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1. The numeral – 19 in ‘COVID-19’ refers to: 

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the term ‘R0 — R-Naught’ used in the context of COVID-19 epidemic: 

  • 1. It represents the average number of new infections generated by each infected person.
  • 2. If R0 is 2, then one individual will infect others for up to two weeks. 
  • 3. For the epidemic to begin to end, the reproduction rate has to drop below 1.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

3. The term ‘Positivity Rate’ is often used in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  • 1. It is the percentage of people who test positive among all those who are tested. 
  • 2. If positivity rate is high, it is possible that only high-risk groups are being tested. 
  • 3. A low positivity rate can also indicate that not enough testing is being done.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. Recently, French forces killed the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in a blow to the group behind a string of deadly attacks across the troubled Sahel region. Which of the following are among the countries that form the Sahel region?

  • 1. Burkina Faso
  • 2. Libya
  • 3. Niger
  • 4. Mali
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. An immune reaction triggered by the body to fight an infection is known by which of the following when it turns severe?

 
 
 
 

6.  Consider the following statements:

  • 1. The prevalence of diabetes— in 2016 was highest in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study, 2018.
  • 2. The higher levels of diabetes in the southern and eastern parts of India as being linked to diets of “rice-meat-and-fish” and a higher intake of “sweets and snacks” that were rich in trans-fats. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskar:

  • 1. The awards have been instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  • 2. The award is to recognize the contributions of marginal, small and large farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming. 
  • 3. The award covers women farmers but not landless farmers.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following items are considered essential under the ‘Essential Commodities Act, 1955’? 

  • 1. Hank yarn made wholly from cotton 
  • 2. Newspaper
  • 3. Raw jute and jute textiles
  • 4. Face masks and hand sanitisers
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. The ‘Dampier Hodges Line’ is referred to in the context of:

 
 
 
 

10. Solar power is insufficient for space probes sent to the outer planets of the solar system or into interstellar space because: 

 
 
 
 

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