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

  1. The Ministry of Earth Sciences had developed India’s first ever Air Quality Forecasting system SAFAR.
  2. Through SAFAR, we can know the City Air Quality, over all city pollution and also the location specific Air Quality.

 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 statements regarding the Other Service Providers (OSP), often seen in the news:

  1. OSPs are companies which provide secondary or tertiary services such as telemarketing, telebanking or telemedicine for various companies, banks or hospital chains, respectively.
  2. To start services in India, OSPs need not register themselves with the government, as they function independently.

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. The government of India had instituted a scheme "The Swarnajayanti Fellowships" to commemorate India's fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme, which one of the following groups of people are provided special assistance and support.

(a) Sports person            

(b) Farmers

(c) School teachers

(d) Young scientists

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1.  He is known to have mobilised the tribal community against the British and had also forced the colonial officials to introduce laws protecting the land rights of the tribals.
  2. Having gained awareness of the efforts of the missionaries to convert tribals to Christianity, he started the faith of ‘Birsait’.
  3. He is also known as ‘Dharti Abba’.

Which one of the following personalities has been referred here?

(a) Rani Gaidiliu

(b) Birsa Munda

(c) Alluri Seetha Ram Raju

(d)  Veer Narayan Singh

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. All the Ministers are appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister.
  2. The ministers hold the office during the pleasure of the Chief Minister.

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 rights recognized under the The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, consider the following statements:

  1. For the first time, it recognizes and secures rights over common property resources of the communities in addition to their individual rights.
  2. Right to intellectual property and traditional knowledge related to biodiversity and cultural diversity.

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. With reference to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), consider the following statements:

  1. RCEP was originally being negotiated between 16 countries, which includes ASEANmembers and countries with which they have free trade agreements.
  2. India has become a signatory to RCEP recently.

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. Tristan da Cunha, an island with 245 permanent residents, is creating a marine protection zone to safeguard endangered rockhopper penguins, yellow-nosed albatross and other wildlife. It is located in

(a) Pacific Ocean

 (b) South Atlantic Ocean             

 (c) Arctic Ocean

 (d) India Ocean

 

Ques  Ans

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(d)

4-(b)

5-(a)

6-(c)

7-(a)

8-(b)