UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 255

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 255

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Question 1
With reference to Kathputli, consider the following statements: 1. These are the traditional string instruments of Bihar and Jharkhand 2. It is controlled by a single string that passes from the top of the puppet over the puppeteers. 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 1 Explanation: 

These are the traditional string instruments of Rajasthan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathputli_(Puppet) "

Question 2
Consider the following statements about Gender Inequality Index (GII):
  1. Higher GII values indicate lower inequalities and thus lower loss to human development.
  2. GII index was introduced by United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Which of the above statement(s) 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: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Higher the GII value the more disparities between females and males and the more loss to human development.

Statement 2 is correct. It was introduced by UNDP.

More about Gender Inequality Index:

  • The GII is an inequality index.
  • It measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development - reproductive health, measured by maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates; empowerment, measured by proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females and proportion of adult females and males aged 25 years and older with at least some secondary education; and economic status, expressed as labour market participation and measured by labour force participation rate of female and male populations aged 15 years and older.
  • The GII is built on the same framework as the IHDI-to better expose differences in the distribution of achievements between women and men.
  • It measures the human development costs of gender inequality. Thus the higher the GII value the more disparities between females and males and the more loss to human development.

Question 3
Which of the following is geographically closest to mainland India?
A
Barren Island
B
Reunion Islands
C
Minicoy Island
D
Chagos Islands
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Minicoy Island
Question 4
Consider the following statements:
  1. Gross Value Added (GVA) provides the rupee value for the amount of goods and services produced in an economy after deducting the cost of inputs and raw materials.
  2. While GVA gives a picture of the state of economic activity from the producers' side or supply side, the GDP gives the picture from the consumers' side.
Which of the statement given above is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Both the statements are correct. Gross value added is a measure of total output and income in the economy. It provides the rupee value for the amount of goods and services produced in an economy after deducting the cost of inputs and raw materials that have gone into the production of those goods and services. It also gives sector-specific picture like what is the growth in an area, industry or sector of an economy.

While GVA gives a picture of the state of economic activity from the producers' side or supply side, the GDP gives the picture from the consumers' side or demand perspective. Both measures need not match because of the difference in treatment of net taxes. This is one of the reasons that in the first quarter of 2015, GDP growth was stronger at 7.5%, while GVA growth was 6.1%.

Question 5
Consider the following statements with respect to Tenure of Supreme Court Judges:
1. The Constitution has fixed the tenure of a Supreme Court Judge
2. He holds office until he/she attains the age of 65 years Which of the following below given codes 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: 
The Constitution has not fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court. However, it makes the following three provisions in this regard:
1. He holds office until he attains the age of 65 years. Any question regarding his age is to be determined by such authority and in such manner as provided by Parliament.
2. He can resign his office by writing to the president.
3. He can be removed from his office by the President on the recommendation of the Parliament. "
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