UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 7

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 7

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Question 1
'Darbar Move'has been in news recently, what does it relate to?
A
Shifting of capital between Jammu and Srinagar
B
Checkmate within five moves in Chess
C
Abolishing the privy purse of Royal families
D
Moving of decision-making power from parliament to PMO
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The bi-annual shift of capital of Jammu & Kashmir between Srinagar and Jammu is called Darbar move. It is almost 148 year old practice since the Dogra dynasty rule in J&K.
Question 2
Consider the following statements about Kanthasth:
  1. It is an initiative of Ministry of Culture.
  2. It is a computer software for translating all kinds of official files from English to Hindi.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both are correct
D
Both are incorrect
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Question 2 Explanation: 
2 only is correct.
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • It is computer software for translating the all kinds of official files from English to Hindi and vice versa to make the translation work simpler and quicker.
  • The Official language department has uploaded a dictionary of more than 15000 scientific and technical words on their website for technical usage.
  • An app called Lila Mobile App is also in place for making the learning of Hindi language easier
  • An E-learning platform called the "Pravah" also being developed by the department for use in 16 Indian languages including English.
Question 3
Consider the following statements: 1.The red corridor - districts affected by Left Wing Extremism or naxal violence - is presently spread across 11 states 2.The total number of "worst-affected districts" that account for 90% of the LWE violence have reduced since 2015 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 3 Explanation: 

The National Policy and Action Plan to combat LWE was initiated in 2015. Presently, 90 districts in 11 States will now be covered by the Scheme, down from 126 (44 districts have been removed - the maximum number of which is from the state of Telangana - and 8 new districts have been added). The list of 'Most Affected Districts' has been pruned to 30, down from 36 (Jharkhand accounts for the largest number of such districts).

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Question 4
Which of the following series is part of Earth Observation Satellites of ISRO?
1. Cartosat series
2. Resourcesat series
3. Oceansat series Choose the correct code given below?
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Earth Observation Satellites of ISRO has been successfully able to establish many operational applications in the country. Both at Central and State level, there are large number of users who utilise space based inputs for various purposes. Some of the important missions of ISRO, in terms of IRS series of satellites that has enabled unique applications of space based imaging are, Cartosat-1 & 2, Resourcesat-1 & 2, Oceansat-1 & 2, Risat-1, Megha-Tropiques, SARAL, Scatsat, INSAT series, and host of other satellites. ISRO is in the verge of realising next generation of these satellites, as part of continuity of missions, to ensure that the user community is continuously benefitted from space inputs for sustainable development and good governance. "
Question 5
The prime objective of the 'Sagarmala project' is to
A
Aid the construction of world-class port facilities in Indian Ocean littoral nations.
B
Develop naval bases in Indian Ocean littoral nations.
C
Promote port-led direct and indirect development in India.
D
Counter China's rising geo-political prominence in India's neighbourhood.
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Question 5 Explanation: 

"The prime objective of the Sagarmala project is to promote port-led direct and indirect development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Therefore, the Sagarmala Project shall, inter alia, aim to develop access to new development regions with intermodal solutions and promotion of the optimum modal split, enhanced connectivity with main economic centres and beyond through expansion of rail, inland water, coastal and road services."

Sagarmala Project: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=117691

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Improvisation: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=151735 "

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