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

  1. Afghanistan is a land-locked country, bordering both India as well as China.
  2. Zaranj and Herat are important cities of Afghanistan.

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. The Arab Peace Initiative, sometimes seen in the news, was aimed at

(a) Ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

(b) Ending the Cold war

(c) Bringing peace in Afghanistan

(d) Resolving issues with Iran

 

Q3. With reference to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, consider the following statements:

  1. India has ratified all the core ILO Conventions, as the national laws are brought fully into conformity with the provisions of the Convention.
  2. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 are among the core ILO conventions.

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. In which of the following ways, Classical languages are promoted in India?

  1. Two major annual international awards for scholars of eminence in classical Indian languages are given.
  2. A Centre of Excellence for studies in Classical Languages is set up.
  3. The UGC is requested to create and start with at least in the Central Universities, a certain number of Professional Chairs for the Classical Languages so declared.

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

 

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. In 1929, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw political handouts and smoke bombs at the Delhi Central Legislative Assembly, to protest against the passing of two repressive bills, the Public Safety Bill and the Trade Dispute Bill.
  2. Bhagat Singh coined the term 'Inquilab Zindabad’.

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 regarding the methane hydrates:

  1. Methane that forms hydrate can be both biogenic and thermogenic.
  2. Methane hydrates cannot occur beneath the permafrost.

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 traces of phosphine (PH3) gas has been found in the atmosphere of which one of the following planets of our solar system?

(a) Mars

(b) Venus

(c) Jupitor

(d) Mercury

 

Q8. Which one of the following best describes the term ‘Hybrid warfare’, often seen in the news?

(a) It refers to the use of unconventional methods to disrupt an opponent’s actions without engaging in open hostilities.

(b) It refers to the use of all the wings of Armed Forces of a country.

(c) It refers to the combination of use of conventional, biological and chemical weapons.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q9.Consider the following statements with respect to the “Privilege Motion”

  1. Apart from the Members of Parliament the Constitution also extends the parliamentary privileges to those persons who are entitled to speak and take part in the proceedings of a House of Parliament or any of its committees.
  2. Parliament has made a special set of rules to exhaustively codify all the privileges.

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. “Crystal Award” recognises as well as celebrates the achievements of leading artists and cultural figures whose leadership inspires inclusive and sustainable change. Which among the following international agency awards the “Crystal Award”?

(a) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

(b) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

(c) World Economic Forum (WEF)

(d) United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(b)

4-(d)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(a)

9-(a)

10-(c)