Q1. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements:

  1.  The Ministries/Departments of the Government are created by the Prime Minister on the advice of Cabinet Ministers. 
  2. Each of the Ministries is assigned to a Minister by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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. With reference to the food subsidies, provided in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, the government provides additional food grains to each beneficiary of the National Food Security Act. 
  2. All state governments and union territories provide subsidised food grains to all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security 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

 

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Lithium–sulfur battery has the high energy density that is several times that of the traditional lithium-ion battery.
  2. Lithium-sulfur batteries are unusual because they go through multiple stages as they discharge, each time forming a different, distinct molecular species of lithium and sulfur.

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. The Centre has recently constituted the National Council for Transgender Persons, to formulate policies, programmes and legislations regarding members of the community. 
  2. Its chairperson will be the Union Minister of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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. ‘Gupkar Declaration’, often seen in the news, is related to which of the following state/UT of India?

(a) Nagaland

(b) West Bengal     

(c) Andaman and Nicobar

(d) Jammu and Kashmir

 

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Advance Authorization Scheme, often seen in the news:

  1. It is a scheme where the import of inputs will be allowed to be made duty-free, if they are physically incorporated in a product which is going to be exported.
  2. The Advance Authorization issued and the materials imported thereunder need not necessarily with actual user condition. This means that any person other than the actual user may import such goods. 

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. SWAYAM programme, often seen in the news, was launched with which of the following objectives?

(a) To provide training to the teachers, for improving their efficiencies.

(b) To take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged.

(c) To provide skills to the unskilled labor force.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q8. With reference to the International Criminal Court, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an ad-hoc international court established to investigate, prosecute and try individuals accused of committing the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
  2. Over 120 countries are States Parties to the Rome Statute, representing all regions, Africa, the AsiaPacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Western European and North America.

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. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu for a second Informal Summit after Wuhan. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Cultural Importance of Mamallapuram”

  1. The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century-ce Hindu Pallava king—Narasimhavarman-II, also known as Mamalla—for whom the town was named.
  2. The shore temple of Mahabalipuram is believed to be built during the reign of Narsimhavarman-II.

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.Recently, The State of Kerala had signed “First Resilient Kerala Program” to enhance the State’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. Consider the following statement.

  1. The loan agreement of USD 250 million has been signed with the World Bank.
  2. New Program is part of Kerala’s Rebuild Kerala Development Programme aimed at building a green and resilient Kerala.

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-(b)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(c)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(b)

9-(b)

10-(c)