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Q.1) ‘Operation Warp Speed’ is associated with which of the following?

a) ASEAN

b) European Union

c) USA

d) BRICS

Solution (c)

Q.2) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Xenobots’.

1. It is both a living thing made of living cells and a machine that the researchers can program to express certain behaviors.

2. It is named after the species of aquatic frog found across sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria and Sudan to South Africa.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.3) which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Organization – Countries

1. National Rally – Iraq

2. AfD – France

3. Antifa – USA

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 3 Only

d) 1,2 and 3

Solution (c)

Q.4) which of the following statements is correct with respect to ‘Crew Dragon’?

a) It is a spaceship built by SpaceX

b) It is a submarine indigenously built by India.

c) It is a UAV developed by China.

d) It is a supersonic missile developed by Russia.

Solution (a)

Q.5) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Great White Sharks’.

1. It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List.

2. Young white sharks take birth in designated ‘nurseries’, where they are protected from other predators until they grow into adults.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.6) which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal side of the north Indian Ocean are more frequent and stonger than those on the Arabian Sea side.

2. Cyclone Nisarga was formed due to a ‘deep depression’ in the Bay of Bengal.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.7) ‘Wolf warrior’ diplomacy is often used in the context of

a) China

b) USA

c) India

d) Russia

Solution (a)

Q.8) ‘PM SVANIDHI scheme’ is associated with

a) Steet vendors

b) Minor Forest Produce

c) Coal Mining

d) LPG Cylinders

Solution (a)

Q.9) ‘One Nation One Card’ scheme is concerned with

a) Multi Modal Transport

b) Goods and Services Tax

c) Public Distribution System

d) FAST Tag

Solution (c)

Q.10) “Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana” primarily deals with

a) Horticulture

b) Organic Farming

c) Conservation Agriculture

d) Zero Budget Natural Farming

Solution (b)

Q.11) ‘Arsenicum album’ was in news recently. What is it?

a) A chemical to treat waste water

b) A seaweed which prevents algal bloom

c) A species of night frog from Western Ghats

d) A homeopathic medicine to treat anxiety

Solution (d)

Q.12) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Anthropocene extinction.’

1. This extinction is human-caused and is more immediate than climate destruction.

2. It is also referred to as the ‘Fifth Mass Extinction’.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.13) when species go extinct, it can impact

1. Crop pollination

2. Food Chain & Food Web

3. Water Purification

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.14) ‘FAITH’ Trials which was in news recently is associated with

a) One Nation One Card Scheme

b) Potential COVID-19 treatment strategy

c) Electric Vehicles

d) Desert Locusts

Solution (b)

Q.15) Consider the following statements

1. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been specifically categorized as internet intermediaries under the Information Technology Act.

2. Blocking a website or a page as a power has been granted to the government under Section 69 A of the IT Act.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.16) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Inner Line Permit (ILP)’.

1. The concept of ILP originates from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act (BEFR),

1873.

2. It is obligatory for Indian citizens from outside the concerned states to obtain a permit for entering into the protected state.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.17) ‘Amery Ice Shelf’ is located in

a) Antarctica

b) Arctic

c) Pamir Mountains

d) Eastern Himalayas

Solution (a)

Q.18) ‘Shipki La’ is located in

a) Sikkim

b) Ladakh

c) Himachal Pradesh

d) Arunachal Pradesh

Solution (c)

Q.19) ‘Global Economic Prospects Report’ is published by

a) World Bank

b) World Economic Forum

c) International Monetary Fund

d) United Nations Development Programme

Solution (a)

The World Bank recently launched the Global Economic Prospects Report, 2020.

Q.20) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘SWADES’ initiative

1. It aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skillsets and experience, which can be tapped into to fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.

2. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of External Affairs.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.21) Consider the following statements with respect to an ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’

1. It occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the earth but doesn’t cover the former completely.

2. It leads to a drop in solar irradiance which impacts power generation.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.22) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Chiru’.

