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

  1. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is an index of the prevailing direction of economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors.
  2. The PMI is compiled and released monthly by the Institute for Supply Management(ISM).

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 regarding the AstroSat mission, sometimes seen in the news:

  1. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, optical and UV spectral bands simultaneously. 
  2. It was launched by GSLV Mk-III from First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota in 2015.

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 pairs:

Committee        Formed for

  1. B.N Srikrishna -  Personal Data Protection 
  2. Prakash Tandon - Railway reforms
  3.  T.S.R. Subramanian – Service sector reforms

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only

 

Q4.  Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) was launched recently in India, for which one of the following objectives?

(a) To increase forest cover

(b) To increase number of participants in the renewable energy sector.

(c) To increase number of green buildings in the country.

(d) None of the above

 

Q5. Recently, a trilateral ‘Supply Chain Resilience’ Initiative has been proposed to reduce dependency on China. The initiative has been proposed by

(a) USA- India- Japan     

(b) South Korea-Vietnam-India

(c) Indonesia-India-Myanmar

(d) India-Japan-Australia

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1.  Special Frontier Force unit safeguards Indian border on the Line of Actual Control(LAC) with Chinain Ladakh.    
  2. The units that comprise the Special Frontier Force are known as Vikas battalions. 

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. Crete Island, often seen in the news, is located in

(a) Mediterranean sea     

(b) Arctic Ocean

(c) India Ocean

(d) West Pacific Ocean

 

Q8. The ‘Kafala System’, sometimes seen in the news, emerged in the 1950’s to regulate the relationship between employers and migrant workers in which one of the following regions?

(a) Africa    

(b) West Asia.

(c) Europe

(d) Central Asia

Q9. Consider the following statements with respect to the Rheumatic Fever.

  1. It is a disease affecting cardiovascular health and is endemic to India.
  2. Penicillin is an antibiotic effective in treating Rheumatic Fever.

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. Consider the following statements with respect to the “East Asia Summit”.

  1. It is a an initiative of ASEAN and is based on the premise of the centrality of ASEAN.
  2. India is NOT a member of the East Asia Summit.

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-(a)

3-(d)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(a)

8-(b)

9-(c)

10-(a)