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Practice Solved Test 10

1. Consider the following statements:

1. In order to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), a motion is passed in one House and supported by the other House.

2. The mandate of a JPC is limited to the scrutiny of government finances.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. The ‘Annual State of Education Report’ (ASER) survey has been conducted by which one of the following?

 (a) National Sample Survey Office

 (b) National Council of Educational Research and Training

 (c) All India Survey on Higher Education

 (d) NGO Pratham

3. Consider the following statements about the ‘Central Information Commission’ (CIC):

1. It was established by the Central Government under the provisions of Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

2. The jurisdiction of the Commission extends over all Central Public Authorities.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements:

‘Green’ crackers have a small shell size compared to traditional crackers.

‘Green’ crackers release water vapour and allow the dust particles to rise.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘SOFIA’ (modified Boeing 747SP jetliner)?

 (a) It flies at altitudes up to 5,000 km

 (b) It is a joint project of NASA and ESA

 (c) Its mission is to look at dark and distant objects

 (d) All of the above

6. Recently, which of the following has entered into a strategic partnership to develop India’s fledgling international financial services center GIFT City?

 (a) France

 (b) Germany

 (c) Russia

 (d) United Kingdom

7. The ‘National Program and Project Management Policy Framework’ (NPMPF) was launched by:

 (a) ISRO

 (b) DRDO

 (c) CSIR

 (d) None of the above

8. Consider the following statements regarding the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO):

1. The project is jointly funded by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

2. The project includes the construction of an underground laboratory and associated surface facilities at Pottipuram in Bodi West hills of Tamil Nadu.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

9. Victoria Falls is located between:

 (a) Zambia and Angola

 (b) Zambia and Zimbabwe

 (c) Zimbabwe and South Africa

 (d) Botswana and Namibia

10. Consider the following statements regarding the phenomena of Western Disturbances:

1. It is an extra tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the north-western parts of the Indian sub-continent.

2. This is beneficial for Rabi crops.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

11. Land titles (a document that determines the ownership of land or an immovable property) in India are unclear due to which of the following reasons?

1. legacy issues of the zamindari system

2. gaps in the legal framework

3. poor administration of land records

4. states reorganisation

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 1, 3 and 4

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

12. Consider the following statements:

1. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law is a United Nations specialized agency in the field of international trade law.

2. Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is a not-for-profit international arbitration organisation based in Singapore.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

13. Consider the following statements about the European Union (EU):

1. EU is a group of 60 countries

2. In 2012, the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

14. With reference to ‘Genomics for Public Health in India’ (IndiGen) programme, consider the following statements:

1. IndiGen programme aims to undertake “whole genome sequencing” of all Indians.

2. IndiGen is funded by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Which of the following pairs (Desert: Country) not correctly matched?

 (a) Gobi Desert: Mongolia

 (b) Great Victoria Desert: Argentina

 (c) Takla Makan Desert: China

 (d) Mojave Desert: United States

16. With reference to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, consider the following statements:

1. Under UAPA, both Indian and foreign nationals can be charged.

2. The Act empowers the Director General of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to grant approval of seizure or attachment of property when the case is investigated by the said agency.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

17. Kuchipudi is the dance form of which of the following state?

 (a) Karnataka

 (b) Kerala

 (c) Andhra Pradesh

 (d) Odisha

18. The Instrument of Accession was a legal document first introduced by:

 (a) Indian Council Act of 1909

 (b) Government of India Act 1919

 (c) Government of India Act 1935

 (d) Indian Independence Act 1947

19. Consider the following statements regarding Lala Lajpat Rai:

1. Lala Lajpat Rai established the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic School in Lahore.

2. He became a follower of Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of the Arya Samaj.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

20. Which of the following is the best habitat/site to re-introduce cheetah in India?

 (a) Nauradehi

 (b) Bandipur

 (c) Nandadevi

 (d) Dachigam

Q21. Consider the following statements:

1. Encephalitis is caused by a virus or bacterial infection and is the inflammation of the brain.

2. Meningitis is caused by bacterial infection and is the inflammation of the meninges or tissues that surround the brain.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q22. Consider the following statements:

1. The Supreme Court can issue writs only for the enforcement of fundamental rights under article 32

2. High Court can issue writs for enforcement of fundamental rights along with legal rights.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q23. Consider the following statements:

1. Foreign portfolio investment (FPI) consists of securities and other financial assets held by investors in another country.

