Q1. Recently, a Ro-Pax ferry service was inaugurated between Hazira and Ghogha by the Prime Minister of India, through video conferencing. It was inaugurated in the state of
(a) West Bengal
(b) Gujarat
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra

Q2. A term ‘Tinnitus’, sometimes seen in the news, is a/an
(a) Perception of noise or ringing in the ears.    
(b) Neurological disorder
(c) Skin disorder
(d) Condition of blood clotting

Q3. Consider the following statements:
1. The 4 km-long Kartarpur Corridor provides visa free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
 2. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib is the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.        
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. Consider the following statements:
1. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in Baghdad, with the signing of an agreement, by five founder members of the Organization.    
 2. According to the World Oil Outlook report of OPEC, despite the large drop in 2020, global primary energy demand is forecast to grow by a significant 25% by 2045.        
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 Black and Brown carbons, present in the atmosphere, consider the following statements:
1. Brown Carbon is emitted mainly by high-temperature combustion processes and Black Carbon is emitted mainly by biomass combustion.
2. Both black and brown carbons are included as pollutants in the Air Quality Index (AQI).    
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 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), often seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic alliance of five countries in the Sinai Peninsula.    
2. The World Bank has been a strong partner to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries that have mobilized the Bank’s global knowledge and development experience through technical assistance programs.
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. An escalating conflict in Tigray region has killed hundreds of people recently, bringing it on the brink of civil war. This region is located in
(a) Horn of Africa    
 (b) Siberian Peninsula
 (c) Andes range
 (d) Caribbean islands

Q8. Consider the following statements:
1. The Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) is a subsidiary of the General Assembly, responsible for expert examination of the programme budget of the United Nations.
 2. Recently, the First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN, was elected to the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.    
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
 Option C is correct.

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