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1. Which of the following are among the issues of concern for a developing country like India in the context of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)?

  1. Resolution of the Appellate Body impasse.
  2. Elimination of the historic asymmetries in AMS (aggregate measurement of support) entitlements in the Agreement on Agriculture.
  3. Preserving the e-commerce moratorium on imposing customs duties on electronic-transmissions.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following statements are correct in the context of “the resolution of the Appellate Body impasse” of the World Trade Organisation?

  1. The Appellate Body is the highest adjudicating body for resolving global trade disputes.
  2. The present protectionist agenda-driven regime in the United States is blocking the appointment of new members to the Appellate Body (AB).
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

3. The AMS (aggregate measurement of support) entitlements in the context of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are enjoyed by the:

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements regarding the V-shaped Vs U-shaped Recoveries in the context of an economic slowdown:

  1. A V-shaped recovery is characterized by a quick and sustained recovery in measures of economic performance after a sharp economic decline.
  2. U-shaped recoveries happen when a recession occurs and the economy does not immediately bounce back, but tumbles along the bottom for a few quarters.
  3. Because of the speed of economic adjustment and recovery in macroeconomic performance, a V-shaped recovery is a best-case scenario given the recession.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

5. Recently, the Delhi High Court asked the Centre to respond to Paytm’s plea alleging that telecom operators are not blocking those who are defrauding its customers by “phishing” activities over various mobile networks. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of:

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following is among the ‘World Bank Publications’?

  1. Global Economic Prospects
  2. World Economic Outlook
  3. International Debt Statistics
  4. Migration and Development Brief
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency radio telescope in Western Australia.
  2. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) has been developed by an international collaboration including India.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

8.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Ultraviolet radiation in the 200-300 nanometre range is known to destroy the virus, making it incapable of reproducing and infecting.
  2. Ultraviolet radiation is one of two methods for sanitizing and disinfecting public spaces from bacteria and viruses — the other being chemicals.
  3. Unlike chemicals, ultraviolet radiation can be used to disinfect public human skin.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements regarding the projects in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir objected to by India:

  1. The Kohala Hydroelectric Power Project is planned to be built on the Beas River.
  2. The Diamer-Bhasha Dam is planned to be built on the Indus River.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements regarding India leading the major world bodies:

  1. India is the chair of the decision-making body of the World Health Organization.
  2. In 2021, India will join the UN Security Council (non-permanent seat).
  3. In 2022, India will host the G-20 summit.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

11. Recently, a sharp rise in deaths of young Pashmina goats was reported from Ladakh because:

 
 
 
 

12. Which of the following has been correctly matched?

  1. Border Security Force (BSF): Bangladesh and Pakistan borders.
  2. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP): Bhutan border
  3. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB): Nepal border
  4. Assam Rifles (AR): Myanmar border
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

13. To ramp up infrastructure along the China border, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has made certain changes in the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). Consider the following statements in this context:

  1. 10% of the funds will be spent only on projects in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
  2. The projects for developing strategically important villages and towns in border areas that have been identified by the border guarding forces will be given priority.
  3. NGOs or private institutions could be hired for infrastructure-related work.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Repository of Information for Women – NARI portal is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. National Repository of Information for Women – NARI portal provides detailed information regarding the health status of women in India so as to help the policymaker to form women-specific schemes.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements regarding the National Health Policy, 2017:

  1. Reduction of TFR to 2.1 at the national and sub-national level by 2025.
  2. Increase Life Expectancy at birth from 67.5 to 70 by 2025.
  3. Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate from current levels to 100 by 2020.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements:

  1. Cyclone is any large system of winds that circulates about a center of low atmospheric pressure.
  2. Cyclones circulate in a clockwise direction north of the Equator and in a counter-clockwise direction to the south.
  3. Cyclones occur chiefly in the middle and high latitude belts of both hemispheres.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Suvidha’ is a sanitary napkin launched by the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  2. ‘Suvidha’ napkin is biodegradable as it reacts with oxygen after it is used and discarded.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Reserve Bank of India notifies the Rate of Exchange for the purpose of conversion of foreign exchange to Indian Rupees (INR) and vice versa for assessment of imports & exports.
  2. Exchange rates for 22 currencies have been notified in India for the purpose of the valuation of imported and exported goods.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements:

  1. Hima Das has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF.
  2. The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

20. Which among the following counties lay overlapping claims to the South China Seas?

  1. Malaysia
  2. Singapore
  3. Brunei
  4. Thailand
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

21. The government wants to put in place a ‘Treasury Single Account’ for all Central ministries and departments. Which of the following are among the advantages of such an account?

  1. To help lower the cost of borrowing.
  2. To enhance efficiency in fund flows.
  3. To delink management of cash from control at the transaction level.
  4. To ensure effective aggregate control over government cash balances.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

22. A team of researchers have identified a specific microRNA (miRNAs) called ‘miR-155’ that is over-expressed in tongue cancer. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. The main function of miRNA is to silence the expression of the other genes.
  2. miRNAs affect cancer growth through inhibiting or enhancing the functions of certain proteins.
  3. ‘Programmed cell death 4’ (pdcd4) is a protein that helps in the growth and spread of cancer cells.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

23. Which of the following could be among the harmful consequences of thawing of the permafrost due to climate change?

  1. Industrial disasters
  2. Increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
  3. Outbreak of diseases
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

24. The principal reason that led to the recent 20,000-tonne oil leak at an Arctic region power plant in Russia that is now being recognized is the sinking of the ground surface due to permafrost thaw due to climate change. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. Permafrost is ground that remains completely frozen at 0 degrees Celsius or below for at least two years.
  2. Permafrost is defined solely based on temperature and duration.
  3. Permafrost is found only in higher latitudes in polar zones.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements:

  1. Permafrost forms during Polar winters and disappears during Polar summers except in the interior parts of Antarctica.
  2. Permafrost is devoid of any vegetation.
  3. Permafrost is spread across almost 55 percent of the landmass in Russia and Canada.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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