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

  1. The Himalayan Brown Bear occupies the higher reaches of the Himalayas in mountainous areas of Pakistan and India.
  2. According to a study carried out in the Western Himalayas by scientists of Zoological Survey of India, a massive decline of the bear’s habitat has been predicted, by the year 2050.

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. Chatar festival, which is usually marked by the sacrifice of thousands of animals and birds, is celebrated in which one of the following States of India?

(a) Bihar

(b) Uttarakhand

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Odisha

 

Q3. With reference to the Indus Valley civilization of Ancient India, consider the following statements:

  1. Stone was the main material, used for various purposes like, tool making, hunting, digging, craft making as such varied uses of metal with was unknown.
  2. Hunting and gathering of food was the main activity, as no evidence of agriculture found during this era.

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 Blue Dot Network, consider the following statements:

  1. Blue Dot Network was jointly launched by the US, Japan and Australia last year, on the sidelines of the 35th ASEANSummit in Thailand.
  2.  It aims to bring governments, the private sector and civil society together to promote standards for global infrastructure development.

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 Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the Government in 2003, on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by Shri K. Santhanam.
  2. The CVC has recently amended the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on adoption of “Integrity Pact” in government organizations, for procurement activities, and restricted the maximum tenure of Integrity External Monitors (IEMs) to three years in an organisation.

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. Recently, which one of the following country has launched first of its kind Flash Flood Guidance services for India and other South Asian countries, to issue impact-based forecasting at the watershed and also city level of floods?

(a) Sri Lanka        

(b) India

(c) Myanmar

(d) Bangladesh

 

 

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding usage of Blockchain technology in agriculture:

  1. The technology provides a secure and immutable way of storing data collected at the start of the supply chain, e.g., DNA of livestock animals, pesticide residues of grain or vegetables.
  2. But such information cannot be checked and verified by the intermediary parties, involved in the supply chain, as Blockchain technology provides a very secure data transmission.

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. As per article 316, the Chairman and other members of a Public Service Commission shall be appointed by the President, in the case of the Union Commission or a Joint Commission.
  2. A person who holds office as a member of a Public Service Commission, shall be eligible for reappointment to that office, on the expiration of his term of office.

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. Recently, World Polio Day was established by Rotary International on 24th October to celebrate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Consider the following statements with respect to “Polio”.

  1. There are three individual and immunologically distinct wild poliovirus strains: Wild Polio Virus type 1 (WPV1), Wild Polio Virus type 2 (WPV2) and Wild Polio Virus type 3 (WPV3).
  2. Symptomatically, all three strains are different, but they all cause irreversible paralysis or even death.

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

 

Q.10 Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.

  1. Under the scheme a Micro Irrigation Fund corpus of Rs. 5000 crore has been created with NABARD.
  2. ‘Per Drop More Crop’ is an important component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY- PDMC)

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-(c)

2-(d)

3-(d)                                            

4-(c)

5-(b)

6-(b)

7-(a)

8-(a)

9-(a)

10-(c)