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Session 20 : Mock Test 2 for UPSC Prelims 2019
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Sumant Kumar
B.Tech NIT Allahabad. Have written UPSC Mains 2 times with Physics. Channel "Sumant Kumar" on Youtube for Current Affairs Analysis.

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  1. Government launches Online Analytical Tool to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA Q4 Which Union Ministry has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. a)MHA b)MoF c)Mo Commerce Affairs d)None of the above


  2. Government launches Online Analytical The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Tool to monitor foreign contributions launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate under FCRA Q4 Which Union Ministry has launched an contributions received by various organisations Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer registered or permitted under Foreign monitoring of flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by variousThe web-based tool will help to organisation under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. closer monitoring of flow and utilisation of foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. s registered or permittedo effectively monitor hundreds of thousands of transactions undertaken by such organisations and o help stakeholders in Government to better a)MHA b)MoF c)Mo Commerce Affairs d)None of the abovee regulate acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions. FCRA 2010 provides for regulation of acceptance of foreign funds/foreign hospitality by certain individuals, associations, organisations and companies. Ans A


  3. There are approximately 25,000 active organisations registered under FCRA, 2010 OSuch organisations have received foreign contributions worth Rs.18,065 crores from foreign donors for various social, cultural, economic, educational and religious activities in 2016-17 Each FCRA-NGO conducts multiple financial transactions in receiving and spending foreign contribution. Features of web-based tool Olt enables decision-makers in various Government Departments to scrutinise source of foreign funds and their actual use in India It will give them capacity to take evidence-based and data-driven decisions regarding compliance of provisions of FCRA, 2010 Olt has analytical features to conduct big data mining and data exploration lts dashboard has been integrated with bank accounts of FCRA-registered entities through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) for updation of transactional data on a real-time basis.


  4. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban): Government approves construction 1.5 lakh affordable houses Q5 Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) 1)lt aims provide houses to all poor in urban areas by 2022. 2)lt is new version of Prime Minister's Housing For All by 2022 vision. 3)Its objective is to construct 10 crore houses across nation 4)Intended beneficiaries of scheme are BPL and People living under Economically Weaker Sections EWS and Low income Group categories in urban establishments of country. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only


  5. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) Q5 Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) 1) lt aims provide houses to all poor in urban areas 2) lt is new version of Prime Minister's Housing For 3) Its objective is to construct 10 crore houses acrossacross nation. 4)Intended beneficiaries of scheme are BPL and OPMAY(U) aims provide houses to all poor in Olt is new version of Prime Minister's Housing For Olts objective is to construct two crore houses urban areas by 2022 by 2022. All by 2022 vision. nation All by 2022 vision. lt covers entire urban area consisting of 4041 statutory towns with initial focus on 500 Class l cities People living under Economically Weaker Sections EWS and Low income Group categories in urbarn establishments of country. DIntended beneficiaries of scheme are Poor Select the correct answer using the codes given below Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only Answer: OC people (BPL) and People living under Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and LIG (Low income Group) categories in urban establishments of country lt also targets people living under MIG (middle income Group). Government will provide subsidy ranging between 1 lakh to 2.30 lakh to people from above categories in order to make them secure.


  6. The Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved construction of another 1.5 lakh affordable houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for benefit of urban poor. DDecision in this regard was taken at 34th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee. 2,209 crore. of houses with 56,512 units, followed by Uttar Pradesh (26,060), Madhya Olt approved investment of Rs 7,227 crore with Central assistance of Rs DOf the 1.5 lakh sanctioned affordable houses, Andhra Pradesh tops the list Pradesh (17,920), Jharkhand (14,526) and Maharashtra (13,506) OWith this, cumulative houses under PMAY(U) would be 47,52,751 houses. Since the launch of the scheme in 2015, over 45 lakh affordable houses have been approved for construction from 2015 to 2018.


  7. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: Government inks $500 million loan agreement with World Bank Q6 Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 1)lt is a fully funded centrally sponsored scheme launched in 2000. 2)Union Ministry of Rural Development is nodal ministry for implementation of Scheme. 3)lt considers habitation as unit for providing connectivity and not a revenue village. 4)The scheme encourages use of "Green Technologies" and non-conventional materials like waste plastic, geo-textiles, fly-ash, iron and copper slag etc for constructing rural roads. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only


  8. Q6 Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) OPMGSY fully funded centrally sponsored scheme 1)lt is a fully funded centrally sponsored scheme launched in 2000 launched in 2000. Olt aims to provide single all-weather road 2) Union Ministry of Rural Development is nodal 3) lt considers habitation as unit for providing 4) The scheme encourages use of "Green connectivity to all eligible unconnected habitations in the rural areas with population of 500 persons and above (in plain areas) and 250 persons and above (in Hilly States , desert Areas, Tribal areas and selected Tribal and ministry for implementation of Scheme. connectivity and not a revenue village Backward Districts) Technologies" and non-conventional materials like waste plastic, geo-textiles, fly-ash, iron and Union Ministry of Rural Development is nodal copper slag etc for constructing rural roads ministry for implementation of Scheme. For this scheme, Select the correct answer using the codes given below Codes: (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 3 and 4 only Answer: D 75 paise per litre has been earmarked out of cess levied on high speed diesel. Olt considers habitation as unit for providing connectivity and not a revenue village. The scheme encourages use of "Green Technologies" and non-conventional materials (like waste plastic, geo-textiles, fly-ash, iron and copper slag etc) for constructing rural roads


  9. Government (Union Finance Ministry) has signed Us $500 million (Rs 3,371 crore) loan agreement with World Bank to provide additional financing for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) rural road projects uThe loan has maturity of 10 years along with 3 year grace period Dlt will provide additional financing for PMGSY Rural Roads Project to build 7,000 km of climate resilient roads, out of which 3,500 km will be constructed using green technologies. World Bank has supported PMGSY since its inception in 2004. o So far it has invested over US $1.8 billion in loans and credits mostly in economically weaker and hill states across North India viz. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. o It has helped to built and improved about 35,000 km of rural roads and benefited about 8 million people with access to all-weather roads.


