Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Election Commission.

  1. Article 324 in the Indian Constitution gives power to the Election Commission to direct, control and conduct elections for the member of the Parliament, the member of the State Legislature and of elections to the offices of the President and Vice President.
  2. All the matters are decided through majority amongst its members.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2    

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, often seen in the news:

  1. It offers cash compensation to insured persons when they are rendered unemployed.
  2. The contingency of the unemployment could be as a result of voluntary retirement.

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 Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), consider the following statements:

  1. The only objective of the programme is to generate employment opportunities in rural areas through setting up of self employment ventures.
  2. The scheme is implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) as the nodal agency at the national level.

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. Which of the following statements is incorrect with respect to the Participatory Notes, often seen in the news?

(a) Participatory notes are financial instruments required by investors or hedge funds to invest in Indian securities without having to register with the SEBI. 

(b) These are derivative instruments of underlying Indian assets.

(c) Brokers and Foreign institutional investors (FIIs), issuing P-notes are also exempted from registering with the SEBI.        

(d) None of the above.

 

Q5.‘Thumbimahotsavam’, sometimes seen in the news, is the first-ever State Dragonfly Festival being organized in

(a) Kerala

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Karnataka

(d) Andhra Pradesh

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The IndianGaur is the State Animal of Goa and Bihar.
  2. It naturally habitats in Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia only.

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. Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites thought to affect health negatively.
  2.  They are essential pigments for producing the colours needed to attract pollinating insects.

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 temples of India:

  1. Konark Temple, Odisha

2.Modhera Temple, Gujarat

  1. Martand Temple, Jammu

Which of the temples given above is/are sun temples, located in India?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q9. ICAR has classified the Indian soils on the basis of their nature and character as per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Taxonomy. Consider the following statements.

  1. Vertisols are heavy clay soils that show significant expansion and contraction due to the presence or absence of moisture, they have maximum area coverage in India.
  2. Aridisols are soils that develop in very dry environments.

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. According to a study, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has been weakening — a development that could have dramatic consequences for Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim.  Consider the following statements with respect to Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

  1. It is a type of thermohaline circulation sometimes called the ocean conveyor belt.
  2. Warming up of Indian Ocean is said to be a key driver behind its weakening.

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-(c)

5-(a)

6-(c)

7-(b)

8-(d)

9-(b)

10-(c)