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1. Consider the following statements:

  1. To recognize young people as critical drivers of sustainable development, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India launched Youth Co:Lab .
  2. It aims at accelerating social entrepreneurship and innovation in young India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

2. Which among the following organizations recently launched a global consortium for digital currency governance?

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Right to Education Act proposes that state governments make the necessary arrangements for early childhood care and education for all pre-school age children, that is 3 to 5 years.
  2. Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is released annually by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

4. With reference to the Global Social Mobility Report, consider the following statements:

  1. It measures countries across five key dimensions distribute— health, education, technology, work and protections and institutions.
  2. India has been ranked very low at 76th place out of 82 countries on a new Social Mobility Index compiled by the UNDP.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. Oslo Accords sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

6.  Consider the following statements:

Assertion (A): India achieved complete phase-out of HCFC-141 b, one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals.

Reason (R): It is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams. 

Mark the correct answer as:

 
 
 
 

7.  Recently, the European Union has expressed interest in exploring a bilateral investment protection agreement (BIPA) with: 

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sand is a minor mineral defined under Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act).
  2. MMDR Act, 1957 empowers state governments to frame rules to prevent illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals and for purposes connected therewith.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. Hyperloop is the name given to a technology wherein a vacuum is used to transport people very fast.
  2. High speed in a hyperloop is achieved as the pods, which carry passengers, move using magnetic levitation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

10. With reference to GSAT-30, consider the following statements:

  1. GSAT-30, which aims at providing high- quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, was successfully launched from Sriharikota.
  2. The 3,357-kg satellite is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

11. Which among the following places has been in news recently for using Biorock or Mineral Accretion Technology?

 
 
 
 

12.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Asiatic Cheetah is only found (surviving) in Iraq.
  2. Supreme Court recently allowed the Centre to introduce the African cheetah from Namibia in Africa to suitable habitat in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

13.  With reference to the Vakataka dynasty, consider the following statements? 

  1. It ruled parts of Central and South India between the third and fifth centuries.
  2. Vakataka rulers followed the Shaiva sect of Hinduism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

14. With reference to Polycrack technology, consider the following statements:

  1. It is world’s first patented heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon and water.
  2. A polycrack plant cannot be fed with all types of plastic and un-segregated MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

15. ‘Nagoba Jatara’ sometimes seen in news is the second-largest Adivasi festival in the state of:

 
 
 
 

16. Hemorrhagic septicemia sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements:

  1. Carbon Disclosure Project is a global disclosure system, which was founded in 2009
  2. It aims at measuring the carbon reduction activities undertaken by different companies and firms operating in various countries across the globe.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

18. The geographic habitat of Red Panda includes the states of:

  1. Sikkim
  2. West Bengal
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

19. Which among the following places have been included recently in the Ramsar site list in India?

  1. Sarsai Nawar Jheel
  2. Nandur Madhameshwar
  3. Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

20. Article 131’ recently seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements:

  1. NITI Aayog recently unveiled the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) roadmap.
  2. Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvITs) are investment schemes similar to mutual funds that allow investment from individuals and institutional investors in infrastructure projects to earn a portion of the income as a return.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

22.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Green Credit scheme allows “forests” to be traded as a commodity.
  2. It allows the Forest Department to outsource one of its responsibilities of reforesting to non-government agencies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

23. With reference to the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework, consider the following statements:

  1. The RBI introduced the PCA framework in 2002 as a structured early-intervention mechanism for banks that become undercapitalized due to poor asset quality, or vulnerable due to loss of profitability.
  2. It is a framework under which banks with weak financial metrics are put under watch by the RBI.
  3. The PCA framework deems banks as risky if they slip some trigger points – capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR), net NPA, Return on Assets (RoA) and Tier 1 Leverage ratio.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

24.  IndCEPI is a mission that is associated with:

 
 
 
 

25. Which among the following in India released the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) for the period 2019-2024?

 
 
 
 

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