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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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@upsc2020 Correct Answer is A. 



The Tebhaga movement erupted in 1946 in Bengal on the eve of the withdrawal of the British. Although the tide of Tebhaga receded as fast as it rose, the uprising stands out as one of the most important political events in twentieth century Bengal. Among the unique features of the movement is the large-scale participation of women on par with men. The landless and poor peasant women formed fighting troops called nari bahini and took a front rank role in defending the gains of the movement and in countering the repression of the state.


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Thinker said

#22)Consider the following leaders:

1. C.R. Das

2. Lala Lajpat Rai

3. C. Rajagopalachari

4. Motilal Nehru

Which of the above leaders were the members of Swatantra Party ?

(a)  2 and 4only

(b)  3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

It should be 3 only i.e. B

Yes crct answer is B

Swatantra party formed by C.rajagopalachari in 1959 reaction to what he felt was the Jawaharlal Nehru dominated Indian National Congress increasingly socialist and statist outlook.

Other prominent leaders of Swatantra:

N G Ranga,K M Munish & Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu.

Whereas SWARAJ PARTY IS: Founded by

C.R. Das,Lala Lajpat Rai & Motilal Nehru in 1923

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#32)Consider the following statements about the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council 

(1) It is a non-statutory, permanent and independent body. 

(2) The prime aim is to analyse all the critical issues, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon. 

(3) The Prime Minister is the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. 

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? 

(a) 1 and 2 only 

(b) 1 and 3 only 

(c) 3 only 

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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#43)Which the following is the first to sprout on the moon surface?

A)Wheat

B)Potato 

C)Canola

D)Cotton.

Cotton. 

The Chinese grew it. And its already dead now :(

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Okay its a good initiative,but can you clear what is the Modus operandi like just post the question or question with answer or discussion also.

Just the questions.

Then we discuss those with some explanations. Avoid just writing a,b,c,d

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Anjali8 said

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C? 

Correct.

The Gogabil Lake in Katihar district, one of the largest wetlands of Bihar. Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Bihar’s Katihar district, has been declared as the state’s first ‘Community Reserve’.  Nearly 300 migratory birds come to the lake and its vicinity during monsoon and winter from the Caspian Sea and Siberian region. Among the different species of migratory birds, there are around 90 species of threatened birds, including stork, black-necked stork and white Ibis. Spread over 73.88 acres of land, this ox-bow shaped lake is formed by the Mahananda and Kankahar in the north and Ganga in the south.

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Hi,

With hardly 120 days left for Prelims 2020, I urge all community members and aspirants for 2020 to invest their energies into Prelims preparation. As we all know, practice is the key; let's pool in our diversified resources and ensure we solve enough MCQs. 

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Thinker said

#23)Consider the following pairs:

Index/Report          Published by

1. Global Gender Gap Report — World  Economic  Forum

2. Gender Inequality — UNESCO

3. Gender Parity Index— United Nations Development Programme

Which of the pairs given above is/are Incorrectly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)  2 and 3 only



 

I guess its C only. Am I right?

No crct answer is D.

GGG Report by WEF( India rank 112 in 2020 report)

GII by UNDP( India rank 122 in 2019 report)

GPI by UNESCO

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A United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change briefing report in 2009 said that

shifting cultivation like “dangar chas” supplements nutrition to the food baskets of indigenous

communities across the world without jeopardising the climate or causing forest loss. “Dangar

chas” is practised in which of the following states?

(a) Rajasthan

(b) Assam

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Odisha

Source: examshack.com

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Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

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Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

Good one with explanation

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#30)The green muffler technique is designed to:

(a) protecting citizens from extreme cold waves 

(b) reducing air pollution in cities 

(c) donating free cloths to the needy people 

(d) reducing noise pollution in noisy places

Muffler a word associated with noise pollution . Technique involves planting trees as arrester to noise .

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Consider the following multilateral groups: 

1. G4

2. G7

3. G20 

India is not a part of which of the above groups? 

A. 1 and 2 only 

B. 2 only 

C. 1 and 3 only 

D. 1 only 


A?

Correct. 

It should be B

India is a part of G4

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Which among the following is correct about ‘Kalapani River’?

a) It is one of the headwaters of the Kali River

b) Lipulekh Pass is in the vicinity of this river

c) Both (a) and (b)

d) Neither (a) nor (b)
Today

C is the right answer. 

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Some other information I learnt while searching answer to the previous question 🙂

1. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs sends a note to the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommending dates for summoning and propagation of the LS and RS. The decision of the Cabinet Committee is then sent to the President by the Ministry.

2. Extension of a session of the House is announced by the Presiding Officer or the Leader of the House or the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

3. Inter session period means the period between prorogation of the last session and first day of the next session.

4. There is no time frame within which a prorogation order must follow an adjournment, if any.

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Anjali8 said

‘Sisseri River Bridge’ recently seen in news is located in:

a) Uttarakhand

b) Jammu and Kashmir

c) Sikkim

d) Arunachal Pradesh

D.

Correct. 

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#2 consider following statements 

1)Government of India Act 1909 provided for dyrachy at both center and provincial level.

2)Indian council act of 1861,provided for the portfolio system in india.

3)Charter act of 1833,ended East India company's monopoly in trading activities in india except tea trade with china.

4)The father of communal electorate was lord Morley.

Choose incorrect statements 

a)1,2,3

b)1,2,4

c)1,3,4

d)2,3,4

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@Patrick_jane It's Chief Justice of India. Article 258 clearly mentions it.


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Consider the following statements:

1) European companies depended on Dadni merchants for cloth procure in initial days.

2) EIC replaced Dadni merchants with Gomastas.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A) 1 only 

B) 2 only

C)Both

D)None of the above

C?

Could you provide the source with answer if possible?

Yes crct answer is C.

Pls go through the pic for detailed explanation. 

Source:Sonali bansal McGraw Hill modern Indian  history page 3.9

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To which wildlife sanctuary does the following descriptions refer?

  1. The flagship species of the sanctuary is the near threatened blackbuck antelope, the sole member of the antelope family in India
  2. It is home to both sand dunes and tropical dry evergreen forests
  3. This site has recorded the second largest congregation of migratory waterbirds in India

Find the correct answer from below options:

 a) Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

 b) Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

 c) Sariska National Park

 d) Mount Abu Sanctuary

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