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1. Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?

 
 
 
 

2.  Consider the following statements:

1.The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is a global community of more than 1000 scientists on a ten-year quest to understand the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon in Earth.

  1. DCO scientists conduct research at field sites in Sweden only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:

1.On Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary India was declared open defecation-free.

2.‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative, launched in October 2013, was to provide every household access to a toilet. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4.  Consider the following statements:

  1. The “SAFAR” system is developed by Indian Institute Technology, Delhi.
  2. “SAFAR” for greater metropolitan cities of India is to provide location-specific information on air quality in near real-time and its forecasts 1-3 days in advance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

5.  In the context of which one of the following are the terms ‘pyrolysis and plasma gasification’ mentioned?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Bandipur was established in the year 1974 as a forest tiger reserve under the Project Tiger.
  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the second Indian who featured in Bear Grylls’ survival TV show – Man vs Wild shot at Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

7.  Consider following statements:

  1. A new ration card will be required for availing the portability benefit under the government’s ambitious ‘one nation, one ration card’ initiative

2. Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from any Fair Price Shop in the country

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

8.  “Bharat-22” recently seen in the news is?

 
 
 
 

9. In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat?

 
 
 
 

10.  “Shore temple” at Mahabalipuram was built in the reign of 

 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements:

  1. POSHAN Abhiyaan is the Government of India’s flagship program to improve nutritional outcomes for children and pregnant women only.
  2. The task of implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan is to be carried out through the Technical Support Unit (TSU) established at NITI Aayog.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

12. Which of the following is used as the tool for editing disease-causing mutations?

 
 
 
 

13.  The “MOSAiC” mission is related to

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements regarding “Information Fusion Centre — Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR)” :

  1. The centre is actively interacting with the maritime community and has already built linkages with 18 countries and 15 multinational/maritime security centres.

     2. It is set up in Noida as the single -point centre linking all coastal radar chain networks along the 7,500-km                  Indian coastline and in some neighbouring countries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

15. “RB-001” recently seen in news is 

 
 
 
 

16. “51 Pegasi b”, recently seen in news is

 
 
 
 

17. The Brus, aka Reangs, are spread across 

 
 
 
 

18.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a set of farming methods, and a grassroots peasant movement, which has spread to various states in India.
  2. It was the southern Indian state of Kerala where ZBNF first evolved.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements:

  1. States are not competent enough to detect and deport foreign nationals.
  2. Nagaland has also proposed compiling a register of indigenous Naga inhabitants to “safeguard the State from outsiders.”

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements:

  1. Oxygen supply temporarily reduces in muscles during intense exercise 

      2. Under low oxygen supply, the cells adapt their metabolism to low oxygen levels.

  1. Excess oxygen do not lead to any adverse health consequences.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

21. The “Global Risks Report” is published by the

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following statements related to Lithium-Ion battery :

  1. The typical estimated life of a Lithium-Ion battery is about seven to ten years.
  2. Lithium-ion batteries are more efficient compared to lead-acid batteries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

23.  Consider the following:

  1. Speech Recognition

      2.Biometrics

      3.Text Analytics

Which of the statements given above is/are the application of Artificial Intelligence?

 
 
 
 

24.  “LCROSS”, recently seen in news is:

 
 
 
 

25. Consider following statements:

  1. C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing economic development.

      2. The C40 Cities Finance Facility(CFF) facilitates access to finance for climate change and resilience projects in C40 cities in developing countries and emerging economies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

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