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Q.1 In the “Index of Eight Core Industries”, which of the following industries has the highest weightage?

(a) Steel Industry

(b) Coal Industry

(c) Electricity Industry

(d) Refinery Products Industry

Q.2 Consider the following statements:

1. Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty related to wetland protection.

2. India has the highest Ramsar sites in the South Asia region.

3. Mansar Lake and Asan Conservation Reserve are the Ramsar sites.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.3 Consider the following statements:

1. Syngas is a mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen gas.

2. It is produced when biomass is heated at low temperature and absence of oxygen.

Consider the following statements:

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

Q.4 “16 Psyche” was in the news recently, it is a-

(a) Software used in Dark Web

(b) Newly discovered Exoplanets

(c) Rare metallic asteroid

(d) Mission to study Venus planet

Q.5 With reference to the Olive Ridley Turtles, consider the following statements:

1. They are endemic to most tropical regions of the Indian Subcontinent.

2. They are herbivores and mostly feed on seaweeds and algae.

3. They exhibit arribadas phenomenon.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6 Consider the following statements:

1. Army Aviation Corps (AAC) is the oldest Corps of the Indian Army.

2. The Corps draws its officers and men from all arms of the defence forces.

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

Q.7 Which of the following is/are the favourable conditions for the formation of cyclones?

1. Presence of the Coriolis force

2. Calm sea surface

3. High Temperature

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8 With reference to the Travancore Tortoise, Consider the following statements:

1. It is a large forest tortoise and endemic to only Indian subcontinent.

2. It is declared Critically Endangered under 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

Q.9 ‘D614G mutation’ was mentioned in the news, it is seen in which of the following?

(a) Microbes like bacteria

(b) Novel coronavirus

(c) Cancerous cells in Human being

(d) None of the above

Q.10 With reference to the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), consider the following statements:

1. It is an illness that causes blood vessels to become inflamed.

2. It primarily affects old people.

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

Q.11 With reference to the pardoning powers of the Governor, consider the following statements:

1. Article 161 deals with the Pardoning Power of the Governor.

2. The pardoning powers extend to any law relating to a matter to which the executive power of the state, as well as centre, extends.

3. The pardoning powers of the Governor have wider aspects as compared to those of the President.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.12 Which of the following falls under the term ‘Capital Account’?

1. Portfolio investment

2. External Assistance

3. Transfer payments

4. Commercial borrowings

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.13 With reference to the Gorumara National Park, consider the following statements:

1. It is located in the Eastern Himalayas’ submontane Terai belt in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

2. It is located on the flood plains of the Murti River and Raidak River.

3. The park is rich in large herbivores including Indian Rhinoceros and Indian gaur.

Which of the statements given is/are not correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Q.14 Consider the following pairs of military exercises between India and other countries:

Exercises — Countries with

1. Sahyog- Kaijin — South Korea

2. Vajra Prahar — US

3. Harimau Shakti — Indonesia

Which of the pairs given is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 only

Q.15 Which of the following countries borders Syria?

1. Turkey

2. Iran

3. Jordan

4. Saudi Arabia

5. Lebanon

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 3, 4 and 5

(c) 1, 3 and 5

(d) 3, 4 and 5

Q.16 With reference to the Contempt of Court, consider the following statements:

1. The expression ‘contempt of court’ has been defined under Article 129 of the Indian Constitution.

2. The Criminal contempt is willful disobedience to any judgment, writ or other processes of a court.

3. The Supreme Court has the power to punish for contempt not only of itself but also of any court in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 3 only

Q.17 With reference to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), consider the following statements:

1. It is a statutory body under the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act.

2. It can take any case suo-moto in the Union Territories but not in states.

3. Superintendence of CBI rests with CVC in all the corruption and administrative cases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 only

Q.18 With reference to Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), consider the following statements:

1. It is a permanent intergovernmental organization of oil-exporting developing nations.

2. It is the outcome of the 1960 Riyad Conference.

3. Ecuador has recently withdrawn from the organisation.

4. OPEC+ countries include non-OPEC oil-producing countries.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.19 ‘Char-Chaporis culture’ was in the news recently, it is related to which of the following states?

