Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Blue Flag beaches?

  1. The Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches in the world.
  2.  Rushikonda, Radhanagar and Golden Beachlocated in the state of Odisha, have received the blue flag certification.

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:

This flower belongs to the thistle tribe of flowering plants. Interestingly, it blooms only one night in a year, and that too, after sunset. It is grown exclusively in Uttarakhand state in April-May and October. These flowers carry medicinal properties, and for the believers, they are an auspicious and wish-fulfilling nature.

Which one of the following flower species has been mentioned above?

(a) Neelakurinji          

(b) Brahma Kamal

(c) Jarul

(d) Dendrobium nobile

 

 

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the world’s migratory birds:

  1. The World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated recently, with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”.
  2. The Bonn Convention is an environmental treaty of the United Nations that provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory animals and their habitats.

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. Consider the following statements:

It is one of the India’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries and is rightly known as the ‘green paradise of India. With altitude range from 600 m to 6,905 m, it is located in the Pithoragarh district of Kumaun. The River Kali forms the international boundary and separates it from Nepal in the east.

Which one of the following wildlife sanctuaries has been mentioned above?

(a) Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

(b) Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary

(c) Shirui Wildlife Sanctuary

(d) Askot Wildlife Sanctuary

 

 

 

Q5. The Laffer Curve is a theory developed by supply-side economist Arthur Laffer, to show the relationship between the

(a) Tax rate and tax revenue  

(b) Development and unemployment

(c) Development and environmental degradation

(d) None of the above

 

 

 

Q6. Rajya Sabha has equal powers with Lok Sabha in

(a) The creation of All India Services common to the Union and the States

(b) The selection of ministers, including the Prime minister

(c) The passage of money bills

(d) The voting for the demands of grant

 

 

Q7. With reference to the Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLADS), consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.
  2. The works duly recommended and sanctioned cannot be cancelled.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1.  A Hundi is an unconditional order in writing made by a person directing another to pay a certain sum of money to a person named in the order. 
  2. Hundis, being a part of the informal system have no legal status and are not covered under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

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. The Development of Education under the colonial rule fostered an “Orientalist-Anglicist Controversy”. Consider the following statements with respect to Development of Education during colonial rule.

  1. Within the General Committee on Public Instruction the Anglicists argued that the government spending on education should be exclusively for modern education.
  2. Lord Macaulay's Minute settled the row in the favour of Orientalists.

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, Under the name of SLINEX’20  a series of naval exercises were organised between the Indian Navy and navies of which one among the following  nations>

(a) Sri Lanka

(b) Maldives

(c) Seychelles

(d) South Africa

Ques  Ans:

1-(a)

2-(b)

3-(c)

4-(d)

5-(a)

6-(b)

7-(a)

8-(c)

9-(a)

10-(a)