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1. Which of the following have been correctly matched in the context of human body’s immune response?

  • 1. Macrophages: Non-specific immune response 
  • 2. Immunoglobulins: Adaptive response
  • 3. Leukocyte: Cellular immunity 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2. A) 1>2>3>4Arrange in decreasing order the following economies of the world in terms of GDP at current US$ trillion as per World Economic Outlook, October 2019 database: 

  • 1. Germany
  • 2. India
  • 3. United Kingdom
  • 4. France
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3.  Recently, a rare celestial event, an annular solar eclipse, which is popularly known as the “ring of fire” eclipse, was visible in parts of India. Consider the following statements in this regard: 

  • 1. It can be experienced only along a relatively narrow strip on the earth’s surface.
  • 2. It can only occur when the moon is near perigee.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a multi-disciplinary organization under Ministry of Finance.
  • 2. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has been established for detecting and prosecuting or recommending for prosecution white-collar crimes/frauds. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5.  Which of the following are necessary for the occurrence of a solar eclipse? 

  • 1. Perigee or nearness to it
  • 2. Position of Syzygy
  • 3. Existence of Antumbra
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. The ‘Blood Moons’ are red because:

 
 
 
 

7. Recently, another round of Rajya Sabha elections has been completed. There are several features that distinguish elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), or the Upper House of Parliament, from the general elections, like:

  • 1. Only elected members of the State Legislative Assemblies can vote in a Rajya Sabha election. 
  • 2. The Delhi and Puducherry Assemblies elect members to the Rajya Sabha to represent the two Union Territories.
  • 3. Voting is by single transferable vote, as the election is held on the principle of proportional representation. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. A single transferable vote means:

 
 
 
 

9.  Consider the following statements about the ‘Rajya Sabha’ elections: 

  • 1. Polling for a Rajya Sabha election will be held only if the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies. 
  • 2. It is not difficult to estimate the number of seats a party would win in the Rajya Sabha poll. 
  • 3. Candidates fielded by political parties have to be proposed by at least 10 members of the Assembly or 10% of the party’s strength in the House, whichever is less. 
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10.

  • Consider the following statements regarding general characteristics associated with tropical cyclones:
  • 1. Tropical cyclones move with very low velocity over the oceans but become strong while moving over the land areas.
  • 2. They are confined to a particular period of the year (mainly summer) and normally move from east to west.
  • Which of the statements is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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