1. It is a medium-sized bovid native to Western Ghats.

2. It is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (d)

Q.23) ‘World Development Report’ is published by the

a) World Bank

b) World Economic Forum

c) World Trade Organization

d) International Monetary Fund

Solution (a)

Q.24) Consider the following statements

1. Kerala accounts for more than 90 percent of the total rubber production in the country.

2. Majority of the natural rubber produce is consumed by the tyre industry.

3. India does not import natural rubber.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (a)

Q.25) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)’.

1. It aims to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable access to these vaccines for people during outbreaks.

2. It is focused on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “blueprint priority diseases”.

3. It was conceived in 2015 and formally launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Select the correct statements

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.26) which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

1. Al-Fashqa – Syria

2. Lombardy – Italy

3. Qom – Iran

4. Bavaria – Germany

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2 and 4

Solution (b)

Q.27) which of the following statements is correct with respect to ‘2002 NN4’?

a) It is a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).

b) It is a recently discovered transneptunian object.

c) It is a new variety of wheat developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).

d) None of the above

Solution (a)

Q.28) ‘Ambarnaya’ river was in news recently. Where is it located?

a) Sudan and Ethiopia

b) Siberia

c) Iceland

d) Cambodia and Laos

Solution (b)

Q.29) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Permafrost’.

a) Ground that remains frozen for two or more consecutive years is considered permafrost.

b) Permafrost is composed of rock, soil, sediments and varying amounts of ice that bind elements together.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.30) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance’

a) It makes it mandatory for traders to make payments to farmers on the same day or within maximum three working days.

b) It provides for establishment of an electronic trading transaction platform for facilitating inter-state or intra-state trade of scheduled “farmer’s produce” in a trade area.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.31) ‘Maguri-Motapung Wetland’ is located in

a) Assam

b) Nagaland

c) Uttarakhand

d) Goa

Solution (a)

Q.32) On-shore oil fields in India can be found in

1. Gujarat

2. Tamil Nadu

3. Nagaland

4. Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Solution (d)

Q.33) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘PAC-MAN’ was in news recently.

1. It is a gene-editing tool can destroy SARS-CoV-2.

2. It is composed of an enzyme and a strand of guide RNA.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.34) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2’.

1. In humans, it is present only in the lungs.

2. It serves as the entry point into cells for SARS-Cov2.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.35) The report “Indian wildlife amidst the COVID-19 crisis: An analysis of status of poaching and illegal wildlife trade” was released by

a) NITI Aayog

b) WWF India

c) TRAFFIC India

d) Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

Solution (c)

Q.36) Consider the following statements

1. Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) is chargeable on ex-factory inter-State supplies.

2. The salary of a director in a company is not liable to be taxed under Goods and Services

Tax (GST).

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.37) The terms ‘Asu’, ‘Madhura’, ‘Vistaara’ and ‘Chitra’ is associated with

a) Poetry

b) Temple Architecture

c) Gandhara Art

d) Buddhist Paintings

Solution (a)

Q.38) ‘Li’, a folk song was in news recently. It is primarily associated with which of the following states?

a) Tripura

b) Nagaland

c) Mizoram

d) Manipur

Solution (b)

Q.39) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs)’.

1. It allows an employee to own equity shares of the employer company over a certain period of time.

2. ESOPs are taxed at two instances.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.40) ‘Pitambar’, ‘Prabha’, ‘Rajendra Sonia’ and ‘Roma’ are varieties of

a) Turmeric

b) Rice

c) Black Pepper

d) Wheat

Solution (a)

Q.41) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Challenger Deep’.

1. It is located in the Western Atlantic Ocean.

2. It is approximately three times deeper than the average depth of the ocean.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.42) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Permafrost’.

1. While permafrost itself is always frozen, the surface layer that covers it need not be frozen.

2. thawing of permafrost could release greenhouse gases.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.43) ‘Serotonin’ is found in

1. Gastrointestinal tract (GI tract)

2. Central nervous system (CNS)

3. Blood platelets

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.44) which of the following statements with respect to ‘Crypto-jacking’.