2. It provides the investor with direct ownership of a company’s assets.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q24. Consider the following statements:

1. The Western Ghats is declared an ecological hotspot.

2. The Western Ghats is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

3. The Western Ghats are older than the Himalayas. Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q25. Consider the following statements:

1. River Sabarmati originates in the Aravalli Range.

2. It is a major East flowing river.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q26. Which of the following is a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty?

A. Quo Warranto

B. Certiorari

C. Habeas Corpus

D. Mandamus

Q27. Consider the following statements:

1. The Demands for Grants are presented to the Rajya Sabha along with the Annual Financial Statement.

2. The Speaker shall decide whether or not a cut motion is admissible.

Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q28. Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission was developed by

A. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

B. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

C. European Space Agency (ESA)

D. Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos)

Q29. Who among the following is/are debarred from receiving Foreign Contribution under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

1. Candidate contesting an election

2. Political parties

3. Judges

Choose the correct option:

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q30. Lakhari Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is located in

A. Madhya Pradesh

B. Odisha

C. West Bengal

D. Jammu and Kashmir

Q31. Consider the following statements with respect to Hague Abduction Convention

1. The Convention applies only to children under the age of 18.

2. India is a signatory to it.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q32. Consider the following statements

1. Himalayas is the youngest and highly unstable landmass of India.

2. Brahmaputra marks the eastern border of the Himalayas.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q34. Consider the following statements

1. Birsa Munda was a tribal freedom fighter

2. He converted to Christianity in order to receive an education from a missionary school.

3. Birsa declared his declaration against the British and the Dikus (outsiders) and began the Munda Rebellion

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q35. Consider the following statements:

1. Ranthambore National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh.

2. The national park is bound by Chambal River to the North.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

36. Consider the following statements:

1. A biome is a large community unit, characterized by a major vegetation type and associated fauna, found in a specific climatic region.

2. An ecotone is a transitional area between two biomes or diverse ecosystems.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

 C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q37. Enforcement Directorate comes under the

A. Ministry of Home Affairs

B. Ministry of Finance

C. Ministry of Corporate Affairs

D. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

38. Which of the following statements are incorrect with respect to Payment Banks?

1. They can offer Credit Cards

2. They can sell Mutual Funds and insurance

3. They can accept NRI deposits choose the correct option:

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 2 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q39. Consider the following statements:

1. The Asian Tea Alliance was launched in India

2. It is an alliance of five tea growing and consuming countries

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q40. The “Lithium Triangle” recently in news is made of which of the following countries?

1. Argentina

2. Chile

3. Bolivia

4. Uruguay

Choose the correct option

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1, 3 and 4

C. 1, 2 and 4

D. 2, 3 and 4

Q41. Consider the following statements:

1. P waves or Primary waves are longitudinal in nature

2. P waves cannot travel in all mediums Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q42. Consider the following statements:

1. Narrow money is a category of money supply that includes all physical money.

2. It only contains the most liquid financial assets. Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q43. Which of the following countries border Sudan?

1. Eritrea

2. Ethiopia

3. Libya

4. Somalia

Choose the correct option.

A. 1, 2, 3, 4

B. 1, 2, 3

C. 1, 2, 4

D. 2, 3, 4

Q44. Consider the following statements with respect to Polar Vortex:

1. It is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding the Earth’s North and South Pole.

2. There is one polar vortex in each hemisphere. Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q45. Consider the following statements:

1. Duty of a Pro-tem Speaker is to administer the oath of office to new members of the house.

2. The pro-tem speaker also has same powers, privileges as that of the Speaker.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q46. Consider the following statements:

1. Cost Push Inflation occurs when the general prices of the commodities decrease.

2. Demand pull inflation occurs as a result of mismatch in demand.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

 A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q47. Consider the following statements:

1. A proclamation imposing President’s Rule must be approved by both the Houses of Parliament within two months from the date of its issue.

