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Practice Solved Test 12

1. Consider the following statements regarding Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI).

1. OCI Scheme was introduced by The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1955.

2. OCI cardholders have no right to vote, no right to hold constitutional offices, and no right to buy agricultural properties.

3. Recently the Government held that OCI card holders enjoy fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution, including the right to freedom of speech and expression.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 a) 1 and 2

 b) 2 and 3

 c) 3 only

 d) 1 and 3

2. It is a compulsory termination of Indian citizenship by the Central government, if

1. The citizen has shown disloyalty to the Constitution of India

2. The citizen has been ordinarily resident out of India for five years continuously

Which of the given above statement is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

3.  According to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) ‘One-China’ policy

 a) States conducting bilateral diplomacy with PRC must acknowledge the existence of only one state called “China”.

 b) States wanting to pursue bilateral diplomacy with PRC must severe all formal ties with Taiwan – which officially calls itself the “Republic of China”.

 c) Both Taiwan and China have recognised that there exists only one entity by name “China”, but there is disagreement over which government truly represents this “China”.

 d) Both statements (a) and (b)

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The GST Council is India’s first experience at a cooperative-federalism based decision-making authority.
  2. The 122nd constitution amendment bill and all legislations enabling the GST were passed unanimously by the Parliament.

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

5. Consider the following statements with reference to State of Jharkhand, India:

  1. It shares border with five states
  2. Climate of Jharkhand varies from Humid subtropical in the north to tropical wet and dry in the south-east
  3. Much of Jharkhand lies on the Chota Nagpur Plateau

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

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Vanadium is a high value metal used in strengthening steel and titanium.
  2. The largest deposits of Vanadium are in China, followed by India and South Korea.

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

7. Consider the following statements regarding Pardoning powers of President.

The power of pardon shall be exercised by the President on the advice of Council of Ministers.

Both President and Governor can grant pardon in all cases including sentence of death.

The constitution provides the mechanism to question the legality of decisions of President or governors exercising mercy jurisdiction.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 2 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

8. Consider the following statements regarding office of Deputy Chairman

  1. Deputy Chairman is subordinate to the Chairman.
  2. He resigns by writing to the President of India.

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. Consider the following statements regarding Qualifications to be eligible for election as Vice-President

  1. He should have completed 35 years of age.
  2. He should be a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  3. He should not hold any office of profit under the Union government or any state government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

10. Who among the following are members of Inter-State Council?

  1. Prime minister as the Chairman
  2. Chief ministers of all the states
  3. Six Central cabinet ministers, including the home minister.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 1 and 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

11. Consider the following statements:

  1. Auroras are only visible at night.
  2. Auroras usually only appear in lower polar regions.

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

12. Consider the following statements regarding Anthrax.

  1. It is an infectious zoonotic disease occurring naturally among herbivorous animals through contaminated soil and feed.
  2. It does not spread directly from one infected animal or person to another.

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:

  1. The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus is a platform for ASEAN and its ten Dialogue Partners.
  2. The ADMM-Plus is the only official framework of Defense Minister’s meetings in the Asia-Pacific Region,

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. Recently, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its approval for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to:

 (a) Boost employment in informal sector

 (b) Boost employment in formal sector

 (c) Encourage skill development

 (d) All of the above

15. The term “Quantum key distribution” is used in the context of:

 (a) Digital security infrastructure

 (b) Secure communication method

 (c) Internet of things

 (d) None of the above

16. The UN Population Award was established by the:

 (a) UNESCO

 (b) UNDP

 (c) UNGA

 (d) UNSC

17. Recently, a new species of Indian Muraingrasses (Ischaemum janarthanamii) known for their ecological and economic importance have been spotted by scientists in the:

 (a) Himalayas

 (b) Eastern Ghats

 (c) Western Ghats

 (d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

18. Consider the following statements regarding Son River:

  1. It is the second largest of the Ganges southern tributaries after Yamuna River.
  2. It originates near Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh near the source of Narmada River.

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

19. Consider the following statements with reference to satellite-based internet of things (IoT) device service launched by BSNL.

It is the world’s first satellite-based narrowband-IoT network.

It can be used across India where mobile towers are not present, including the seas.

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

20. Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi?

 (a) Bengaluru

 (b) Hyderabad

 (c) Nagpur

 (d) Pune

21. Consider the following statements about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:

  1. He served as the first Minister of Education in the first Interim Government of India.
  2. He supported the Non-Cooperation Movement started by Mahatma Gandhiji.