  10. Core industriesregister 4.7% growth in April 2018 Q7 The index of eight core industries is released by a)Mo Commerce and Industry b)MoF c)MHA d)None of the above


  11. Q7 The index of eight core industries Ministry of Commerce and Industry, eight core is released by According to index of eight core industries released by infrastructure sectors grew by 4.7% higher in April 2018. a)Mo Commerce t was driven by healthy performance in segments like coal, natural gas and cement. and Industry b)MoF c)MHA d)None of the Sector wise breakaway in April 2018 o Coal production: Increased by 2.6%. o Crude Oil production: Declined by 0.8%. o Natural Gas production: Increased by 7.4%. o Petroleum Refinery production: Increased by 2.7%. o Fertilizers production: Increased by 4.6%. o Steel production: Increased by 3.5% o Cement production: Increased by 16.6%. o Electricity generation: Increased by 2.2%. above


  12. Q8 Which of the following are core industries in Index of Industrial Production (lIP): 1.Fertilizers 2.Food processing 3.Crude oil 4.Refinery products Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a)2 and 3 only b)2 and 4 only c)1, 3 and 4 only d)1, 2, 3 and 4


  13. Core industries DCore industries can be defined as main or key industries of the economy. In most countries, these particular industry are backbone of all other industries OIn India, there are eight core sectors. Revised weightage in core sectors: 1. Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04%), 2. Electricity generation (19.85%), 3. Steel production (17.92%), 4. Coal production (10.33%), 5. Crude Oil production (8.98%), 6. Natural Gas production (6.88%), 7. Cement production (5.37%), 8. Fertilizers production (2.63%) These eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which measures factory output.


  14. 09 Consider the following statements: Significance 1)SFDR technology is jointly developed by India and USA. SFDR technology is jointly developed 2)lt will help both India's surface-to-air and air-to-air by India and Russia. Olt will help both India's surface-to-air missiles to perform better and enhance their strike range, making them more lethal and air-to-air missiles to perform better and enhance their strike range, making them more lethal. With it, India can have fastest long- range missiles in two categories, providing full-fledged and multi- layered aerial protection from hostile 3)With it, India can have fastest long-range missiles in two categories, providing full-fledged and multi- layered aerial protection from hostile attacks. 4)lts successful use in missiles will mark India's entry into select club of nations that use next-generation missile technology against maneuvering targets, compromising effectiveness of conventional missiles. attacks. Select the correct answer using code given below. (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2, 3 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 Answer: B lts successful use in missiles will mark India's entry into select club of nations that use next-generation missile technology against maneuvering targets, compromising effectiveness of conventional missiles


  15. Q10 Consider the following statements with respect to Difference between SFDR and Conventional Difference between SFDR and Conventional Missiles Missiles SFDR is propulsion technology different than that of conventional solid fuelled or liquid fuelled missiles. Present lot of conventional missiles uses booster or sustainer configuration with 1)Present lot of conventional missiles uses booster because terminal stage of conventional missiles cannot provide enough energy to maintain their speed in order to hit targets but it has limitations against maneuvering target. 2)SDFR technology exceptionally enhance endgame solid or liquid propellants, which have limitations against maneuvering target. This is because terminal stage of conventional missiles cannot provide enough energy to maintain their speed in order to hit targets maneuverability of missile at terminal stage when its seeker is locked onto target. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct: (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer: C USDFR technology removes this drawback by exceptionally enhancing endgame maneuverability of missile at terminal stage when its seeker is locked onto target.


  16. Q11 Consider the following statements with respect to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC-2018) 1)it is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise. 2)It will see participation of 26 countries. 3)India is not participating. 4)The theme for this year's RIMPAC exercise is "Capable, Adaptive, Partners." Select the correct answer using code given below. (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


  17. Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC-2018) Q11 Consider the following statements with respect to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC-2018) 1)lt is the world's largest international The world's largest international maritime warfare exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC-2018) will see participation of 26 countries, including India. The exercise will be held from June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. maritime warfare exercise. 2)It will see participation of 26 countries. 3)India is not participating. 4)The theme for this year's RIMPAC exercise is "Capable, Adaptive, Partners." LThe theme for this year's RIMPAC exercise Select the correct answer using code given below (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 and 4 only (c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 Answer: C is "Capable, Adaptive, Partners." Four countries Brazil, Israel, Sri Lanka and Vietnamare are participating for first time. US had withdrawn invitation of Chinese navy in response to China's continued illegal militarisation of islands in disputed South China Sea


  18. RIMPAC 2018 will see participation of 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel. ONew Zealand will be serving as sea combat commander in this edition of exercise, and Chile serving as combined force maritime component commander. OThis will be for the first time non-founding RIMPAC nation (Chile) will hold OIn this edition, RIMPAC for first time will see participation of land-based Olt will feature live firing of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from US component commander leadership position. unit in the live fire event. Air Force aircraft, surface-to-ship missiles by Japan Ground Self-Defence Force and Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from launcher on back of Palletized Load System (PLS) by US Army.