and trading operations for other crops too.
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
None of the above
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Question 77 Explanation: 
  • Availability of pulses: The production of pulses in the country increased from 11 million tonnes in 2002-03 to 19.3 million tonnes in 2013-14. However, imports also grew in this period, from 0.06 million tonnes in 2000-01 to 5.53 million tonnes in 2015-16. The domestic production of pulses has to grow at 8% per year to meet the shortfall in availability, as opposed to the current growth of 3%.
  • Price management of pulses: Stock limits and export bans set for pulses should be lifted in order to prevent a decline in prices of pulses. State governments should be encouraged to delist pulses from their Agricultural Produce Market Committee Acts, so that produce may be traded outside of the state-owned mandis.
  • Institutional arrangement for pulses: The government should aim to create a new institutional arrangement for pulses. Such an institution would be owned by the government, public sector institutions and private players, but operated by a board on a day to day basis. Along with pulses, the institution would be allowed to engage in buying, stocking, warehousing, and trading operations for other crops including fruits and vegetables.

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Question 78 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements are correct?
  1. Both Measles and Rubella are caused by virus.
  2. Measles is an important cause of death and disability among children worldwide.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 79 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. The folds of the Great Himalayas are symmetrical in nature.
  2. The part of the Himalayas lying between Sutlej and Kali rivers is known as Kumaon Himalayas.
  3. The longitudinal valley lying between lesser Himalaya and the Shiwaliks are known as Duns.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
2, 3
B
3 only
C
2 only
D
1, 2, 3
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Question 79 Explanation: 

The folds of the Great Himalayas are asymmetrical in nature. The part of the Himalayas lying between Sutlej and Kali rivers is known as Kumaon Himalayas. The longitudinal valley lying between lesser Himalaya and the Shiwaliks are known as Duns. Ex Chandigarh-Kalka dun, Nalagarh dun, Dehra Dun, Harike dun and the Kota dun, etc. Dehra Dun is the largest of all the duns with an approximate length of 35-45 km and a width of 22-25 km.

Question 80 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The Ministry of Commerce's 'Hortinet' mobile application will
1. Minimise disruption to trade
2. Enable identification of the source of contaminated food products
3. Use push notifications to enhance the outreach of Krishi Vigyan Kendras with farmers engaged in horticulture
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
3 only
D
None of the above
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Question 80 Explanation: 

Hortinet is an INTEGRATED TRACEABILITY SYSTEM developed by APEDA for providing Internet based electronic services to the stakeholders for facilitating farm registration, testing and certification of Grape, Pomegranate and Vegetables for export from India to the European Union in compliance with standards.
What is "Traceability"?
* In the context of food products it means the ability to track any food, feed, food-producing animal or substance that will be used for consumption, through all stages of production, processing and distribution.
Why is it needed?
* Traceability is a way of responding to potential risks that can arise in food and feed, to ensure that all food products in the EU are safe for European citizens to eat.
* It is vital that when national authorities or food businesses identify a risk they can trace it back to its source in order to swiftly isolate the problem and prevent contaminated products from reaching consumers.
* In addition, traceability allows targeted withdrawals and the provision of accurate information to the public, thereby minimising disruption to trade.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/identify-farmers-labs-via-app-technology/article19604090.ece ;
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170439 ;
https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/safety/docs/gfl_req_factsheet_traceability_2007_en.pdf ;
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