Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 19

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1. Which among the following matches is / are correct?
1. Alamatti Dam ↔ Krishna River
2. Chamera hydro-electric project ↔ Ravi river
3. Kakrapara ↔ Tapti River
4. Kol Project ↔ Satluj
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
2. With reference to the evolution of scripts in Indian languages, consider the following:
1. Brahmi script
2. Siddha-matrika script
3. Devanagari script
Which among the following is the correct chronological order in which they evolved?
[A] 1 2 3
[B] 2 1 3
[C] 2 3 1
[D] 1 3 2
3. Among the various castes in early medieval India, the “Antyaja” were those people who __:
1. were outside the purview of the four fold caste system
2. considered lowest and degraded outcasts
3. allowed only work related to service of other castes
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
4.    Identify the personality with the help of given information:

  1. He was a great social reformer and considered Lord Sriman Narayan as the supreme Brahman
  2. He popularised the Bhakti (loving devotion) and Prapatti (total surrender to god)
  3. He initiated the bold step of admitting untouchables into the temple
  4. His 1000th birth anniversary was celebrated on May 1, 2017

  Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Adi Shankaracharya
[B] Ramanujacharya
[C] Madhvacharya
[D] Vallabhacharya
5. The Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP):

  1. is based on profit sharing model
  2. provides with uniform license for exploration and production of all forms of hydrocarbon
  3. is based on concept of Open Acreage Policy 
  4. provides exemption from cess and import duty 

Which of the above statements are correct?

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
6. Which of the following islands has been tagged as the remotest and the most polluted island in the world after researchers recorded the highest density of plastic waste on the island than anywhere else in the world?
[A] Henderson Island
[B] Falkland Island
[C] Majuli Island
[D] Sumatra Island
7. The Atomic clocks are must reliable time keepers as of now. What gives them such reliability?
[A] Atomic Clocks keep time by the oscillation of the nucleus of an atom and its surroundgin electrons
[B] Atomic clocks work on radioactive disintegration of the nuclei in atoms
[C] Atomic clocks work on vibration of atoms when electricity is passed through them
[D] None of them is a correct reason
8. The X-ray crystallography mainly uses which among the following properties of electromagnetic radiation?
[A] Reflection
[B] Diffraction
[C] Interference
[D] Refraction
9.   Consider the following statements about the Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO):

  1. It is a space observatory launched by ISRO
  2. It serves as the premier facility for x-ray astrophysics work

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
10. With reference to arbitrage in financial / money markets, consider the following statements:
1. To execute an arbitrage deal, one has to simultaneously enter into deals in two markets where the price differential exists
2. Mutual funds can help in arbitrage for the investors
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
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