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1. Niyamgiri is considered a sacred mountain by which of the following tribes?

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following could be the effects of a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)?

  1. Warmer sea surface temperatures in the western Indian Ocean relative to the east.
  2. Generally, a positive IOD year sees more than normal rainfall over central India.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements about the Indian Pangolin:

  1. Its tongue is longer than its body.
  2. It curls up into a tight ball as part of its defense mechanism against predators.
  3. While Indian pangolin is “endangered”, Chinese pangolin is “critically endangered”.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following refers to the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend, except in some cases allowed by the RBI?

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Cloning is an artificial/man-made process.
  2. Cloning is the process of generating a genetically identical copy of a cell or an organism.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following could result if a country is placed on the watch-list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?

  1. Enhanced scrutiny level of the financial transactions that the country’s banking sector would undertake with the rest of the world.
  2. The increased cost of opening a letter of credits (LC) for trade purposes.
  3. A decreased score of the international credit ratings.
  4. Increase the cost of borrowings for the government.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

7. Which of the following has been correctly matched?

  1. Bohag Bihu: Assam
  2. Maha Vishuba Sankranti: Odisha
  3. Vishu: Kerala
  4. Puthandu: Tamil Nadu
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The ‘LaQshya’ program has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  2. The ‘LaQshya’ program is aimed at improving quality of care in labour room and maternity Operation Theatre.
  • Select the correct statement using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9.  Consider the following statements:

  1. National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) in all the States/UTs is being implemented under the National Health Mission (NHM).
  2. Safe and Nutritious Food (SNF) campaign has been launched by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  3. Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the National Programme of Mid-Day-Meal in Schools.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP):

  1. It is implemented by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
  2. It aims to generate self-employment opportunities through the establishment of micro-enterprises in both farm and non-farm sectors.
  3. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the nodal implementation agency for the PMEGP at the national level.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements:

  1. Mega Food Parks is a scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing;
  2. One of their aims is to increase the processing of perishables from 6% to 20% and to increase India’s Share in global food trade.
  3. The Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
  4. With a view to promoting investment in Mega Food Parks, the Ministry of Finance has covered Food Park including Mega Food Park under the Infrastructure category.
    • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

12. Algal blooms impart a distinct color to water due to:

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about the UN Arms Trade Treaty:

  1. China declared that it will join it.
  2. U.S. wants to pull out of the Agreement.
  3. India is yet to sign the Treaty.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. Hepatitis B is a lung infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  2. This infection is spread much like HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  3. It is found in the blood, semen, and vaginal secretions of an infected person.
  4. Hepatitis B is difficult to catch than HIV.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements:

  1. To remove the judges of the High Court, the removal motion has to be passed in the respective State Legislature.
  2. To remove the judges of the Supreme Court, the removal motion has to be passed in the Parliament.
  3. While Supreme Court judges can only be removed after being charged with “proven misconduct”, the High Court judges can only be removed after being charged with “proven incapacity“.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

16. The headline inflation rate in India is based on which of the following?

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements:

  1. All democratic countries are likely to have a Constitution.
  2. All countries that have a Constitution are democratic.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

18. Which of the following are the characteristics of the Outer Space Treaty?

  1. States shall be responsible for national space activities whether carried out by non-governmental entities.
  2. States shall not place weapons of mass destruction in outer space in any manner.
  3. States have to remove the space debris created by them.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

19. Which of the following creative fields are covered by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)?

  1. Folk Arts
  2. Film
  3. Gastronomy
  4. Literature

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about the National Judicial Data Grid:

  1. The National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) is a part of the ongoing e-Courts Integrated Mission Mode Project.
  2. NJDG will work as a monitoring tool to identify, manage & reduce pendency of cases.
  3. The NJDG will cover all categories of cases, excluding those relating to juvenile justice system.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements regarding the major air-pollutants during the first two months of the lockdown:

  1. The drop in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) was dramatic enough as well as more discernible compared to the other pollutants.
  2. There was no discernible difference in the levels of Carbon monoxide (CO) during the first two months of the lockdown.
  3. A build up in ozone concentration was observed in the cleaner areas.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

22. An eight-hour average is considered for ozone instead of the 24-hour average for other pollutants. This is because:

 
 
 
 

23. While particulate matter and nitrous oxide levels fell during the lockdown, ozone — also a harmful pollutant — increased in several cities. This was because:

 
 
 
 

24. Ozone is not directly emitted by any source but is formed by:

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about the Seabed 2030 Project:

  1. It is a collaboration between Japan’s non-profit Nippon Foundation and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO).
  2. GEBCO is the only intergovernmental organization with a mandate to map the entire ocean floor.
  3. It aims to use satellites and planes carrying altimeter instruments to provide large swathes of data about the ocean floor.
    • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

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