Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by taking the height and weight of an individual.
2. A high BMI is an indicator of high level of fitness.
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. The Cabinet of which of the following states of India has recently accorded the State song status to ‘Bande Utkala Janani’, a patriotic poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikant Mohapatra?
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) West Bengal
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Odisha

Q3. With reference to the data localization norms in India, consider the following statements:
1. The payment data of the Indian customers should only be stored in India, as per the RBI guidelines.
2. The data can only be shared with the foreign regulators after the approval of the Central bank.        
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. If any social media platform wishes to roll out its payments services in India, it needs to take approval from which one of the following authorities?
(a) SEBI    
(b) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)    
(c) IRDA
(d) UIDAI

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), often seen in news:
1.  The Software Technology Parks of India was first set up in 1990s as an autonomous society, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).    
2. STPI has been implementing the Software Technology Park scheme and the Electronics Hardware Technology Park scheme for the promotion of IT/ITES industry.         
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. Tarballs are small carbonaceous particles, formed due to burning of biomass or fossil fuels that deposit on snow and ice.
2. The percentage of the tarballs increases on the hot summer days only.    
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.  Avadhanam, is a cerebral exercise that originated during the hoary Vedic times and has evolved over ages to become a literary feat in Sanskrit. It is associated with development of
(a) Tamil literature
(b) Telugu literature
(c) Assamese literature
(d) Marathi literature

Q8. Consider the following statements:
1.  Geologic Hazards can be both naturally occurring or man-made geologic conditions, capable of causing loss of property or life.    
2.  The best geologic mitigation strategy is always avoidance.        
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-(a)
2-(d)
3-(c)
4-(b)
5-(c)
6-(a)
7-(b)
8-(c)