Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Chardham Project:
1. Chardham Project (CP) is an ambitious attempt by the government to widen nearly 900km of hill road to improve access to pilgrimage spots in Himachal Pradesh.    
 2.  It is being opposed by the group of scientists, environmentalists and ecologists.     
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. Consider the following statements:
1. Through the facility of postal voting, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper and sending it back to the election officer before counting.    
2. Only the members of the armed forces and that of police forces can avail this facility.    
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. A polygraph test is based on the assumption that physiological responses that are triggered when a person is lying are different from what they would be otherwise.
2. Narco-analysis involves the injection of a drug, sodium penevolutothal, which induces a hypnotic state in which the subject’s imagination is neutralised, and they are expected to divulge information that is true.
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 Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consider the following statements:
1.  It comprises a Silk Road Economic and a Maritime Silk Road, connecting China to the rest of the world.
2. So far it covers over 70 countries, accounting for about 65 per cent of the world’s population and around one-third of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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. Recently, heavy clashes held over the disputed ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ enclave. This enclave is located in a country, situated in
(a) North America    
(b) South-East Asia
(c) South Asia
(d) Both Europe and Asia




Q6. Consider the following statements:
1. ‘Xoo infection’ is causing a serious bacterial leaf blight disease in rice.    
2.  Treatment of rice with cellulose, a cell wall degrading enzyme secreted by Xoo, induces rice immune responses and protects the crop.
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. ‘Eriocaulon parvicephalum’ and ‘Eriocaulon karaavalense’, are the two new species of pipeworts discovered recently, in the region of
(a) Western Ghats    
(b) Eastern Ghats
(c) Eastern Himalayas
(d) Central plateau

Q8. World’s longest highway tunnel, namely, ‘Atal tunnel’, opened recently in which one of the following states of India?
(a) Uttarakhand    
(b) Himachal Pradesh    
(c) Jammu and Kashmir
(d) Assam

Q9. Which one among the following nations border both Red Sea and the Persian Gulf?
(a) Saudi Arabia
(b) Yemen
(c) Oman
(d) United Arab Emirates

Q10. Recently, the Republic of Artsakh was in news. It is internationally recognized as part of which one among the following nations.
(a) Tajikistan
(b) Russia
(c) Azerbaijan
(d) Armenia


Ques  Ans:
1-(b)
2-(a)
3-(c)
4-(c)
5-(d)
6-(c)
7-(a)
8-(b)
9-(a)
10-(c)