UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 28


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QUESTION: 1

Which one of the following machineries is most likely to be effective in solving the inter-state disputes?

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QUESTION: 2

Proportional Representation may be provided for which of the following?
1. Multi-member constituencies and a multi-party system
2. A mult-party system with single-member constituencies
3. Mult-member constituencies with two-party system
4. A two-party system with single-member constituencies

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QUESTION: 3

Which of the following statements are correct?
1. Constitutionalism implies Government by law
2. Constitutionalism implies only liberalism
3. Constitutionalism implies protection of individual liberty
4. Constitutionalism implies Government by enlightened people

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QUESTION: 4

Which of the following are among the Fundamental Duties of citizens laid down in the Counstitution?
1. To preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
2. To protect the weaker sections from social injustice
3. To develop the scientific temper and spirit of inquiry
4. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity

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QUESTION: 5

In a representative democracy

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QUESTION: 6

Which one of following could not be called an example of de facto sovereignty?

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QUESTION: 7

The Simon Commission recommended
(i) separation of Burma from India
(ii) restricted dyarchy at central level
(iii) abolition of dyarchy in the provinces
(iv) election of members of the Federal Assembly by the Provincial Councils

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QUESTION: 8

The Nehru Report (1928) did not recommend

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QUESTION: 9

The Cabinet Mission (1946) did not propose that

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QUESTION: 10

Which Article of India's Constitution stipulates that the Government's executive orders will be in the name of the President?

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QUESTION: 11

The State Election Commission can be removed from office

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QUESTION: 12

Which of the following statements regarding the State Finance Commissions is incorrect?

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QUESTION: 13

Who has the power to decide an election petition?
I. District Courts
II. Supreme Court
III. High Courts
IV. Tribunals

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QUESTION: 14

A political party is recognised by the Election Commission only if
I. It has been engaged in political activity for a continuous period of five years
II. It has returned at least one member of the Lok Sabha for every 25 members of that House or any fraction of that number elected from that State
III. It has polled not less than four per cent of the total number of valid votes polled by all contesting candidates at the general elections
IV. It has contested elections in four or more states in three consecutive general elections

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QUESTION: 15

Which of the following political parties came intobeing before independence?
I. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
II. Communist Party of India
III. Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
IV. Bharatiya Janata Party

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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following parties and their founders is/ are matched correctly?
A. Bharatiya Jana Sangh-Veer Savarkar
B. Swatantra Party-M.R. Masani
C. Dravida Munetra Kazhagam-K. Karunanidhi
D. Lok Dal-Charan Singh

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QUESTION: 17

Who can cast their votes by postal ballot?
I. Members of the Armed Forces
II. Officials on election duty
III. Foreign Service personnel when posted abroad

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QUESTION: 18

Consider the following statements:
(A) : The Constitution bars the Chairman of a State Public Services Commission from any further employment under the Union or State Government.
(R) : The Constitution seeks to ensure the independence of the Public Service Commission members.

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QUESTION: 19

The members of a State Commission can be removed by the

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QUESTION: 20

Which of the following give the Indian Constitution a unitary bias?
I. Rigidity of the amendment process
II. Written Constitution
III. Same Constitution for Centre and States
IV. Indestructibility of the State boundaries

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QUESTION: 21

When can a state law on a subject in the Concurrent list get procedence over a central law on the same subject?

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QUESTION: 22

When can Parliament legislate on a subject in the State list?
I. If Lok Sabha passes a resolution by two-third majority that it is in national interes to do so
II. When legislatures of two or more States request Parliament to legislate on a subject on the State list
III. Under a proclamation of Emergency

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QUESTION: 23

If a State Government fails to comply with the directions of the Centre in the exercise of administrative power

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QUESTION: 24

The state in India can borrow from the market

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QUESTION: 25

Which of the following statements are correct regarding the "SMILE" scheme:

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QUESTION: 26

Which of the following statements are true regarding the "Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)":
(i) The policy is particularly for oil and gas sector
(ii) Any private developer can participate without any experience of that particular sector
(iii) Private players can suggest to Government to put specific blocks on bid
(iv) The policy is a part of the New Exploration Licensing Policy

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QUESTION: 27

The term "roll-on roll-off" recently in the news is related to which of the following:

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QUESTION: 28

Which of the following statement is correct regarding the "Recapitalization Bonds" that the Central Government has approved for Public Sector Banks:
(i) The bonds will be subscribed by the government
(ii) Government will put the funds raised through the bonds as equity in banks
(iii) It will increase the capital adequacy ratio of the banks
(iv) It will enable banks to provide adequately for NPAs and support modest loan growth

