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1. Which of the following phenomenon was responsible for the unusual nature of heatwave in the pre-Monsoon season this year?

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following factors influence the occurrence of heatwaves in the north/northwestern parts of India in the pre-Monsoon season?

  • 1. Western Disturbances 
  • 2. Easterly winds blowing over from the Bay of Bengal
  • 3. Cyclones formed in the Arabian Seas and the Bay of Bengal
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. A heatwave spell generally lasts for a minimum of four days. 
  • 2. Heatwave conditions occurring in June have been observed to last longer than those recorded in May.
  • 3. The heat are generally due to dry easterly winds prevailing over northwest and central India. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements: 

  • 1. Summer temperatures in May in 2020 — on average — were lower than usual mostly due to the effect of less aerosols in the atmosphere as a result of the lockdown.
  • 2. High summer temperatures in north India are one of the factors important for drawing in the monsoon rain into Kerala. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

5.  Recently, the United States threatened to strip Hong Kong of the special legal status that has enabled it to remain a global business powerhouse because:

 
 
 
 

6. Recently, anti-trust allegations were probed against Google for abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in India. Anti-trust charges are probed by:

 
 
 
 

7. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has taken inspiration from the Customs Department and established a ‘green channel’. This ‘green channel’ refers to:

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following is an example of ‘open-source software’?

 
 
 
 

9. Loss of the sense of smell (and taste), one of the more recently identified symptoms of Covid-19, is now recognized as such by the World Health Organization (WHO). How do loss of the sense of smell (and taste) explain why older humans are more likely to become infected with the novel coronavirus than younger humans?

 
 
 
 

10. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the characteristics of neutrinos?

  • 1. They are invisible, nearly massless subatomic particles that are electrically neutral. 
  • 2. They can travel at nearly the speed of light from the edge of the universe without being deflected by magnetic fields or absorbed by matter. 
  • 3. High-energy neutrinos can slip through all of the earth’s crust, molten rock and iron unbothered. 
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

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