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Prelims 2000

Tropic of Capricorn passes through which of the following countries?1. Peru2. Brazil3. South Africa4. AustraliaSelect the correct answer using the code given below:A.1, 2 and 3B.1, 2 and 4C.2, 3 and 4D.1, 3 and 4Explanation :The line passes through Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Namibia, Botswana,South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Australia and French Polynesia, clipping New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga and the Cook

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): 1. It intends to recognize the knowledge acquired and skills equipped by the participants through certification. 2. Persons from both organized and unorganized sectors can join the scheme. 3. It is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a)

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Brief about Bio-fortification

Consider the following statements 1.     Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology. 2.     Conventional fortification differs from Biofortification in that conventional fortification aims to increase nutrient levels in crops during plant growth rather than through manual means during processing of the crops. Which of

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Quiz- Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct?

Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct? 1. The Chahar Bagh system in the Mughal Architecture was first introduced by Babur in India. 2. The Pishtaq or Central Towering Dome became one of the most important aspects of Mughal Architecture. 3. Humayun’s Tomb was built in the tradition known as ‘HashtBihisht’. Select the correct answer using

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Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?

Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal? 1. Stone carvings in high and low relief on the walls. 2. Delicate carving of marble into jalis and graceful volute 3. Creation of arabesques with pietra dura 4. Art of calligraphy with the inlay of jasper to write Quranic verses. Select

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Quiz-Q24- Asserssion and Reasoning Question

Paragraph: DIRECTIONS for Question No. 24: The following question consists of two statements, one labelled ‘Assertion’ (A) and the other labelled ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion and the Reason are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answer using the code given below:

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Quiz- Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species?

Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species? A. The assemblage of the population of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi that live in an area and interact with each other. B. A community of animals and plants inhabiting a particular area. C. Similar organisms having the potential for interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. D. Group of

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Quiz- Q11-12 Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country?

Q11. Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country? A. Tertiary economies in the formal sector are not developed well enough to absorb all the economies of the informal sector. B. The quality of products and the quality of work in the informal sector are low. C. Informal-sector

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Quiz-Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution?

Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution? A. Simple majority in the Parliament with ratification by not less than half of the States. B. Special majority in the Parliament with

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Quiz- Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot:

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot: 1. A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region that is both threatened with destruction and is a significant reservoir of biodiversity. 2. The German biologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term “biodiversity hotspot”. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D.

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Quiz- Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against:

Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against: A. Loss of water B. Mechanical injury C. Invasion by parasitic fungi D. All of the above Answer: D Exp: The outermost layer of cells is known as epidermis. The epidermis is usually made of a single layer of cells. In some plants

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Quiz- Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is:

Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is: A. Net Domestic Product B. Gross National Product C. National Income D. Gross Domestic Product Answer: D Exp: The value of final goods and services produced in each sector during a particular year provides the total production

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Measles and Rubella

Measles  Measles  is a deadly disease and one of the important causes of death in children. It is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Measles can make a child vulnerable to life threatening complications such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and brain infection. Globally, in 2015, measles killed an estimated 1, 34,200 children—mostly under-5 years. In

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UPSC Prelim Examination Syllabus

Paper I- General Studies Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

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