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1. Consider the following statements:

  • 1. Cyclone is any large system of winds that circulates about a centre of low atmospheric pressure.
  • 2. Cyclones circulate in a clockwise direction north of the Equator and in a counter-clockwise direction to the south.
  • 3. Cyclones occur chiefly in the middle and high latitude belts of both hemispheres.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements:

  • 1. ‘Suvidha’ is a sanitary napkin launched by the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  • 2. ‘Suvidha’ napkin is biodegradable as it reacts with oxygen after it is used and discarded. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. The Reserve Bank of India notifies the Rate of Exchange for the purpose of conversion of foreign exchange to Indian Rupees (INR) and vice versa for assessment of imports & exports. 
  • 2. Exchange rates for 22 currencies has been notified in India for the purpose of valuation of imported and exported goods.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:  

  • 1. Hima Das has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF.
  • 2. The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Which among the following counties lay overlapping claims to the South China Seas?

  • 1. Malaysia
  • 2. Singapore
  • 3. Brunei 
  • 4. Thailand
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. The government wants to put in place a ‘Treasury Single Account’ for all Central ministries and departments. Which of the following are among the advantages of such an account?

  • 1. To help lower the cost of borrowing. 
  • 2. To enhance efficiency in fund flows.
  • 3. To delink management of cash from control at the transaction level. 
  • 4. To ensure effective aggregate control over government cash balances. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

7. A team of researchers have identified a specific microRNA (miRNAs) called ‘miR-155’ that is over-expressed in tongue cancer. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  • 1. The main function of miRNA is to silence the expression of the other genes. 
  • 2. miRNAs affect cancer growth through inhibiting or enhancing the functions of certain proteins.  
  • 3. ‘Programmed cell death 4’ (pdcd4) is a protein that helps in the growth and spread of cancer cells.  
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following could be among the harmful consequences of thawing of the permafrost due to climate change? 

  • 1. Industrial disasters
  • 2. Increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
  • 3. Outbreak of diseases
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. The principal reason that led to the recent 20,000-tonne oil leak at an Arctic region power plant in Russia that is now being recognized is the sinking of ground surface due to permafrost thaw due to climate change. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  • 1. Permafrost is ground that remains completely frozen at 0 degrees Celsius or below for at least two years. 
  • 2. Permafrost is defined solely based on temperature and duration. 
  • 3. Permafrost is found only in higher latitudes in polar zones.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. Permafrost forms during Polar winters and disappears during Polar summers except in the interior parts of Antarctica.
  • 2. Permafrost is devoid of any vegetation.
  • 3. Permafrost is spread across almost 55 per cent of the landmass in Russia and Canada.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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