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1. Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2020 was published by:

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to the Convention on Wetlands, consider the following:

  1. It is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
  2. Deepor Beel in West Bengal is an important Ramar Site in India
  3. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides administrative services to the Convention on Wetlands.

Which of the above statements are correct?

 
 
 
 

3.  NetSCoFAN, recently seen in news is a network of research & academic institutions working in the area of: 

 
 
 
 

4. With reference to the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019, consider the following:

  1. The index is developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
  2. Haryana, Karnataka and Kerala have topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019.

Which of the above statements are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5.  Consider the following pairs:

 GI Tag State

  1. Kaji Nemu : Assam
  2. Khola Chilli : Maharastra
  3. Tawlhlohpuan : Mizoram
  4. Pochampalli Ikat Logo : Telangana

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Dolphins are found at the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha.
  2. Saltwater or estuarine crocodile is found in the water bodies of Bhitarkanika National Park.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

7.  Consider the following statements:

1.Under the constitution, Parliament may by law create or abolish the second chamber in a state if the Legislative Assembly of that state passes a resolution to that effect by a special majority.

  1. The state executive consists of the governor, the chief minister, the council of ministers and the advocate general of the state. 
  2. The Constitution does not contain any specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the Chief Minister

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following languages is not a part of the Eighth Schedule?

 
 
 
 

9. With reference to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), consider the following statements:

  1. It is legally binding on the Parties – in other words they have to implement the Convention – it does not take the place of national laws.
  2. Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

10. With reference to the Supreme Court, consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution has fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court.
  2. The Judges Enquiry Act (1968) regulates the procedure relating to the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court by the process of impeachment.
  3. Its original jurisdiction is confined to federal cases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

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