Q1. With reference to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, consider the following statements:
1. India has ratified none of the core ILO Conventions till today.    
2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 is one of the core ILO conventions.
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

Q2. In which of the following ways, Classical languages are promoted in India?
1. A major annual national award is given to the scholars of eminence in classical Indian languages.    
2. An exam dedicated to the classical languages of India, is conducted annually.
3. The UGC is requested to create and start with at least in the Central Universities, a certain number of Professional Chairs for the Classical Languages so declared.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q3. Consider the following statements:
1. In 1929, Bhagat Singh threw political handouts and smoke bombs at the Delhi Central Legislative Assembly, to protest against the Jallianwala bagh incident.
 2. Chandrashekhar Azad coined the term, 'Inquilab Zindabad’.
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 regarding the methane hydrates, often seen in news:
1. Methane that forms hydrate can be both biogenic, created by biological activity in sediments as well as thermogenic, created by geological processes deeper within the earth.
 2. Methane hydrates occur in large quantities beneath the permafrost and offshore.
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. Recently, the traces of phosphine (PH3) gas has been found in our solar system. In this context, consider the following statements:
1. The traces of phosphine (PH3) gas has been found in the atmosphere of Venus.
2. Phosphine is widely used as a fumigant, as it is gaseous above −88°C with a density of 1.17 times that of air.
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. Consider the following statements regarding the Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle, recently seen in the news:
1. With this technology, cruise missiles could travel at hypersonic speeds.
 2. It was demonstrated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), 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. The term ‘Immunogenicity’, often seen in the news, is used to describe
(a) Undesired immune responses to protein or peptide drugs.
(b) Immune response to fight against any foreign element entering the body.
(c) Weak immune response of the COVID patients.
(d) None of the above.

Q8. With reference to the seventh schedule of India constitution, consider the following statements:
1. Both the Union and the state governments have equal powers on issues related to railways, atomic energy, income tax and customs duties.    
2. Items in the state list are mostly related to socio-economic services, such as public health, sanitation, agriculture, etc.
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-(b)
2-(a)
3-(d)
4-(c)
5-(c)
6-(c)
7-(a)
8-(b)