Q1. Recently, the state government of Maharashtra had withdrawn the ‘general consent’ given to the CBI in 1989, to probe cases in Maharashtra. What does it mean?

(a)  It means that now if the CBI wants to investigate a case or register a case in Maharashtra, it will have to seek prior permission of the state government.     

(b) It means that CBI can no more take up the criminal cases in the state.

(c) It means that the role of governor for giving his assent in such cases with respect to CBI, has been reduced.

(d) None of the above.

 

 

Q2. With reference to the Group-20 countries, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. The G20 is a group of twenty of the world's largest economies that meets regularly to coordinate global policy on trade, health, climate, and other issues.
  2. The first ever G20 Anti-corruption Ministers Meeting will be hosted by Saudi Arabia at the end of 2020.

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. Government securities come with a promise of the full repayment of invested principal at maturity of the security.
  2. Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) are government securities denominated in grams of gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in terms of physical gold and the bonds will be redeemed in cash on maturity.

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. ‘Life in Miniature’ project, was recently launched in the country. This project is associated with the 

(a) Biodiversity           

(b) Culture and tourism

(c) Development in the field of nano technology        

(d) Conservation of marine diversity

 

 

Q5. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had recently carried out the final user trial of the 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag, at the Pokhran firing range. With reference to Nag missile consider the following statements:

  1. Nag is one of the world’s finest in its class, the all-weather missile with day and night capabilities comes in four variants that can be launched from land and air.
  2. It is a fire-and-forget, lock-on-before-launch missile.

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 Soil-transmitted Helminths, consider the following statements:

  1. Soil-transmitted helminth infection is found mainly in areas with warm and moist climates where sanitation and hygiene are poor, including in temperate zones during warmer months.
  2. Ascarislumbricoides, whipworm and hookworm are some of the intestinal worms, infecting humans that are transmitted through contaminated soil.

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. With reference to the historic Government of Indian Act, 1935, consider the following statements:

  1. It was based on a report by a Joint Select Committee, led by Lord Canning.
  2. It adopted the ‘dyarchy’ system at the provincial level as well as at the central level, in key subjects like defence and foreign affairs.

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. The constitution of India is often described as the ‘Living Constitution’. Which one of the following best describes the term ‘Living Constitution’?

(a) The one that is made for the living creatures.     

(b) The one that evolves over time and adapts to new circumstances, without being formally amended.   

(c) The one that is formed for the people, by the people, to the people.         

(d) None of the above.

 

Q9. Recently announced “Gupkar Declaration” was formed to meet which one among the following objectives.

(a) To provide Free COVID-19 vaccine to the masses.

(b) Combine efforts at All-India level to reduce crime against the backward classes.

(c) Restore rights of Tribals over their lands.

(d) Restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir

 

Q10. Which one among the factors is NOT among various factors that that cause Delhi’s air quality to dip in the winters.

(a) North-Easterly and South Westerlies

(b) Thermal Inversion

(c) Biomass Burning

(d) Dust pollution

Ques  Ans:

1-(a)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(b)

5-(c)

6-(c)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(d)

10-(a)