UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 544

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1).
Consider the following volcanoes:
  1. Mount Kilimanjaro
  2. Mount Ararat
  3. Mount Stromboli
Which of the above is/are dormant volcano(es)?
2).
It is generally opined that practice of puddled rice cultivation should be replaced by furrow irrigation on a non-puddled soil. What argument(s) are given to support such opinions?
  1. Puddling presents a high water requirement
  2. Puddling hinders the regeneration of the soil structure
  3. Its comparatively difficult to include other crops in puddled lands
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
3).
Which among the following sets of fauna represents same taxonomical order?
4).
Consider the following statements about the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC):
  1. The Finance Secretary is the chairperson of the council
  2. It monitors macro-prudential supervision of the economy
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
5).
Consider the following statements about the National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI):
  1. It aims to encourage entrepreneurial activity in rural communities
  2. The beneficiaries of the initiative are selected based on their traditional skills, arts and crafts
  3. The scheme is being implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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