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1.  Consider the following statements about ‘Flue Gas Desulfurization’ (FGD):

  • 1. Indian coal contains a significant percentage of Sulphur which requires the setting up of FGD equipment by the coal power plant. 
  • 2. Lime is used to remove acidic gases, particularly sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen chloride (HCl), from flue gases.  
  • 3. Oxides of Sulphur are a contributor to smog and acid rain.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

2.

  • Recently, India joined, as a founding member, to launch the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or Gee-Pay). Which of the following countries are also members of GPAI?
  • 1. Russia
  • 2. China
  • 3. Canada 
  • 4. France
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following have been correctly matched?

  • 1. Virtual reality: uses a computer to create a simulated three-dimensional world.
  • 2. Augmented reality: superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.
  • 3. Deep Learning: enables a machine to simulate human behavior.
  • 4. Analytics: systematic computational analysis of data or statistics.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. The share of natural gas in India’s energy basket is 6.2% and the Centre aims to raise this to 15% by 2030 to replace some of the polluting liquid fuel and coal with this cleaner alternative. Which of the following are among the steps taken by the government to achieve the above-stated objective?

  • 1. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform.
  • 2. India has made investments abroad in strategic assets in Mozambique and Russia.
  • 3. Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL) has been incorporated to develop and operate Natural gas pipeline grid in metropolitan cities of India. 
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about ‘Raja Parba’ festival:

  • 1. It is celebrated in Meghalaya.
  • 2. It is dedicated to Mother Earth and womanhood at large.
  • 3. During the Parba, people do not undertake any construction works or tilling that requires the earth to be dug. 
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements regarding the differences between ‘Yakshagana’ and the conventional ‘Talamaddale’: 

  • 1. Unlike the Yakshagana performance, in the conventional ‘talamaddale,’ the artists sit across in a place without any costumes and engage in testing their oratory skills based on the episode chosen. 
  • 2. If music is common for both Yakshagana performance and ‘talamaddale’, the latter has only spoken word without any dance.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following have been correctly matched?

  • 1. Yakshagana: Karnataka
  • 2. Kathak: Kerala 
  • 3. Terukkuttu: Tamil Nadu
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about the Van Dhan Yojana:

  • 1. The Scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
  • 2. The Scheme seeks to improve tribal incomes through the value addition of tribal products.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about the ‘SWADES’ initiative:

  • 1. It is a collaborative initiative of the Ministries of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Civil Aviation and External Affairs.
  • 2. It aims at empowering the returning citizens due to COVID-19 with relevant employment opportunities.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Match the following in the context of human body’s immune response:

  • 1. Macrophages: Antibodies specific to the virus 
  • 2. Immunoglobulins: Destroy cells that have been infected by the virus
  • 3. T cells: Prevent the virus from causing symptoms
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

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