Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 53

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1. The cut motions uphold the principle of democratic government by __:
1. Giving the members power to veto the demands
2. Facilitate discussion on each demand
3. Scrutinize the votable and non-votable expenditures
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
2. The Inter-State Council:
1. is permanent constitutional body established as per recommendations of Singhvi committee
2. is only constitutional mechanism for coordination between the States of the Union
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
3. Consider the following statements:

  1. A citizen by birth or by naturalisation is eligible to become President of India
  2. The power to grant citizenship lies only with the Home Ministry

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4.    Consider the following rivers:

  1. Indus
  2. Sutlej
  3. Brahmaputra

  Which of the above rivers are antecedent rivers?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 1 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
5. Basmati Rice is India's largest agricultural export commodity. Consider the following statements with this reference: 
1. In comparison to non-basmati rice, Basmati rice needs more water for cultivation
2. Most basmati rice is produced in north / north-west parts of India
Which among the above is / are correct statements? 
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
6. Which among the following is / are the Economic services performed by wild species?
1. Nitrogen-fixation
2. Production of medicines
3. Pollination of crops
4. Greenwashing Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] Only 1, 2 & 3
7. If we completely remove the decomposers, from an ecosystem, its functioning will be adversely affected, because:
[A] energy flow will be blocked
[B] mineral movement will be blocked
[C] herbivores will not receive solar energy
[D] rate of decomposition will be very high
8. Relative to its original position, an element occupies the following positions in the periodic table on the given emissions:
1. One place behind if it is a gamma particle radiation
2. Two place behind if its alpha particle radiation
3. One place ahead if its beta radiation
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] None of them is correct statement
9. Glucose, Fructose and Galactose have a common molecular formula C6H12O6. Which among the following make them different?
1. Different arrangements of atoms
2. Different shapes
3. Not all three are soluble in water
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
10.    Consider the following differences between equity and preference shares:

  1. While preference share holders have no voting rights, equity shares come with voting rights
  2. While preference share holders are paid at fixed rate, equity share holders dividend depends on profit of the company

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
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