UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 251

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 251

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Question 1
'Operation MASOOM' is associated with
A
Primary Education
B
Female Foeticide
C
Child Pornography
D
Child Labour
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Question 1 Explanation: 
An operation called MASOOM (Mitigation of Adolescent Sexually Offensive Online Material) has been launched to act against sexually offensive content involving children that is being circulated and shared online.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/six-arrested-for-watching-sharing-child-pornography/article30064529.ece

Question 2
Consider the following statements with respect to "Sambar deer":
  1. It is found in India and other parts of Asia only.
  2. Sambar deer inhabit tropical rainforests, evergreen and mixed forests.
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 2 Explanation: 
Sambar deer is one of the largest members of the deer family. There are 7 subspecies of sambar deer that originate from southern and southeastern parts of Asia (Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Cambodia and Thailand). They can be found all over Australia, New Zealand and North America today. Sambar deer inhabit tropical rainforests, evergreen and mixed forests. They live in habitats that provide enough water. Sambar deer are often on a target of hunters because of their beautiful antlers and meat. Also, different parts of their body are used in traditional Asian medicine. Habitat loss (as a result of deforestation) additionally decreases number of sambar deer in the wild. These animals are listed as vulnerable (may become endangered in the near future).
Question 3
'Tianyan', seen in the news recently, refers to China's
A
Military-backed space programme.
B
Renewed push through investments in innovation and technological research to become the world's 'ultimate tourist destination'.
C
First experimental Space Station which is set to fall back to Earth in 2017.
D
Radio telescope which is the world's largest.
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Question 3 Explanation: 
  • "The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life on Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige."
  • "The official Xinhua News Agency said hundreds of astronomers and enthusiasts watched the launch of the Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, in the county of Pingtang."
  • "Installation of the 4,450-panel structure, nicknamed Tianyan, or the Eye of Heaven, started in 2011 and was completed in July."

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/worlds-largest-radio-telescope-begins-operations/article9147058.ece "

Question 4
With reference to sixth schedule, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Autonomous districts created under sixth schedule fall outside the executive authority of state.
  2. The district and regional councils in the sixth schedule areas are empowered to assess and collect land revenue.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. The tribal areas in the four states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram have been constituted as autonomous districts. But, they do not fall outside the executive authority of the state concerned.

Statement 2 is correct. The district and regional councils are empowered to assess and collect land revenue and to impose certain specified taxes.

The district and regional councils administer the areas under their jurisdiction. They can make laws on certain specified matters like land, forests, canal water, shifting cultivation, village administration, inheritance of property, marriage and divorce, social customs and so on. But all such laws require the assent of the Governor.

Question 5
Implementation of 'Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana' will help promote/achieve which of the following?
1. Unity and integrity of the nation
2. Economic justice
3. Equality of opportunity
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named "Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)" as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM).
* The Self Help Groups under DAY-NRLM will operate road transport services in backward areas.
* This will help to provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services to connect remote villages with key services and amenities (such as access to markets, education and health) for the overall economic development of backward rural areas.
* This will also provide an additional avenue of livelihood for SHGs.
PIB: AGEY; "
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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