(a) Orissa

(b) Nagaland

(c) Assam

(d) West Bengal

Q.20 With reference to the Aditya- L1 mission, consider the following statements:

1. It is India’s first solar mission.

2. Under the mission, the study the Sun’s corona, solar emissions, solar winds and flares, and

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are to be conducted.

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

Q.21 With reference to the Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), related to space, consider the following statements:

1. They are the bright bursts of radio waves of milliseconds from astronomical objects.

2. No Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been seen in the Milky Way Galaxy so far.

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither1 nor 2

Q.22 Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Brown Carbon ‘Tarballs’?

1. They are small carbonaceous particles formed due to burning of fossil fuel.

2. The brown carbon has strong light-absorbing capacity throughout the spectra.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.23 With reference to the ‘Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib’, consider the following statements:

1. It is located on the bank of the river Chenab.

2. It is the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.

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

Q.24 Which of the following countries are the part of the ‘Five Eyes Alliance’, often seen in the news?

1. Australia

2. United States

3. Japan

4. Canada

5. India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

(b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

(c) 2, 4 and 5 only

(d) 1, 2 and 4 only

Q.25 Match the following pairs with respect to the cyclone names with different regions of the world:

Name — Region

1. Typhoons — Southern USA

2. Willy-willies — Australia

3. Hurricanes — Pacific Ocean

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.26 Consider the following statements:

1. The Saffron flowers cultivation is done throughout the year across the Karewa region of Jammu and Kashmir.

2. It is referred to as ‘Bahukam’ in ancient Sanskrit literature.

3. Pampore Saffron Heritage of Kashmir is a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

(GIAHS) recognised sites in India.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.27 ‘Farzad-B Gas Field’ was often mentioned in the news, it is located in which of the following countries?

(a) Russia

(b) Kuwait

(c) Iran

(d) UAE

Q.28 Consider the following statements:

1. Warli art is a traditional painting art form that belongs to the Warli Tribes of Maharashtra.

2. The figures in this art are created out of geometrical shapes like two triangles, stick-like hands etc.

3. The theme of the art depicts mythological characters as well as the social life of tribals.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.29 With reference to the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), consider the following statements:

1. It is an international agreement for the protection of both wild flora and fauna.

2. It is not legally binding on the Parties.

3. India is a signatory to the convention.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.30 ‘Dobra Chanti Bridge’ was recently in the news, it is located in which of the following states/UT?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Uttrakhand

Q.31 ‘Yarkovsky effect’ was in the news recent time, consider the following statements in this regards:

1. It is a force acting on a rotating body in the space.

2. It is mostly seen in the Terrestrial planets.

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

Q.32 ‘Shadow zone’ of an earthquake refers to the zone where-

(a) Tendency of experiencing an earthquake is the maximum

(b) The destruction is highest due to the hypocentre being below the zone

(c) Earthquake waves reflect back due to the presence of large ocean beds

(d) None of the above

Q.33 Which of the following are depositional landforms formed by Glaciers?

1. Eskers

2. Moraines

3. Hanging Valley

4. Drumlins

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1,2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1,2 and 4 only

Q.34 With reference to the “Samagra Shiksha” Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. It is an integrated scheme for imparting professional technical skills in higher education in the STEM fields.

2. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched by Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.35 Which of the following type of Ultraviolet radiations are most effective in killing pathogens?

(a) UV-A

(b) UV-B

(c) UV-C

(d) UV-D

Q.36 Consider the following statements:

1. News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) is a statutory body for the regulation of television news.

2. Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is the executive body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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

Q.37 With reference to the Over-The-Top Platforms (OTT), consider the following statements:

1. OTT or over-the-top platforms are the content hosting platforms but they don’t indulge in the production of content.

2. Presently, these platforms are regulated under the Cable Networks Regulation Act (2005).

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

Q.38 With reference to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, considers the following statements:

1. Under the act, both individuals and organisations are required to register themselves every five years for accepting funds from foreign.

2. It is implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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

Q.39 With reference to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), consider the following statements:

1. The institution works towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world.

2. It is an international financial institution different from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.

3. India is not the member state of this.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.40 With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, Consider the following statements:

1. The scheme provides generic drugs at a lesser price than branded drugs of equal quality and efficacy.

2. Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the implementing body.

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

Q.41 Which of the following statements is/are not correct with respect to the Viability Gap Funding (VGF), often seen in the news?