1. It is the unauthorized use of your computer and devices by cybercriminals in order to mine for cryptocurrency.

2. Crypto-jacking scripts do not use the victim’s data but drain the victim CPU’s resources, which slows down the system.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.45) ‘Tocilizumab’, a drug is seeing increased use in treating severe COVID-19 patients.

It is originally used to treat

a) Malaria

b) Hepatitis B and C

c) Rheumatoid arthritis

d) Zika and Ebola Virus

Solution (c)

Q.46) ‘Natuna Regency’ is often seen in news. Where is it located?

a) Yellow Sea

b) Bering Sea

c) South China Sea

d) Persian Gulf

Solution (c)

Q.47) Consider the following statements

1. The Zeliangrong people are one of the major indigenous communities living in the trijunction of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.

2. ‘Zeliangrong Movement’ gained momentum during the British India because it coincided with the Non-Cooperation movement of India.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.48) ‘Gaan-Ngai’ is a festival celebrated by

a) Mishmi

b) Meitei

c) Reang

d) Zeliangrong

Solution (d)

Q.49) what is the purpose/purposes of Government’s ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’?

1. Limiting Foreign Direct Investment

2. Boycotting all Chinese goods

3. To do away with import of each and every product in the next five years.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) None of the above

Solution (d)

Q.50) Consider the following statements

1. India is the largest producer of milk, jute, and pulses in the world.

2. India is second largest producer of sugarcane, cotton, and groundnut in the world.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.51) why is India’s Forex reserves rising despite the slowdown in the economy?

1. Rise in investment in foreign portfolio investors (FPIs)

2. Fall in crude oil prices

3. Decline in gold imports

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.52) which of the following functions as the custodian and manager of forex reserves?

a) NITI Aayog

b) Department of Revenue

c) Reserve Bank of India

d) Export Import Bank of India

Solution (c)

Q.53) ‘Vamsadhar River’ flows through

1. Odisha

2. Andhra Pradesh

3. Telangana

Select the correct code:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2

d) All of the above

Solution (c)

Q.54) the term ‘Poonam Avlokan’ is associated with

a) Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

b) Moidams

c) Ancient water harvesting concept

d) Saffron Farming

Solution (a)

Q.55) which of the following are consequences of ‘Ocean deoxygenation’?

1. Decreased biodiversity

2. Shifts in species distributions

3. Reduction in fishery resources

4. Expanding algal blooms

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.56) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple’.

1. The sculptures here are classic examples of Nayak art.

2. The temple was built by Krishnadevaraya.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.57) Consider the following statements

1. Annamacharya composed songs called sankirtanas in praise of the Lord Venkateswara.

2. Saluva Narasimharaya was given the title Maha Mandaleshwara of Chandragiri during the reign of Ramachandra Raya.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.58) ‘Locust Environmental Booklet’ is brought out by the

a) Food and Agricultural Organization

b) Lancent Journal

c) UN Environment

d) World Economic Forum

Solution (a)

Q.59) which of the following neurochemical/hormone is responsible for locusts swarm formation?

a) Oxytocin

b) Serotonin

c) Prolactin

d) Progesterone

Solution (b)

Q.60) ‘Apis Cerana’ and ‘Apis Florea’ are species of

a) Honey Bees

b) Mormon Butterflies

c) Vespid Wasps

d) Locusts

Solution (a)

Q.61) ‘Great Himalayan National Park’ is spread across which of the following valley

1. Shiva Valley

2. Sainj Valley

3. Jiwa Nal Valley

4. Tirthan Valley

5. Parvati Valley

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

b) 2, 3, 4 and 5

c) 1, 3, 4 and 4

d) 1, 2, 4 and 5

Solution (b)

Q.62) Kotumsar caves, which are largest series of caves after Meghalaya are located in

a) Chhattisgarh

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

d) Uttarakhand

Solution (a)

Q.63) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Satpura National Park’.