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

22. In the context of which of the following do you sometimes find the term ‘Generalised System of Preferences’ (GSP) in the news?

 (a) SAARC affairs

 (b) UNFCCC affairs

 (c) India-EU negotiations on FTA

 (d) India – USA trade affairs

23. The ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ region was in news recently, is internationally recognized as part of:

 (a) Russia

 (b) Afghanistan

 (c) Israel

 (d) None of the above

24. Why is it so difficult to make effective vaccines to prevent diseases caused by RNA viruses?

 (a) RNA cannot be produced in vitro condition

 (b) It can provoke allergic reactions in human body

 (c) Higher production cost

 (d) Viral RNA polymerases lack the proofreading ability of DNA polymerases

25. Consider the following statements about the ‘Thirty Meter Telescope’ (TMT):

  1. It is being funded by scientific organisations of Canada, China, India, Japan and USA.
  2. It is being designed and developed by the NASA.

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

26. Consider the following statements:

  1. Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) was prepared by Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority.
  2. GRAP works only as an emergency measure.

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

27. Consider the following statements about the ‘Commission on Air Quality Management’:

  1. It has replaced the Central Pollution Control Board.
  2. It has the power to hear civil cases relating to environmental issues.

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

28. Consider the following statements regarding Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

  1. It is the Treaty banning all nuclear explosions – everywhere, by everyone.
  2. The Treaty was negotiated at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
  3. Only North Korea and Pakistan have not yet signed the Treaty.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

29. Consider the following statements regarding Li-Fi (Light Fidelity)

  1. It is a wireless optical networking technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for data transmission.
  2. It has higher data speed than Wi-Fi
  3. Wi-Fi is more secure than Li-Fi

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

30. Consider the following statements:

  1. A low Earth orbit is normally at an altitude of less than 1000 km and could be as low as 160 km above the Earth.
  2. Polar orbits pass over the Earth’s Polar Regions from north to south at 36000 km above the surface of the Earth.

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

31. Consider the following statements:

  1. Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005 requires suo motu disclosure of information by each public authority.
  2. The RTI Act, 2005 provides for appointment of Information Commissioners at Central and State level.

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

32. With reference to SVAMITVA scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.
  2. Under the scheme, the property card for every property in the village will be prepared by central government using accurate measurements delivered by drone-mapping.

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

33. “Beaten or Broken? Informality and Covid-19 in South Asia” report has been released by which of the following?

 (a) World Health Organization

 (b) World Bank

 (c) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

 (d) Asian Development Bank

34. Consider the following statements about Feluda test:

  1. It is 100 percent accurate and low cost paper based test strip to detect COVID 19 in less than 1 hour.
  2. It has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India.
  3. It uses indigenously developed CRISPR gene-editing technology.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 and 3

35. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Blue Flag Programme for beaches and marinas is run by the Wetlands International.
  2. There are more than 65 criteria that must be met to qualify for a Blue Flag certification.

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

36. With reference to Skal International Asia Area (SIAA), consider the following statements:

  1. It is the world’s largest global network of tourism professionals promoting tourism, business and friendship worldwide.
  2. It is an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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

37. ‘10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ Campaign related to which of the following?

 (a) anti- dengue campaign

 (b) Anti-malaria campaign

 (c) Health awareness and the transition towards clean cooking

 (d) Promotion of sanitation and hygiene

38. Which one of the following state has become the first Har Ghar Jal State in the country by providing tap water connection to every rural household?

 (a) Himachal Pradesh

 (b) Gujarat

 (c) Rajasthan

 (d) Goa

39. In the context of any country, which one of the following would be considered as part of its social capital?

 (a) The proportion of literates in the population

 (b) The stock of its buildings, other infrastructure and machines

 (c) The size of population in the working age group

 (d) The level of mutual trust and harmony in the society

40. Which one of the following pairs (Beaches proposed for Blue Flag certification: State) is not correctly matched?

 (a) Kovalam Beach: Tamil Nadu

 (b) Bangaram Beach: Kerala

 (c) Bhogave Beach: Maharashtra

 (d) Rushikonda Beach: Andra Pradesh

41. With reference Punnapara-Vayalar revolt, consider the following statements:

  1. It was a communist uprising in the Princely State of Travancore.
  2. The main objective of the revolt was to gain complete independence from the British rule.

