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

  1. Hyderabad is a city with a century-old drainage system pioneered by the late Sir M Vishweshwaraiah, an eminent engineer
  2. Recently Hyderabad was tagged as rainiest place in the country by Skymet, an independent weather forecasting agency of 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. Current water distribution solutions are based on centralized management systems, which offer limited control and are filled with inefficiencies. Hence, smart water grid is a better alternative. Consider the following statements regarding the “Smart Water Grid:

  1.  A smart water grid incorporates the use of IoT devices, such as sensors connected on a network to efficiently monitor and manage the water supply system.
  2. The maintenance of a smart water grid is very costly and difficult as compared to conventional water distribution systems. 

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. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), three out of four Indians living in villages cannot afford a diet which can be considered nutritious.
  2. IFPRI is an organisation providing research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

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 United Nations Human Rights Council, Consider the following statements:

  1. It is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system comprises of 20 States and it is responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.
  2. Its objective is to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.

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. With reference to the Leather Sector Skill Council of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) is a wholly owned government organization, dedicated to meet the demand for skilled workforce in the leather industry in India.
  2. LSSC was set up in 1920s by British government, as one of the key sector skill councils approved by National Skill Development Corporation.

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. Sadhna Pass, recently seen in the news, is a mountain pass located in

(a) Himalayas        

(b) Western Ghats

(c) Purvanchal ranges

(d) Eastern Ghats

 

 

Q7. A recent publication by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) reveals that India is home to 62 species of skinks and says about 57% of all the skinks found in India, are endemic. Skinks are

(a) Fresh water fishes      

(b) Common reptiles        

(c) Small sized birds

(d) Large land mammals

 

Q8. Which one of the following countries does not border the Persian Gulf?

(a) Kuwait

(b) Bahrain

(c) Iran

(d) Oman

Option D is correct. Oman does not border the Persian Gulf.

Q9. Recently, The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has introduced a Framework for Regulatory Sandbox to tap into innovative FinTech solutions. Consider the following statements.

  1. The Regulatory Sandbox shall operate within the IFSC located at GIFT City, managed and facilitated by the Market Infrastructure Institutions (MIIs).
  2. Under this Sandbox framework, entities operating in the capital market, banking and insurance and financial services space shall be granted facilities to experiment with innovative FinTech solutions in a live environment with a limited set of real customers for a limited time frame.

Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q10. Consider the following statements with respect to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

  1. The organisation has two permanent bodies — the SCO Secretariat based in Beijing and the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) based in Tashkent.
  2. SCO was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism and India was one among its founding members.

Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(d)

9-(d)

10-(b)