1. It is a grant to support projects that are economically justified but not financially viable.

2. It is provided for only social infrastructure under the Public-Private Partnerships mode.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.42 With reference to the Sarna tribals, consider the following statements:

1. They pray to the trees and hills and believe in protecting the forest areas.

2. They are included in separate religious code for tribals of Census 2011.

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

Q.43 With reference to the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), consider the following statements:

1. It was the first tribunal established by the executive resolution.

2. It is known as ‘Mother Tribunal’.

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

Q.44 With reference to Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), consider the following statements:

1. It is a permanent intergovernmental organization of oil-exporting developing nations.

2. It is the outcome of the 1960 Riyadh Conference.

3. Ecuador has recently withdrawn from the organisation.

4. OPEC+ countries include non-OPEC oil-producing countries.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.45 With reference to the Inter-State Council, consider the following statements:

1. It is a permanent constitutional body established under Article 263 of the Indian constitution.

2. It is established by the President of India.

3. The Union Home Minister is the chairman of the council.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Q.46 With reference to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), consider the following statements:

1. It is an international project of NASA for deep exploration into space.

2. It is installed at Maunakea in Hawaii.

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

Q.47 With reference to the Border Area Development Programme (BADP), consider the following statements:

1. It was launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs during Tenth Five Year Plan.

2. It is a centrally sponsored scheme.

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

Q.48 With reference to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), consider the following statements:

1. It is the statutory body for establishing the freight corridors under the Freight Corridor Act of 2016.

2. It is administered by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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

Q.49 Consider the following statements:

1. Sepsis is organ dysfunction caused by the body’s immune system in response to an infection.

2. It is caused by viruses.

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

Q.50 Consider the following statements:

1. Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental body on preservation of on Wetlands.

2. The Montreux Record is a register of wetland sites on the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance.

3. Lonar Lake is under the Ramsar sites.

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

Q.51 Which of the following country has recently approved the issuance of ‘Golden Card Visa’ for certain professions?

(a) Japan

(b) United Kingdom

(c) United Arab Emirate

(d) South Africa

Q.52 Which of the following countries comprises the “Horn of Africa”, often seen in the news?

1. Eritrea

2. Kenya

3. Ethiopia

4. Somalia

Choose the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

Q.53 Consider the following statements:

1. Registrar General of India comes under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

2. It conducts and analyses the results of the demographic surveys published 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

Q.54 Consider the following statements:

1. “Patient Zero” is the first human who will get the world’s first human trial of a vaccine of newly emerged disease.

2. Herd immunity is when a large number of people are vaccinated against a disease and lowering the chances of others being infected by it.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.55 Which among the following is/are correct with respect to the Reserve Bank of India’s Open Market Operations?

1. It is the rate at which the banks are able to borrow overnight funds from RBI against the approved government securities.

2. It is one of the qualitative tools of RBI under his monetary policy.

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

Q.56 ‘Anakkayam Hydel Project’ was often seen in the news, it is proposed by which of the

following states?

(a) Kerala

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Karnataka

(d) Maharashtra

Q.57 With reference to the UNESCO Global Geopark, Consider the following statements:

1. They are the designated geographical areas of international geological importance recognised

for sustainable development.

2. Udupi is one of the areas under the list of UNESCO Global Geoparks 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

Q.58 With reference to BRICS, consider the following statements:

1. BRICS nations have adopted the Brasilia Declaration.

2. New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) are the outcomes of the Johannesburg Declaration.

3. The first summit of BRICS took place in Brazil in 2009.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 only

Q.59 With reference to the Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs), consider the following statements:

1. They enable the direct investment of money from individual/institutional investors in infrastructure.

2. They are regulated and oversight by the Reserve Bank of India.

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

Q.60 With reference to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), consider the following statements:

1. It is a statutory body established under the Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Act.

2. It is the nodal agency in India which coordinates investigation on behalf of Interpol Member countries.

3. CBI can suo motto take investigation only of offences in the Union Territories.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.61 “Param Siddhi” was in the news recently, it is a type of –

(a) Celestial Telescope made by ISRO

(b) Newly discovered Star

(c) Super Computer

(d) None of the above

Q.62 Recently “Tristan da Cunha” was in the news. Which of the following statement/(s) are correct in this regard?

1. It is a group of volcanic islands.

2. It is an overseas territory of the UK located in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.63 Which of the following genetic diseases is sex-linked?

