Q1. Consider the following statements regarding an ancient music style, Dhrupad :

  1. Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Carnatic music that has survived until today in its original form.
  2. Mridangam and Flute are the traditional instruments played with Dhrupad.

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

 

Q2. With reference to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), consider the following statements:

  1. The NHRC develops its own budget which is presented to both Houses of Parliament.  The commission is also audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General.
  2. The act defines “human rights” as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed under the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in 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

 

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), is third of the "foundational" pacts that aims to bring the armed forces of India and USA closer.
  2. BECA will allow India to use another country’s expertise on geospatial intelligence and to enhance military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons like cruise, ballistic missiles and drones.

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. What does the term ‘Air Bubble’ refers, which is often seen in the news?

(a) It refers to bilateral agreements of India with specific countries to allow their national carriers to ferry passengers back and forth from India.          

(b) It is an atmospheric phenomenon occurred due to climate change, over Atlantic ocean.

(c) It refers to a defect in the satellite, which interrupts their flights.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q5. With reference to the anthropogenic minerals, consider the following statements:

  1. The minerals formed as a result of events like volcanic eruptions, are referred to as the anthropogenic minerals.
  2. The sudden appearance of these minerals marks a "punctuation event," or a sharp increase or decrease in the number of mineral species.

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.  Kuno-Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which was the chosen site for the relocation of the Asiatic lion, has also been selected as a site for the reintroduction of African Cheetah. The Wildlife Sanctuary is located in

(a) Madhya Pradesh   

(b) Gujarat

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Chattisgarh

 

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. A germ cell is any cell of the body except sperm and egg cells. 
  2. Somatic cells are reproductive cells of the body, which are diploid, meaning that they contain two sets of chromosomes, one inherited from each parent.

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

 

 

Q8. ‘MANAV’ initiative, launched recently by the government of India, is a/an

(a) Weather forecasting method         

(b) Human Atlas Initiative

(c) Information app developed by Indian Railways

(d) Tool developed for mineral exploration

 

 

Q9.Recently, a patented technology called Polycrack, is first-of-its-kind to acquired by the Indian Railways. Which one among the following statements is correct with respect to “Polycrack Technology”.

(a)It is a waste to energy technology.

(b)It is a sewage treatment technology.

(c)It is an efficient power management system.

(d)None of the above.

 

Q10. Consider the following statements with respect to the Pulse Polio Programme

  1. India launched the Pulse Polio immunisation programme in 1995, after a resolution for a global initiative of polio eradication was adopted in 1988 by the World Health Assembly (WHA).
  2. In 2012 India was removed from the list of countries with active endemic wild polio virus transmission.

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-(d)

2-(c)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(b)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(a)

10-(c)