Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the festival of Onam?

  1. Festival of Onam got originated in Kerala as a celebration to remember the golden rule of King Mahabali, a mythical king. 
  2. Snake boat races, Puli Kali, Kaikottikkali and other traditional rituals are performed followed by a lavish feast called 'Sadhya'.
  3. The ten days of Onam are called by different names.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs):

  1.  The Dhebar Commission created Primitive Tribal Groups (PTGs) as a separate category in 1970s, which was later renamed as PVTGs.
  2. PVTGs are not constitutionally recognized.

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. The National Population Register (NPR) is a list of "usual residents" of the country and it is compulsory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR.
  2. National Population Register (NPR) exercise will be carried out in every state 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. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines person with disabilities as all those who even have temporary physical, mental or sensory impairments, which may hinder their effective participation in society.
  2. As per the Census 2011, in India 2.21% of the total population is disabled.

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. With reference to PM Jan Dhan Yojana, consider the following statements:

  1. It envisages universal access to banking facilities with at least one basic banking account for every household, financial literacy, access to credit, insurance and pension.
  2. Under the new version of PNJDY2.0, the government decided to shift focus from 'Every Household' to 'Every Unbanked Adult' and also doubled the free accidental insurance cover on RuPay cards.

    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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian Railways introduced the RO-RO service on Konkan Railway in 1990s.
  2. The only limitation of RO-RO model is that it takes alot of fuel and turn around time.

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. Recently, a World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan was honoured with a memorial ‘Blue Plaque’, which is used to show connection between a place and a famous person or event, and this is the first one to honour a woman of Indian origin. The honour of Blue plaque is awarded by

(a) Germany

(b) France   

(c) USA

(d) UK   

 

Q8. Recently, which one of the following states of India received GI tag for ‘Kandhamal haldi’?

(a) West Bengal     

(b) Odisha   

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Maharashtra

Q9. Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to the Zero Budget Natural Farming.

  1. It is a model based upon polycropping.
  2. As all the farming inputs are produced in the farm itself hence this type of farming has got the tag “Zero Budget”.
  3. The bio-inoculants and formulations for pest management used in this approach rely on the cow dung and cow urine from native cow species.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q10. Consider the following statements with respect to the “C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group”

  1. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a group of only 40 mega-cities around the world, focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
  2. Delhi is one of the Indian city to be among the C40 Cities.

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-(d)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(b)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(c)

10-(b)