UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 253

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to "Masala bonds", which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. Masala bonds are issued outside India but denominated in Indian Rupees.
  2. The first masala bonds were issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank.
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 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is correct. Masala bonds are issued outside India but denominated in Indian Rupees.

Statement 2 is correct. The first masala bonds were issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank in November 2014

Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following were the main objectives of the Khilafat movement?
  1. To rouse anti-British feelings among the Muslims of India
  2. To reform the Muslim society
  3. To demand separate electorates and preserve the Khilafat
  4. To save the Ottoman empire and preserve the Khilafat.
Select the correct answer code:
A
1, 2
B
2, 3
C
3, 4
D
1, 4
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Question 2 Explanation: 

The main objective was to correct the Khilafat wrong, to save the ottoman empire and save the holy places of Muslims. Through this movement they also expressed their anti-British feelings.

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest?
A
South-West Bengal
B
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
C
North coastal Andhra Pradesh
D
Southern Saurashtra
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Mammals of India (MaO).
  1. It is an online, peer- reviewed, freely-accessible portal which aims to develop individual species pages for all Indian mammals.
  2. It has been launched by the scientists from Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
Which of the statements given above 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: 
Scientists from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore have come up with a new citizen-science repository on Indian mammals, called Mammals of India (MaOI).

It is an online, peer- reviewed, freely-accessible portal which aims to develop individual species pages for all Indian mammals with information on identification, variation, distribution, breeding and non-breeding ecology and species conservation.

The website, http://www.mammalsofindia.org provides an opportunity to any person to upload geotagged photographic observations about mammals with information on habitat age of the observed individual.

Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements
    1. Paramahansa Yogananda was a contemporary of Swami Vivekananda
    2. Paramahansa Yogananda was considered as Father of Yoga in the East
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 5 Explanation: 
  • Swami Vivekananda (1863 -1902), was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.
  • He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.
  • He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India.
  • Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.
  • He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.
  • Paramahansa Yogananda (1893- 1952)
    • He is considered as the "Father of Yoga in the West."

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