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

42. Consider the following statements:

  1. Swami Vivekananda introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.
  2. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa gave the name ‘Vivekananda’ to Narendra Nath Datta

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

43. Who called Vivekananda as the “maker of modern India”?

 (a) Mahatma Gandhi

 (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

 (c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

 (d) Subhas Chandra Bose

44. Which of the following pairs (Epics/Literary works: Author) is/are not correctly matched?

 (a) Ramayana: Maharishi Valmiki

 (b) Mahabharata: Sage Ved Vyas

 (c) Lilavati: Brahmagupta

 (d) Malavikagnimitram: Kalidasa

45. Consider the following statements:

  1. Parliamentary privileges do not extend to the President of India.
  2. Till now, Parliament of India has not made any special law to exhaustively codify all the privileges.

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

46. Which of the following has launched a scheme called ‘Five Star Villages’?

 (a) Ministry of Tourism

 (b) Ministry of Rural Development

 (c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

 (d) Ministry of Communications

47. ‘SAROD-Ports’, sometimes mentioned in the news in reference to:

 (a) Disinvestment of Ports

 (b) Food Processing and Storage

 (c) Coast Guard Operations

 (d) Dispute Resolution Mechanism

48. ‘EASE Reforms Agenda’, often seen in the news, is associated with:

 (a) Banking sector

 (b) Environment Impact Assessment

 (c) Foreign Direct Investment in ISRO

 (d) Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Scheme

49. With which country India recently signed an agreement on Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services?

 (a) Russia

 (b) France

 (c) South Africa

 (d) Japan

50. With reference to National School of Drama, consider the following statements:

  1. It was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  2. It is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of 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

51. Consider the following:

  1. Deification of the Buddha
  2. Treading the path of Bodhisattvas
  3. Image worship and rituals

Which of the above is/are the feature/ features of Mahayana Buddhism?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

52. Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?

  1. Avanti
  2. Gandhara
  3. Kosala
  4. Magadha

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 3 and 4

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

53. Consider the following statements about the International Finance Corporation (IFC):

  1. It was established as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.
  2. Membership in IFC is open only to member countries of the World Bank.
  3. The President of the World Bank Group is also President of IFC.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

54. India is a member of four of the five constituents of the World Bank Group except:

 (a) International Development Association (IDA).

 (b) International Finance Corporation (IFC).

 (c) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).

 (d) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

55. Atanu Chakraborty task force sometimes mentioned in the news in reference to:

 (a) Structural reforms in agriculture

 (b) Ways to develop the secondary market for corporate loans

 (c) Evaluate issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth, Child Sex Ratio (CSR)

 (d) National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)

56. The fiber optical cable uses the application of:

 (a) Reflection of light

 (b) Refraction of light

 (c) Total internal reflection of light

 (d) None of the above

57. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are separated by the Ten Degree Channel.
  2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar.
  3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.

Which of the given above statements is/are incorrect?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

58. Consider the following statements:

  1. World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to raise awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
  2. In India, the day has been celebrated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas since 2010.
  3. The theme for 2020 World Biofuel Day in India is ‘Biofuel Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’

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

59. ‘Surakhsya’ is the National Portal on:

 (a) Human trafficking

 (b) Cyber security

 (c) Cross border terrorism

 (d) Human elephant conflict

60. “Momentum for Change: Climate Neutral Now” is an initiative launched by

 (a) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 (b) The UNEP Secretariat

 (c) The UNFCCC Secretariat

 (d) The World Meteorological Organization.

61. Which of the following commission has recommended that an independent ‘Fiscal Council’ should be established through an amendment to the FRBM Act?

 (a) 5th Central Pay Commission

 (b) 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission

 (c) 14th Finance Commission

 (d) National Commission to review the working of the Constitution

62. ‘Escape clause’ in the FRBM act allows Centre to exceed the annual fiscal deficit target under which of the following grounds?

  1. National security
  2. National calamity
  3. Collapse of agriculture
  4. Structural reforms

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 1 and 2

 (d) All of the above

63. As per the “Code on Wages Act”, ‘Wages’ include:

 (a) Salary only

 (b) Both salary and allowance

 (c) Salary, allowance and bonus (if any)

 (d) Salary, allowance and meal (if any)

64. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Eighty-sixth Constitution Amendment Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children as a Fundamental Right.
  2. “No Detention Policy” has been removed by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019.

