UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 274

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 274

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Question 1
Consider the following statements

1.Parliament can increase the area of any state without the consent of state legislature.

2.Parliament can alter the name of any state without the consent of state legislature.

Which of the statements given above 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: 

Article 3 authorises the Parliament to:

(a) form a new state by separation of territory from any state or by uniting two or more states orvparts of states or by uniting any territory to a part of any state,

(b) increase the area of any state,

(c) diminish the area of any state,

(d) alter the boundaries of any state, and

(e) alter the name of any state without the consent of the state. "

Question 2
Consider the following statements about Shell Companies:
  1. A shell corporation is a corporation without active business operations or significant assets.
  2. All shell companies are illegal.
  3. India has a concrete definition of shell companies.
Which of the above statements are incorrect?
A
1 and 3 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 2 only
D
None of the above
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Question 2 Explanation: 
2 and 3 only.
  • A shell corporation is a corporation without active business operations or significant assets.
  • These types of corporations are not all necessarily illegal, but they are sometimes used illegitimately, such as to disguise business ownership from law enforcement or the public.
  • Legitimate reasons for a shell corporation include such things as a startup using the business entity as a vehicle to raise, funds, conduct a hostile takeover or to go public.
Question 3
Parliamentary democracy envisages:
  1. Representation of people
  2. Responsible government
  3. Accountability of council of ministers to government
Answer according to the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 3 Explanation: 
1 and 2 only
Question 4
Consider the following statements with respect to World Standards Day:
1. World Standards Day (WSD) is celebrated each year all over the world on 10 October
2. The aim of the day is to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardization to the global economy
3. The theme for 2019 is "Video Standards create a global stage" Which of the following below given codes are correct?
A
1 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan inaugurated the celebrations of 'World Standard Day' by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on the theme "Video Standards create a global stage" in New Delhi today. The theme is highly relevant in the Indian context as India is the fastest growing entertainment and media market globally and is expected to keep up the momentum by growing at a compounded annual growth rate of more than 11%. With this spectacular growth, media and entertainment industry in India will become a Rs. 4,51,373crore industry by 2023. World Standards Day (WSD) is celebrated each year all over the world on 14 October. "
Question 5
India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2019 provides information on
  1. Carbon stock in India's forests
  2. Forest Types and Biodiversity
  3. Forest Fire monitoring
  4. Coral Cover
  5. Mangrove cover
Select the correct answer code:
A
1, 2, 3
B
1, 2, 4, 5
C
1, 2, 3, 5
D
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The report provides information on forest cover, tree cover, mangrove cover, growing stock inside and outside the forest areas, carbon stock in India's forests, Forest Types and Biodiversity, Forest Fire monitoring and forest cover in different slopes & altitudes. Special thematic information on forest cover such as hill, tribal districts, and north eastern region has also been given separately in the report.

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