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1- Which of the statements given below is not true with reference to Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act?

 a) It is mandatory for all NGOs to be registered under the Act to receive foreign funding.

 b) It is mandatory for all NGOs seeking foreign donations have to open a designated FCRA account at the SBI branch.

 c) Only SBI bank is empowered to report to the Central government within 48 hours the “receipt or utilisation of any foreign contribution” by any NGO.

 d) None

2. Which article of the Constitution deals with ‘Annual Financial Statement’?

 a) Article 110

 b) Article 112

 c) Article 111

 d) Article 113

3. Consider the statements below in regard to Budget:

  1. Constitution provides that “Budget” be laid before both the Houses of Parliament every financial year.
  2. The “Budget” is a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India in a financial year.
  3. Ministry of Finance prepares the Budget.

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

4. Which of the following organization is responsible for the preparation of economic survey in India?

 a) Department of Revenue

 b) Department of Information and Broadcasting

 c) Department of Financial Services

 d) Department of Economic Affairs

5. Who among the following was concerned about the problem of food security in India and sowed the seeds of the Green Revolution in Indian agriculture?

 a) Dr. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

 b) C. Subramaniam

 c) Elattuvalapil Sreedharan

 d) Amartya Sen

6. Which of the following are treated as Revenue expenditure of the Centre?

  1. Making interest payments on debt
  2. Subsidies
  3. Grants in aid

All grants given to the State Governments/UTs

Choose correct answer:

 a) 1, 2 and 3

 b) 1 and 4

 c) 2 and 3

 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

7. Which of the following statements best denote the term “primary deficit”?

 a) It is obtained by knowing the difference between revenue receipts and revenue expenditure.

 b) It is calculated by excluding the grants given by the Centre to States and Union Territories for creation of capital assets.

 c) It is obtained by deducting the interest payments on previous borrowings from the fiscal deficit.

 d) It denotes the extent to which the Centre will have to borrow in the fiscal year to meet the revenue shortfall.

8. Recent Budget has finally proposed the setting up of a bad bank. Which of the following statements best denote the term “bad bank”?

 a) It is a bank that buys the bad loans of other lenders and financial institutions to help clear their balance sheets.

 b) They are banks with poor balance sheet and the Centre has finally laid down a roadmap for privatisation of such banks.

 c) It is a term for the collection of non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to traditional commercial banks but outside normal banking regulations.

 d) It is a bank that is blacklisted by the Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) due to its rising bad loans or NPAs.

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The total demand for gold in India dwindled by 35 per cent in 2020.
  2. India is only behind China in overall consumption of gold.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

 a) 1 only

 b) 2 only

 c) Both 1 and 2

 d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. Recently, the PM addressed 125th anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’, a monthly journal which was started by –

 a) Swami Vivekananda

 b) Mahatma Gandhi

 c) Dr. B R Ambedkar

 d) Rabindranath Tagore

11. Which of the following are considered as the strategic sectors under the recently unveiled Strategic Disinvestment Policy?

  1. Transport and Telecommunications
  2. Atomic energy, Space and Defence
  3. Banking, Insurance and financial services
  4. Petroleum, Coal and other minerals

Choose correct option:

 a) 1, 2 and 4

 b) 1 and 2

 c) 1, 2 and 3

 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

12. India had recently acceded to the Hong Kong International Convention (HKC), which is associated with –

 a) global standards for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling

 b) equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights

 c) governing actions to combat climate change through adaptation and mitigation efforts directed at control of emission of GreenHouse Gases (GHGs)

 d) elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all race

13. Consider the following statements with reference to the Railways’ share in overall budget and identify the correct statement:

 a) It has steadily increased since FY18 and in FY22 it saw a marginal increase.

 b) It has steadily increased since FY18 and in FY22 it suffered a marginal decline.

 c) It has steadily decreased since FY18 and in FY22 it saw a marginal increase.

 d) It has steadily decreased since FY18 and in FY22 it suffered a marginal decline.

14. In order to improve agricultural infrastructure in the country, Finance Minister recently announced an Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess (AIDC) on which of the following items?