(a) Royal haemophilia

(b) Tay- Sachs disease

(c) Cystic fibrosis

(d) Hypertension

Q.64 Which one of the following is not an instrument of selective credit control in India?

(a) Regulation of consumer credit

(b) Rationing of credit

(c) Margin requirements

(d) Variable cash reserve ratios

Q.65 Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct with respect to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)?

1. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second-largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations.

2. Its headquarters is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

3. India is a member of the OIC.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.66 With reference to the ‘Willow Warbler’, recently in the news, consider the following statements:

1. It is one of the longest migrating small bird.

2. It is endemic to the Indian subcontinent.

3. The Vellayani-Punchakkari paddy fields are the hotspot of these birds.

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

Q.67 With reference to the New Development Bank(NDB), consider the following statements about:

1. It is a multilateral bank founded by the BRICS members.

2. All the member countries have an equal shareholding in the bank.

3. It has been granted observer status in the UN General Assembly in 2018.

Choose the correct answers using the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.68 Consider the following statements about the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS):

1. It is a semi-high speed rail corridor connecting Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut.

2. The high-speed trains will have a design speed of 180kmph and operational speed of

160kmph.

3. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is the nodal agency for the

development of the project.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.69 With respect to Artemis Accords, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

1. It outlines the principles of future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

2. India is a founding member in the space coalition under Artemis Accords.

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

Q.70 Consider the following statements:

1. Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies established for the purpose of interstate cooperation and coordination.

2. The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 divided country into four zones and thus four Zonal councils were created

3. The Prime Minister is the chairman of all the councils.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.71 With reference to the Indian Polity, consider the following statements:

1. The expression “office of profit” has been defined in the Representation of the People Act, 1951 but not in the Constitution.

2. Article 102 of the Constitution deals with the office of profit.

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

Q.72 Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 was released recently by which of the following organisations?

(a) Bureau of Energy Efficiency

(b) International Energy Agency

(c) International Atomic Energy Agency

(d) United Nations Development Programme

Q.73 Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct with respect to the “Sustainable

Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)” initiative?

1. It is mainly focused on the development of e-vehicles indigenously.

2. It was launched in October 2018 by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

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

Q.74 With reference to the Arctic Council, consider the following statements:

1. It was established by the eight Arctic States through the Ottawa Declaration.

2. It is a treaty-based international legal entity for the allocation of resources to the member states.

3. India is one of the observer member states of the Council.

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

Q.75 With reference to Earthquake waves, consider the following statements:

1. S-waves are like sound waves, they can travel through solids, liquids and gasses.

2. P-waves have a peculiar quality of travelling through solids only.

3. S-waves have larger shadow zone than P-waves.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.76 With reference to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, consider the following statements:

1. It puts an obligation on the mentioned set of outsiders (foreigners and Indian natives) to reside in the protected area.

2. It is issued for the residential purpose only.

3. An Inner Line Permit issued by the Governor on the recommendation of the President of India.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

Q.77 With reference to the SITMEX-20 defence exercise, consider the following statements:

1. It is a naval exercise between the Quad members for enhancing maritime security in the Indo Pacific region.

2. It was announced in Shangri-La Dialogue in June 2018 and conducted annually thereof.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None of the above

Q.78 With reference to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), consider the following statements:

1. It is an intergovernmental organization under the ambit of the United Nations to coordinate the police force of member states.

2. The National Investigation Agency is a designated agency to represent India in Interpol.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None of the above

Q.79 With reference to the Law Commission of India, consider the following statements:

1. It is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time.

2. The commission works as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.

3. The retired Supreme Court judge or chief justice of a high court head the Commission.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.80 Consider the following statements?

1. Brahmaputra river passes through the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya.

2. Lohit and Subansiri are the left side tributaries of Brahmaputra river.

3. The Bogibeel Bridge is India’s rail-cum-road bridge constructed on the Brahmaputra river.

Which of the statements given is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Q.81 Consider the following statements:

1. The Bogor Declaration is one of its flagship initiatives of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

2. India is not the member state of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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

Q.82 ‘Project Kirana’ was in the news recently, consider the following statements in this regards:

1. It is launched by Mastercard and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

2. It aims to increase the financial inclusion and digital payments adoption of Kirana shops in rural areas.

3. It is a two-year programme and will be implemented in pan India mode.

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

Q.83 “Prasanna Kumar Mohanty committee” was in the news recently, It is related to which among the following?

