UPSC Prelims Full Length Test - 18

In recent times, government promotes use of gypsum in agriculture. How addition of gypsum helps in farming?
  1. Gypsum provides calcium and sulphur, which are sources of plant nutrition
  2. Gypsum neutralizes the acidity of the soil thus increasing soil pH
  3. Applying gypsum before irrigating the field helps in water conservation
Which of the above is / are correct statements?
Consider the following statements about the election of members of Rajya Sabha:
  1. Members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the elected members of the Assemblies of States and Union territories in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.
  2. If a voter (MLA) of a party defies his/her party directives and votes against or uses NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections then the person is subject to disqualification under the Tenth Schedule.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
In recent times, demand and production for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products are growing fast. What advantages are offered by plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products?
  1. It can help to reduce water footprint
  2. It can help to fight global warming
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
In recent times, stem cells have become much desirable for therapeutic uses. What are the features of the stem cells?
  1. They develop into organs needed for transplant
  2. They are found in reproductive tissue
  3. They develop into nerve cells and can be used by stroke victims
Choose the correct options:
What are the advantages of Humps in Camels as an adaptation to dry climates?
  1. Humps store water
  2. Humps store fat
  3. Humps play important role in insulation of Heat
Choose the correct option:

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