Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. ‘Rogan’ art is the unique and rare art form, practised only by the Khatri family from Kutch region of Gujarat.
2. ‘Rogan’ is the technique of painting on the walls of the house, crafted from thick brightly coloured paint made with castor seed oil.
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.  Ecological Threat Register (ETR), which measures ecological threats that countries are currently facing and provides future projections , was released recently by
(a) World Economic Forum
(b) Institute for Economics and Peace
(c) United Nations Environment Programme
(d) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Q3. With reference to the Rashtriya Gokul Mission, consider the following statements:
1. The Mission was launched with the objective of promoting indigenous cattle rearing and conservation in a scientific and holistic manner.
2. Under the mission, National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres were set up, as a Centre of Excellence to develop and conserve Indigenous Breeds in a holistic and scientific manner.
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. "JIGYASA" is a student - scientist connect programme, which is being implemented in the schools by
(a) ISRO    
(b) Ministry of Education    
(c) Ministry of science and technology
(d) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)


Q5. Consider the following statements:
1. Recently, the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework, 2.0, has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.    
2. The objective of the program is to provide a clear roadmap for cities towards combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions, including investments.
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. The government has recently announced the second edition of its State Startup Ranking. Consider the following statements regarding the report:
1. The startup rankings were done by the NSO under the Ministry of Statistics and Program implementation.
2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (among UTs and north eastern states) and Gujarat (among all other states), emerged as the best performers.
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. ‘Tashkent Declaration’ of 1966, often seen in the news, was a declaration to bring peace between India and
(a) China    
(b) Nepal    
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Pakistan


Q8. With reference to the ancient Indian paintings of Pala school, consider the following statements:
1. The earliest examples of miniature painting exist in the form of illustrations to the religious texts on Buddhism, executed under the Palas of the eastern India.
2.  The surviving examples of the Pala illustrated manuscripts mostly belong to the Vajrayana School of Buddhism.
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. Which one among the following is true with respect to the Shannon-Weiner Index, recently seen in the news?
(a) It measures species richness and diversity.
(b) It measures internal income inequality in a country.
(c) It measures growth potential of a country with respect to its working age population.
(d) None of the above
Q10. Consider the followings statements with respect to the Forest Report—2019 recently released by the Government of India.
1. India is among few countries in which forest and tree cover are increasing considerably.
2. States such as Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have shown loss in forest cover.
Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2     
(d) Neither 1 nor 2



Ques  Ans:
1-(a)
2-(b)
3-(c)
4-(d)
5-(c)
6-(b)
7-(d)
8-(c)
9-(a)
10-(b)