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IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 4, 27 August

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1. Consider the following statements related to Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational-Sciences (ARIES).
1. On 22 March 2004, the 50-year-old State Observatory at Nanital was reincarnated as ARIES an acronym given for Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational-Sciences.
2. It is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
3. The main objective of ARIES is to provide national optical observing facilities to carry out research in the frontline areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences.
4. At ARIES, the optical observations carried out are recognised only at the national level.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?
(a) Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) Only 4
2. Which of the following is/are not the features of the Government of India Act of 1858?
1. The double government system ended and abolished the Board of Control and Court of Directors.
2. It changed the designation of Viceroy of India to the Governor-General of India.
3. As per the Act a new office was created for Secretary of State for India, vested with complete authority and control over Indian administration.
4. It established an 11-member Council of India to assist the secretary of state for India. The council was an advisory body.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only
(d) 3 and 4 only

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 27 August, 2020
3. Which of the following are associated with Lord Lytton?
1. The title Kaiser-i-Hind was conferred on Queen Victoria.
2. Censorship was imposed on Vernacular Press.
3. The Factory Act was passed.
4. Quetta was occupied by the British.
Select the correct answer from the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 3 and 4
4. Consider the following statements regarding Honey Mission.
1. Through the flagship Honey Mission Programme, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) creates self-employment for migrant workers.
2. Honey Mission was launched in August 2017 by KVIC.
3. The aim of the mission was to generate employment for the Adivasis, farmers, unemployed youth, and women by roping them in beekeeping while also increasing India’s honey production.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a) Only 2
b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
5. Which of the following is/are correct about fold mountains?
1. Fold mountains are created through a process called orogeny.
2. Fold mountains are often associated with continental crust. They are formed at convergent plate boundaries, sometimes called continental collision zones or compression zones.
3. The rugged, soaring heights of the Himalayas, Andes, and Alps are all active fold mountains.
4. Fold mountains are formed from sedimentary rock.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 4
(c ) 1,2 and 3
(c) 1,2,3 and 4

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 26 August, 2020
6. “Revenue neutral rate” term is used in reference to:
(a) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
(b) Disinvestment of Public Sector Units (PSUs)
(c) Goods and Service Tax (GST)
(d) None of the above
7. Which one of the following is not correct regarding the Indian Parliament?
(a) The Appropriation Bill must be passed by both the Houses of Parliament before it can be enacted into law.
(b) No money shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India except under the appropriation made by the Appropriation Act.
(c) Finance Bill is required for proposing new taxes but no another Bill or Act is required for creating changes within the rates of taxes which are already under operation.
(d) No Money Bill can be introduced except on the recommendation of the President.
8. Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Open Market Operation (OMO)?
1. The sale and purchase of government securities and treasury bills by RBI or the central bank of the country are Open Market Operations.
2. The purpose of Open Market Operations is to regulate the money supply in the economy.
3. SBI carries out the Open Market Operations through commercial banks and does not directly deal with the public.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c ) Only 3
(d)1 and 3
9. Which among the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding India’s longest river Ropeway?
1. It will connect to the bank of Brahmaputra.
2. It is situated in Guwahati.
3. It will cover a distance of 1.8 Km.
4. It will connect two banks of the river Lohit.
Select the correct answer:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1,3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1,2, 3 and 4

10. Which of the following factors impact ocean current formations?
1. Coriolis Force
2. Planetary Winds
3. Landmass
4. Salinity
Select the correct answer:
(a) 1 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
( c) 1 and 3
(d) 1,2,3 and 4
Ans: 1(d), 2(c), 3(a), 4(d), 5(d), 6(c ), 7(c ), 8(c ), 9( c), 10(d)
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