1. It is spread over Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

2. It is the only national park in India where walking safari is permitted.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.64) the ‘Deswali Belt’ and the ‘Bagari Belt’ is discussed in the context of which of the following states?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Haryana

d) Gujarat

Solution (c)

Q.65) Consider the following statements:

1. The Rann of Kutch alone produces three-fourth of total salt supply of India.

2. The mangroves in Kutch are known for being world’s only Inland Mangrove.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.66) which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Places in News – States/UTs

1. Fotoksar – Ladakh

2. Roopkhund – Himachal Pradesh

3. Brahma Taal – Uttarakhand

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (c)

Q.67) considers the following statements and identifies the protected area.

1. It is located in the Aravalli Hills.

2. One can find the ruins of the Kankwari Fort and the 10th century Neelkanth temples.

Select the correct code:

a) Sariska Tiger reserve

b) Ranthambore National Park

c) Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve

d) Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

Solution (a)

Q.68) considers the following statements and identifies the river

1. It is the longest river of Kerala.

2. It is also referred to as “Peraar” in ancient scripts and documents.

3. It is a westward flowing river.

Select the correct code:

a) Periyar River

b) Nila River

c) Pampa River

d) Kabini River

Solution (b)

Q.69) ‘Silent Valley Gorge’ is associated with which of the following states?

a) Odisha

b) Karnataka

c) Tamil Nadu

d) Uttarakhand

Solution (a)

Q.70) which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

                   Art                        -City/State

1. Wooden toys and lacquerware – Channapatna, Karnataka

2. Rosewood inlay craft – Mysore, Karnataka

3. Nakshi Kantha – Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (a)

Q.71) ‘Huli Vesha’ or ‘Pili Yesais’ is a folk dance associated with which of the following states?

a) Karnataka

b) Tamil Nadu

c) Odisha

d) Chhattisgarh

Solution (a)

Q.72) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Dzukou valley’.

1. It is situated between Manipur and Mizoram.

2. It is the crater base of an extinct volcano.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (b)

Q.73) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘RTGS’ & ‘NEFT’ payment system.

1. RTGS is the largest mode for online high-value transactions.

2. Transactions under RTGS are processed continuously on real time basis, whereas NEFT transactions are processed in batches of half-hourly intervals.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.74) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Gateway Lunar Orbit outpost’.

1. It is a mission by the European Space Agency.

2. It is being launched to replace the International Space Station (ISS).

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (d)

Q.75) which of the following tests are used to check COVID-19?

1. RT-PCR

2. ELISA

3. TrueNat

4. Rapid Antibody

Select the correct code:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) All of the above

Solution (d)

Q.76) ‘Penna’ river flows through?

1. Karnataka

2. Andhra Pradesh

3. Tamil Nadu

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1 and 3

d) All of the above

Solution (a)

Q.77) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘The Solar Orbiter (SolO)’.

1. It is intended to perform detailed measurements of the inner heliosphere and nascent solar wind, and perform close observations of the polar regions of the Sun.

2. It is developed by NASA as a replacement to Parker Solar Probe.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.78) ‘Parshvanatha’ is associated with which of the following religions?

a) Sikhism

b) Hinduism

c) Jainism

d) Buddhism

Solution (c)

Q.79) ‘The World Investment Report 2020’ was brought out by?

a) World Economic Forum

b) UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

c) World Trade Organisation

d) World Bank

Solution (b)

Q.80) which of the following was not part of the ‘The Six-Nation Five-Continent Peace Initiative’?

a) India

b) France

c) Tanzania

d) Sweden

Solution (b)

Q.81) which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to ‘Jet Zero’ Plan?

1. It aims to bring down greenhouse gas emissions from aviation sector.

2. It was recently launched by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.82) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘iCommit Initiative’.

