UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 102

1.
As per the scientific studies, 2013 was fourth warmest year since records began in 1880. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. El Nino is responsible for boosting already warm years into hottest years
2. El Nino marks warming of the central Pacific
3. 2013 was an El Nino year
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
2.
Which of the following observations with respect to the Harappan people is / are correct?
  1. They used pictographic script which still remains undeciphered
  2. They worshipped Lingam, the symbol of Shiva
  3. They believed in life after death
Select the correct answer from codes given below:
3.
Some studies have suggested that impacts of Green House Gases and Aerosols tend to be in opposite direction. Consider the following statements in this context:
1. While Green House Gases tend to reduce the precipitation, Aerosols tend to increase the precipitation
2. While greenhouse gases tend to persist and thereby accumulate in the atmosphere, aerosols are generally short-lived
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
4.
Consider the following statements:
  1. Stock Exchanges and Future Markets are placed under the union list of Indian Constitution
  2. Bombay Cotton Trade Association was the first organized futures market in India
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
5.
According to recent news, India’s infrastructure sector growth slowed to 4.2 per cent in August, 2018 due to sluggish growth in core sectors. Which of the following industries are included in the India’s Core Sector?
  1. Coal
  2. Crude Oil
  3. Cement
  4. Banking
  Select the correct option from codes given below:

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