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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Questions (GS) - Test 8
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Which among the following schools of painting are associated with Pahari?
1, 2 ,4
2, 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4
Question 1 Explanation:
Basholi, Jammu, Guler and Kangra comes under Pahari school of Painting.
Which among the following statements is/are correct?
The xylem transports water and soluble mineral nutrients from the roots throughout the plant.
In vascular plants, phloem is the living tissue that carries organic nutrients (known as photosynthate), in particular, sucrose, to all parts of the plant where needed.
Neither of the above
Question 2 Explanation:
Xylem : Water and soluble minerals from roots to other parts.
Phloem : Prepared food from leaves to rest of the parts.
Which among the following statement is/are true regarding Non Governmental organisations (NGO)?
In India non profit / public charitable organisations can be registered as trusts, societies, or a private limited non profit company.
Non-profit organisations in India exist independently of the state.
NGOs are ‘nonprofit- making’, in as much as they are prohibited from distributing a monetary residual to their own members.
1 and 2
2 and 3
1, 2 and 3
Question 3 Explanation:
In India non profit / public charitable organisations can be registered as trusts, societies, or a private limited non profit company, under section-25 companies. Non-profit organisations in India
(a) exist independently of the state;
(b) are self-governed by a board of trustees or
‘managing committee’/ governing council, comprising individuals who generally serve in a fiduciary capacity;
(c) produce benefits for others, generally outside the membership of the organisation; and
(d), are ‘nonprofit- making’, in as much as they are prohibited from distributing a monetary residual to their own members.
Which among the following is true regarding "Short Selling"?
The sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed.
Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security's price will shoot up, making high profits.
Short selling may be prompted by speculation, or by the desire to hedge the downside risk of a long position in the same security or a related one.
1 and 3 only
All the above
None of the above
Question 4 Explanation:
Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security's price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit.
Which among the following statements about Food Processing is false?
Food processing dates back to the prehistoric ages when crude processing incorporated laughtering, fermenting, sundrying, preserving with salt etc.
Food processing units acts as a link between agriculture and industries.
Majority of the food processing factories in India are concentrated in the Northern India.
The downstream stage of the production process involves searching for and extracting raw materials
1 and 2
3 and 4
2, 3 and 4
1, 3 and 4
Question 5 Explanation:
Majority of the food processing factories in India are concentrated in the coastal India. The upstream stage of the production process involves searching for and extracting raw materials
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