Q1. Which one of the following best describes the term ‘Serial interval’, with respect to COVID-19?

(a)  The duration between symptom onset of a primary case and symptom onset of secondary cases, generated by the primary case.

(b) Time gap between the entry of virus and the visible symptoms.

(c) Duration within which the virus spread within the entire community.

(d) None of the above

 

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The solar cycle is the cycle that the Sun’s magnetic field goes through approximately every 11 years.
  2. Solar cycle 25 is now underwayand expected to peak with 115 sunspots in July 2025.

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 Global Initiative to reduce Land Degradation and Coral Reef program, consider the following statements:

  1. The initiative has been launched by the G-7 countries.
  2. It aims to strengthen the implementation of existing frameworks to prevent and reverse land degradation and create a global R&D program to advance research, innovation and capacity building in all facets of coral reef conservation.

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. With reference to the draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020, consider the following statements:

  1.  Persons who are consumers and have solarised their irrigation pumps, will have right to produce electricity for self-use and inject excess in the grid using same point of connection.
  2. Compensation or penalties would be paid by DISCOMs for delay in services.

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. Kosi Rail Mahasetu, was recently inaugurated  by the Government of India. It is located along the  borders of which of the following countries?

(a) India-China           

(b)India-Bhutan         

(c) India- Bangladesh

(d) India-Nepal

 

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020, passed recently, the three existing institutes of Ayurveda will be merged into one institution by the name of Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda.
  2. The proposed Institute will be situated in the campus of Ayurveda University, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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. This small robin-sized bird breeds across the Himalayan Range. It occurs almost throughout Europe and Asia and in portions of Africa and breed in the high altitude areas of Kashmir, Ladakh, Tibet and the Central Himalayan Range. In their breeding range, the bird is observed to be quite shy and elusive in nature whereas it sees a complete change in character by being one of the most pleasant and friendly of our garden birds during their winter stay here in the city.

Which one of the following birds has been mentioned above?

(a) Greater Flamingo  

(b) Black Redstart      

(c) Siberian Crane

(d) Painted Stork

 

 

Q8.  ‘United for Biodiversity’, was launched recently, which is a coalition made up of zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, national parks, and natural history and science museums from around the world, on World Wildlife Day 2020. It is an initiative of

(a) World Economic Forum     

(b) World Wildlife Fund for Nature

(c) United Nations Environment Programme

(d)European Commission

 

 

 

Q9. Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian Science Congress.

  1. The Indian Science Congress Association was started in the year 1914 in Kolkata.
  2. Recently 107th Indian Science Congress was held at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

 

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 FAME-India Scheme.

  1. Recently FAME Phase-II was launched to boost electric mobility and increase the number of electric vehicles in commercial fleets.
  2. FAME India launched by Ministry of Road and Transport is a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan .

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-(a)

2-(c)

3-(b)

4-(c)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(d)

9-(c)

10-(a)