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

  1.  Rural Development Fund (RDF) is a not-for-profit and non-governmental policy and research organization to conduct research, develop policy recommendations, and implement activities in the field of the rural development.
  2. These are focused on the approach of "Specific approaches for specific problems in specific places".

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. With reference to the Land Records and Titles in India, consider the following statements:

  1. In a conclusive titling system, the government provides guaranteed titles and compensation in case of any ownership disputes.
  2. Achieving this will require shifting to a system of sale deeds, as the primary evidence of ownership, and having clear and updated land records.  

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. Olive Ridleys are found both in warm and cold waters, including the southern Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Olive Ridleys have smaller bodies than the Kemp’s.

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 Wildlife Institute of India, consider the following statements:

  1.  Wildlife Institute of India is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management.
  2. It has recently celebrated a two-day event on World Fish Migration Day, 2020 in Rudraprayag, situated at the confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. 

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 SERB – POWER schemes, launched recently consider the following statements:

  1. Recently NITI Aayog launched the SERB – POWER schemes, that aims to encourage emerging as well as eminent women researchers to undertake R&D activities in frontier areas of Science and Engineering.
  2. The research grant will be of Rs 1 lakh per annum for a period of ten 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. With reference to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, consider the following statements:

  1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
  2. It lays down priorities for public sector investment and considers specific proposals for investment of not less than specific levels as revised from time to time.

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. Typhoon ‘Molave’ has recently set off a series of landslides that buried villages and towns, left more than 60 people dead or missing and compounded the misery of a country already struggling with catastrophic floods. Which one of the following countries has been referred here?

(a) USA      

(b) Indonesia

(c) Japan

(d) Vietnam

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1.  The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has introduced several important interventions to control pollution in the entire country. 
  2. Recently, a Commission for Air Quality Management has been set up as a statutory authority, to replace the 22-year-old Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA)

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. Consider the following statements with respect to the geophysical phenomenon of the Thunderstorms and Tornadoes.

  1. Thunderstorm is caused by intense convection on moist hot days.
  2. Tornadoes generally occur in the lower latitudes and almost non-existent in the middle latitudes.

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. Consider the following statements with respect to various landforms and their evolution.

  1. Playa are by far the most prominent landforms of the glacial regions.
  2. Very deep glacial troughs filled with sea water and making up shorelines are called as fjords/fiords.

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-(a)

3-(b)

4-(c)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(a)

10-(b)