UPSC Prelims Mock Test series -1 Answers 51 - 67
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3 51. Which of the following University is the first Buddhist University in India? a) Taxila university b) Nalanda university c) Vikramasila university d) Somapura university Explanation : Founded in 5th century BC, it is believed to have been visited by Buddha during his lifetime. Was a world renowned centre till 11th century AD
4 52. Which of the following languages have been accorded "Classical Language" status by the Union Government? i) Kannada ii) Malayalam iii) Odiya iv) Bengali Select the correct answer from the codes given below: a) 1,11 and IV only b) ii, ii and iv only d) All the above c) i,ii and iii Explanation the following six languages are included in the list of Classical Languages: Tamil (since 2004) Sanskrit (since 2005) Telugu (since 2008) Kannada (Since 2008) Malayalam (since 2013) Odiya (since 2014)
5 53. hich of following school of painting s is considere d as first school of Pahari Painting: a) Basholi c) Guler b) Kangra d) Kulu Explanation: Pahari painting is the name given to Rajput paintings, made in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir states of India. These paintings developed and flourished during the period of 1/th to 19th century. Indian Pahari paintings have been done mostly in miniature forms
54. Which among the following districts has won a UN award for public service 2015? a. Nadia, West Bengal b. Ahmed Nagar, Maharashtra c. Murshidabad, West Bengal d. Nanded, Maharashtra Explanation: UN public service award 2015 is awarded to Nadia district in West Bengal in the category of improving delivery of public service for eliminating open defecation in the district by the project "SABAR SHOUCHAGAR- TOILET FOR ALL It is the first open defecation free district in India
7 55. The AllB, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was proposed as an initiative by- a. India b. China d. Japan C. Brunel Explanation: The bank proposed by China in 2013 and the initiative launched at the ceremony in Beijing in October 2014.
8 56. Which of the following statement is/are correct? 1) General price index measures the change in average prices of goods and services. ii) A base year is selected and its index is assumed as 100 and on this basis, price index for further period is calculated a) i only c) Both l and 11 b) ii only d) Neither I nor ii Explanation: Price indices are represented as index numbers, number values that indicate relative change but not absolute values (i.e. one price index value can be compared to another or a base, but the number alone has no meaning)
9 57. What is Minimum Reserve System? The reserves, which the banks have to maintain with the RBl RBI b) The system which is used to control Inflation by changing Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate. c)The system connected with issue of new money by RBI d) The system mandates, the banks have to maintain a minimum reserve of cash to confront the emergency situation a Explanation: while issuing new currency, RBI has to maintain sum of200 crores of Gold and foreign exchange reserves, of which gold should be 115 crand 85cr of foreign exchange
10 58. Considerthe following 1) It is a component of Indian money market, issued by the banks 2) They are negotiable and tradable in money markets 3) They are issued to the depositors for a specified period less than one year. The above-mentioned statements mention which of the following instrument? a) Commercial paper b) Commercial bill c) Certificate of deposit d) Treasury bills Explanation: All other instrument mentioned in the options is not issued by the banks
14 62. Consider the following i) The HRIDAY Scheme aims to facilitate an inclusive heritage linked urban Development ii) The HRIDAY Scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Culture Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a) i only c) Both i and ii b) ii only d) Neither i nor ii Explanation: Heritage city Development and bay the Mintsn Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) is being implemented by the MIinistry of urban Development urban Deveiopmeneng implemented
17 65, Indian Rupee has been recognized as a legal tender in Nepal and in which of the following country? a) Sri Lanka b) Uganda c) Bangladesh d) Zimbabwe Explanation : Zimbabwe local currency (Dollar) abandoned in 2009 after hyper inflation and basket of currencies dominated by USD has been used as currencies in the country. Indian rupee has been added in 2014
18 66. When a Money Bill is passed by the Parliament and presented to the President for his assent, which one or more of the following options are available to him? i) He declares that he gives assent to the bill ii) He declares that he withholds assent to the Bill iii) He sends it for the reconsideration of the Parliament iv) He allows it to lie on his table for an indefinite period. Select the correct answer from the codes given below: a) i or ii only c) i or iv only b) . or only d) i only
19 67.With reference to global environment facility, which of the following is correct? a) It serves as financial mechanismfor Convention on Biological Diversity' and 'United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change' b) lt undertakes scientific research on environmental issues at global level c) It is an agency under OECD to facilitate the transfer of technology and funds to underdeveloped countries with specific aim to protect their environment. d) None of the above Explanation: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.
IAS 2005 batch (AIR 46), Chartered Accountant and Cost accountant, Teaching Polity at Officers IAS Academy at Chennai.