10000 Questions for Prelims 2020 | Prelims 2020 Marathon

Dear Friends,

Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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Which of the following best describes the term 'Phantom Capital'?

a) It is the investment done by the government in the loss making PSUs.
b) It is the revenue generated by selling of shares of large PSUs by the government.
c) It is a strategic funding by consortium of corporate companies in prospective startups.
d) The capital invested by foreign companies into shell companies in order to avoid corporate taxes.
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With reference to the High Temperature Fuel Cell system in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in partnership with ISRO.
2. The system generates power using bio-methane, with heat and water as bi-products.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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Which of the following best describes the term 'Phantom Capital'?

a) It is the investment done by the government in the loss making PSUs.
b) It is the revenue generated by selling of shares of large PSUs by the government.
c) It is a strategic funding by consortium of corporate companies in prospective startups.
d) The capital invested by foreign companies into shell companies in order to avoid corporate taxes.

D

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Which of the following statements is /are correct about Sentinelese Tribes?

1. It is a tribe that lives in Lakshwadeep Islands.
2. They are hunter-gatherers and are fiercely hostile to outside contact.
3. Traditional areas occupied by the tribes have been declared as reserves.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 2 only

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Consider the following statements about the Predators in an ecosystem:

1. They help in transferring the energy fixed by the lower trophic level to higher trophic level.
2. They help in checking the growth of prey population.
3. They help in preventing the extinction of species due to increment in inter-specific competition.

Which of the given above statement(s) is/are correct?

a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

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Which of the following best describes the term 'Phantom Capital'?

a) It is the investment done by the government in the loss making PSUs.
b) It is the revenue generated by selling of shares of large PSUs by the government.
c) It is a strategic funding by consortium of corporate companies in prospective startups.
d) The capital invested by foreign companies into shell companies in order to avoid corporate taxes.

D

Correct.


Phantom investments are foreign investment that passes through empty corporate shells that don't do any real business. These shells, also called special purpose entities, have no real business activities. Rather, they carry out holding activities, conduct intrafirm financing, or manage intangible assets—often to minimize multinationals’ global tax bill. Such financial and tax engineering blurs traditional FDI statistics and makes it difficult to understand genuine economic integration. These investments in empty corporate shells in tax havens undermine tax collection in advanced emerging market, and developing economies.

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With reference to the High Temperature Fuel Cell system in news, consider the following statements:

1. It is developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in partnership with ISRO.
2. The system generates power using bio-methane, with heat and water as bi-products.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

B..

On the occasion of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Foundation Day, the President of India introduced India’s first indigenously developed high-temperature based Fuel Cell System. It is developed under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in partnership with Indian industries. It is built under India’s flagship programme named ‘New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)’. 

It is a 5.0 kW fuel cell system that generates power in a green manner. It takes methanol or bio-methane as the input and produces heat and water as its bi-products, which can be further used. This helps to attain an efficiency that is greater than 70%, which is difficult to achieve by other energy sources. Fuel cell produces electricity in the form of Direct current (DC). In a direct circuit electrons are flow in only one direction. The Hydrogen Fuel Cells can be used in many applications like transport, backup power to produce electricity during the failure of the electricity grid.


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Q. The visit of foreigners in India to see the various places/events in the country, amounts to which of the following in terms of economy:

(a) Production

(b) Consumption

(c) Import

(d) Export

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tamtar said

Q. The visit of foreigners in India to see the various places/events in the country, amounts to which of the following in terms of economy:

(a) Production

(b) Consumption

(c) Import

(d) Export

D.. 

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As prelims is nearing, we should revive this thread. 
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It's easy to get out of touch from Prelims preparation. We should have a judicious mix. Let's continue to post Questions and contribute!
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Gochi said

It's easy to get out of touch from Prelims preparation. We should have a judicious mix. Let's continue to post Questions and contribute!

Agreed. 

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@upsc2020 S Sallsbury a tropical grassland??


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Agog said

@upsc2020 S Sallsbury a tropical grassland??


No, Salisbury is a chalk grassland. These have thin lime rich soil. 

Which of the following motions is/are
allowed in Rajya Sabha?
1. Privilege motion
2. Adjournment motion
3. Motion to remove Supreme Court judge
4. Economy cut motion
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2, and 4 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
Which of the following correctly describes
the term 'eco-anxiety'?
(a) It is a nervous disorder caused due to
rising environmental pollution.
(b) It refers to the fear of ecological disaster
caused by environmental damage.
(c) It refers to psychological response to
loss caused by environmental
destruction.
(d) None of the above
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