Q1. With reference to the Right to secrecy, consider the following statements:
1. Protection of elector’s identity and affording secrecy is an integral to free and fair elections and an arbitrary distinction between the voter who casts his vote and the voter who does not cast his vote is violative of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.
2. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights deals with the “Right to secrecy”.        
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:
1. NOTA option gives the voter the right to express his disapproval with the kind of candidates that are being put up by the political parties.
 2. The ‘Right to reject’ was first recommended by the Law Commission in 1999.    
 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. With reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), consider the following statements:
1. FATF is an inter-governmental body that sets international standards, to prevent the illegal activities and the harm they cause to society.    
2. It was established by the UNGA, after recognizing the threat posed to the banking system and to financial institutions.        
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:
1. River Yamuna is a tributary of Ganga and rises in the flank of the south-west slopes of the Bandarpunch peak in the lower Himalayas.
 2. It drains practically forty percent of the entire Ganga basin, before merging with the Ganges at the site for the famous Kumbh Mela.    
 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. Consider the following statements:
1. The Indian peacock soft-shell turtle is found in South Asia and is listed on the IUCN Red list as a critically endangered species.    
 2. They are generally omnivorous and nocturnal.    
 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:
He was a great social reformer from erstwhile Travancore, who fought against the caste discrimination. He rode an ox-cart challenging the 'ban' on untouchables from accessing public roads by caste-Hindus. This is celebrated as one of the major achievements in the history of Dalit movements in Kerala. He, later, also led a rally to assert the rights of 'untouchables' at Balaramapuram. An 'upper caste' mob attacked them and a fight broke out. The walk he took came to be known as 'walk for freedom' and the consequent riots as 'Chaliyar riots'.
Which one of the following personalities has been referred here?
(a) G. Subramaniya Iyer
 (b) C. Rajagopalachari
(c) E.V Ramaswamy Naicker    
(d) Mahatma Ayyankali

Q7. Consider the following statements:
1. Recently, the Asia Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO Asian Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case.
 2. Five of the six WHO regions representing over 90% of the world’s population are now free of the wild poliovirus, moving the world closer to achieving global polio eradication.
 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:
1. The Barn Owl is one of the most widely distributed birds in the world, found on all continents except Antarctica.
 2. The Administration of the Indian state of Odisha had recently embarked on the ‘Pilot project on Biological Control of Rodents by Using Barn Owls.
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-(c)
3-(a)
4-(c)
5-(b)
6-(d)
7-(b)
8-(a)