  1. Petrol
  2. Diesel
  3. Apples
  4. Alcohol

Choose correct answer:

 a) 2 and 4

 b) 1, 2 and 3

 c) 1 and 2

 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

15. Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA) is an umbrella scheme to –

 a) ensure Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers

 b) aimed to replace the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme as well as the Modified NAIS

 c) increase flow of credit and removal of indebtedness from non-institutional sources of lending to farmers

 d) interest subvention scheme to farmers

16. During Budget 2021, Finance Minister had cited this – “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” This famous quote was given by –

 a) Rabindranath Tagore

 b) Mahatma Gandhi

 c) Thiruvalluvar

 d) Swami Vivekananda

17. Which one among the following is not part of the Nine Missions under the Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC)?

 a) Electric vehicle

 b) Waste to Wealth

 c) National Biodiversity

 d) Deep Space Exploration

18. The Global Risks Report is an annual study published by the –

 a) World Economic Forum

 b) United Nations Development Programme

 c) United Nations Environment Programme

 d) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

19. Recently Sri Lanka decided to scrap a 2019 agreement associated with the development of East Coast Terminal (ECT). Sri Lanka had signed the 2019 Memorandum of Cooperation for the development of ECT with which of the following countries?

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Japan

Choose correct answer:

 a) 1 only

 b) 2 only

 c) 3 only

 d) 1 and 3

20. New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a nuclear arms reduction treaty between –

 a) Iran and USA

 b) North Korea and USA

 c) Russia and USA

 d) China and USA

21. Consider the following statements about Integrated Diseases Surveillance Program (IDSP):

  1. It is a disease surveillance scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs in India, assisted by the WHO.
  2. Under IDSP, data is collected on epidemic prone diseases on weekly basis.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1 only

 b) 2 only

 c) Both 1 and 2

 d) Neither 1 nor 2

22. Consider the following statements with reference to Pradhan Mantri Matri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY):

  1. It is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
  2. It is a conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for the first live birth.

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

23. Which of the following statements are NOT correct regarding the ‘International Criminal Court’ (ICC)?

  1. It is primary Judicial Branch of The United Nations.
  2. It has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
  3. India became first country ever to leave the ICC.

Select the code from below:

 a) 1 and 2

 b) 2 only

 c) 1 and 3

 d) All of the above

24. Consider the following statements:

  1. Chauri Chaura incident led Gandhi to call off the Non Cooperation Movement from Bardoli in 1922.
  2. Chauri Chaura incident led Gandhi to start his Dandi March and later talks with the Viceroy Lord Irwin.

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

25. The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of ‘Per Drop More Crop’ which is a component of ?

 a) Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)

 b) Jal Jeevan Mission

 c) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Surakshaevem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM)

 d) PM-KISAN

26.The community volunteer programme Himal Sanrakshak aims to protect which of the following species?

 a) Red Panda

 b) Alpine Musk Deer

 c) Snow Leopard

 d) Himalayan brown Bear

27. Consider the following pairs:

Blue Flag beaches       State

1. Kasarkod                      Kerala

2. Rushikonda            Andhra Pradesh

3. Radhanagar             Gujarat

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

 a) 1 and 3 only

 b) 2 only

 c) 2 and 3 only

 d) 1, 2 and 3

28. With reference to IndiGen programme, consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to encourage development of indigenous defence technology.
  2. It is funded by DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation)

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

29. The Karman Line is the internationally recognized boundary between which of the following?

 a) Inner core and outer core

 b) Warm surface water and cold deep water in an ocean

 c) Earth’s atmosphere and outer space

 d) Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean

30. The Xoo infection cause huge yield losses to the cultivation of which of the following?

 a) Barley

 b) Rice

 c) Maize

 d) Cotton

31.The point of confluence where the two rivers – Dhauliganga and Alaknanda – joins is knows as –

 a) Vishnuprayag

 b) Nandprayag

 c) Karnaprayag

 d) Rudraprayag

32. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)’?

 a) The acronym GLOF is used for glacier floods caused by the drainage of naturally dammed lakes in the glacier, on or at the margin of glaciers.

 b) GLOF is a flood caused due to sudden ablation of glacier ice due to anthropogenic source.

 c) GLOF is the name given to sudden floods caused by excessive rainfall in mountains.

 d) None of the above

33. The unmanned space probe — named “Al-Amal”, Arabic for “Hope” — blasted off from Japan last year is an ambitious space programme of which of the following country?