2. It can be extended for a maximum period of five years with the approval of Parliament, every six months.

3. Every resolution approving the proclamation or continuance of the President’s Rule can be passed by a simple majority.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q48. Consider the following statements:

1. The Asian golden cat is a wild cat native to the North- Eastern Indian subcontinent.

2. They are classified as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of threatened species.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q49. Consider the following statements:

1. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is a body involved in regulating and developing the insurance and reinsurance industry in India.

2. It was created on the recommendations of the Malhotra Committee Report.

3. It is headquartered at Delhi.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

50. Who is known as the Father of Communal Electorate in India?

A. Lord Ripon

B. Lord Mountbatten

C. Lord Willingdon

D. Lord Minto

Q51. Consider the following statements with respect to Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program (SVEEP):

1. It is a flagship program of the Government of India.

2. The programme was launched for spreading voter awareness and promoting voter literacy in India.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q52. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojanawas launched in order to

A. Boost organic farming

B. Promote the use of traditional farming methods

C. Prevent sub division of agricultural land

D. Promote shifting cultivation

Q53. Consider the following statements:

1. NASA’s Voyager 2 is the first and only manmade object to exit the Heliosphere.

2. It is the only spacecraft to have visited all four gas giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Consider the following statements:

A. 1 only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q54. Consider the following statements:

1. Strait of Hormuz is a choke-point between the Gulf and the open ocean. With Iran on its  northern  coast and the UAE and an Omanian enclave on the south, the Strait, at its narrowest point, has a width of 34 km.

2. A third of crude oil exports transported via ships pass through the Strait, which makes it the world’s most important oil artery.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q55. Consider the following statements, regarding “Balsams”:

1. Consisting of both annual and perennial herbs, balsams are succulent plants with high endemism.

2. Because of their bright beautiful flowers, these groups of plants are of prized horticultural significance.

Which among the above statements is/are incorrect?

 A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q56. Consider the following statements:

1. A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical potential energy (energy stored in molecular bonds) into electrical energy.

2. Fuel cells which are used commercially in hydrogen fuel–based cars, require good catalysts that are efficient as well as cost-effective.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q57. Which of the following countries has been referred to as the “Last Shangri-La”?

A. Bhutan

B. Nepal

C. China

D. Japan

Q58. Consider the following statements:

1. Monsoon refers to the climate associated with seasonal reversal in the direction of winds.

2. The movement of Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) plays an important role in the Indian Monsoon.

Which of the following statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q59. The wind blowing in the northern plains in summers is known as:

A. Loo

B. Trade Wind

C. Kal Baisakhi

D. None of the above

Q60. Consider the following statements:

1. North-Western part of India experiences the highest diurnal range of temperature.

2. Parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat are drought prone because they fall in the rain shadow area of the Aravalli.

Which of the following statement/s is/are incorrect?

 A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q61. Consider the following statements:

1. The Election Commission of India is a permanent and independent statutory body.

2. The body is constituted to conduct free and fair elections to the national and state legislatures and of President and Vice-President.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q62. Chief Election Commissioner is appointed by

A. The President

B. The Chief Justice of India

C. The Prime Minister

D. The Lok Sabha Speaker

Q63. Consider the following statements with respect to Seva Bhoj Yojana?

1. It is a programme of the Ministry of Culture.

2. The scheme envisages lessening the burden of such Charitable Religious Institutions who provide food without any cost.

