UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 545

Many a times we read in the newspapers about margin requirements. Which of the following correctly indicates margin requirements?
Which of the following expenditures of the central government forms a part of Non-Votable Charges?
  1. Salaries of members of parliament are charged expenditures
  2. Salaries of high court judges
  3. Interest paid on debts of Government of India
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
  Consider the following differences between Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO):
  1. The PDO remains for longer time period in comparison to ENSO
  2. While ENSO is always accompanied by good monsoon rainfall, the PDO is always accompanied by poor monsoon 
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Identify the element with the help of given information:
  1. It was the first element to be discovered with a spectroscope
  2. It remains liquid at room temperature
  3. It reacts violently with water so it is kept under a layer of kerosene or mineral oil
  4. It is the softest known metal on earth
 Select the correct answer from options given below:
Consider the following statements about the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI):
  1. It is an initiative led by the 13 tiger range countries (TRCs)
  2. World Bank is one of the founding fathers of the GTI
Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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