Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the International Solar Alliance (ISA), often seen in the news:

  1. The International Solar Alliance was launched by India and France, at the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-21) in Paris. 
  2. Recently a World Solar Bank has been established by ISA.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. With the implementation of National e-Assessment Scheme, India will be one of the few countries to have faceless assessment.
  2. The National e-Assessment Centre will be based in Delhi and be headed by principal chief commissioner of income tax.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q3. With reference to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, consider the following statements:

  1. It was set up as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals in 1990s.
  2. It has been entrusted to render assistance to the Central Government in the parliamentary matters relating to the drug pricing.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q4. With reference to the Hedge funds, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. Hedge funds are alternative investments using pooled fundsthat employ different strategies to earn active return, for their investors. 
  2. They are accessible to all types of investors and require more Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations than other funds

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q5. Consider the following countries:

  1. Jordan
  2. Israel
  3. Syria

Which of the countries given above is/are bordered by Dead Sea?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

 

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Fishing Cats, sometimes seen in the news:

  1. The fishing cat is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List, which means that it faces a high threat of extinction.
  2. In India, fishing cats are mainly found in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans, on the foothills of the Himalayas along the Ganga and Brahmaputra river valleys and in the Western Ghats.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Totipotency is the ability of a cell to develop into the three primary germ cell layers of the early embryo and therefore into all cells of the adult body, but not extra-embryonic tissues.
  2. Pluripotency refers to the ability of a single cell to divide and produce all the differentiated cells in an organism, including extra-embryonic tissues. 

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Q8. ‘NorthernAlliance’, sometimes seen in the news, in context of

(a) Arab-Israel war

(b) Taliban in Afghanistan

(c) Cold war

(d) French revolution

 

Q9. Which one among the following is NOT a “Dwarf Planet” of our Solar System?

(a) Eris

(b) Ceres

(c) Makemake

(d) Callisto

 

Q10. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Animal Welfare Board of India”.

  1. Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country.
  2. Shrimati Rukmini Devi Arundale pioneered the setting up of the Board, with its Headquaters at Chennai.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(a)

2-(c)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(d)

6-(b)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(d)

10-(c)