Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released ‘Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2020’:

  1. The ARIIA was instituted in 2019 by the Ministry of Education to rank educational institutions and universities. 
  2. Programmes and activities on IPR, innovation, start-up and entrepreneurship, pre incubation and incubation infrastructure are among some of the parameters on which ARIIA is based.

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. Sikhs and Hindus are indigenous but minorities in Afghanistan.
  2. Recently, a resolution has been introduced by the UK government that sought to resettle these persecuted religious communities from the war-torn country.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Among all the planets in our solar system, only Earth has ‘lava tubes’ also called volcanic caves, on its subsurface.
  2. Lava tubes could provide stable shields from cosmic and solar radiation and micrometeorite impacts which are often happening on the surfaces of planetary bodies.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Vardhamana Mahavira is regarded as a close contemporary of the Buddha, but unlike Buddha he belonged to a lower class family. 
  2. During the reign of the Gupta dynasty, the bulk of the Jain community migrated to central and western India, becoming stronger there than it had been in its original home in the Ganges basin.

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. The Chiang Mai Initiative, launched recently by the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, for which one of the following objectives?

(a) To have Free Trade agreements among themselves   

(b) To improve the global position of their central banks

(c) To provide emergency funding to the poor countries.

(d) For foreign currency exchange in times of emergency

 

 

Q6. With reference to the Central Zoo Authority, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1.  The CZA is a statutory body chaired by the Environment Minister and tasked with regulating zoos across the country.
  2. Apart from the chairman, it consists of 4 members and a member-secretary. Almost all of them are officials in the Environment Ministry.

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. World Migration Report, is an annual publication of

(a) International Labor Organization

(b) World Economic Forum     

(c) World Bank

(d)  International Organization for Migration 

 

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Recombinant DNAtechnology refers to the joining together of DNA molecules from two different species that are inserted into a host organism to produce new genetic combinations.
  2. Recombinant DNA in a living organism was first achieved in 1970s by Herbert Boyer, who used E. coli restriction enzymes to insert foreign DNA into plasmids.

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

 

Q9. Supreme Court of India dismissed a petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) demanding the transfer of funds from PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF). Which one among the following is not the ex-officio Trustee of the PM-CARES Fund?

(a) Minister of Defence

(b) Minister of Home Affairs

(c) Minister of Health and Family Welfare

(d) Minister of Finance

 

 

Q10. Thalassemia Screening and Counselling Centre  was recently inaugurated at Indian Red Cross Society’s National Headquarters (IRCS NHQ) Blood Bank, New Delhi. Consider the following statements regarding Thalassemia.

  1. It is an inherited disorder of whiteblood cells.
  2. It ischronic and in some cases even life threatening but is managed by regular lifelong blood transfusions and regular iron chelation.

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-(c)

2-(a)

3-(b)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(c)

9-(c)

10-(b)