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QUESTION: 29

Which of the following statements are not correct regarding "Shell Companies":

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QUESTION: 30

Which of the following statements are true regarding the "duty credit scrip" given under the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.
(i) It is used to pay "customs duty"
(ii) It is used to avail credit from international financial institutions
(iii) It is given as some percentage of value of exports

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QUESTION: 31

Which of the following statements are true regarding "Prompt Corrective Action (PCA)" framework:
(i) It is a supervisory tool of RBI for banks
(ii) It applies once banks reach certain threshold level regarding Capital and NPAs.
(iii) It is applicable to banks and non banking financial companies (NBFCs)
(iv) Banks and NBFCs under PCA cease to lend

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QUESTION: 32

Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGSIndia) is related to which of the following:

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QUESTION: 33

Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) index includes price change of which of the following sectors:
(i) Manufacturing
(ii) Electricity
(iii) Agriculture
(iv) Mining

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QUESTION: 34

Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) index includes which of the following:
(i) Imported Items
(ii) Services

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QUESTION: 35

Consider the following statements regarding "Peer to Peer Lending Platforms" in India:
(i) They can lend on their own
(ii) They provide credit guarantee
(iii) They are not regulated by RBI
(iv) They are regulated by RBI as Non Banking Financial Companies

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QUESTION: 36

Which of the following statements are true regarding the "Electronic -Way Bill":
(i) It is required for goods transported worth more than Rs. 50,000/-
(ii) It will check tax evasion
(iii) It is mandatory as per the GST law
(iv) It is a replacement of the Way Bill which was required under the VAT regime

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QUESTION: 37

Which of the following statements are true regarding "Angel Investors":
(i) Angel investors generally invest their own money rather than pooled funds
(ii) They invest in small start-ups and entrepreneurs
(iii) They provide more favourable terms and conditions as compared to other lenders
(iv) Angel investment is regulated by SEBI

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QUESTION: 38

Which of the following statements are true regarding SAMPADA scheme:
(i) It particularly focuses on agro marine and agro processing clusters
(ii) It is an umbrella scheme including ongoing and new schemes
(iii) Will create modern food processing and supply chain infrastructure

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QUESTION: 39

"Enhanced Access and Service Excellence (EASE)" is liked to which of the following:

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QUESTION: 40

Consider the following statements regarding "Bharatmala" Project:
(i) It is a part of National Highway Development Programme (NHDP)
(ii) It will particularly build border and international connectivity roads
(iii) State PWDs will also be involved for its execution

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QUESTION: 41

The term "SWIFT" is sometimes seen in the news, is related to:

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QUESTION: 42

Which of the following is not correct?

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QUESTION: 43

Which of the following is correct?

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QUESTION: 44

The text "Kalila wa Dimna" relates to which of the following

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QUESTION: 45

With reference to the period of Mahajanapadas referred to in Buddhist literature, which one of the following dynasties ruled Avanti ?

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QUESTION: 46

With reference to the Harappan civilization consider the following statements :
1. The city of Dholavira was in the form of a parallelogram guarded by a fortification.
2. A ploughed-field, showing a grid of furrows, located outside the town-wall has been discovered at Kalibangan.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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QUESTION: 47

In the context of ancient Indian history, what are pariplava-akhyanas ?

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QUESTION: 48

The Pancaratra system belongs to which one of the following schools/sects ?

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QUESTION: 49

During the Indian freedom struggle, who of the following was the president of International Pro-India Committee in Zurich and later started the Indian National Party ?

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QUESTION: 50

Who among the following was the Constitutional Advisor to the Constituent Assembly ?

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QUESTION: 51

With reference to the partition of India, consider the following statements :
1. Badshah Khan declared N.W.F.P. would join neither India nor Pakistan but would be an independent and sovereign Pakhtoonistan. 2. In the A.I.C.C. meeting in June 1947, Mahatma Gandhi opposed the Mountbatten Plan while Purushottamdas Tandon spoke in favour of it.

Q. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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QUESTION: 52

Which one of the following describes the "home charges" policy adopted by the British in India ?

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QUESTION: 53

In the first trial of the officers of Indian National Army at Red Fort in Delhi, three were charged with treason, murder and abetment of murder. Who of the following was not one of them (but was tried later in another trial) ?

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QUESTION: 54

Consider the following conditions:
1. Anticyclone conditions with static air and high temperature
2. Cyclonic conditions with unstable air
3. High precipitation with low evaporation
4. Low precipitation with high evaporation High salinity of ocean waters is associated with

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QUESTION: 55

Gleization is associated with

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QUESTION: 56

Which one of the following sets of biomes represents the right sequence in terms of increasing water deficiency?

