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1. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. In the Lok Sabha, the Speaker is elected from among its members by a simple majority of members present and voting in the House.
  • 2. No specific qualifications are prescribed for being elected the Speaker.  
  • 3. Usually, a member belonging to the ruling party is elected the Speaker. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

  • 1. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) helps to resettle refugees who are victims of war, political turmoil, or natural disasters.
  • 2. The High Commissioner reports annually to the UNs General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council. 
  • 3. UNHCR won the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking work to resettle the Rohingya refugees.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following countries are the members of the Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)? 

  • 1. Russia
  • 2. Angola
  • 3. USA
  • 4. Saudi Arabia
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

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

  • 1. A member can’t vote in a Rajya Sabha election before taking oath as legislator. 
  • 2. A member can propose a candidate in a Rajya Sabha election before taking oath.
  • 3. A person becomes a member as soon as the list of elected members is notified by the ECI.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements:

  • 1. Telephonic surveillance is sanctioned under the Telegraph Act, 1885.
  • 2. Electronic surveillance is authorized under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
  • 3. Puttaswamy’s judgment of the Supreme Court is related to the ‘Right to Privacy’.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

6. ‘163348 (2002 NN4)’ was a giant asteroid that was in news for being classified as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA). Consider the following statements in this regard:

  • 1. PHA means the asteroid has the potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth. 
  • 2. PHA must have a minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) of about 7.4 million km or less.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, to deregulate commodities such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes. Under the amended EC Act, agri-food stuffs can only be regulated under extraordinary circumstances such as:

  • 1. War
  • 2. Famine
  • 3. Extraordinary slump in the price 
  • 4. Natural calamity
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about the ‘Essential Commodities Act, 1955’:

  • 1. Essential commodities are defined under Schedule 2(A) of the ‘Essential Commodities Act, 1955’.
  • 2. By declaring a commodity as essential, the government can only impose a stock limit but can’t control the production, supply, and distribution of that commodity.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

9. Recently, Russia declared a state of emergency, after a power plant fuel leak in its Arctic region caused 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil to escape into a local river, turning its surface crimson red. The river in question is: 

 
 
 
 

10.  Many trees in the Sunderbans turned yellow and red after Cyclone Amphan. This was because:

 
 
 
 

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