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

65. Consider the following statements about National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR):

  1. It was set up under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
  2. It works under the control of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Which of the given above statements is/are incorrect?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

66. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Minority/Ethnic group          Concentrated in/belongs to
  2. Uighurs                                               China
  3. Rohingya                                            Myanmar
  4. Pashtuns                                            Syria

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 1 and 3

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

67. “Hagia Sophia”, a UNESO world heritage site, sometimes mentioned in the news, is located in:

 (a) Italy

 (b) Iran

 (c) Turkey

 (d) China

68. ‘ASEEM portal’ has been launched recently by:

 (a) NITI Aayog

 (b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

 (c) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

 (d) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

69. ‘India Cycles4Change Challenge’ is an initiate of:

 (a) Cycling Federation of India

 (b) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

 (c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

 (d) Sports Authority of India

70. ‘National Fish Farmers Day’ observed on 10th July every year in honour of:

 (a) M. S. Swaminathan and Norman Ernest Borlaug

 (b) Verghese Kurien and Vishal Tewari

 (c) Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri and Dr. Arun Krishnsnan

 (d) Dr. K. H. Alikunhi and Dr. H.L. Chaudhury

71. Which of the following criteria used by the 15th Finance Commission for determining the share of states:

  1. Income distance
  2. Population in 2011
  3. Forest and ecology
  4. Command area development

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 1, 3 and 4

 (c) 2, 3 and 4

 (d) All of the above

72. The Finance Commission of India is constituted by:

 (a) Act of Parliament

 (b) Union government

 (c) Lok Sabha (lower house)

 (d) President

73. Which of the following is geographically closest to Nathu La (Sikkim)?

 (a) Siliguri

 (b) Darjeeling

 (c) Gangtok

 (d) Kalimpong

74. With reference to the Genetically Modified mustard (GM mustard) developed in India, consider the following statements:

  1. GM mustard has the genes of a soil bacterium that give the plant the property of pest-resistance to a wide variety of pests.
  2. GM mustard has the genes that allow the plant cross-pollination and hybridization.
  3. GM mustard has been developed jointly by the IARI and Punjab Agricultural University.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

75. In India, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the apex body that allows for commercial release of GM crops. It has been constituted under:

 (a) Department of Agricultural Research and Education

 (b) Department of Biotechnology

 (c) Department of Science and Technology

 (d) None of the above

76. Recently, ‘Dipadih’ archaeological site has been in news for sometimes, is renowned for:

 (a) Megalithic burial site.

 (b) Temple complex dating back to the 7th Century.

 (c) Famous bas relief ornamentation works of Chhattisgarh.

 (d) Ancient tribal system of education.

77. Arrange the following location’s in the direction of West to East:

  1. Daulat Beg Oldie
  2. Kargil
  3. Leh
  4. Shyok

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1-2-4-3

 (b) 1-2-3-4

 (c) 2-1-3-4

 (d) 2-1-4-3

78. ‘Operation Desert Chase’, sometimes mentioned in the news, is related to:

 (a) Drug trafficking

 (b) Cross border terrorism

 (c) Fitness program run by Rajasthan police

 (d) Anti-espionage

79. Which of the following pairs (Hydroelectric project/Dam: River) is/are incorrectly matched?

 (a) Athirappilly hydroelectric project: Chalakudy River

 (b) MullaPeriyar Dam: Periyar River

 (c) Tehri Dam: Narmada River

 (d) Bhakra Dam: Sutlej River

80. Consider the following statements about Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB):

  1. It was constituted under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  2. The Bharat Stage (BS) standards and the timeline for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board.

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

81. With reference to Modern Indian History, Consider the following statements:

  1. In 1922, the infamous Rowlett Act was repealed by the British.
  2. Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, as a sign of condemnation of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, renounced their British Knighthood.
  3. Aftermath of the massacre, General Dyer was removed from command and exiled to Britain.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 Only

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) All of the above

82. NYAY (Nyunatam Aay Yojana), sometimes mentioned in the news, is related to:

 (a) Universal Basic Income Programme

 (b) Rebuilding economy through Monetary Stimulus package by RBI

 (c) Free and fair legal aid to migrant workers

 (d) The Minimum Income Guarantee Programme

83. Consider the following statements about Corona Bonds:

  1. Corona bonds are joint debt issued to member states of the EU.
  2. The funds would come from the World Bank.

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

84. Consider the following statements about World Health Organization:

  1. The US is the largest contributor to the WHO followed by China.
  2. WHO came into existence on 7 April, 1945 – a date which is now celebrated every year as World Health Day

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

85. ‘Bharat Padhe Online’ campaign launched to

 (a) Improve overall education ecosystem in India

 (b) Development of e-Books

 (c) Enhancing existing e-Library facilities

 (d) None of the above

86. Consider the following statements:

  1. HCFC-141 b is one of the most powerful ozone-depleting chemicals after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
  2. HCFC-141 b is mainly used as a blowing agent in the foam manufacturing industries.

