Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Information Technology Act, 2000 extends to the whole of India and also applies to any contravention thereunder committed outside India by any person.
2. “Asymmetric crypto system", mentioned in the act, refers to a system of a secure key pair, consisting of a private key for creating a digital signature and a public key to verify the digital signature.        
 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. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme, consider the following statements:
1. Under the scheme, individual farmers having grid connected agriculture pump shall be supported to solarise pumps.     
2. The renewable power generated shall be purchased by DISCOMs, at a feed-in-tariff (FiT) determined by respective State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC).        
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. Consider the following statements:
1. Southeast Asia is composed of only 9 ASEAN countries.
2. Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia.    
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 East Asia Summit, consider the following statements:
1. The East Asia Summit is the only leader-led forum at which all key partners meet to discuss political, security and economic challenges facing the Indo-Pacific.
2. Except India, none among the Quad members, are members of this summit.        
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. ‘Johkasou’ technology, recently seen in the news, has an application for which one of the following?
(a) Detection of communicable diseases    
 (b) Electric vehicles
 (c) Defence weapons
 (d) Sewage treatment

Q6. Consider the following statements:
1. CA|TS was launched with the aim to support the conservation and recovery of tiger populations, by improving the management of the areas where tigers live.
 2. Lansdowne Forest Division of Uttarakhand has been declared as the first CA|TS site in the world 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

Q7. Consider the following statements:
1. The largest known Cave fish on the earth, has been recently discovered in India.
 2. Widely consumed fish in India, ‘mahseer’ live mostly in fast-flowing streams and rivers and also large reservoirs.
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 of the following statements is/are correct about lithium-ion batteries?
1. Such batteries are least effective as lithium has the lowest electrochemical potential and provides the smallest energy density for weight.
2. Aging is not a concern with the lithium-ion batteries, as there is no capacity deterioration even after long use.
 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

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