IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 11, 4 September

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1. On behalf of the Peasants of Kheda, why Mahatma Gandhi organised a satyagraha movement?
1. At the time of drought, the administration did not suspend the land revenue.
2. In Gujarat, the administration proposed to introduce Permanent Settlement.
Select the correct answer from the statements given above.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. State the reason behind producing thunder in the skies at the time of thunderstorm.
1. When cumulonimbus clouds meet in the sky.
2. Lightning that separates the nimbus clouds.
3. Upward movement of air and water particles violently.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of the above

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3. World Health Organisation has recently launched E-2020 initiative. It is related to:
(a) Anti-biotic resistance
(b) Malaria elimination
(c) Providing solution for e-waste
(d) None of the above
4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are related to PACEsetter Fund Programme?
1. In 2015, the PACEsetter fund was constituted by India and the USA as a joint fund.
2. The objective of the PACEsetter Fund is to accelerate the commercialization of innovative off-grid clean energy access solutions by providing early-stage grant funding that would allow businesses to develop and test innovative products, business models and systems.
3. The main purpose of the Fund is to improve the viability of off-grid renewable energy businesses that sell small scale clean energy systems to individuals and communities without access to grid-connected power or with limited/intermittent access.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1,2 and 3
5. Consider the following statement(s) regarding Brahmo Samaj?
1. Brahmo Samaj opposed idolatry.
2. For interpreting the religious text, it denied the need for a priestly class.
3. It popularised the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) Only 3
(d) 1,2 and 3

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6. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)?
1. It is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise.
2. It is set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.
3. It is an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
7. Consider the following statement regarding micro-irrigation.
1. Fertiliser or nutrient loss can be reduced.
2. In dryland farming, it is the only means of irrigation.
3. Receding of the groundwater table can be checked, in some areas of farming.
Which of the following given above statement(s) is/are not correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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8. What is the purpose of developing a genetically engineered form of brinjal known as the Bt-brinjal?
(a) To make it drought-resistant.
(b) To make it pest-resistant.
(c) To make its shelf-life longer.
(d) None of the above
9. What is the difference between Jagirdar and Zamindar, in context of Mughal India?
1. Jagirdars at that time have the right to collect revenue was to utilise the same for their salary and to meet their military obligations. Whereas te judicial and police functions were performed locally by zamindars.
2. The land assigned to the Jagirdars were hereditary and revenue rights of Zamindars were not hereditary.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
10. Consider the following statements regarding the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).
1. It has been constituted by the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
2. The objective is to regulate and control the development and management of groundwater resources in the country.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA)?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans:1(a), 2(d), 3(b), 4(d), 5(b), 6(d), 7(c), 8(b), 9(a), 10(c)

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