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

87. Hong Kong convention-2009, sometimes mentioned in the news, is related to

 (a) Sulphur emission norms for developed nations

 (b) Sustainable Nitrogen Management

 (c) Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships

 (d) Hong Kong’s long fight for freedom and democracy

88. Consider the following statements with reference to report on ‘Heavy Metals Contaminating Indian Rivers’ by Central Water Commission (CWC):

  1. Lead emerged as the most common contaminant.
  2. Arsenic and zinc are the two toxic metals whose concentration is always found within the limits

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

89. Consider the following statements about Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP):

  1. Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) was prepared by the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) after the order of Supreme Court of December 2016.
  2. It works only as an emergency measure.
  3. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is mandated to enforce the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the city as per the pollution levels.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) All of the above

90. Which of the following is/are the advantages of stubble burning?

  1. It quickly clears the field and is the cheapest alternative.
  2. Kills weeds, including those resistant to herbicide.
  3. Kills slugs and other pests.
  4. Reduce nitrogen tie-up.

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 2 and 3

 (b) 1, 2 and 4

 (c) 1, 2 and 3

 (d) All of the above

91. Consider following statements:

  1. Under the UJALA scheme, 40W LED tube lights and BEE 5-star rated energy efficient fans are distributed to the consumers.
  2. UJJAWALA scheme has been conceived primarily for prevention of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.
  3. Under the UJJWALA scheme, a woman of the BPL household without Aadhar, may apply for a new LPG connection in the prescribed format to the nearest LPG distributor.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) 1 Only

 (d) 2 and 3

92. Which of the following is geographically closest to “Sir Creek”?

 (a) Jamnanagar (India)

 (b) Dholavira (India)

 (c) Kandla (India)

 (d) Karachi (Pakistan)

93. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) will be implemented by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) with a total outlay of Rs. 6000 Crore for a period of five years.
  2. The first supercomputer designed and built under National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) by C-DAC at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi is named as “Param Shivay”.
  3. The GOI in its budget 2020 has announced a National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NM-QTA) with a total budget outlay of Rs 8000 Crore for a period of five years.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

94. Consider the following statements:

  1. Gundla Brahmeswaram, Kambalakonda, Kaundinya were the major wildlife sanctuaries established in the Eastern Ghats to preserve its biodiversity.
  2. Pterocarpus santalinus is endemic to Western Ghats.
  3. The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) designated the entire Western Ghats range as an Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA).

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 Only

95. ‘United for Biodiversity’ coalition, sometimes mentioned in news, has launched by

 (a) European Parliament

 (b) European Council

 (c) European Commission

 (d) European Central Bank

96. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

Coalfields                      States

  1. Godda                           West Bengal
  2. Jharsuguda                 Odisha
  3. Singareni                      Tamil Nadu
  4. Korba                             Chattisgarh

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 4

 (b) 2 and 4

 (c) 2, 3 and 4

 (d) 2 and 3

97. Consider the following statements:

  1. Petrapole is the Indian side of Petrapole-Benapole border checkpoint between India and Benapole of Bangladesh.
  2. Recently India has extended a line of credit for the expansion of the Mongla Port of Bangladesh, to enhance the connectivity in the BBIN region.
  3. Assam shares longest border with Bangladesh.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 Only

 (d) 2 Only

98. Consider the following statements about Gaur (Bos Gaurus):

  1. Gaur is the largest extant bovine in the world.
  2. The gaur is the State Animal of both Goa and Bihar.
  3. It is listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN red list of threatened species.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 2

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

99. Consider the following statements:

  1. Latitude of Varanasi’s location is between those of Kanpur and Patna.
  2. Longitude of Srinagar’s location is between those of Amritsar and Ludhiana.
  3. Nagpur is situated more southward than Pune.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 Only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 and 3

100. Among the following cities, which one lies on a latitude closest to Nagpur?

 (a) Surat

 (b) Pune

 (c) Mumbai

 (d) Vadodara

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