UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 271

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 271

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Question 1
Consider the following statements about Van Dhan Scheme:
  1. This scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  2. This scheme seeks to improve tribal incomes through value addition of tribal products.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect
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Question 2
Consider the following statements regarding Asian Elephant Alliance

1.It is an alliance of conservation organisations to stem the crisis facing the world's remaining Asian elephants.

2.It is an umbrella initiative of NGO's like Elephant Family, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) IUCN Netherlands etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both
D
None
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Question 2 Explanation: 

About Asian Elephant Alliance is an alliance of conservation organisations to stem the crisis facing the world's remaining Asian Elephants.

It is an umbrella initiative of five NGOs namely

  • Elephant Family
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • IUCN Netherlands
  • Wildlife Trust of India
  • World Land Trust
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Question 3
Consider the following statements

1.Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is the world's first multilateral disarmament agreement to provide for the elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction within a fixed time frame.

2.The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention.

3.The OPCW had been awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 

History was made on 29 April 1997 with the entry into force of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)-the world's first multilateral disarmament agreement to provide for the elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction within a fixed time frame.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the
implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on
29 April 1997.

The OPCW, with its 193 Member States, oversees the global endeavor to permanently
and verifiably eliminate chemical weapons.

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons on 10 December 2013 for 'its extensive efforts to eliminate
chemical weapons'. "

Question 4
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect about mangrove forest?
  1. They do not grow in barrier islands.
  2. They require high solar radiation
  3. They have the ability to absorb fresh water from saline/brackish water.
  4. They produce blind roots.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
3 only
B
2 and 4 only
C
1 only
D
None of the above
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. They are basically evergreen land plants growing on sheltered shores, typically on tidal flats, deltas, estuaries, bays, creeks and the barrier islands. The best locations are where abundant silt is brought down by rivers or on the backshore of accreting sandy beaches.

Statements 2, 3 and 4 are correct. Mangroves require high solar radiation and have the ability to absorb fresh water from saline/ brackish water. Mangrove produces pneumatophores (blind roots) to overcome respiration problem in the anaerobic soil conditions.

Question 5
Consider the following statements:
  1. Mauryan pillars were constructed in pieces by a mason.
  2. Stone pillars were erected all over the Mauryan Empire. Some of these pillars do not have inscriptions
  3. The top portion of the Mauryan pillars were carved with capital figures like the bull, the lion, the elephant, etc.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are not correct?
A
1 and 3
B
1 and 2
C
2 and 3
D
All of the above
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The Mauryan pillars are rock-cut pillars thus displaying the carver's skills, whereas the Achamenian pillars are constructed in pieces by amason. Stone pillars were erected all over the Mauryan Empire with inscriptions engraved on them.The top portion of the pillar was carved with capital figures like the bull, the lion, the elephant, etc.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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