IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2021 – Set 96, 21 January

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1. Consider the following statements regarding the India-Nepal relationship and choose the correct option.
1. On the development partnership front, the expansion of the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum products pipelines to Chitwan and the establishment of a new pipeline on the eastern side connecting Siliguri to Jhapa in Nepal were actively discussed.
2. The upgraded first passenger railway line between India and Nepal from Jaynagar to Kurtha via Janakpur, the operating procedures for commencement of train services was discussed.
(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. In 2008, the Government of India announced the establishment of the ‘Special Tiger Protection Force’ (STPF) at the state level.
2. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in 2009-10 advised important tiger states to recruit and train special police personnel for patrolling the tiger reserves to protect the tigers, co-predators and prey animals as well as to protect habitats.
3. Based on the one time grant of Rs. 50 crore provided to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) for raising, arming and deploying a Special Tiger Protection Force, the proposal for the said force was approved by the competent authority for 13 tiger reserves.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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3. Which among the following countries plays host to the military exercise ‘Kavkaz 2020’?
(a) India
(b) Russia
(c) Kazakhstan
(d) France
4. Consider the following statements with respect to Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA):
1. It is a United States federal law.
2. CAATSA includes sanctions against countries that engage in significant transactions with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors.
3. Sanctions have been imposed under the act on Iran, North Korea and Turkey.
Which of the given statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only

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5. Consider the following statements with respect to Subhas Chandra Bose:
1. He authored the book ‘The Indian Struggle’.
2. The newspaper named ‘Swaraj’ was started by him.
3. He founded the Naujawan Bharat Sabha to promote revolution against British rule.
Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only

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6. Between which among the following countries the exercise Desert Knight-21 and Garuda are held?
1. India
2. France
3. Australia
4. Saudi Arabia
Choose the correct option:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 4 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

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7. When a tube light breaks, a cracking sound is produced because:
(a) The lamp is filled with reactive gases.
(b) The lamp is filled with mercury vapour.
(c) Pressure inside the lamp is less than atmospheric pressure.
(d) Pressure inside the lamp is more than atmospheric pressure.
8. Which of the following lakes makes the border tri-point of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda?
(a) Lake Victoria
(b) Lake Tivu
(c) Lake Tanganyika
(d) Lake Turkana

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9. Which among the following organisations publishes “The New Courier”?
(c) UNDP
(d) World Economic Forum

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10. Consider the following statements regarding the Special Marriage Act.
1. The Allahabad High Court recently ruled that couples planning to marry under Special Marriage Act shall choose not to publish thirty-day notice before registering their marriage.
2. According to the judgment, the provisions of the act invade the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(c), 2(d), 3(b), 4(b), 5(d), 6(b), 7(c), 8(a), 9(a), 10(c)

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