Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 35

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1. Who among the following appoints / elect the Pro Tem speaker in India?
[A] President
[B] Prime Minister
[C] Lok Sabha members
[D] Members of Parliament
2. Consider the following statements with respect to the dissolution of state assembly under article 356:
1. Presidential proclamation dissolving a state legislative assembly is subject to judicial review
2. State assembly can be dissolved only after parliament approves central rule
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
3. The correct sequence in terms of east flowing rivers from North to South in India is __:
[A] Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Kaveri
[B] Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Pennar, Kaveri
[C] Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, Pennar
[D] Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Pennar, Kaveri
4. Consider the following pairs of Inhabitants with their related States:

  1. Lepchas ? Sikkim
  2. Lahaulas ?Himachal Pradesh
  3. Moplahs ? Kerala

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
5. Consider the following:
1. Vikram Samvat
2. Shaka Samvat
3. Hijri calendar
Which among the following is the correct decreasing order when 2015 is denoted in these calendars?
[A] 1 2 3
[B] 2 1 3
[C] 3 1 2
[D] 1 3 2
6. The Zend-Avesta is the sacred book of _?
[A] Jews
[B] Christian
[C] Parsis
[D] Buddhist
7. Consider the following statements about the Lingayats:

  1. They are members of a Hindu Shaivite community, which predominantly exists in Karnataka
  2. Guru Basavanna, a 12th-century philosopher, is credited with founding Lingayatism and its secular practices

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
8. Ozone disinfection of drinking water is generally preferred than the Chlorination because of the following reasons:
1. Ozone disinfection does not produce harmful side products generally
2. Ozone disinfection leaves no disinfectant residual in the water
3. The taste and odour of water don’t get changed by Ozone disinfection
Which among the above reasons is/ are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
9. The Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) is an initiative of: 
[A] German Government
[B] Swiss Government
[C] Japanese Government
[D] British Government
10.    Consider the following statements about the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM):

  1. It is an initiative to enable payments through mobile phone
  2. It is interoperable with other Unified Payment Interface (UPI) applications
  3. It has been developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI)

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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