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1. The thickness of permafrost reduces progressively towards the south, and is affected by a number of other factors, including:

  • 1. Earth’s interior heat
  • 2. Snow and vegetation cover
  • 3. Presence of water bodies
  • 4. Topography 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2.  National Capital was in news because of many low magnitude earthquakes in the recent past. Which of the following statements is correct in this context?

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. Earthquakes of magnitude 5 or below hardly cause any damage anywhere and are mostly inconsequential for practical purposes. 
  • 2. A magnitude 6 earthquake is typically associated with the kind of energy that was released by the atom bomb in Hiroshima. 
  • 3. A magnitude 7 earthquake is about 32 times more powerful than a magnitude 6 earthquake. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. Recently, Bhararisen (Gairsain) in Chamoli district was declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand. Which of the following Indian States/UTs have the arrangement of summer and winter capitals?

  • 1. Punjab and Haryana
  • 2. Maharashtra
  • 3. Himachal Pradesh
  • 4. Jammu and Kashmir
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Saffron and Heeng (asafoetida) are the most valuable spices of the world and are widely used in Indian cuisine since time immemorial. Which of the following statements is/are correct in this context?

  • 1. A large amount of Saffron is being imported into India. 
  • 2. India is a major producer of Heeng.
  • 3. Kashmir saffron is a Geographical Indication (GI) tagged product.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about the ‘Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation’ (ARPIT): 

  • 1. It has been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • 2. It will be utilised for evacuation of critical patients with infectious diseases including COVID-19 from high altitude area, isolated and remote places.
  • 3. Only indigenous materials have been used to fabricate this pod.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has mandated a strip of green colour of 1 cm width on top of the existing sticker carrying details of registration for which of the following categories of vehicles?

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following correctly defines the term ‘Social Vaccine’?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about ‘major Indian institutes’ and this year’s QS World University Rankings: 

  • 1. The total number of Indian institutions in the top 1,000 global list has increased.
  • 2. India performed poorest on the parameter of internationalization while scoring well on research impact, measured through citations per faculty.
  • 3. QS World University Rankings does not cover the parameter of cost of education to students.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10.  ‘Right to Health’ is a fundamental right under which of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution?

 
 
 
 

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