Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. During the sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, an agreement was signed among the leaders for establishing the New Development Bank.
  2. The first President of the Bank was appointed from India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2    

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Gyan Circle Ventures is the Technology Business Incubator of IIIT Sri City, funded by Ministry of Information Technology, to promote deep-tech entrepreneurship through financial and technical support.
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City (IIITS), is an institute of national importance established by MHRD, in partnership with Government of Andhra Pradesh and Sri City Pvt Ltd.

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. Which one of the following statements is incorrect with respect to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, adopted in 2001?

(a) The convention included all the POPs that were posing major threat to the environment.

(b) The Convention entered into force in 2004, after submission of the fiftieth instrument of ratification, acceptance and accession in respect of the Convention.

(c) The Convention is a legally binding international instrument.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q4. With reference to the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a set of curbs triggered in phases as the air quality deteriorates, which is typical of the October-November period.
  2. It is a pan India plan thatincludes strict measures such as a ban on the entry of heavy vehicles, the odd-even road rationing restrictions and a halt of construction work.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under the provisions of Foreigners’ Act, 1946 and Foreigners Tribunal Order, 1964, only the foreigner has the right to declare himself/herself as a foreigner.
  2. If declared a foreigner or placed under the doubtful category, the burden of proof lies with the state government.

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. With reference to the cotton crop, consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the cotton producing countries around the world celebrated ‘World Cotton Day’ for the first time.
  2. Some of the produce from the cotton plant can be used for human consumption.

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. ‘iBOL mission’, often seen in the news, is associated with

(a) Sending human to the space          

(b) Reducing the pollution level

(c) Technological development

(d) Barcoding of life

 

Q8. With reference to the Newton’s Laws of Motion, consider the following statements:

  1. His third law is also known as the ‘Law of Inertia’.
  2. The second lawexplains how the velocity of an object changes when it is subjected to an external force.

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 India-Sri Lanka relations.

  1. Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 popularly referred to as the Rajiv-Jayewardene Accord saw exit of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) from Sri Lanka.
  2. The accord was expected to resolve the Sri Lankan Civil War by enabling the thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka and the Provincial Councils Act of 1987.

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. Krishna Peacock, Indian Jezebel and Orange Oakleaf are species of

(a) Butterflies

(b) Frogs

(c) Birds

(d) Mammals

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(a)

5-(d)

6-(b)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(b)

10-(a)