UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 266

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Question 96 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:
  1. IIP data is compiled by National sample survey office
  2. 2004-05 is the present base year for compiling IIP data
Choose the correct answers.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor
GK (GENERAL KNOWLEDGE) Questions answers
Question 96 Explanation: 
  • Currently, the IIP is calculated on base year of 2004-05.
  • IIP is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) six weeks after the reference month ends.
Question 97 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole?
A
Increased temperature at polar region due to global warming.
B
Presence of prominent tropospheric turbulence and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons.
C
Absence of polar front and stratospheric clouds and inflow of methane and chlorofluorocarbons.
D
Presence of prominent polar front and stratospheric clouds and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons.
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Question 97 Explanation: 

Polar Stratospheric Clouds or nacreous clouds contain water, nitric acid and/or sulfuric acid.

They are formed mainly during the event of polar vertex in winter; more intense at south pole.

The Cl-catalyzed ozone depletion is dramatically enhanced in the presence of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs).

Question 98 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently Living root bridges are in news for sometimes related to
A
They are handmade from the aerial roots of Ficus elastic trees
B
They are handmade from the aerial roots of Ocimum tenuiflorum
C
They are handmade from the aerial roots of Azadirachta indica
D
They are handmade from the aerial roots of Mangifera indica
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Question 98 Explanation: 
  • Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.
  • They are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastic) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau.
  • Root bridges have also been observed in the Indian state of Nagaland

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Question 99 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements about Oxytocin
  1. Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus.
  2. Oxytocin has been dubbed as the hug hormone due to its effects on behaviour.
  3. It does not have any effect on female reproductive functions.
  4. WHO has come up with Carbetocin as a safe and effective alternative to the drug oxytocin.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 and 2
B
1, 2 and 3
C
2, 3 and 4
D
1, 2, 4
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Question 99 Explanation: 

  • Oxytocin has also been dubbed the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behaviour, including its role in love and in female reproductive biological functions in reproduction.
  • Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus. It is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain.
  • It acts both as a hormone and as a brain neurotransmitter.
  • The release of oxytocin by the pituitary gland acts to regulate two female reproductive functions: Childbirth and Breast-feeding.

Carbetocin: The World Health Organization (WHO) has come up with a safe and effective alternative to the controversial drug oxytocin.

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Question 100 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW MCQ multiple objective type questions RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following pair(s) is/are correctly matched?
  1. Turkey: Lek
  2. Albania: lira
  3. Angola: Kwanza
  4. Austria: Euro
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1, 2 and 4 only
B
2, 3, 4 only
C
1, 2 and 3 only
D
3 and 4 only
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Question 100 Explanation: 
Correct match

Turkey: lira

Albania: Lek

Angola: Kwanza

Austria: Euro

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