Which of the given statement/s is/are incorrect?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q64. Consider the following statements with respect to Pariwartan Scheme:

1. Under the scheme, there is a focus on warehousing stressed power projects to protect their value.

2. This scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Ministry of Power.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q65. Consider the following statements:

1. During the Vajrayana phase of Buddhism, worship of the female form was seen.

2. The goal of spiritual practice within the Vajrayana traditions is to become a fully awakened Buddha.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

 A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q66. Consider the following statements:

1. India is a member of World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

2. WMO originated from the International Meteorological Organization.

3. Its secretariat is headquartered in Geneva. Which of the statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q67. The Gini coefficient is used to measure:

A. Inflation

B. Unemployment

C. Economic Growth

D. Income inequality

Q68. Consider the following statements:

1. The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes the Democracy Index.

2. India is classified as a‘flawed democracy’in Democracy index 2018.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q69. Consider the following statements:

1. Futures and Options are types of derivatives.

2. An optiongives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an asset at a specific price at any time during the life of the contract.

Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q70. Consider the following statements:

 1. The origin of sedition law in India is linked to the Wahabi Movement of 19th century.

2. The Sedition Act was first invoked against Jogendra Chandra Bose.

Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q71. Consider the following statements with respect to Securities and Exchange Board of India

1. SEBI is a quasi-legislative, quasi-judicial and quasi- executive body.

2. It was initially constituted as a statutory body. Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q72. Consider the following statements:

1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter- governmental body.

2. The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. Both 1 and 2

C. 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q73. Consider the following statements:

1. The Indian elephant is a Schedule-I animal under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

2. Section 9 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 prohibits their capture from the wild.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. Both 1 and 2

C. 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q74. Consider the following statements:

 1. The National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

2. ‘Project Tiger’ is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Environment, Forests and Climate Change, providing funding support to tiger range States, for in-situ conservation of tigers in designated tiger reserves.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. Both 1 and 2

C. 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q75. What is the theme of the G20 Summit scheduled to be held in Osaka, Japan?

A. “Human centred future society”

B. “Inclusive Growth for All”

C. “Technology and Innovation for All”

D. “Sustainable and Holistic Development for mankind”

Q76. Consider the following statements:

1. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) is a simple indicator which tells how much of the ground is covered with vegetation.

2. It basically calculates the difference between the red and near infrared components of light reflected by objects, from, say, a satellite.

3. Since healthy vegetation strongly absorbs red and reflects near infrared light, this difference can indicate the presence of healthy vegetation and map it into a colour code.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 2 and 3 Only

C. All, 1, 2 and 3

D. Neither 1 nor 2 nor 3

Q77. Consider the following statements:

1. National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) is one of the primary centres of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space (DOS).

2. NRSC has the mandate for establishment of ground stations for receiving satellite data, generation of data products, dissemination to the users, and development of techniques for remote sensing applications including disaster  management  support,  geospatial  services   for good governance and capacity building for professionals, faculty and students.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

 B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q78. Consider the following statements: UPSC Prelims 2020 MCQ

1. The blood sugar level is usually normal in children with encephalitis but is low in children with hypoglycaemic encephalopathy.

2. In encephalitis, there are more white blood cells  per unit volume of cerebrospinal fluid, which is a reflection of inflammation in the brain. In contrast, no increase in white blood cells is seen in hypoglycaemic encephalopathy as there is no inflammation in the brain.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q79. With which of the following statements does “Operation Sankalp” that was recently in the news relate to?

A. An Indian Naval Operation in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area following the recent maritime incidents in the region.

B. An Indian Air Force Search Operation launched in the wake of the disappearance of the An-32 twin engine turboprop transport aircraft of the  Indian Air Force.

C. A joint operation between the Indian Army and Border Roads Organisation along the India-China border.

D. A joint military exercise between India and France

Q80. Consider the following statements with respect to Pichwai:

1. It is a folk dance form.

2. It is widely practiced in the state of Rajasthan. Which of the given statement/s is/are incorrect?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

81. With reference to Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020, Consider the following statements:

1. It seeks to extend the upper limit for permitting abortions from 24 weeks to 26 under special circumstances.

2. The Bill proposes requirement of opinion of one registered medical practitioner (RMP) for termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks of gestation.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

82. Consider the following statements:

1. Coal sector was nationalized by the Government of India under Indira Gandhi.

2. Now, coal blocks are allocated on lottery basis.

3. Till recently, India imported coal to meet the shortages of domestic supply, but now India is self-sufficient in coal production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

83. Consider the following statements:

1. Poliomyelitis is an acute viral infection caused by RNA virus.

2. India adopted pulse polio immunization in 1982.

3. In 2014, India was declared polio-free after three years on zero cases.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

84. Recently, India signed a deal known as ‘Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial cooperation’ (BECA) with which of the following countries?

