Q1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Warli is one of the largest tribe found in Eastern India. 
  2. Women of this tribe are mainly engaged in the creation of ‘Warli paintings’, which mainly depicts their social lives.

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. Which one of the following countries is considering the establishment of a ‘BRICS Innovation Base’ to strengthen cooperation among the five-country bloc, in sectors like 5G, AI and digital economy, industry and information technology?

(a) China   

(b) India      

(c) Russia

(d) Brazil

 

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. A “sin-tax “is levied on specific goods and services, due to their ability to be harmful or costly to society. 
  2. Examples of sin taxes include those on cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Gambling.

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. India’s multi-wavelength orbiting telescope, “AstroSat”, has recently discovered ‘AUDFs01’ in the extreme-ultraviolet (UV) light spectrum. Here ‘AUDFs01’ is a/an

(a) Pulsar   

(b) Exoplanet        

(c) Asteroid

(d) Galaxy

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1.  The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has set the target of 20-30% reduction of air pollution by 2024.
  2. Right to Clean Air is recognised as part of fundamental rights, provided to the citizens by the Constitution of India.

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

 

Q6. With reference to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), consider the following statements:

  1. APEDA under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of scheduled products.
  2. Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products are outside the ambit of APEDA.

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. It is the Guinness record holder for being the longest-serving warship of the world and was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. It was, the second Centaur-class aircraft carrier and was decommissioned in March 2017.  The aircraft carrier, in its earlier avatar, had won the Falklands War against Argentina in 1982 for the Royal British Navy. Which one of the following Indian vessels has been described here?

(a) INS Vikrant     

(b) INS Viraat       

(c) INS Karanj

(d) INS Vikramaditya

 

Q8. Which one of the following statements best describes the ‘Pigovian tax’, often seen in the news?

(a)  It is a sales tax levied on specific products or services that are deemed non-essential or accessible only by the super-wealthy.

(b)  It is the tax paid by the buyer on purchase of goods or services.    

(c) It is intended to tax the producer of goods or services that create adverse effects in the society.

(d) None of the above

 

Q9. Consider the following statements with respect to “Culture of Buddhist Architecture in India”

  1. Vishwa Shanti Stupa is constructed atop the Ratnagiri Hill at Rajgir is the largest one among the Seven Peace Pagoda or Shanti Stupas in India.
  2. Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex is situated near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India.

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. Which one among the following is NOT a result of an “El-Nino Year”?

(a) Weak Western Pacific Pool

(b) Weak Trade Winds

(c) Less Rainfall/Drought in Australia and Africa

(d) Stronger Mascarene High

Ques  Ans:

1-(b)

2-(a)

3-(a)

4-(d)

5-(c)

6-(d)

7-(b)

8-(c)

9-(c)

10-(d