UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 266

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Question 46 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
'IndiaChain', recently in the news, refers to
A
A set of software applications that are stored on the cloud computing platform MeghRaj and that can be run on multiple systems simultaneously
B
An application for blockchain networks to avert a 51% Attack
C
A public digital ledger which duplicates records of ever confirmed Bitcoin transaction that originated in India
D
A distributed ledger technology-based infrastructure for the Indian government
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Question 46 Explanation: 

As part of the series of Road to GES events (in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit or GES), NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, are organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi from Nov 10-13, 2017.

NITI Aayog CEO Mr. Amitabh Kant will deliver a keynote, sharing his perspective on how blockchain technology can transform the Indian economy and presenting his vision for IndiaChain - a blockchain-enabled infrastructure for Indian enterprise and government.

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173334 ;

Additional reading - What is a 'blockchain': https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/blockchain.asp ;

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Question 47 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to National bamboo Mission, consider the following statements
1. The Mission seeks to increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private lands
2. The Mission is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 2 both
D
None of the above
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Question 47 Explanation: 
The main objective of the Mission is to increase the area under bamboo plantation in non-forest Government and private lands to supplement farm income and contribute towards resilience to climate change as well as availability of quality raw material requirement of industries. It is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
Question 48 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):
    1. It is an inter-governmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim
    2. Reason for India's non-inclusion in the APEC is its extra-regional status
    3. It is headquartered in New York
Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 3
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 2
D
All of the above
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Question 48 Explanation: 
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific.
  • Aim: to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.
  • APEC's 21 member economies are Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Republic of Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; The Russian Federation; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States of America; Viet Nam.
  • Source : The ostensible reason for India's non-inclusion in the APEC is its extra-regional status. APEC is essentially a group of 'Pacific' countries that came together in 1989 to form an economic community. Its guiding motive was to resist protectionist policies by individual member states, and the promotion of trade liberalisation and economic cooperation within the affiliated Asia-Pacific economies. By that description, India did not seem to fit in.
  • India has requested membership in APEC, and received initial support from the United States, Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Officials have decided not to allow India to join for various reasons, considering that India does not border the Pacific Ocean, which all current members do. However, India was invited to be an observer for the first time in November 2011.

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Question 49 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are considered as White goods?
    1. Air conditioners
    2. Washing machine
    3. Computers
    4. Radio
Select the correct answer code:
A
1, 2, 3
B
1, 2
C
2, 3, 4
D
1, 2, 3, 4
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Question 49 Explanation: 

Heavy consumer durables such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, etc., which used to be painted only in white enamel finish. Despite their availability in varied colors now, they are still called white goods.

Brown goods are relatively light electronic consumer durables such as TVs, radios, digital media players, and computers.

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Question 50 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements
  1. The painting is practiced by the tribal people of Jharkhand
  2. The common theme of the paintings is 'What happens to human life post death'.
  3. It is on the verge of extinction given the rate of its decline.
The above statements refer to
A
Patua Art
B
Phad Painting
C
Paitkar Painting
D
Pithora Painting
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Question 50 Explanation: 

Paitkar Painting

Practiced by the tribal people of Jharkhand, Paitkar paintings or scroll paintings are considered one of the ancient schools of painting in the country.

These paintings are linked to the social and religious customs including giving alms and holding yajnas. The common theme of Paitkar paintings is 'What happens to human life post death'.

Although an ancient art, it is on the verge of extinction given the rate of its decline. "

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