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1. Which of the following have been correctly matched in the context of the human body’s immune response?

  1. Macrophages: Non-specific immune response
  2. Immunoglobulins: Adaptive response
  3. Leukocyte: Cellular immunity
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2. Arrange in decreasing order the following economies of the world in terms of GDP at current US$ trillion as per World Economic Outlook, October 2019 database:

  1. Germany
  2. India
  3. United Kingdom
  4. France
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. Recently, a rare celestial event, an annular solar eclipse, which is popularly known as the “ring of fire” eclipse, was visible in parts of India. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. It can be experienced only along a relatively narrow strip on the earth’s surface.
  2. It can only occur when the moon is near perigee.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a multi-disciplinary organization under the stry of Finance.
  2. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has been established for detecting and prosecuting or recommending for prosecution white-collar crimes/frauds.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Which of the following are necessary for the occurrence of a solar eclipse?

  1. Perigee or nearness to it
  2. Position of Syzygy
  3. Existence of Antumbra
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6.  The ‘Blood Moons’ are red because:

 
 
 
 

7. Recently, another round of Rajya Sabha elections has been completed. There are several features that distinguish elections to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha), or the Upper House of Parliament, from the general elections, like:

  1. Only elected members of the State Legislative Assemblies can vote in a Rajya Sabha election.
  2. The Delhi and Puducherry Assemblies elect members to the Rajya Sabha to represent the two Union Territories.
  3. Voting is by single transferable vote, as the election is held on the principle of proportional representation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

8. A single transferable vote means:

 
 
 
 

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

  1. Polling for a Rajya Sabha election will be held only if the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies.
  2. It is not difficult to estimate the number of seats a party would win in the Rajya Sabha poll.
  3. Candidates fielded by political parties have to be proposed by at least 10 members of the Assembly or 10% of the party’s strength in the House, whichever is less.                                                                                                            Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements regarding general characteristics associated with tropical cyclones:

  1. Tropical cyclones move with very low velocity over the oceans but become strong while moving over the land areas.
  2. They are confined to a particular period of the year (mainly summer) and normally move from east to west.
  • Which of the statements is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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

  1. Not voting for the party candidate attracts disqualification under the anti-defection law.
  2. A party is free to take disciplinary action against the legislator concerned for not voting for the party candidate.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

12. The central government recently promulgated two ordinances that seek to free inter-state trade in agricultural commodities and facilitate contract farming between growers and processors. Which of the following subjects are in the Concurrent List as per the eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution?

  1. Agriculture
  2. Agricultural markets
  3. Trade and commerce in foodstuffs
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

13.

  • The Union Government has recently passed ‘the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020. Consider the following statements in this regard:
  1. It allows any trader to engage in inter-state and intra-state trade of scheduled agricultural produce with a farmer or another trader in an area outside the APMC acts or existing private mandis.
  2. No transactions done within this zone will be subject to any state market fee, cess or levy.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020:

  1. Anyone can trade in agricultural commodities with just a PAN Card.
  2. Anyone can open an e-trading platform for agricultural commodities.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

15. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, deals with:

 
 
 
 

16. Which of the following have been correctly matched?

  1. Agroforestry: combining food crops with tree crops and/or livestock on the same unit of land.
  2. Social forestry: production of forest goods for the needs of the local people.
  3. Farm forestry: commercial tree growing by farmers on their own land.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements:

  1. In an agroforestry system, there are both ecological and economical interactions between the various components.
  2. India was the first country in the world to formulate a National Agroforestry Policy in 2014.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

18. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has done away with mandatory washing of coal having ash content of 34 per cent or more for use in power stations located beyond 500 km from coal mines. Coal is washed because:

  1. Washed coal does not catch fire while transporting over longer distances.
  2. Washed coal burns longer thus providing more energy.
  3. Washed coal reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

19. Which of the following statements regarding India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets for meeting climate change commitments are correct?

  1. Emissions intensity of GDP to be reduced by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.
  2. 40 per cent of total power capacity to come from non-fossil fuel-based energy sources by 2030.
  3. Carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 through additional forests by 2030.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

20. India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets for meeting climate change commitments:

  1. Emissions intensity of GDP to be reduced by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level.
  2. 40 per cent of total power capacity to come from non-fossil fuel-based energy sources by 2030.
  3. Carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 through additional forests by 2030.
 
 
 
 

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

  1. Indian coal contains a significant percentage of Sulphur which requires 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?
 
 
 
 

22. 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:
 
 
 
 

23. 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:
 
 
 
 

24. 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 Mozamibque 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?
 
 
 
 

25. 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?
 
 
 
 

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