 (a) Russia

 (b) Japan

 (c) The United Kingdom

 (d) The United States of America

85. Consider the following statements:

1. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood.

2. Plasma carries water, salts and enzymes in the human body.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

86. Recently, our scientists have discovered a new and distinct species of fish which looks like a dragon, swims like an eel, and has remained hidden for a hundred million years. In which part of India has it been discovered?

 (a) Andaman Islands

 (b) Tropical rain forests of northeast

 (c) Western Ghats – Sri Lanka Hotspot

 (d) Indo-Burma region

87. Consider the following pairs:

Towns sometimes mentioned         Country in news

1.            Oaxaca                                            Mexico

2.            Beirut                                             Yemen

3.            Mecca                                           Saudi Arabia

4.            Mazar-i-sharif                                 Iran

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 1 and 2

 (c) 2 and 4

 (d) 1 and 4

88. Atal Innovation Mission is set up under the

 (a) Department of Science and Technology

 (b) Ministry of Employment

 (c) NITI Aayog

 (d) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

89. Consider the following statements regarding protection of Tigers

1. The All India tiger estimation is carried out once in every five years.

2. ‘Project Tiger’ is a Central Sector Scheme for providing funding support to tiger range States and for in-situ conservation of tigers in designated tiger reserves.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

90. Consider the following statements regarding Forest-PLUS 2.0

1. It was launched by UNEP and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)

2. It is a five-year programme that focuses on developing tools and techniques to bolster ecosystem management and harnessing ecosystem services in forest landscape management.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

91. Consider the following statements:

1. There is no evidence of dairy production was in place in the Indus Valley civilization.

2. Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

92. Which one of the following is not a Harappan site?

 (a) Chanhudaro

 (b) Kot Diji

 (c) Sohgaura

 (d) Desalpur

93. Consider the following statements:

1. The ‘Global Hunger Index’ (GHI) is an annual peer-reviewed publication by Oxfam International.

2. As per GHI scores, zero means no hunger at all.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

94. The ‘Oslo Accords’ was in news recently, which is related to:

 (a) Israel-Syria Conflict

 (b) Israel-Palestine Conflict

 (c) Saudi Arabia- Iran Conflict

 (d) China- Afghanistan Conflict

95. Consider the following statements about ‘International Labour Organization’ (ILO):

1. It was established as an agency for the League of Nations following World War II.

2. It became the first specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) in the year 1946.

3. It is the only tripartite U.N. agency.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

96. Which of the following is/are the technological applications of superconductivity?

1. magnetic resonance imaging

2. low-loss power cables

3. fast digital circuits

4. magnetic confinement fusion reactors

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 1, 2 and 4

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

97. Consider the following statements about Himalayan brown bears:

1. It is the largest carnivore in the highlands of Himalayas.

2. It is naturally found in India only.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

98. The Mount Girnar is situated in:

 (a) Rajasthan

 (b) Gujarat

 (c) Madhya Pradesh

 (d) Maharashtra

99. Consider the following statements:

1. Asiatic lion is naturally found in India only.

2. Double-humped camel is naturally found in India only.

3. One-horned rhinoceros is naturally found in India only.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 1 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

100. In the context of which of the following do some scientists suggest the use of cirrus cloud thinning technique and the injection of sulphate aerosol into stratosphere?

 (a) Creating the artificial rains in some regions

 (b) Reducing the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones

 (c) Reducing the adverse effects of solar wind on the Earth

 (d) Reducing the global warming


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