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1. While the planet as a whole is warming, regions like Western Siberia stand out, since they are warming faster than average. This is, among others reasons, is due to:

  1. Large-scale wind patterns that blasted the Arctic with heat
  2. Absence of sea ice
  3. Human-induced climate change
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2. In December 2019, Russia expressed concern over an issue that has increasingly become a threat to many northern Russian cities. This threat is related to:

 
 
 
 

3. Arrange the following in decreasing order of the value of Indian exports to them:

  1. China
  2. UAE
  3. U.S.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4.  The concept of “Travel Bubble” was recently in news in the context of:

 
 
 
 

5. Kholongchhu project is the first hydropower joint venture project of India with which of the following countries?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. India has not ratified the United Nations Convention on Torture (UNCAT).
  2. The UNCAT lists the measures that must be taken by Member States.
  3. India has no law for the prevention of torture.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. The ‘silence was broken’ on the UN commemorative declaration, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter on June 26, which led to its delayed passage because:

  1. Israel’s plan to annex parts of West Bank was criticized.
  2. A reference to the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda was made.
  3. Its language was objected as being too aligned with Chinese government thought.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. The second tranche of Bharat Bond ETF (exchange-traded fund), through which the government is looking to raise up to ₹14,000 crore, was again opened for subscription in July 2020. Consider the following statements about the ‘Bharat Bond ETF’:

  1. It consists of only public sector units (PSUs).
  2. The index has a sectoral cap of 20% and a single stock cap of 15%.
  3. Rebalancing in the index takes place once a year in March.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

9. While an index fund is also designed to mirror a particular index, there are some differences between an ETF (exchange-traded fund) and an index fund. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. The net asset value (NAV) of an index fund is based on the closing price of the underlying securities whereas it is possible to buy or sell the ETF unit throughout the day just like an ordinary stock.
  2. One needs a demat account to buy or sell an ETF whereas an index fund can be bought directly from an asset management company without having a demat account.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT banned popular Chinese applications citing threat to national security and sovereignty by using which of the following Acts?

 
 
 
 

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