Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Election Commission of India (ECI):
1. The Constitution grants the ECI with the power of direction, superintendence, and control of elections to Parliament, state legislatures, the offices of president and vice-president of India.
2. The Commission’s functions and powers with respect to elections are divided into the Administrative, Advisory and Quasi-judicial.
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. The Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace was adopted by the government of India, for the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence that benefits humanity, in particular future generations.
 2. The theme for the 2020 High-Level Forum was “The Culture of Peace: Change our world for the better in the age of COVID-19”.         
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 International Court of Justice (ICJ), consider the following statements:
1. The Court’s role is to settle the legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.    
2. The Court is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for terms of office of nine years by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.     
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. Shalya Tantra and Shalakya Tantra are the branches of surgery in
(a) Naturopathy
 (b) Siddha
 (c) Unani
 (d) Ayurveda    

Q5. With reference to the technical textiles, consider the following statements:
1.  These fibres exhibit properties like higher tenacity, excellent insulation, improved thermal resistance and chemical resistance etc.    
2.  Technical textile products are manufactured mainly using fibres such as Nomex, Kevlar, Spandex, Glass and Carbon 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

Q6. Consider the following statements:
1. In India, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, illegalizes any mixture with or without any neutral material, of any of the two forms of cannabis, charas and ganja.
2.  Recently, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) voted to include cannabis and cannabis resin in Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.    
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. Recently, The Prime minister of India laid the foundation stone for a 30,000 MW (megawatt) hybrid renewable energy park, which is billed as the largest of its kind in the world. Where the project is being built?
(a) Along India- Nepal border    
 (b) Close to India-Pakistan border    
 (c) Near India-Bangladesh border    
 (d) None of the above

Q8. Consider the following statements:
1. In Quantum supremacy, no traditional computer can perform the same task in a reasonable amount of time and is unlikely to be overturned by algorithmic or hardware improvements.
2. Till present, only USA has been able to achieve the quantum supremacy.        
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-(b)
3-(c)
4-(d)
5-(c)
6-(a)
7-(b)
8-(a)