UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 266

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Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Carnatic wars
  1. The Carnatic wars were fought between British and French.
  2. It was influenced by Anglo French war in Europe.
Which of the above given statements is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 6 Explanation: 
In the 18th century, the coastal Carnatic region was a dependency of Hyderabad.

Three Carnatic Wars were fought between 1746 and 1763 between British and French. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

It began with Austrian War of Succession and ended with Seven Year War that took place in Europe. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

After the war French company was pushed to a corner and was confined primarily to Pondicherry while The East India company's dominance eventually led to control by the British Company over most of India.

Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), consider the following statements:
  1. It is a joint venture of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited.
  2. It is world's first and foremost energy efficiency leader founded in 2001.
  3. UJALA is a flagship initiative of (EESL).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 7 Explanation: 
Statements 1 and 2 are incorrect. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is a joint venture of four National Public Sector Undertakings. It was founded in 2010 by the Government of India, EESL today is implementing the largest energy efficiency portfolio in the world. EESL's energy efficient appliances and technologies have saved India over 35 billion kWh energy annually.

As South Asia's first and foremost energy efficiency leader, EESL leads the market-related activities of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), one of the 8 national missions under the Prime Minister's National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

Statement 3 is correct. UJALA is a flagship initiative of (EESL). With an unprecedented 140X growth in 2 years, EESL's flagship initiative, Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), has revolutionized India's access to energy saving LED bulbs and reduced carbon emissions by up to 27 million tonnes every year.

Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following vaccines is not covered under mission Indradhanush:
A
Whooping Cough
B
Measles
C
Hepatitis A
D
Tuberculosis
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Question 8 Explanation: 
It aims to immunize all children under the age of 2 years, as well as all pregnant women, against seven vaccine preventable diseases.

The diseases covered under Mission Indradhanus are:

1)Diphtheria

2)Whooping cough

3)Tetanus,

4)Polio,

5)Tuberculosis

6)Measles

7)Hepatitis B

In addition to these, vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type B are also being provided in selected states.In 2016, four new additions namely Rubella, Japanese Encephalitis, Injectable Polio Vaccine Bivalent and Rotavirus were made. In 2017, pneumonia was added to the Mission by incorporating Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under Universal Immunization Programme.

Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Balance of payments;
  1. It is the difference between the government's revenue and expenditure in a financial year.
  2. It includes both current account and capital account balance.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 9 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. The statement gives the definition of fiscal deficit, Balance of payments refers to the statement of all transactions made between entities in one country and the rest of the world over a defined period of time such as over a financial year.

Statement 2 is correct. BoP includes both the current account and capital account. Current account includes trade balance and invisibles trade balance, while the capital account consists of external assistance, commercial borrowings, foreign investments.

Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are NOT associated with the cause of women social reform movements in India?
  1. All India Muslim Ladies Conference
  2. Arya Samaj in Punjab
  3. Pandita Ramabai
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
A
1 and 2
B
2 only
C
1 and 3
D
All are associated
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Question 10 Explanation: 

Within India, social reformers from Punjab and Bengal exchanged ideas with reformers from Madras and Maharashtra. Keshav Chandra Sen of Bengal visited Madras in 1864. Pandita Ramabai travelled to different corners of the country. Some of them went to other countries. Modern social organisations like the Brahmo Samaj in Bengal and Arya Samaj in Punjab were set up. The All-India Muslim Ladies Conference (Anjuman-E-Khawatn-E-Islam) was founded in 1914. Indian reformers debated not just in public meetings but through public media like newspapers and journals. Translations of writings of social reformers from one Indian language to another took place.

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