Q1. ‘16 Psyche’, recently seen in the news, is a/an
(a) Giant metal asteroid    
(b) Crater on the moon
(c) A humanoid
(d) A mini-satellite

Q2. Which of the following forms part of the Model Code of Conduct, during elections in India?
1. Public places such as maidans etc., for holding election meetings, and use of helipads for air-flights in connection with elections, shall be allowed for all the parties equally.
2. The carrying of effigies purporting to represent member of other political parties and burning such effigies in public, shall not be countenanced by any political party or candidate.
 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

Q3. Consider the following statements:
1. The Kessler syndrome describes a self-sustaining cascading collision of space debris in Low Earth orbit (LEO).    
2. Satellites in LEO have a small momentary field of view and can observe and communicate with a fraction of the Earth at a 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

Q4. Which of the following health conditions is caused by Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), often seen in the news?
(a) Weakening of bones    
 (b) Brain degeneration    
 (c) Obesity
 (d) Damage of the skin tissues

Q5. ‘Urban October’ is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the fast rate of change in the cities and towns. In this context, which one of the following led to the initiative of ‘Urban October’?
(a) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
 (b) World Economic Forum
 (c) World Bank
 (d) UN Habitat

Q6. Consider the following statements:
1. The Government of India recently launched a training module, named ‘Integrated Govt. Online training’ (iGOT) portal, for making the online education more effective.
2. Digital Infrastructure Knowledge Sharing’ (DIKSHA) platform was launched by the government with the similar purpose of making education universally accessible.        
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:
1. Ocean waters must be below 20 degrees Celsius.
 2. Presence of Coriolis force
3.  A saturated lapse rate gradient near the center of rotation of the storm
Which of the conditions given above is/are necessary for the formation of Hurricanes?
(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q8. With reference to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), consider the following statements:
1. BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016, for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.
2. Gold Jewellery of 14 carat, 18 carat and 22 carat can only be hallmarked and sold in India, as per the BIS.    
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-(c)
3-(c)
4-(b)
5-(d)
6-(b)
7-(a)
8-(c)