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1. ‘Thoovoor Kinar’ famously associated with which of the following?

 (a) Paika Rebellion

 (b) Polygar Rebellions

 (c) Revolt of Velu Thambi Dalawa

 (d) Mapilla Rebellion

2. ‘Wagon tragedy’ is associated with:

 (a) Kakori Conspiracy

 (b) Chauri Chaura Incident

 (c) Jallianwala Bagh massacre

 (d) Mapilla rebellion

3. 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states announced recently by:

 (a) NITI

 (b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

 (c) Department of Industrial Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT)

 (d) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

4. Which one of the following is not a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?

 (a) Tajikistan

 (b) Turkmenistan

 (c) Uzbekistan

 (d) Kazakhstan

5. Consider the following statements about G20 (or Group of Twenty):

1. The G20 was created on France’s initiative during the crisis following the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997-1998.

2. It has no permanent staff of its own.

3. A G20 country from a rotating region takes on the presidency.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 2 and 3

6. With reference to Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP), consider the following statements:

1. It is a sub components of Startup India is an initiative of the Government of India.

2. The long term vision of the SVEP is to provide support for start-up to 1 crore village enterprises and provide direct employment to 2 crore people

3. It promotes both- individual and group enterprises, set-up and promotes enterprises majorly on manufacturing, trading and service sectors.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 3

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 3 only

7. Consider the following statements:

1. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

2. National Biopharma Mission (NBM) is being implemented by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. Consider the following statements:

1. River Brahmaputra originates in Angsi glacier.

2. River Feni originates in South Tripura district and it is a tributary of river Brahmaputra.

3. The Barak River flows through the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam in India before going to Bay of Bengal through Bangladesh.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 3

 (c) 1, 2 and 3

 (d) None of the above

9. Consider the following statements:

1. It is mandatory to have Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) clearance from the Home Ministry for any organisation to receive foreign funds.

2. Foreign funding of voluntary organizations in India is regulated under FCRA act and is implemented by the NITI.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. Images captured by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 suggest that moon is rusting along the poles. What may be the possible reasons behind rusting of Moon?

1. Atmosphere of its own

2. Presence of iron

3. Presence of water and oxygen

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

11. Consider the following statements:

1. Kesavananda Bharati case (1973) is popularly known as the Fundamental Rights Case.

2. In the Kesavananda Bharati case (1973), the Supreme Court held that Preamble is a part of the Constitution.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

12. Consider the following statements:

1. According to the Supreme Court guidelines, government ad campaigns should ‘not be directed at promoting political interests of a party’.

2. The Committee on Content Regulation in Government Advertising (CCRGA) can take suo-moto cognizance of any violation/ deviation of the Supreme Court guidelines.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

13. Consider the following statements:

1. Mid-day meal (MDM) is a wholesome freshly-cooked lunch served to children in government and government-aided schools in India.

2. The Midday Meal Scheme comes under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

14. Consider the following statements:

1. As per the Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015, the place of serving meals to the children shall be school only.

2. The cost of the Mid-Day Meal scheme is shared between the central and state governments.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Which of the following as the nodal agency has been assigned the responsibility of leveraging the monitoring mechanism of the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)?

 (a) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

 (b) Ministry of Women and Child Development

 (c) NITI

 (d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

16. Consider the following statements:

1. Hypersonic vehicles can travel six times faster than the speed of sound.

2. India recently tested the Hypersonic Test Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV).

3. The HSTDV is an unmanned ramjet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic speed flight.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

17. Who takes a call on central security cover to private individuals in India?

 (a) Cabinet Secretary

 (b) Prime Minister Office

 (c) Central Bureau of Investigation

 (d) Ministry of Home Affairs

18. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) was launched by the:

 (a) United Nations Environment Programme

 (b) United Nations Development Programme

 (c) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 (d) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

19. Consider the following statements:

(1) The first hour of every parliamentary sitting is termed as Question hour.

(2) It is mentioned in the Rules of Procedure of the House.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

20. Mundra Port is located on the shores of:

 (a) Gulf of Kutch

 (b) Gulf of Khambhat

 (c) Gulf of Mannar

 (d) None of the above

21. Which city in India is popularly known as the “Town of Victory”?

 (a) Vijayanagar

 (b) Fatehgarh Sahib

 (c) Ayodhya

 (d) Mumbai

22. Consider the following statements:

(a) “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2015 on the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

(b) The Ministry of Human Resource Development has been designated Nodal Ministry for co-ordination of the programme.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

23. Consider the following statements:

(a) The Deputy Chairman is nominated by the Rajya Sabha itself from amongst its members.

