Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is an index of the prevailing direction of economic trends in all the sectors of economy.
2. The PMI is compiled and released annually by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).    
 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 AstroSat mission, sometimes seen in the news:
1. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying Sun and its origin.
 2. It was launched by PSLV-C30 from First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
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 pairs:
            Committee        Formed for
 1. B.N Srikrishna   -      Cyber security
2. Prakash Tandon -      Banking sector
3.  T.S.R. Subramanian –  Health sector
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
 (a) 1 only
 (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) None

Q4. The ‘Kafala System’, sometimes seen in the news, emerged in 1950’s in the region of West Asia, is associated with
(a) Migrant workers    
 (b) Refugees
 (c) Disaster management
 (d) Economic reforms

Q5. With reference to the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), consider the following statements:
1. The objective of the scheme is to generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas through setting up of self employment ventures.
2. The scheme is implemented by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) as the nodal agency at the national level.
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. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Participatory Notes, which are often seen in the news?
1. Participatory notes are financial instruments required by investors or hedge funds to invest in Indian securities without having to register with the SEBI.
2. These are derivative instruments of underlying Indian assets.
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

Q7. Consider the following statements:
1. Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects.
2. They are essential pigments, needed to attract the pollinating insects.
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. Consider the following statements regarding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):
1. The CBI was established for the first time in India by the British East India Company.
 2.  It has been entrusted with the investigation of Economic Offences and important conventional crimes such as murders, kidnapping, terrorist crimes, etc, since its formation.
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-(d)
2-(b)
3-(d)
4-(a)
5-(a)
6-(c)
7-(c)
8-(d)