1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to Atal tunnel?
  1. It connects the Lahaul- spiti valley with Kashmir valley.
  2.The tunnel is built in the Dhaula Dhar range of Himalayas.
  3. It is built at an altitude of about 3,000 m from the mean sea level.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

2. Consider the following statements with regard to ‘Aichi Target’:
  1. It was adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at Nagoya conference.
  2. It includes time-bound strategic plan for Biodiversity to be met by the year 2020.
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

3. Consider the following statements with regard to Southwest Monsoon:
  1. It stays in India from about June to September
  2. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka receives highest rainfall during this period.
  3. During its onset, the location of ITCZ shifts north of the equator.
 Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. Which of the following is correct about the ‘VAIBHAV’ Summit?
(a)A summit to enhance the physical linkages and power digital for Asia
(b) A virtual summit to attract domestic and foreign investment for development.
(c)A summit to mobilize finances for collaboration and innovation of infrastructure in India.
(d)A virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian researchers and academicians.
 
5. Which of the following were among the three Farm bills recently passed by the Parliament?
 1. Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020
 2. Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020
 3. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Bill, 2020
4. Agricultural Adjustment (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c)  1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. Consider following statements:
1. GST Compensation cess are levied on all the products on which GST is levied.
2. The whole proceeds of any surcharge approved by the Parliament shall form part the Consolidated Fund of 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
7.  “SAFAR” is most closely related to which of the following?
(a) Air quality index
(b) Mobile app to assist during long distance travel
(c) A scheme by Ministry of Tourism for domestic tourists
(d) None of the above

8. Which of the following best describes “carbon net-zero” in climate change talks?
(a) A state where there is no carbon emission at all.
(b) A state where the sum total of all carbon emitted since industrial revolution time will become zero.
(c)  It is a state in which a country’s emissions are compensated by absorptions and removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
(d) None of the above


9. Consider following statements with reference to Narco test:
1. Variables such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, change in sweat gland activity, blood flow, etc., are measured as questions are asked.
2. It has not been proven scientifically to have a 100% success rate.

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

10. RAISE 2020, recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, is?
(a) A military exercise
(b) A social media campaign to promote digital education
(c) An Online gaming contest which teaches players basic life skills through games.
(d) A global virtual summit on Artificial Intelligence.

Answers

1 c

2 c

3 b

4 d

5 b

6 b

7 a

8 c

9 b

10 d