Q1. Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue, often seen in the news, is a historic issue between

(a) Punjab and Haryana

(b) Punjab and J&K

(c) Rajasthan and U.P

(d) J&K and Himachal Pradesh

 

Q2. Since 2015, many blocks of forests have been cleared for coal mining, which even included some ‘No-Go’ areas. What does the term ‘No-Go’ area refer here?

(a) Regions in the forest occupied by top carnivores, hence closed for human entry.

(b)  Regions that were once classified by the MoEF as containing very dense forests and hence closed to coal mining.

(c) Regions classified as ‘No Development Zones’.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q3. AYURAKSHA programme, launched recently to fight against corona, by

(a) NITI Aayog and Ministry of health

(b) IIT Delhi and Ministry of S&T

(c)  All India Institute of Ayurveda and Delhi Police

(d) DRDO and Delhi Police

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Mysuru Zoo in Karnataka became the first zoo to acquire African hunting Cheetah from South Africa as part of the Animal Exchange Programme. 
  2. The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal and Africa's most endangered big cat.

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. Recently, which one of the following has started deploying “Ninja UAVs” for establishing a drone-based surveillance system?

(a) Department of Pharmaceuticals

(b) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

(c) Indian Army

(d) Indian Railways

 

Q6. With reference to the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. The Act prescribes punishment for the preaching and practice of “Untouchability”, for the enforcement of any disability arising there from and for matters connected therewith.
  2. Ministry of Social Justice is the nodal ministry to enforce the provisions of the Act.

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. The national calendar is based on the Saka Era was adopted by the Government of India, for the official purposes.
  2. The month of Chaitrafalls normally concides with the month of January in a normal year (non-leap year).

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. MICR code is printed on cheques using MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition technology), which enables identification of the cheques.
  2. An MICR code is a 9-digit code that uniquely identifies the bank and branch participating in an Electronic Clearing System (ECS).

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. Three schools of art namely Gandhaar, Mathura and Amaravati were prevalent during the Post-Mauryan times. Consider the following statements with respect to the “School of Arts  during the Post-Mauryan Times”

  1. The sculpture of Buddha by the Gandhar School of Art had a Helenistic influence apart from being inspired by the earlier Yaksha images.
  2. One of the well known specimen of Amaravati School of Art is the famous “Headless Statute of Kanishka”

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

Q10. Indus Valley Civilization was the first major civilization in South Asia also known as the Harappan Civilization. Consider the the following statements with respect to the “Culture of the Indus Valley Civilisation”

  1. Pottery was not known to the Harappan Civilisation although evidence of seals & ornaments are found.
  2. Spinning of cotton and wool was very common among them.

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-(b)

3-(c)                                                               

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(a)

8-(c)

9-(d)

10-(b)