1. The initiative is centered on the idea of building an energy resilient future.

2. The initiative is driven by NITI Aayog.

Select the correct code:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.83) the term ‘action at a distance’ can be most appropriately referred to as:

a) Quantum Entanglement

b) Machine Learning

c) Internet of Things

d) Artificial Intelligence

Solution (a)

Q.84) considers the following statements and identifies the correct answer:

1. It is known as Bangalore Blue.

2. It received a geographical indication tag in 2013.

The above statements refer to

a) A variety of grape

b) A special type of pottery

c) Mural Paintings

d) A special dye/ink used during elections

Solution (a)

Q.85) ‘Anosmia and Ageusia’ are possible symptoms of?

a) COVID-19

b) Tuberculosis

c) Cholera

d) HIV-AIDS

Solution (a)

Q.86) Consider the following statements:

1. The non-permanent members of the UN Security Council are elected for five-year terms.

2. India has never been a non-permanent member of the Security Council until now.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (d)

Q.87) ‘Tulini’ Festival is celebrated by:

a) Apatani tribe

b) Sumi tribe

c) Dongria-Kondh tribe

d) Chenchu tribe

Solution (b)

Q.88) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘PM Svanidhi’.

1. It is a special micro-credit facility plan to provide affordable loan of up to ₹10,000 to street vendors.

2. It is launched by the Ministry of Finance.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.89) ‘Civil Services Board’ is headed by?

a) Governor of the state

b) Chief Secretary of State

c) Chief Minister

d) Cabinet Secretary

Solution (b)

Q.90) ‘Rule of Law Index’ is brought out by?

a) World Justice Project

b) International Court of Justice

c) International Criminal Court

d) Economist Intelligence Unit

Solution (a)

Q.91) Consider the following statements:

1. Chaolung Sukapha founded the Ahom Kingdom.

2. The Mughals never tried to conquer the land of the Ahoms.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.92) ‘Sohrai and Khovar paintings’ is associated with which of the following states?

a) Jharkhand

b) Maharashtra

c) Haryana

d) Assam

Solution (a)

Q.93) which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

 Places in    -News State

1. Chopta    -Uttarakhand

2. Valley of Flowers -Himachal Pradesh

3. Madikeri -Karnataka

Select the correct code:

a) 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) 3 Only

Solution (b)

Q.94) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Favipiravir’.

1. It was developed in Japan and subsequently approved for use among influenza patients.

2. It has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India for the treatment of COVID-19.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (c)

Q.95) Recently, a fossil of Stegodon was discovered from the Siwalik sediments exposed in the vicinity of Badshahi Bagh area in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur. What is a Stegodon?

a) It is a variety of the elephant which used to be found at an early age.

b) It was a four-legged herbivorous dinosaur.

c) It was the largest aquatic mammal ever existed.

d) It is an insect of the order Blattodea.

Solution (a)

Q.96) which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

 Geo-Heritage Sites – States

1. Erra Matti Dibbalu – Andhra Pradesh

2. Varkala Cliff – Goa

3. National Fossil Wood Park – Rajasthan

Select the correct code:

a) 1 Only

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (a)

Q.97) which of the following Wildlife Sanctuaries is well known for ‘Golden Langurs’?

a) Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary

b) Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

c) Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

d) Bor Wildlife Sanctuary

Solution (a)

Q.98) which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to ‘Abdul Hamid Lahori’?

1. He wrote the book Badshahnama, about the reign of Shahjahan.

2. He was a traveller and historian during the period of Akbar.

Select the correct statements:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Solution (a)

Q.99) ‘Takin’ is an ungulate found in which of the following biosphere reserves?

a) Seshachalam Hills

b) Great Rann of Kutch

c) Dihang-Dibang

d) Gulf of Mannar

Solution (c)

Q.100) ‘Senkakau Islands’ was in news recently. Where is it located?

a) South China Sea

b) East China Sea

c) Yellow Sea

d) Sea of Japan

Solution (b)

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