Q1. Consider the following statements:

He belonged to the dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Delhi and Haryana between the 8th and 12th centuries.  Their rule over the region is attested by multiple inscriptions and coins, and their ancestry can be traced to the Pandavas (of the Mahabharata). He was succeeded by his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan, who was defeated by the Ghurid forces in the Battle of Tarain after which the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1192.

Which one of the following personalities has been referred here?

(a) Anangpal-II of Tomar dynasty              

(b) Harshavardhana  of Pushyabhuti dynasty

(c) Chandragupta Maurya of Maurayan dynasty 

(d) Pulakeshin-II of Chalukya dynasty

Option A is correct. Anangpal-II of Tomar dynasty belonged to the dynasty that ruled parts of present-day Delhi and Haryana between the 8th and 12th centuries.  Their rule over the region is attested by multiple inscriptions and coins, and their ancestry can be traced to the Pandavas (of the Mahabharata). He was succeeded by his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan, who was defeated by the Ghurid forces in the Battle of Tarain after which the Delhi Sultanate was established in 1192.

 

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 20 of Indian constitution provides that no person shall be convicted of any offence except for violation of a law in force at the time of the commission of the act charged as an offence.
  2. No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody without being informed, the grounds for such arrest nor shall he be defended by a legal practitioner, as per article 22 of the constitution of India.

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

Option C is correct.

Both statement s are correct. Article 20 of Indian constitution provides that no person shall be convicted of any offence except for violation of a law in force at the time of the commission of the act charged as an offence, nor be subjected to a penalty greater than that which might have been inflicted under the law in force at the time of the commission of the offence. No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody without being informed, the grounds for such arrest nor shall he be defended by a legal practitioner, as per article 22 of the constitution of India.

 

Q3. With reference to the green cover in India, as per the state of forest report, consider the following statements:

  1. Area-wise Uttar Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra. 
  2. Top three states showing mangrove cover increase are Gujarat followed by Maharashtra and Odisha.

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

Option B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.              

Statement 2 is correct. Top three states showing mangrove cover increase are Gujarat followed by Maharashtra and Odisha.         

         

Q4. With reference to the Ken-Betwa Link Project, often seen in news, consider the following statements:

  1. Under this project, water from the Ken river will be transferred to the Betwa river, both of which are tributaries of river Ganga.
  2. The Ken-Betwa Link Project lies in Baghelkhand, which is a drought-prone region.

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

Option D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect.  Under this project, water from the Ken river will be transferred to the Betwa river, both of which are tributaries of river Yamuna. The Ken-Betwa Link Project lies in Bundelkhand, a drought-prone region, which spreads across 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.               

 

Q5. To felicitate important people and guests, ‘jaapi, ‘xorai’ and ‘gamosa’ are used abundantly in the Indian state of

(a) Tamil Nadu

 (b) Assam          

 (c) Gujarat        

 (d) Himachal Pradesh

Option B is correct. To felicitate important people and guests, ‘jaapi, ‘xorai’ and ‘gamosa’ are used abundantly in the Indian state of Assam.

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 72 deals with the powers, privileges and immunities of the State Legislatures, their Members and their committees.
  2. There are clear and notified rules to decide what constitutes a breach of privilege, and the punishment it attracts.

 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

Option D is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Article 194 deals with the powers, privileges and immunities of the State Legislatures, their Members and their committees.

 Statement 2 is incorrect.  There are no clear, notified rules to decide what constitutes a breach of privilege, and the punishment it attracts.

 

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The transport department of Uttar Pradesh has recently asked all vehicle owners in the state to get HSRP (high security registration plate) affixed on their vehicles.
  2. Once affixed, the unique high security registration plate is electronically linked to the vehicle.

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

Option B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. The transport department of Delhi has recently asked all vehicle owners in the state to get HSRP (high security registration plate) affixed on their vehicles.

Statement 2 is correct. Once affixed, the unique high security registration plate is electronically linked to the vehicle.                 

 

Q8. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Blue Flag beaches?

  1. The Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches in the world.
  2.  Rushikonda, Radhanagar and Golden Beachlocated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, have received the blue flag certification.

 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

Option A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. The Blue Flag beaches are considered the cleanest beaches in the world.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The eight beaches that have been honored with the prestigious international certification are Ghoghla (Diu), Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (Andhra Pradesh), Radhanagar (Andaman &Nicobar Islands), and Golden Beach (Puri-Odisha). This is for the first time that eight Indian beaches have managed to grab that eco-label tag.

 

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