UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 273

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 273

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Question 1
With reference to Government eMarketplace (GeM), recently in news, consider the following statements:
  1. It facilitates online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments.
  2. Purchases through Government eMarketplace (GeM) has been authorized and made mandatory for government users.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Government eMarketplace (GeM) facilitates online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organizations / PSUs. Thus, statement 1 is correct.

The purchases through GeM by Government users have been authorized and made mandatory by Ministry of Finance by adding a new Rule No. 149 in the General Financial Rules, 2017. Thus, statement 2 is correct.

Question 2
Which of the following measures can be used to curb inflation in an economy?
  1. Export promotion
  2. Reducing fiscal deficit
  3. Tightening credit
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1 and 3 only
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Question 2 Explanation: 
Statements 2 and 3 are correct.

Inflation is a condition in which huge money is chasing few goods. If the export is promoted, then the commodity shortage is increased and situation further worsen. In this context, at the time of inflation, essential commodities are imported to tackle the shortage.

In fiscal policy, the government controls inflation either by reducing private spending or by decreasing government expenditure, or by using both.

During the time of inflation, RBI uses tight monetary policies to reduce the supply of money in the economy. Some methods used in such situations are, RBI selling securities, Increasing SLR and CRR etc.

Statement 1 is incorrect.

Export promotion will not help the government to curb the rising inflation.

Question 3
With reference to "No Confidence Motion", recently in news, which of the following statement(s), is/are correct?
  1. A no-confidence motion is moved against the Prime Minister due to his inadequacy to hold constitutional post.
  2. No prior reason needs to be stated for its adoption in the Lok Sabha.
Select the correct answer using the code given below
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Question 3 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect: A no-confidence motion is a parliamentary motion which is moved in the Lok Sabha against the entire council of ministers, stating that they are no longer deemed fit to hold positions of responsibility due to their inadequacy in some respect or their failure to carry out their obligations.

Statement 2 is correct: No prior reason needs to be stated for its adoption in the Lok Sabha.

Question 4
Mindanao province, where IS-affiliated terror groups have established control, is in
A
Philippines
B
Myanmar
C
Cambodia
D
Indonesia
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Question 4 Explanation: 

"In a significant development, India has decided to provide a financial assistance of $5,00,000 (Rs. 3.2 crore) to the Philippines to aid its fight against the Islamic State (IS)-affiliated terror groups in the troubled Mindanao province. This is the first time India is sending aid to another nation to help it fight terrorism, thereby becoming an important marker in New Delhi's attempts to burnish its credentials as an emerging security provider to the wider Asian region."

Th: The Manila Envelope ; "

Question 5
Consider the following statements, regarding the recently launched, "'Google Maps Toilet Locator App":
  1. 'Google Maps Toilet Locator App' will enable people locate the nearest public toilet for use in five cities in National Capital Region and Bhopal and Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
  2. This facility would help in addressing open urination and open defecation.
Which of the following is/are incorrect?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
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There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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