IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 81, 26 December

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1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Southern tip of the Indian Peninsula?
1. Almost continuous chain of islands and shoals connect India with this island and is known as Adam’s Bridge.
2. To the south-east of Cape Comorin is the island of Sri Lanka, which though not an integral part, has been closely associated with India.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c ) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Consider the following statements regarding the Electoral bond scheme.
1. The electoral bond scheme allows citizens and corporates to buy monetary instruments from the State Bank of India (SBI) and donate them to political parties, who can redeem them for money.
2. The bonds are issued in multiples of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore without any maximum limit.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c ) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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3. Which of the following is/are the issues related to Digital Lending Platforms?
1. They charge excessive rates of interest and additional hidden charges.
2. They adopt unacceptable and high-handed recovery methods.
3. They misuse agreements to access data on mobile phones of borrowers.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
( c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Indo-Gangetic Plains?
1. The northeastern part of India rainfalls in the range of 300-500 cm.
2. According to the evidence in ancient times it received lesser rainfall and the Harappan civilization flourished in this region.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c ) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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5. Consider the following statements regarding Post- Brexit deal.
1. The deal contains new rules for how the UK and EU will live, work and trade together.
2. The UK will leave the common fisheries policy.
3. Tariff-free and quota-free access to one of the world’s biggest markets is the backbone of the Brexit deal and goes beyond the EU’s deals with Canada or Japan.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
( c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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6. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Federalism.
1. There is an independent judiciary in India.
2. It is the result of an agreement among the federating units.
3. The federating units have been given unequal representation in the Rajya Sabha.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
( c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
7. Consider the following statements regarding the recent developments in science.
1. Functional chromosomes can be created by joining segments of DNA taken from cells of different species.
2. A piece of DNA taken out from an animal cell can be made to replicate outside a living cell in a laboratory.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c ) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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8. In which of the following ‘Extended producer responsibility’ was introduced as an important feature in India?
(a) The Food Safety and Standard Regulations, 2011
(b) The Recycled plastic (Manufacturing and Usage) Rules, 1999
(c) The Bio-medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998
(d) The e-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011
9. Consider the following statements regarding the Post Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes.
1. These scholarships are available for studies in India only and are awarded by the government of the State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs i.e. permanently settled.
2. Scholarships are paid to the students whose parents/guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 3,15,000 per annum.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c ) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about e-Sewa Kendra?
1. e-Seva Kendras have been created in the High Courts and in one District Court in each State on a pilot basis.
2. They are dedicated to serve as a one-stop center for all legal aid and assistance for common litigants and advocates.
3. Recently, an e-Sewa Kendra was inaugurated by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) at the High Court of Tripura.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
( c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: 1( c), 2(c), 3(d), 4(d), 5(c ), 6(c ), 7(b), 8(d), 9(a), 10(d)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 26 December, 2020

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