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QUESTION: 57

Consider the following statements regarding human geography :
1. It is the synthetic relationship between human societies and earth surface
2. It describes all those parts of geography which are not solely concerned either with physical environment or with cartography
3. It is currently dominated by numerous approaches

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

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QUESTION: 58

Consider the following statements : Demographic transition is a general model
1. describing the evolution of levels of fertility and mortality
2. which has been developed with particular reference to developed countries.
3. which has been accepted as the universal model of population growth
4. which suggests four highly stylized phases in the process

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

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QUESTION: 59

Consider the following statements :
1. The population of Europe is older in age than that of any other continent
2. Population of many of the European countries is showing a negative growth
3. About 25 percent of the European population is in the senile age group
4. Only 10 percent of the European population is in the juvenile age group

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

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QUESTION: 60

Estancias’ are

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QUESTION: 61

Nagaland mountains are becoming increasingly barren mountains, mainly due to

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QUESTION: 62

Consider the following statements :
1. Iron and steel industries developed around lake Michigan in the USA due to the availability of good quality coal
2. Pittsburg-Youngstown area is the leading producers of steel in the USA
3. The Lorrains area in France is significant for steel production
4. The South Manchurian region accounts for nearly 60% of China’s pig iron production

Q. Which of the above statements are correct?

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QUESTION: 63

Consider the following reasons :
1. Care sugar is preferred to beet sugar
2. Beet sugar is insufficient to meet local demand
3. There is low demand and surplus production of cane sugar in producing countries
4. Cane sugar producing countries were colonies of importing countries
5. Production cost of cane sugar is low

Q. Which of the above reasons account for the fact that cane sugar has a major share in the international sugar trade ?

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QUESTION: 64

Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

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QUESTION: 65

The correct sequence of the natural regions of Brazil from north to South is

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QUESTION: 66

The correct sequence in the ascending order of the given cities in terms of altitude above mean sea-level is

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QUESTION: 67

The following table contains temperature and rainfall data of a city:

The data is associated with

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QUESTION: 68

Large areas in India are subjected to considerable rainfall variability. Rainfall variability is likely to be the greatest in areas of

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QUESTION: 69

The correct sequence (in descending order) of the given industries in terms of consumption of coal in India is

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QUESTION: 70

The areal spread of fishing ground of the continental shelf along the peninsular coast of India is over

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QUESTION: 71

In Eastern Himalaya, the subtropical broad leaved forests are commonly found between the altitudes ranging from

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QUESTION: 72

Which of the following awards have been launched to promote cleanliness, hygiene and infection control practices in public health facilities?

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QUESTION: 73

Consider the following statements:
I. Weaver Mudra Scheme was launched to provide concessional credit of 10,000 per weaver.
II. e-Dhanga App for bringing service deliver to the handloom weaver and help them to acess information on 24×7 basis.
III. Bunkar Mitra help line provide a single point of contat t handloom weaver for their professional quaries.

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QUESTION: 74

Consider the following statements:
I. The use of Electronic Voting Machine was started in the country on experiment basis in 1982.
II. During the General Electrions to the Lok Sabha in 2004, EVMs were used in all polling stations across the country.
III. The EVMs were developed at the behest of the Election jointly with two Public Seector Undertakings, BEL, Bangalore and ECIL, Hyderabad in 1989.

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QUESTION: 75

What is true about NIDHI?
I. It has been evolved as an umbrella cheme for a seamless innovation ecosystem booster.
II. It is National Initiative for Developing and Harnssing Innovatins.
III. Through innovations and trepreneurship development centre in academic institutions for encouraging students to promote start-ups.
IV. Providing early stage investment; centres of excellence

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QUESTION: 76

What is true of e-tolling?
I. The project was first launched in 2017.
II. In order to remove traffic bottle neck in toll plazas the Government has implemented a nation wide electronic Toll collection based on passive radio frequency identification.
III. It is conforming to EPC Gen-2, ISO 18000-6C standards.

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QUESTION: 77

Which of the following is not true?

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QUESTION: 78

Which of the following is not correct by matched?

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QUESTION: 79

Which is not true of VAJRA Scheme?

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QUESTION: 80

Consider the following statements:
I. Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines has launched the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017).
II. This updated version of the Code prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.
III. The Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017) has been developed by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with technical support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S.- India bilateral Partnership to Advance Clean Energy - Deployment Technical Assistance (PACE-D TA) Program.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are true?

