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IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2021 – Set 172, 18 June

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1. Consider the following statements regarding the Juneteenth in US.
1. US President Joe Biden is to sign a law to make June 18 or “Juneteenth” a national holiday.
2. This holiday will be recognized by the federal government to commemorating end of slavery after the American Civil War.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(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.
1. Variant B.1.617.2.1 of coronavirus is known as AY.1
2. It is characterized by the acquisition of K417N mutation.
3. Delta variant was identified as one of the factors of the second wave of coronavirus infections in India.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Public Account Committee (PAC)?
1. It formed every year with a strength of not more than 20 members of which 13 are from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha.
2. The term of office of the members is one year.
3. The Chairman is appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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4. Which of the following infrastructure is/are included in the Industrial corridors?
(a) Ports with state-of-the-art cargo handling equipment
(b) Logistic parks/transhipment hubs.
(c) Modern airports
(d) All the above
5. Which of the following is/are the features of the Inland Vessels Bill?
1. It provides for a unified law for the entire country, instead of separate rules framed by the States.
2. It requires all mechanically propelled vessels to be mandatorily registered.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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6. Which of the following is/are the Blue Economy initiatives?
1. O-SMART
2. Sagarmala Project
3. Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
7. What is Ordinance Factory Board (OFB)?
(a) It is an umbrella body for the ordnance factories and related institutions.
(b) Currently, it is a subordinate office of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
(c) Both a and b
(d) Neither a nor b

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8. Consider the following statements regarding the Heliosphere.
1. It is created by the sun and is a vast bubble-like region of space surrounding the sun.
2. It is a cavity formed by Sun in the surrounding interstellar medium.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
9. Consider the following statements.
1. In 2014, Jalgaon Banana got GI certification which was registered with Nisargraja Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jalgaon in Maharashtra.
2. India is the world’s leading producer of bananas with a share of around 25% in total output.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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10. Consider the following statements regarding VivaTech.
1. It is one of the largest digital and startup events in Europe, held in Paris every year since 2016.
2. It is jointly organised by Publicis Groupe – a prominent advertising and marketing conglomerate and Les Echos – a leading French media group.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(b), 2(d), 3(b), 4(d), 5(c), 6(d), 7(c), 8(c), 9(b), 10(c)

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