UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 8

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 8

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Question 1
Sugarcane industry is gradually shifting from north Indian states to South Indian states. Which of the following are the reasons behind it?
  1. The production of sugarcane per hectare is higher in Peninsular India.
  2. The crushing season in south India is shorter than in north India.
  3. The sucrose contents is higher in the tropical variety of sugarcane grown in the southern states.
Select the correct answer code:
A
2 only
B
1, 3
C
1, 2, 3
D
2, 3
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Question 1 Explanation: 

Reasons for shifting of sugar industry from North India to Peninsular India

  • The production of sugarcane per hectare is higher is Peninsular India. In fact, sugarcane crop grows well in the tropical climate of south India.
  • The sucrose content is higher in the tropical variety of sugarcane grown in the south.
  • The crushing season in south India is longer than in north India.
  • In south India most of the mills have modern machinery.
  • Most of the mills in Peninsular India are in cooperative sector, where profit maximization is not the sole objective.

Question 2
Consider the following statements with respect to Black Carbon:
  1. Black carbon is formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuel and biomass.
  2. Black carbon can stay in the atmosphere for years together.
  3. India is the second-largest emitter of black carbon in the world.
Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
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Question 2 Explanation: 
1 and 3 only are correct.

Black carbon is formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuel, and biomass. But unlike CO2, which can stay in the atmosphere for years together, black carbon is short-lived and remains in the atmosphere only for days to weeks before it descends as rain or snow. India is the second-largest emitter of black carbon in the world.

Question 3
Which of the following is/are included in the definition of electrified village? 1)Presence of basic infrastructure such as distribution transformers and lines in the inhabited locality 2)Provision of electricity in public places like schools, panchayat office, health centers, dispensaries, and community centers. 3)At least 15% of the total number of households in the village are electrified. Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
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: 
An electrified village is defined as one that has the following: (i) provision of basic infrastructure such as distribution transformers and lines in the inhabited locality, (ii) provision of electricity in public places like schools, panchayat office, health centers, dispensaries, and community centers, and (iii) at least 10% of the total number of households in the village are electrified.
Question 4
Match List-I With List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: List-I (Local bodies) List-II (States as in 1999) (A) Zilla Parishads at the 1. Andhra Pradesh sub-divisional level (B) Mandal Praja Parishad 2. Assam (C) tribal Councils 3. Mizoram (D) Absence of Village Panchayats 4. Meghalaya
A
A2 B1 C4 D3
B
A1 B2 C4 D3
C
A3 B2 C1 D4
D
A2 B1 C3 D4
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Question 4 Explanation: 
In Assam, Zila Parishad are at the subdivision level. At district level it is Mohkuma Council. Mandal Praja Parishad is at Block level in Andhra Pradesh. Meghalaya has Tribal Counccils and no Panchayati Raj due to tribal culture. In Mizoram, there are no village Panchayats due to distinct diversity. "
Question 5
Which of these rulers issued a 'firman' (decree) permitting the East India Company to establish its first trading post at Surat?
A
Peshwa Nana Saheb
B
Jahangir
C
Murshid Khan
D
Mir Zafar
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Question 5 Explanation: 

The English East India Company was established in 1600 as per the Royal Charter issued by the Queen of England, Elizabeth I. The Company had sent Captain Hawkins to the court of the Mughal Emperor, Jahangir in 1608 to secure permission to establish a "factory" (store house of goods) at Surat. It was turned down initially. "

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