UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 265

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 265

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Question 1
Which of the following system(s) of alternate medicine is/are recognized by the government of India?
  1. Unani
  2. Acupuncture
  3. Naturopathy
  4. SOWA-RIGPA
A
1 only
B
1 and 3
C
1,2 and 3
D
1,3 and 4
GK Questions answers

Question 1 Explanation: 
Unani, naturopathy and SOWA-RIGPA
Question 2
Consider the following statements about National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST):
1. NCST is a constitutional body.
2. It is established under article 338 of the Indian Constitution.
3. The Commission presents an annual report to the President.
Which of the above given statement is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
EVS Questions answers

Question 2 Explanation: 
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (STs) is also a constitutional body in the sense that it is directly established by Article 338-A of the Constitution. In order to safeguard the interests of the STs more effectively, it was proposed to set up a separate National Commission for STs by bifurcating the existing combined National Commission for SCs and STs.
This was done by passing the 89th Constitutional Amendment Act of 2003. This Act further amended Article 338 and inserted a new Article 338-A in the Constitution. The separate National Commission for STs came into existence in 2004. It consists of a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and three other members. They are appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal. Their conditions of service and tenure of office are also determined by the President.
Report of the Commission:
The Commission presents an annual report to the President. It can also submit a report as and when it thinks necessary. The President places all such reports before the Parliament, along with a memorandum explaining the action taken on the recommendations made by the Commission. The memorandum should also contain the reasons for the non-acceptance of any of such recommendations. The President also forwards any report of the Commission pertaining to a state government to the state governor. The governor places it before the state legislature, along with a memorandum explaining the action taken on the recommendations of the Commission. The memorandum should also contain the reasons for the non-acceptance of any of such recommendations.

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, recommending that Ladakh be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
The Sixth Schedule provides for the administration of tribal areas after setting up autonomous district and regional councils. The Commission, after careful consideration, recommends that the Union Territory of Ladakh be brought under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. "

Question 3
Consider the following statements regarding UN Security Council

  1. It is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
  2. The presidency of the Council is held by each of the members in turn for one month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States names.
  3. It was established in 1945 and headquartered in Geneva.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 2 only
Journalism Questions answers

Question 3 Explanation: 
It was established in 1945 and headquartered in New York. "
Question 4
The city liveability Index which was in news recently is intended .....
A
To measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over one million.
B
To measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over five million.
C
To measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over ten million.
D
None of the above
Current affairs Questions answers

Question 4 Explanation: 
The central government launched the "City Liveability Index" - a first of its kind initiative introduced by the Urban Development Ministry - to measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population over one million.
Question 5
Following the circulation of videos on social media platforms showing bouncing 'plastic rice balls', the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Agency (APEDA) recently issued a clarification. While refuting the 'plastic rice' tag, it attributed the 'bouncing' nature of the rice balls to
A
The elastic nature of the surface on which they were dropped
B
High levels of a particular species bacteria
C
Variation in the percentages of starch constituents in rice germ plasm
D
Moisture content of raw rice
Computer science Questions answers

Question 5 Explanation: 

"According to APEDA, the buoyancy of rice balls dropping on a hard surface is its natural property and it depends on the amylose content. Rice starch consists of two main components - amylose and amylopectin - generally in a proportion of 25:75. However, there exists a lot of variation in germ plasm with respect to proportion of amylose and amylopectin. If, amylose is low (<10%), the rice on cooking tends to become very sticky and the rice balls made of such cooked rice will have no buoyancy on dropping to a surface. However, the rice balls made up of cooked rice from intermediate to high amylose (22-30%) type rice, will have buoyancy and these balls will jump for three-four times when dropped on hard surface."

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