Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The western coast of India gets more affected by the cyclones than the eastern coast.
  2. Tropical depression is a predominant occurrence in the Indo-Gangetic plains and this phenomenon is highly responsible for the cyclone formation in the Bay of Bengal.

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:

  1. Just like the Chief Justice of India and the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India have to take an oath or affirmation, the Attorney General of India (AGI) also has to take an oath or affirmation, before starting his duties after his appointment by the President.
  2. In the Constituent Assembly, the framers accepted the proposal to make the AGI’s tenure coterminous with the Prime Minister, who formally advises the President to appoint him. 

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 Armed Forces Tribunal, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. An Act passed by the Parliament led to the formation of this tribunal, with the power provided for the adjudication of disputes and complaints with respect to the conditions of service of persons subject to the Army Act, the Navy Act and the Air Force Act.
  2. Appeals against the decisions of the tribunal can be taken only to the Supreme Court 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

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Each year, the RBI transfers to the government any money in its balance sheet that it deems to be beyond its operational and contingency needs. 
  2. The amount of funds transferred by the central bank to the government in 2019 was much higher than ever done before in the history of independent 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

 

Q5. ‘Export Preparedness Index’ was released recently to indicate the presence of strong enabling and facilitating factors to promote exports. It is released by

(a) NITI Aayog       

(b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(c) Central Board of Direct Taxes 

(d) Ministry of Finance

 

Q6. With reference to the Nationally Determined Contributions -Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) , consider the following statements:

  1. The NDC-TIA India Component will focus on establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for decarbonizing transport in India and providing technical support on GHG emission reduction measures.
  2. It was launched recently by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change.

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. Sabarimala temple, often seen in the news, is located on which of the following rivers?

(a) Cauvery river   

(b) Pampa river     

(c) Vaigai river

(d) Periyar river

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Archaeological Survey of India, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. 
  2. Lord Curzon is considered as the founder of the ASI.

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. Recently,  First National Protocol to Enumerate Snow Leopard Population in India was Launched. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Snow Leopards”.

  1. Its habitat extends through twelve nations namely, Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
  2. It is the State Animal of Sikkim.

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. River systems are the major transport channel between land ecosystem and aquatic ecosystem, but the construction of dams can change their physical, chemical and biological characteristics. Which one among the following is NOT TRUE with respect to the effects on river system due to construction of dam?

(a) It changes river by creating artificial lakes.

(b) It distorts natural patterns of sediment transport and seasonal variations in water temperature and stream flow.

(c) It leads to an increase in non-native fishes population.

(d) None of the above

Ques  Ans:

1-(b)

2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(c)

5-(a)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(d)

9-(a)

10-(d)