Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The period between October to December is among the favourable months, for the development of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
2. Weak La Nina conditions along the equatorial Pacific Ocean, contributes towards the formation of cyclones in this region.            
 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. Consider the following changes done in the Indian Constitution:
1. Adding a new part IX.
2. Envisaging Gram Sabha as the foundation of the Panchayat Raj System.
3. Adding eleventh scheduled to the constitution with 29 subjects.
Which one of the following amendments brought the change mentioned above?
(a) 74th amendment    
(b) 73rd amendment
(c) 69th amendment
(d) 82nd amendment

Q3. With reference to the National Food Security Act, 2013, consider the following statements:
1. The government has recently initiated the process of ascertaining the new State/UT specific coverage ratios for rural and urban areas, under the National Food Security Act, 2013.
2. About two thirds of the population is covered under the Act to receive highly subsidized food grains.    
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 Non-Banking Financial Company-Microfinance Institutions NBFC-MFI, consider the following statements:
1. NBFC MFI is a non-deposit taking NBFC, including even the companies licensed under the Indian Companies Act, 1956.
2. These are to support for the requirements of higher amount of loans     
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. GSLV is the third generation launch vehicle of India and the first Indian launch vehicle which is equipped with liquid stages.
2. PSLV is the fourth generation launch vehicle and is a three-stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons.     
 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. In India, which one of the following governs human and industrial activity close to the coastline, in order to protect the fragile ecosystems near the sea?
(a) Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules
 (b) Environment (Protection) Rules
(c) Solid Waste Management Rules
(d) Plastic Waste Management Rules

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Banks' Association (IBA):
1. It is a pre-independence association of banks, established in Mumbai as a representative body of management of banking operating in India.    
 2. Indian Banks' Association is managed and regulated by RBI.    
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. Which one of the following countries borders the Caspian Sea, which is often seen in the news?
(a) Turkey
(b) Georgia
(c) Kazakhstan
(d) Tazikistan


Ques  Ans:
1-(a)
2-(b)
3-(c)
4-(d)
5-(d)
6-(a)
7-(a)
8-(c)