 a) Bahrain

 b) Qatar

 c) Saudi Arabia

 d) United Arab Emirates

34. Supreme Court had declared in January 2020 that the right to access the Internet is one of our fundamental rights, under –

 a) Article 21

 b) Article 19

 c) Article 20

 d) Article 16

35. The Kiran (mental health rehabilitation) helpline service was set up by the –

 a) Health and Family Welfare Ministry

 b) Ministry of Women & Child Development

 c) Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry

 d) None of the above

Q36. With reference to Cooperative farming, consider the following statements

1. Cooperative farming is a group of farmers form a co-operative society by pooling in their resources voluntarily.

2. It will ensure greater capacity to undertake lumpy investment in irrigation and farm machinery.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q37. Consider the following statements:

1. Arun III dam is a joint hydroelectric project between India and Nepal

2. India constructed Salma dam in Afghanistan.

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

Q38. Consider the following statements:

1. Anticyclones form from air masses cooler than their surroundings.

2. Anticyclones are associated with calm and stable weather.

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

Q39. Which of the following countries are surrounded by the Caspian Sea?

1. Russia

2. Kazakhstan

3. Turkmenistan

4. Iran

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 and 4 only

C. 1, 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q40. With reference to footloose industries, consider the following statements

1. The locational factors are not much important for footloose industries

2. It doesn’t required skilled workers.

3. These are less dependent on specific raw material.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q41. Consider the following statements

1. Radcliffe line refers to border between India and Pakistan.

2. Durand line refers to border between India and China

3. McMahon line refers to border between India and Afghanistan

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 1 only

C. 3 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q42. Consider the following statements

1. India is the fourth largest country in the world

2. India shares border with Afghanistan, China and Sri Lanka

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q43. Consider the following statements

1. 82°30′ East longitude passes through Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.

2. Time difference in India between its eastern and western extremities is roughly about two hours.

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

Q44. Consider the following statements

1. Dharwar are the most ancient metamorphosed sedimentary rock system of India.

2. Cuddapah rock system has rich deposits of Iron, Manganese and Nickel.

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

Q45. Consider the following statements

1. West Bengal shares border with countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan only.

2. Tripura shares border with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

3. Sikkim shares border with Nepal and Bhutan

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1 and 2 only

Q46. Consider the following statements

1. Coco channel separates Andaman & Nicobar and Sumatra Islands.

2. The highest peak of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is Saddle Peak and it is located in the South Andaman.

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

Q47. Consider the following statements

1. 8 Degree Channel separates islands of Minicoy and Maldives.

2. 9 Degree Channel separates the island of Minicoy from Lakshadweep archipelago.

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

Q48. Consider the following statements

1. Bihar has highest population density among the states in India.

2. Uttar Pradesh has highest population among the states in 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

Q49. Consider the following pairs

State Mountain Passes

1. Jammu and Kashmir Bara Lacha La

2. Sikkim Nathu La

3. Uttarakhand Zoji La

Which of the pairs given above is/are matched correctly?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 only

C. 3 only

D. None

Q50. Which of the following is/are the features of Himalayan Mountains

1. Young fold mountains

2. Perennial water sources

3. V-shaped valleys

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q51. Which one of the following countries shares the longest land frontier with India?

A. Bangladesh

B. China

C. Pakistan

D. Myanmar

Q52. Consider the following statements

1. Karbi Anglong and Meghalaya Plateau are the extensions of peninsular block of India.

2. The Peninsular India mostly consists of young mountains.

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

Q53. Consider the following pairs

Hill Station-                Mountain Range

1. Kodaikanal:           Cardamom Hills

2. Ooty:                       Nilgiri Hills

3. Munnar:                   Western Ghats

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 only

C. 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

Q54. Consider the following statements

1. Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri are brackish water bodies located in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region.

2. K2 peak is located on Ladakh range.

3. Mount Everest is located on Kailash Range

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 only

C. 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

Q55. Consider the following pairs

River   –           Cities Located

1. Agra:           Yamuna

2. Cuttack:      Mahanadi

3. Nasik:          Godavari

Which of the pairs given above is/are matched correctly?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q56. Consider the following statements

1. Dafla hills is located in Mizoram

2. Tista river flows through Assam and Sikkim

3. Lohit river is the left tributary of Brahmaputra

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 3 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q57. Consider the following statements

1. Dodabetta is located in Nilgiri hills.

2. Marusthali is the characterstic feature of Indian Desert.

3. Western Ghats passes through 8 states.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q58. Which one of the water body separates the Andaman from the Nicobar?