(a) To Financing Infrastructure through PPP model

(b) Company Law Reforms

(c) Corporate structure for Indian private sector banks

(d) Feminisation of Agriculture

Q.84 Which of the following Tiger reserves is/are correctly matched to the states in which they found?

Tiger Reserve — States

1. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve — Tamil Nadu

2. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve — Karnataka

3. Mudumalai Tiger Reserve — Kerala

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

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.85 Consider the following statements:

1. Price to book value (P/BV) ratio concept is widely used in detecting the Non-Performing Assets of the Banks.

2. It is a relationship between the market capitalisation of an organisation and the value of assets it possesses.

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

Q.86 With reference to the Negative-Yield Bonds, recently seen in the news, consider the following statements:

1. These are debt instruments that offer to pay the investor a maturity amount lower than the purchase price of the bond.

2. These are issued by the World Bank to the member states.

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

Q.87 Which of the following statements are correct with respect to the BrahMos missile?

1. It is jointly developed by the DRDO and NPOM, an aerospace enterprise of Russia.

2. It is a two-stage missile with a solid propellant engine in the first stage and a liquid ramjet in the second.

3. It can be launched from land, water and air.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.88 Which among the following statement(s) is/are correct with respect to the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) recently seen in the news?

1. It is an indigenously developed technology that digitises vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through digital technology.

2. It was first launched across pan India in the year 2019.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.89 With reference to the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements:

1. IRNSS has three satellites in geostationary and four satellites in geosynchronous orbits.

2. IRNSS is a global navigation system.

3. India will have its own satellite navigation system with full global coverage by the middle of

2022.

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

Q.90 Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding the Desalination Plants?

1. They are based on the principle of Reverse Osmosis.

2. They are safe to operate and does not pose any environmental problem.

3. Maharashtra is the first state to install Desalination Plants.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

43

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Q.91 With reference to the National infrastructure investment fund (NIIF), consider the following statements:

1. It is the first sovereign wealth fund of India.

2. It was established to increase investment in Greenfield and Brownfield projects.

3. It currently manages three funds which are registered as Alternative Investment Fund with the Reserve Bank of India.

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

Q.92 Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the ‘Change-5 Mission’ of China?

(a) It is a navigation Satellite System that will provide positioning services to the Chinese military.

(b) It is a mission to study the geography of Mars planet.

(c) It first probe mission of China to bring back rock samples from the moon.

(d) It envisages the development of the International Space Station of China.

Q.93 Recently, India has procured ‘MQ-9B Sea Guardian UAV’ from which of the following countries?

(a) Israel

(b) Russia

(c) France

(d) USA

Q.94 Which of the following Tiger Reserves receives the first TX2 International Award for doubling the Tiger population?

(a) Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve

(b) Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

(c) Corbett Reserve

(d) Bor Tiger Reserve

Q.95 With reference to the Cat Que virus (CQV), consider the following statements:

1. It belongs to the Simbu serogroup virus of the genus Orthobunyavirus.

2. It is non -zoonotic in nature.

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

Q.96 With reference to the Ariel Space Mission, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

1. It is a space exploration mission to study the chemical composition and thermal structures Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

2. It will be launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the year 2029.

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

Q.97 Consider the following statements:

1. Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues.

2. Campylobacter jejuni is a highly contagious viral infection that causes microcephaly among patients.

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

Q.98 Consider the following statements:

1. Article 72 of the Constitution defines the pardoning powers of the President.

2. The pardoning powers of the Governor have wider aspects as compared to those of the President.

3. Under the US Presidential system, the President is answerable for his pardons to the board of executives appointed by the congress.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.99 ‘90:90:90 Strategy’ is an ambitious treatment that targets to help in ending which of the following diseases?

(a) Tuberculosis (Tb)

(b) Citrus leprosy (CL)

(c) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

(d) Cancer

Q.100 ‘Chapare virus’ was in the news recently, consider the following statements in this regard:

1. It causes rare disease of arena virus category and has been identified in Nambia region.

2. It is zoonotic in nature.

3. There are no specific drugs to treat the hemorrhagic fever disease caused by the virus.

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

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