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

  1.  No heat, sound or any other form of energy would be released from the material when it has reached "critical temperature", or the temperature at which the material becomes superconductive. 
  2. Superconductors cannot exist at or above room temperature.

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. Which of the following is/are not done by RBI, if it goes for the expansionist monetary policy?

  1. Reduce statutory bank reserves.
  2. Purchasing government securities.
  3. Decreasing the discount rate.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only        

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None

 

Q3. A term ‘Kumki’, is often used in India, for which one of the following?

(a) Captive and trained Indian elephants.        

(b) Harvesting festival

(c) A type of embroidery on sarees

(d) A tribe of Nilgiris

 

Q4. With reference to the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a technology for authenticating users and devices in the real world. 
  2. The most familiar use of PKI is in SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates.

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 Legislative Councils in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution of India mandates the states to form a Legislative Council, if their population size exceeds 10 lakh.
  2. The tenure of the members of the council is six years, and a third of the members of the House retire after every two years.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Vijayanagar architecture is a beautiful combination of Chola, Pandya, Hoysala, and Chalukya styles. 
  2. Royal centers of the Vijayanagara empire had tanks with stepwells called ‘pushkarni.’

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. Consider the following statements regarding the National Policy on Biofuels:

  1. The policy is aimed at taking forward the indicative target of achieving 20% blending of biofuels with fossil-based fuels by 2030.
  2. As per the policy, fuels used for transportation or stationary applications that qualify as biofuels, does not include the drop-in fuels.

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:

It is one of the largest tiger reserves in the country and is spread over 3,800 sq.km. covering districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The reserve is home to a rising population of tigers. With an undulating terrain featuring subterranean valleys and steep cliffs comprising Hardwickia forests and dry deciduous forest, the reserve has emerged as the highest creator of economic flow benefits.

Which one of the following Tiger reserves has been mentioned above?

(a) Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve     

(b) Melghat Tiger Reserve

(c)  Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) 

(d) Nagarhole Tiger Reserve

 

 

Q9. Recently, France has encouraged EU allies to adopt measures against Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a boycott of French goods. Consider the following statements with respect to the “European Union”.

  1. The Lisbon Treaty led to formation of the European Union.
  2. All the nations of the European Union are obliged to act as a single economic unit and have to adopt a single currency “Euro”.

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, Sudan became the third Arab nation in recent weeks to normalise relations with Israel, days after it was removed from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list. Which one among the following nations/unions/organisations releases the State Sponsor of Terrorism List?

(a) United States of America

(b) European Union

(c) United Nations Organisation

(d) Financial Action Task Force

 

 


Ques  Ans:

1-(a)

2-(d)

3-(a)

4-(b)

5-(b)

6-(c)

7-(a)

8-(c)

9-(d)

10-(a)