Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Brahmaputra river:
1. The Brahmaputra River originates in the Chemayungdung mountain ranges.
 2. The river is called Siang, when it enters into Arunachal Pradesh.        
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. Consider the following statements regarding the antibiotic resistance:
1. Antibiotic resistance means that the body is becoming resistant to all antibiotics.    
 2. Antibiotic resistance has the potential to affect people only at the later stage of life.
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. Mount Ili Lewotolok, which erupted recently, is located in which one of the following countries?
(a) South Africa    
(b) Indonesia    
(c) Australia
(d) Japan    

Q4. Consider the following statements:
1. The Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), is a joint initiative of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and Confederation of Indian Industries.
2. It aims to enhance the technology competitiveness of Indian Industry and institutions through joint development, technology transfer and joint ventures, working in the public private- partnership mode.
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. The Tillari forest area in the state of Maharashtra was in news recently. Why?
(a) It was declared as a conservation reserve area.
(b) It was caught in a catastrophic fire.
(c) Protest of conservationists.
(d) None of the above.

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Permanent Court of Arbitration, sometimes seen in the news:
1. The Permanent Court of Arbitration was established by a treaty in 1899, for providing a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.
 2. India is not among the contracting parties of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
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. Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils, fats or greases.
 2. Ethanol is used in blended fuels with petrol, both in regular vehicles as well as in the “flex-fuel” vehicles.
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. With reference to the Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992, consider the following statements:
1. Gram Sabha is a body consisting of persons, directly elected by people of the panchayats of the respective villages.    
2. All the seats in a Panchayat shall be filled by persons chosen by direct election from territorial constituencies in the Panchayat area.
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-(c)
2-(d)
3-(b)
4-(c)
5-(a)
6-(a)
7-(c)
8-(b)