Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 66

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1. The legislative councils in bicameral states is sometimes called a “white elephant”. Consider the following statements with this reference:
1. The position of council is much weaker, powerless and insignificant
2. There is no federal significance of legislative councils
3. Its nature is similar to House of Lords in Britain in many respects
4. It functions merely as a dilatory chamber
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1, 2 & 4
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
2. A retired judge of the high court of India can work as an advocate in:
1. Any other high court from which he has retired
2. Supreme Court of India
3. Lower Courts in any state
4. Lower Courts of the same state
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 2
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
3. Consider the following statements with respect to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013:

  1. The Chairperson of the Lokpal is appointed by the President
  2. Secretary to the Lokpal is appointed by the Chairperson of Lokpal

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 statements
1. A solar day is nearly 4 minutes smaller than a sidereal day
2. Approximately 1° is the distance covered by earth in its orbit everyday
3. The mean solar day at present is 86400 seconds
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
 
[A] 1 & 2 only
[B] 1 & 3 only
[C] 2 only
[D] 2 & 3 only
5. The Hunter Commission:

  1. was appointed by Lord Ripon
  2. recommended transfer of monitoring power of primary education to District and Municipal Board

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
6.      Consider the following statements about the Gandhi-Irwin Pact:

  1. The British Government agreed to withdraw all ordinances and end prosecutions
  2. The Government agreed to permit tax free manufacturing of salts
  3. Gandhi agreed to participate in Second Round Table Conference

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
7. Consider the following Indus Valley sites with what they are known for:

  1. Lothal – the only site with artificial brick dockyard
  2. Rangpur – the only site where rice husk has been found
  3. Chanhudaro – the only site without a citadel

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
8.  Consider the following statements about the Coal Bed Methane (CBM):

  1. CBM is pure natural gas stored or absorbed in coal seams
  2. As of now, there is no commercial production of CBM in India

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
9. Which of the following radical is also known as the “atmospheric detergent” ?
[A] Chlorine radical
[B] Hydroxyl radical
[C] Methyl radical
[D] Ozone radical
10. Consider the following:

  1. Certificate of deposit
  2. Foreign exchange
  3. Real estate

Which of the above is/are example(s) of near money?

[A] 2 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 1, 2 and 3
[D] None
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