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1. Consider the following statements regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC):

  1. It is one of the principal organs of the United Nations.
  2. It provides for the prosecution of crimes even if the accused come from a non-member nation.
  3. It is the only global tribunal trying the war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

2.  Which of the following countries are not members of the International Criminal Court (ICC)?

  1. U.S.
  2. India
  3. Israel
  4. Myanmar
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements regarding the extreme “heat wave like conditions” created inside parked vehicles:

  1. Heat gets trapped inside parked vehicles through the green-house effect.
  2. Under normal conditions, the temperature inside the cars peaks in the afternoon.
  3. The colour scheme of cars has no effect in controlling thermal conditions inside the cars.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. The ‘2020 Global Education Monitoring Report’ was released by:

 
 
 
 

5. The Union Cabinet recently approved the creation of the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to:

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Central Sector Interest Subsidy Scheme on education loan is for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  2. The objective of the Scheme is to encourage poor students aspiring to pursue Higher Education especially in Technical and Professional education.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about the ‘Demand for Grants’:

  1. Estimates of expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India in the Annual Financial Statement are to be voted in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
  2. More than one Demand in respect of one Ministry or Department may be presented according to the nature of expenditure.
  3. For Union Territories, without Legislature a separate Demand is presented for each Union territory.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

8. Arrange the following protected areas in decreasing order of their numbers in India:

  1. National Parks
  2. Wildlife Sanctuaries
  3. Conservation Reserves
  4. Community Reserves
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about the Indus Water Treaty:

  1. It was brokered by the Asian Development Bank.
  2. According to the treaty, Beas, Ravi and Sutlej are to be governed by India, while, Indus, Chenab and Jhelum are to be taken care by Pakistan.
  3. India is allowed to use 20 per cent of Indus’ water for irrigation, power generation and transport purposes.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Strait of Malacca connects which of the following two water bodies?

 
 
 
 

11. Which of the following are among the components of the ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats’ scheme?

  1. Support to protected areas.
  2. Protection of wildlife outside the protected area.
  3. Recovery programme for saving critically endangered species.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

12.  Which of the following correctly defines the term ‘Bhavishya’

 
 
 
 

13.  Humpback whales migrate annually from:

 
 
 
 

14. ‘Women Transforming India Awards’ is a partnership of:

 
 
 
 

15. Arrange the following rivers in decreasing order of the discharge at the mouth:

  1. Brahmaputra
  2. Amazon
  3. Congo
  4. Yangtze
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

16.  While the planet as a whole is warming, regions like Western Siberia stand out, since they are warming faster than average. This is, among others reasons, is due to:

  1. Large-scale wind patterns that blasted the Arctic with heat
  2. Absence of sea ice
  3. Human-induced climate change
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

17. In December 2019, Russia expressed concern over an issue that has increasingly become a threat to many northern Russian cities. This threat is related to:

 
 
 
 

18. Arrange the following in decreasing order of the value of Indian exports to them:

  1. China
  2. UAE
  3. U.S.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

19. The concept of “Travel Bubble” was recently in news in the context of:

 
 
 
 

20. Kholongchhu project is the first hydropower joint venture project of India with which of the following countries?

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements:

  1. India has not ratified the United Nations Convention on Torture (UNCAT).
  2. The UNCAT lists the measures that must be taken by Member States.
  3. India has no law for the prevention of torture.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

22. The ‘silence was broken’ on the UN commemorative declaration, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter on June 26, which led to its delayed passage because:

  1. Israel’s plan to annex parts of West Bank was criticized.
  2. A reference to the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda was made.
  3. Its language was objected as being too aligned with Chinese government thought.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

23. The second tranche of Bharat Bond ETF (exchange-traded fund), through which the government is looking to raise up to ₹14,000 crore, was again opened for subscription in July 2020. Consider the following statements about the ‘Bharat Bond ETF’:

  1. It consists of only public sector units (PSUs).
  2. The index has a sectoral cap of 20% and a single stock cap of 15%.
  3. Rebalancing in the index takes place once a year in March.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

24. While an index fund is also designed to mirror a particular index, there are some differences between an ETF (exchange-traded fund) and an index fund. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. The net asset value (NAV) of an index fund is based on the closing price of the underlying securities whereas it is possible to buy or sell the ETF unit throughout the day just like an ordinary stock.
  2. One needs a demat account to buy or sell an ETF whereas an index fund can be bought directly from an asset management company without having a demat account.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

25. Recently, the Ministry of Electronics and IT banned popular Chinese applications citing threat to national security and sovereignty by using which of the following Acts?

 
 
 
 

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