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QUESTION: 81

Which of the following is not correct?
I. Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has launched Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience by upgrading the existing fleet of coaches.
II. Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious program of the ministry or railways to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways.
III. The refurbished coaches will have better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities and better safety features which are aimed at providing a safe and comfortable travel to the railway passengers.
IV. Under Mission Retro-Fitment, 25,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.

Q. Which of the above statements is not true?

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QUESTION: 82

Which of the stateemnts is not true?
I. The Union Government had launched Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Scheme to develop a financial asset as an alternative to purchasing metal gold.
II. The target of the scheme was to shift part of the estimated 300 tons of physical bars and coins purchased every year for Investment into 'demat' gold bonds.

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QUESTION: 83

Which of the following regarding the Admirality bill 2016 is not true?

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QUESTION: 84

Which of the following statements is/are true about Aramh APP?
I. The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads.
II. It was jointly launched by Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar and visiting ILO Deputy Director General (Policy) Deborah Greenfield.

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QUESTION: 85

Consider the following statements regarding India Japan Civil Nuclear Deal:
I. The deal would enable Japan to export nuclear power plant technology as well as provide finance for nuclear power plants in India. II. It will also assist India in nuclear waste management and could undertake joint manufacture of nuclear power plant components under the Make in India initiative.
III. India is the only non-Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatory country with which Japan has entered into a civil nuclear deal, giving recognition for India's impeccable non-proliferation record.
IV. Till now, India has also signed civil nuclear deal with 10 other countries viz. Russia, United States, France, South Korea, Mongolia, Namibia, Argentina, Canada, Kazakhstan and Australia.

Q. Which of the following is correct?

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QUESTION: 86

Which of the following statements is/are correct?
I. According to recently released OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026, India will be the world's largest milk producer by 2026 and will account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally.
II. Population Growth Over the ten-year outlook period, world's population will increase from 7.3 to 8.2 billion, with India and Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 56% of total growth.
III. India's population will grow to 1.5 billion from 1.3 billion, an increase of almost 150 million. India will overtake China to be the most populous country in the world by 2036.

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QUESTION: 87

Which is correct about Swayam Prabha?

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QUESTION: 88

Consider the following statements:
I. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has inked an agreement with four private banks and Bank of Baroda for the purpose of collection of provident fund dues from the employers and payments to its subscribers.
II. This is the first time the EPFO has roped in private banks, namely, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. III. This move of the EPFO will help the organisation to save nearly Rs 500 crore per year as the five banks have agreed to zero transaction charges.
IV. Every year, the EPFO settles around 1.16 crore claims and collects Rs. 75,000 crores from establishments under the EPF Act.

Q. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 89

Which is correct rearding New Training Programme COMMIT?

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QUESTION: 90

Consider the following statements:
I. India and Bangladesh have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram's Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river) to facilitate trade and to improve communication between the two countries.
II. Mizoram has a 318 km unfenced border with Bangladesh. In March 2017, the Union Government had announced that half of the 4,096-km long border India shares with Bangladesh has been fenced.
III. India and Bangladesh share a 3650 km land boundary, largest among the international boundaries that India shares with its neighbours.
IV. The border runs along five states, West Bengal (2,216.7 km), Assam (263 km), Meghalaya (443 km), Tripura (856 km) and Mizoram (318 km).

Q. Which of the abvoe statements is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 91

Consider the following statements
I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
II. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit marks the 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relationship between India and Israel.
III. There were MoU for setting up of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund (I4F), MoU for conservation of water in India, MoU on State Water Utility Reform in India, India-Israel Development Cooperation- 3-year work program in Agriculture (2018-2020) Plan of cooperation regarding cooperation in atomic clocks, MoU regarding cooperation in GEO-LEO optical link and. MoU regarding cooperation in electric propulsion for small satellites.

Q. Which of the above is/are true?

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QUESTION: 92

The difference between a nuclear reactor and an atomic bomb is that

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QUESTION: 93

Which one of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?

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QUESTION: 94

Zero was invented by

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QUESTION: 95

Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

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QUESTION: 96

The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind India was first used by

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QUESTION: 97

In some neuclear reactors heavy water is used as a moderator. The heavy water is

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QUESTION: 98

The alpine vegetation in the western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 metres while in the eastern Himalayas it is found up to a height of 4000 metres. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that

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QUESTION: 99

A person with A B blood group is sometimes calleda universal recipient because of the

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QUESTION: 100

The standard time of the following countries is ahead or behind Greenwich Mean Time depending on whether they are east or west of the longitude passing through Greenwich.
I. Cuba
II. Greece
III. Iraq
IV. Costa Rice
V. Japan

Which one of the following sequential orders given the correct arrangement of the countries according to their standard time from ahead to behind GMT?

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