Q1. ‘Accretion Burst event’, often seen in the news, is associated with which one of the following events?

(a) Formation of stars

(b) Merging of Black holes

(c) Formation of sunspots

(d) Formation of earth

 

 

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Australia Group (AG) is an informal forum of countries which, seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.
  2. The Wassenaar Arrangement is a voluntary export control regime, whose members  exchange information on transfers of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies.

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 “Plasma” state of matter, consider the following statements:

  1. Plasma is a charged gas, with strong electrostatic interactions.
  2. Plasma makes up the sun and stars, and it is the most common state of matter in the universe as a whole. 

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. Recently, Scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of Arogyapacha (Trichopus zeylanicus), a highly potent medicinal plant, endemic to the

(a) Central highlands   

(b) Eastern Ghats

(c) North Eastern Himalayas

(d) Western Ghats.

Option D is correct. Scientists from the University of Kerala have decoded the genetic make-up of Arogyapacha (Trichopus zeylanicus), a highly potent medicinal plant endemic to the Agasthya hills.

This ‘miracle plant’ is known for its traditional use by the Kani tribal community to combat fatigue. Studies have also proved its varied spectrum of pharmacological properties such as anti-oxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, anti-tumour, anti-ulcer, anti-hyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective and anti-diabetic.

 

Q5. Which one of the following European countries does not border the Mediterranean Sea?

(a) Albania

(b) Austria       

(c) Spain

(d) Croatia

 

 

 

Q6. With reference to Patents provided in India, consider the following statements:

  1. A literary, dramatic, musical work or any other aesthetic creation is not patented in India.
  2. A method of agriculture or horticulture can also be patented.

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. With reference to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), consider the following statements:

  1. Prime minister acts as the president of the CSIR.
  2. CSIRis granted 90% of US patents granted to any Indian publicly funded R&D organization.

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. With reference to the National Human Rights Commission, consider the following statements:

  1. The Commission consists of a Chairperson, four full-time Members and four deemed Members.
  2. It is a constitutional body, established by the 102nd amendment to the Constitution.

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 not among the entries in the UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

(a) Ramlila

(b) Tradition of Vedic Chanting

(c) Bharatnatyam

(d) Sankirtana, ritual singing, dancing and drumming of Manipur.

 

Q10. Consider the following statements with respect to Milk Production in India.

  1. India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of milk.
  2. Gujarat is the leading state in milk production.

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-(c)

4-(d)

5-(b)

6-(a)

7-(c)

8-(a)

9-(c)

10-(a)