Q1. 'India PV EDGE 2020’, recently seen in the news, is a global symposium to be held to catalyse cutting-edge solar cell manufacturing in India. This event is proposed to be organized jointly by

(a) NITI Aayog, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Invest India

(b) Ministry of External affairs and NITI Aayog

(c) Departments of renewable Energy and Revenue

(d) Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)



Q2. After World War Two, Europe was carved up by the Soviet Union and its former Western allies, and the Soviets gradually erected an "Iron Curtain" splitting the East from the West. This defeated nation was divided up by the occupying powers with the eastern part occupied by the Soviets. For this division, a great wall was erected in the country. Which one of the following countries has been mentioned above?

(a) France       

(b) Germany

(c) Italy

(d) Greece


Q3. The famous 'Doha Amendment' of 2012, is associated with which one of the following?

(a) Montreal Protocol

(b) Paris climate change agreement

(c) Kyoto Protocol

(d) Kigali Agreement


Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Shaurya’ is an indigenously developed nuclear capable hypersonic missile, with a strike range of around 1,000 km.
  2. It is a surface-to-surface tactical missile and a land variant of India’s K-15 missile.

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. “Bongosagar” naval exercise is conducted between India and

(a) Sri Lanka

(b) Myanmar

(c) USA

(d) Bangladesh



Q6. With reference to the Concept of Intellectual Property, consider the following statements:

  1. The invention of the printing press and movable type by Johannes Gutenberg around the year 1450, helped in the origin of the first copyright system in the world.
  2. The TRIPS Agreement incorporates every form of intellectual property and targets the complementary standards of protection and provides for operative enforcement at national as well as international level.

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, VAIBHAV Summit was inaugurated on 2nd October 2020. The objective of the summit was

(a) Boost the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Programme by strengthening MSMEs. 

(b) To inculcate skills among the school students

(c) To digitalize the agricultural sector.

(d) To bring together scientists as well as researchers from the Indian diaspora. 



Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is an international and multi-stakeholder initiative to guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth.
  2. India is not a member of GAPI.

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. Consider the following statements with respect to the Government Borrowings?

  1. Usually, Government borrows through issue of government securities called G-secs and Treasury Bills.
  2. The “escape clause” allows the government to breach its fiscal deficit target by 0.5 percentage points at times of severe stress in the economy, including periods of structural change and those when growth falls sharply.

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. Recently, Bonda tribe and Didayi tribe were recently in news, these tribes belong to which one of the following States/UT of India.

(a) Odisha

(b) Chhattisgarh

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamilnadu



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