UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 645

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) aims to safeguard the valuable traditional knowledge from being patented by other countries . Which of the following Statement(s) is/are correct regarding TKDL?
  1. The Health Ministry has fixed 1960 as the “cut-off year” for the purpose of including transcriptions of all Indian traditional works in the database of the TKDL.
  2. TKDL is a collaborative project between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and AYUSH
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
As per recent studies, some meteorologists claim that 2016 will be among hottest years on record due to "Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)". With this reference, consider the following statements:
  1. PDO is a temperature pattern observed primarily in southern Pacific Ocean.
  2. While during “warm" phase of PDO, south-west pacific becomes cooler, during “cold" phase south east pacific becomes cooler.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Coral Reefs in India are prevalent in parts of:
  1. Lakshadweep Islands
  2. Gulf of Mannar
  3. Nicobar Islands
  Select the correct option from codes given below:
Consider the following physical quantities:
  1. Entropy 
  2. Work
  3. Momentum
  4. Force
Which of the above are vector quantities?
The borrowing rights of a member of International Monetary Fund (IMF) depend upon__:
  1. Size of member country’s Gold Reserves
  2. Member country’s quota to IMF
  3. Member country’s seriousness towards the Balance of Payments Equilibrium
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

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