IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 54, 10 November

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1. For which of the following purposes Earth Observation Satellites are used?
1. Land and Forest Mapping
2. Weather and Climate Observations
3. Soil assessment
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

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2. Which of the following type of cases are investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a state?
1. Money laundering and black money operations
2. Corruption against public servants
3. Crimes related to banned substances and espionage.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2and 3

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3. Which of the following is/are the emission(s) from coal combustion at thermal power plants?
1. Oxides of Nitrogen
2. Carbon dioxide
3. Oxides of Sulphur
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2and 3

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4. Which among the following species are the kinds of organisms that are employed as biopesticides?
1. Fungi
2. Bacteria
3. Flowering plants
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

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5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Mekong River?
1. It rises in the Tibetan Plateau and flows into the South China Sea.
2. On the banks of Mekong river, the capital of Laos and Cambodia are situated.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
6. Consider the following statements regarding Asiatic Lions in Gujarat.
1. The number of Asiatic lions in Gujarat’s Gir forest has risen. It has grown by almost 29% over the last five years.
2. Their distribution has also expanded from 22,000 sq. km in 2015 to 30,000 sq. km in 2020.
3. Asiatic lions are present in Protected Areas and agro-pastoral landscapes of Saurashtra.
4. Asiatic Lions are listed as ‘Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List and its population is restricted to the state of Gujarat in India.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1,3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding the types of peasants in the seventeenth century?
1. Pahi-Khasta was village residents and held their lands.
2. As per sources there were two kinds of peasants in the seventeenth century namely Khud-Khasta and Pahi-Khasta.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
8. Consider the following statements regarding Andal?
1. Andal was a Nayanar woman and she incorporated the prevailing caste system in the society.
2. Andal was a woman Alvar and most striking feature were widely sung and still continued to date.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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9. Consider the following statements regarding the Competition Act, 2002.
1. It follows the philosophy of modern competition laws and amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007.
2. The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (MRTP Act) was repealed and replaced by the Competition Act, 2002, on the recommendations of Raghavan committee.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
10. Consider the following statements regarding Atal Beemit (Bimit) Vyakti Kalyan Yojana.
1. It was launched by the Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) in 2019.
2. It aims to support financially only those who lost their jobs.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(a), 2(d), 3(d), 4(c), 5(c), 6(d), 7(b), 8(a), 9(c), 10(d)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 10 November, 2020

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