A. Duncan Passage

B. 11 Degree Channel

C. 10 Degree Channel

D. None of the above

Q59. Consider the following statements

1. Palghat Gap is located between Cardamom hills and Anamalai hills.

2. New Moore Island is located in Arabian Sea between India and Pakistan

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

Q60. What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the rivers in Peninsular India as one proceeds from North to South?

1. Kaveri

2. Vamsadhara

3. Palar

4. Krishna

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 2-4-1-3

B. 2-3-4-1

C. 2-4-3-1

D. 1-4-2-3

Q61. Consider the following statements

1. Garhjat hills is located in Odisha

2. Harischandra Range is located in Maharashtra.

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

Q62. To which of the following Island archipelagos do the islets Labyrinth Island and Ritchie’s Archipelago belong?

A. Lakshadweep Archipelago

B. Gulf of Mannar

C. Andaman and Nicobar

D. None of the above

Q63. Which of the following rivers is/are tributaries of Brahmaputra

1. Kameng

2. Barak

3. Manas

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 3 only

B. 1 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q64. Consider the following statements

1. Uttar Pradesh shares border with maximum number of states in India

2. Sikkim has least population density in India

3. Assam shares border with 6 states only

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

Q65. Consider the following statements regarding Indus River

1. It flows between the Ladakh and Karakoram Range.

2. The Chenab is the largest tributary of the Indus.

3. The Satluj originates in the ‘Raksas tal’ near Mansarovar at an altitude of 4500 meters

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

Q66. If one starts moving towards Kolkata from Kanyakumari along Eastern Ghats, Which of the following mountains he/she witness from South to North

1. Javadi Hills

2. Shevaroy Hills

3. Nalamalla Hills

4. Garhjat Hills

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1-3-2-4

B. 2-1-3-4

C. 2-3-1-4

D. 2-1-4-3

Q67. Consider the following statements regarding 19th Livestock Census

1. The total livestock population has decreased by about 3.33% over the previous census.

2. Livestock population has increased substantially in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Assam

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

Q68. Which of the following states are included in the very high risk zone of earthquake?

1. Assam

2. Nagaland

3. Tripura

4. Gujarat

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1, 2 and 3 only

B. 2, 3 and 4 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q69. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Ocean Dipole

1. It is an irregular oscillation of sea-surface temperatures in which the western Indian Ocean becomes alternately warmer and then colder than the eastern part of the ocean.

2. It affects the strength of monsoons over the Indian subcontinent.

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

Q70. Which of the following is a cold wind?

A. Harmattan

B. Khamsin

C. Bora

D. Sirocco

Q71. In which of the following state Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary is located?

A. Tripura

B. Sikkim

C. Assam

D. Mizoram

Q72. Hospet, Bastar, Chandrapur regions are largely known for

A. Manganese ore

B. Iron ore

C. Gold mine

D. Bauxite ore

Q73. Consider the following statements

1. Gas hydrates are crystalline form of methane and water exist in shallow sediments of outer continental margins.

2. Large scale exploitation of gas hydrates is exist in 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

Q74. Which of the following sites is/are the basins of Shale gas reserves in India?

1. Cauvery basin

2. Godavari basin

3. Damodar Valley

4. Cambay basin

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1, 3 and 4 only

C. 2, 3 and 4 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q75. Consider the following statements

River Project State

1.Mekedatu Kerala

2. Kalasa Banduri Goa

3. Ujh Jammu and Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1 and 2 only

Q76. Which of the following states is/are among the five least populated states in India as per 2011 census?

1. Goa

2. Nagaland

3. Assam

4. Tripura

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 3 and 4 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q77. Consider the following statements

1. Rajasthan has iron ore mines

2. India is self-sufficient in coal production.

3. India largely imports coking coal

Select the correct answer using the code given below

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1,2 and 3

Q78. Arrange the following states of India in the order of increasing sex ratio

1. Kerala

2. Bihar

3. Tripura

4. Haryana

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 4 – 2 – 3 – 1

B. 4 – 1 – 2 – 3

C. 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

D. 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

Q79. Consider the following statements

1. Pre-monsoon showers in Karnataka known as Mango showers.

2. Hot, dry and oppressing winds blowing in the Northern plains from Punjab to Bihar is called as Loo

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

Q80. In which of the following state Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is located?

