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Solutions and explanation of Questions 31 to 50
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This lesson covers the solutions and explanation of Questions 31 to 50.

Rangarajan Ramakrishnan
IAS 2005 batch (AIR 46), Chartered Accountant and Cost accountant, Teaching Polity at Officers IAS Academy at Chennai.

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Total attempt 40::::: 23 Correct ::::: 17 wrong :::: 34.78/100
Sir question: 44 Shravanabelagola, Hassan Dist, Karnataka. The Gommateshwara statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style. The Mahamastakabhisheka (lit. grand consecration) is an important Jain festival held once every twelve years in the town of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, India. The anointing last took place in 2006, and the next ceremony is going to take place in 2018.
National solar mission 100gw 60 grid connected and 40 rooftop right... kindly correct me if i am wrong..
51attempted,...27correct....24wrong....38.16score..... thanks a lot sir... it's a very good initiative... keep continues....
Same score...thanks a lot sir...
Deeps Leelar
3 years ago
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  1. UPSC Prelims Mock Test series -1 Answer Key 31-50

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  3. 3 31.Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? i) Chabahar-Iran ii) Gwadar-Afghanistan iii) Sittwe-Bangladesh a) i and ii c) iii only Explanation-Gwadar port-Pakistan: Sittwe-Myanmar b) i only d) i,ii and iii

  4. 4 32. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana aims at a) providing primary healthcare facilities b) correcting the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities c) providing insurance to the BPL households for affordable healthcare among different states d) providing affordable health care for women Explanation- It aims at correcting the imbalances in the availability of affordable healthcare facilities in the different parts of the country in general, and augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the under-served States in particular

  5. 5 33. Which of the following statements with respect to re-usable launch vehicle launched by ISRO is correct i) The vehicle takes off and reaches a height of 65 kilometers before re- entering the atmosphere of earth ii) It re-enters the atmosphere at a speed of Mach-2 (2 times speed of sound) a) i only c) Both i and ii Explanation-After taking off and reaching 65 kms, RLV-TD reentered the atmosphere at a speed of Mach 5 (5 times speed of Sound) b) ii only d) Neither i nor ii

  6. 6 34. Which of the following statements are true with respect to Monetary of the ollowing statements are tr Policy Committee set up under the RBl Act i) The committee will comprise of 6 members-3 from RBI including RBI Governor and 3 persons nominated by Government of India ii) The committee will set the consumer inflation target to be achieved. iii) The committee will set benchmark interest rate like Repo, Reverse Repo by a majority vote with the Governor of RBI having a casting vote in case of tie. a) i & iii only c) b) ii & iii only d) i, ii & ii i and 11 only Explanation-Consumer inflation target is set by Finance Ministry and not MPC

  7. 7 35. Which of the following statements with respect to constitutional amendments is correct i) Nothing in Article 13, which restricts the power of the State from making any laws that takes away or abridges the fundamental rights, is applicable to constitutional amendment under Art 368 ii) The parliament cannot alter the 'Basic structure, as laid down by Supreme court through its various judgments even through a constitutional amendment under Art 368. iii) A Joint sitting of both the houses of the Parliament under Art 108 can be convened to pass a constitutional amendment. b) ii & ii only d) i, ii & iii a) i & ii only c) ii only Explanation-Joint sitting cannot be convened for a constitutional amendment as it requires 2/3rd of members present and voting in each house.

  8. 8 36. Fourth Industrial Revolution deals with a) Digital revolution around the world b) Small and Medium enterprises playing an important role in overall industrial production across world o c) Globalisation revolutionizing and reducing country barriers in 21st century d) None of the above Explanation-Deals with Digital revolution and was theme of WEF meeting in 2016

  9. 9 37, Carbon sequestration is a process by which a) Carbon-di-oxide is captured from the atmosphere for long term storage to slow down accumulation of Greenhouse gases b) Carbob-di-oxide is released artificially in higher altitudes to warm up the atmosphere c) carbon-monoxide is captured to reduce its impact on the atmosphere d) None of the above

  10. 10 38. Which of the following statements with respect to National Solar Mission is true i) It targets to achieve Grid connected Solar power of 100 GW by 2022 ii) The Ministry of power is the Nodal agency for implementation of the Mission a) i only b) ii only c) Both i & ii d) Neither i nor ii Explanation-Ministry of New and Renewable energy is the Nodal agency for its implementation

  11. 39.VVhich of the following are near threatened species according to International Union for Conservation of Nature? i) Northern lapwing o ii) Steppe eagle o ii) Horned grebe a) i and ii. c)II only Explanation-steppe eagle is endangered and b) i only d) i,ii and ii Horned grebe is vulnerable

  12. 14 42.Which one of the following schools is correctly matched? a) Nyaya: Art of Reasoning and Interpretation b) Mimamsa:School of analysis c) Vedanta: Knowledge of Brahma d) Samkhya:Atom theory Explanation :Nyaya:Analysis, Mimamsa:Reasoning,Vaishesika:Atom theory Samkhya:Creation of world.

  13. 17 45 Consider the following statements Dhamma was a religion propounded by the Mauryan King Ashoka ii) Dhamma was propounded by the lord Buddha, which was strictly followed by the King Ashoka III) Dhamma did not favour any particular religions doctorine Which of the above statement is/ are CORRECT? a) i & ii only c) i, ii, iii b) iii onlyy d) ii & iii only Explanation : Dhamma was propounded by the King Ashoka, which was a way of life that included number of ideals and practices but not a religion

  14. 19 47.Which of the following dramas were written by Harsha? i) Ratnavali ii) Priyadarshika iii) Harshacharita a) I & III only c) l, ll & lll Explanation : Harshacahrita was written by Bhanabatta b) Il & Il only d) I & Il only

  15. 20 48.What are the main differences between BS-IV and BS-VI Emission norms? i) BS-IV has 50ppm(parts per million) sulphur whereas BS- VI stipulates low 10ppm ii) In both the norms.particulate matter emission for diesel cars and nitrogen oxide levels are similar. a) i only b) ii only d) neither i nor i c) both i and ii Explanation : the Bharat norms are emission control standards put in place by the government to keep a check on air pollution. Based on the European regulations (Euro norms), these standards set specifications/limits for the release of air pollutants from equipment using internal combustion engines, including vehicles. Typically, the higher the stage, the more stringent the norms.

  16. 21 49. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? a) Project Tiger-1972 b) Indian forest act-1927 c) Project Elephant-1982 d) Wildlife protection act-1984 Explanation-Project tiger was launched in 1973 Indian forest act was introduced in 1927; project elephant started in 1992 and wildlife protection act was introduced in 1972