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

  1. Renati Cholas, who had ruled the region of Rayalaseema, were the first to use Telugu, instead of Sanskrit, in administration and inscriptions.
  2. Erikal, was believed to be their capital, as deciphered from an inscription.

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. With reference to initiative of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister in 2015 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  2. The objective of this innovative measure was the exchange of knowledge of the culture, traditions and practices of different states & UTs, that will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between the states.

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 Satavahana Dynasty, consider the following statements:

  1. The Satavahana dynasty ruled over Karnataka for almost 300 years and weakening of this dynasty resulted in the rise of Pallavas of Kanchi.
  2. Prakrit was their administrative language, but both Kannada and Telugu were found and evolved during their rule. 

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 regarding the “Review Petition”, filed in the Supreme Court of India:

  1. The court has the power to review its rulings to correct a “patent error” and not “minor mistakes of inconsequential import”.
  2. The grounds for seeking a review of a verdict have been clearly mentioned in 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

 

Q5. With reference to the Open Market Operations conducted by RBI, consider the following statements:

  1. While taking an accommodative stance, RBI's Monetary Policy Committee increases the interest rates on the securities.
  2. The Ministry of Finance decides on the quantum of sale/purchase of securities, and has the power to accept or reject any bids, after assigning reasons to the central government.

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. During the coal gasification process, oxygen and water molecules oxidize the coal and produce syngas, which is a gaseous mixture of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water vapour, and molecular hydrogen.
  2. Coal to methanol is a proven technology in order to achieve country’s ambitious target of 10 per cent reduction in import dependence of oil & gas by 2022.

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, the world’s largest solar tree has been installed in which one of the following countries?

(a) India     

(b) China    

(c) USA

(d) South Africa

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1.  It is an endorheic lake that is partly in India’s Ladakh region and partly in Tibet. 
  2. The Karakoram Mountain ends at the north bank of this water body.
  3. The lake’s water is brackish, making it undrinkable.

Which of the following lakes has been mentioned above?

(a)  Spangur Lake

(b) Pangong Tso lake

(c) Dal lake

(d) Bhimtal lake

 

Q9. Consider the following statement with respect to the National Disaster Management Act (NDMA).

  1. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the DM Act is the nodal central body for coordinating disaster management, with the Prime Minister as its Chairperson.
  2. National Calamity Contingency Fund (NCCF) was renamed as National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) with the enactment of the Disaster Management Act in 2005.

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, Deep Carbon Observatory (CDO)--a  global community of more than 1000 scientists to understand the quantities, movements, forms, and origins of carbon in Earth  has released a report on Carbon, it’s emissions and availability. Consider the following statements.

  1. The report highlighted that, emission of green house gasses from all of the Earth’s Volcanoes is 10 times higher than total human emission.
  2. Only about 30% of total planets carbon is found above the surface.

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-(b)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(a)

8-(b)