A. Karnataka

B. Kerala

C. Tamil Nadu

D. Andhra Pradesh

Q81. With reference to the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs), consider the following statements:

1. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

2. They are set up in States/UTs with grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India.

3. In these schools, education will be entirely free.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q82. With reference to the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, consider the following statements:

1. The bill will amend the Income Tax Act 1961 and the Finance Act 2019.

2. Provisions regarding payment of Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) will not apply to companies opting for the new tax rates.

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

Q83. Consider the following statements:

1. Hornbill Festival is celebrated every in the state of Nagaland.

2. Great Indian Hornbill is listed as Endangered in the IUCN red list.

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

Q84. Consider the following statements:

1. The Foundation for Environmental Education is an inter-governmental organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education.

2. Blue flag certification is voluntary eco-labels awarded to beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators.

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

Q85. Power of Siberia gas pipelines that transports natural gas between which of the following countries?

A. Russia and China

B. Russia and India

C. Russia and Belarus

D. Russia and Kazakhstan

Q86. With reference to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG), consider the following statements:

1. They have been categorized by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2. The Dhebar Commission created Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) as a separate category.

3. The PVTG of Lodhas has the highest population among all the PVTGs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q87. Consider the following statements regarding koala.

1. Koalas live in eastern Australia.

2. Koalas typically inhabit open eucalypt woodlands, and the leaves of these trees make up most of their diet.

3. It is recognisable by its stout, tailless body and large head.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1, 2

 b) 1, 3

 c) 2, 3

 d) 1, 2, 3

Q88. Consider the following statements:

1. Retroviruses are any of a group of RNA viruses which insert a DNA copy of their genome into the host cell in order to replicate.

2. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is an example for retrovirus.

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

Q89. Consider the following statements:

1. Operation Clean Art was the first pan India operation to crackdown on the smuggling of mongoose hair in the country.

2. The Indian grey mongoose is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

3. Mongoose hair used for making painting brushes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 1 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q90. Consider the following statements:

1. Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease.

2. There is no vaccine for rabies at present.

3. With the exception of Antarctica, rabies is endemic on all continents.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q91. Consider the following statements:

1. Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) is a statutory body.

2. One of the functions of AERA is to determine the amount of the Development Fees in respect of major airports.

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

Q92. Consider the following statements:

1. Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) mechanism was founded by France, Germany and the U.K.

2. INSTEX is a European special-purpose vehicle to facilitate non-USD transactions and non-SWIFT to avoid breaking U.S. sanctions.

3. Recently, Denmark has decided to join the INSTEX mechanism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q93. With reference to the Commercial Paper (CP), consider the following statements:

1. It is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of a promissory note.

2. Corporates, primary dealers (PDs) and the All-India Financial Institutions (FIs) are eligible to issue Commercial Paper (CP).

3. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are not allowed to invest in it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q94. Consider the following statements regarding Pangolins.

1. Pangolins are the only mammals wholly-covered in scales and they use those scales to protect themselves from predators in the wild.

2. They are one of the most trafficked mammals in Asia.

3. Indian Pangolin is listed under Schedule I Part I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1, 2

 b) 2, 3

 c) 1, 3

 d) 1, 2, 3

Q95. Recently Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved the operationalization strategy for Operation Greens.

Which of the following is not covered under it?

A. Tomato

B. Potato

C. Onion

D. Coconut

Q96. With reference to FASTag, consider the following statements

1. FASTag only operates in National Highways

2. It works on infrared frequency technology.

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

Q97. With reference to Prithvi – II, consider the following statements

1. It is a double-stage liquid fuelled twin engine missile

2. It is the first one to have been developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme.

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

Q98. With reference to Eat Right Movement, consider the following statements

1. It was launched by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

2. The movement aims to cut down salt/sugar and oil consumption by 30% in three years.

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

Q99. With reference to Bharat Bond ETF, consider the following statements

1. It is a basket of bonds issued by central public sector enterprises/undertakings

2. It will have a fixed maturity of three and ten years.

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

Q100., Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration, recently seen in news, is related to?

A. Combating Terrorism.

B. Welfare of Migrant workers in West Asian Countries

C. Marine Environment Conservation from Oil spill.

D. Biodiversity


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