Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Banks' Association (IBA):

  1. It is a pre-independence association of banks, established in Mumbai as a representative body of management of banking operating in India.
  2. Its members comprises of only public sector banks.

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. With reference to the level of hunger in India, consider the following statements:

  1. India continues to be in the “serious” hunger category according to the Global Hunger Index, 2020.
  2. The under-five mortality rate in India stood at around 30%, according to the Global Hunger report.

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. Reed Bank, a disputed area, over which, the Philippines is seeking to develop the seabed hydrocarbon resources, is located in

(a) Indian Ocean

(b) South China Sea  

(c) Java Sea

(d) East China Sea

 

 

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the Open Market Operations (OMOs):

  1.  The objective of OMOs is to manipulate the short-term interest rate and the supply of base money in an economy.
  2. Open Market Operations are called permanent, when a central bank constantly uses the open market to buy and sell securities in order to adjust the money supply.

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. The Insurance Ombudsman scheme was created by the Government of India for individual policyholders to have their complaints settled out of the courts system.
  2. If a settlement by recommendation does not work, the Ombudsman will pass an award within 3 months of receiving all the requirements from the complainant and which will be binding on the insurance company.

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. Which one of the following countries does NOT border the Caspian Sea, which is often seen in the news?

(a) Iran

(b) Russia

(c) Kazakhstan

(d) Tajikistan

 

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), with the objective of organizing the rural poor women into Self Help Groups (SHGs) and supporting them to take economic activities.
  2. Under Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs), opportunities are provided to rural women, by way of skill training with Entrepreneurship Development Programme inputs to start self-employment ventures.

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 Aadhaar identification in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Aadhaar is only a proof of address for residents of India.
  2. Information about gender of the individual cannot be provided via Aadhaar.

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’s Land Resources and Agriculture.

  1. A culturable wasteland is a piece of land which is left fallow for more than 1 year but less than 5 years.
  2. In West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Odisha three crops of rice are grown known as ‘aus’, ‘aman’ and ‘boro’.

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. Consider the following statements with respect to India’s Mineral and Energy Resources.

  1. Manganese is mainly associated with the Dharwar System and Odisha being one of the leading producer.
  2. Coal occurs in rock sequences of mainly two geological ages namely Gondwana and tertiary deposits.

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-(a)

3-(b)

4-(c)

5-(c)

6-(d)

7-(c)

8-(d)

9-(d)

10-(c)