(b) The Deputy Chairman is not subordinate to the Chairman.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

24. Consider the following statements:

(a) The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 exempts several posts from disqualification on the grounds of ‘Office of Profit’.

(b) The above-mentioned Act was amended five times.

(c) The term ‘Office of Profit’ is well-defined in the Constitution of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 and 3

25. With reference to latest findings in ‘Health in India’ report, which of the following statements is/are correct?

 (a) Across the country, only 35% of children under five years are fully immunised.

 (b) Among States, Manipur recorded the highest rates of full immunisation.

 (c) Roughly 85% of children does not complete their immunisation programme.

 (d) All of the above (a) (b) and (c) statements are correct.

26. Consider the following statements:

(a) The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 167 countries.

(b) All members of the United Nations can join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

(c) ISA has set a target of 100 TW of solar energy by 2030.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

27. Consider the following statements:

(a) Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) is a Collective Investment Scheme similar to a Venture Fund.

(b) The InvITs are regulated by the SEBI (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

28. What is Real Mango, which was in news recently?

 (a) Some traditional food

 (b) New hybrid variety of Mango

 (c) Some illegal software

 (d) None of the above

29. Narcotics Control Bureau is the apex coordinating agency under the:

 (a) Ministry of Finance

 (b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

 (c) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

 (d) Ministry of Home Affairs

30. Consider the following pairs:

     Tradition               State

(a) Teej                          Odisha

(b) Lohri                        Punjab

(c) Hola                           Mahalla Madhya Pradesh

Which of the given above pairs is/are correctly matched?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

31. With reference to Govind Ballabh Pant, which one of the following statements is not correct?

 (a) He was the first CM of Uttar Pradesh.

 (b) He established an organisation called Prem Sabha.

 (c) He organised a massive salt movement in the United Provinces.

 (d) He led the procession to protest against the Simon Commission.

32. Consider the following statements:

(a) Article 99 of the Constitution provides for the election of both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.

(b) The date of election of the Deputy Speaker is fixed by the Speaker.

(c) Whenever Deputy Speaker is appointed as a member of a parliamentary committee, he automatically becomes its chairman.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1, 2 and 3

 (d) None of the above

33. “Section 8 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, 1951”, sometimes mentioned in the news, is related to:

 (a) Disqualification arising out of conviction and corrupt practices.

 (b) Prohibition of public meetings during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll.

 (c) Registration of political parties by Election Commission.

 (d) None of the above

34. Consider the following statements:

(a) Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) brings together both the citizens and their elected representatives in the decentralized planning processes.

(b) Village Poverty Reduction Plan (VPRP) is a comprehensive demand plan prepared by the Gram Sabha for projecting people’s demands and local area development

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

35. Consider the following statements with reference to Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana:

(a) It is a flagship scheme for focused and sustainable development of fisheries sector in the country with an estimated investment of Rs.5000 crores.

(b) Scheme is designed to address critical gaps in fish production and productivity, post-harvest infrastructure and management.

Which of the given above statements is/are not correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

36. Which of the following best describes/ describe the objective of ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ of the Government of India?

(a) Development and conservation of indigenous breeds.

(b) Undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock.

(c) Enhance milk production and productivity.

(d) Distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 1 and 3

 (c) 2 and 4

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

37. Which of the following pairs is/are matched correct?

        Advanced fighter         aircraft Manufacturer

(a) F-35 Lightning II           Lockheed Martin

(b) Tejas Mk2                         DRDO

(c) Dassault Rafale             Airbus

(d) F-15 Eagle                        Boeing

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 2 and 4

 (b) 1, 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 4

 (d) All of the above

38. Jigyasa is a student-scientist connect programme which will be implemented by:

 (a) CSIR

 (b) DST

 (c) DRDO

 (d) NITI

39. Which of the following countries not share border with Thailand?

 (a) Vietnam

 (b) Malaysia

 (c) Cambodia

 (d) Laos

40. As per the 75th Round of the National Sample Survey (conducted between June 2017 and July 2018), consider the following statements:

(a) One in five students in India supplements school education with private coaching.

(b) Some States in Southern India spend more on private coaching than the rest of the country.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

41. With reference Punnapara-Vayalar revolt, consider the following statements:

(a) It was a communist uprising in the Princely State of Travancore.

(b) The main objective of the revolt was to gain complete independence from the British rule.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

42. Consider the following statements:

(a) Swami Vivekananda introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

(b) Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa gave the name ‘Vivekananda’ to Narendra Nath Datta.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Who called Vivekananda as the “maker of modern India”?

 (a) Mahatma Gandhi

 (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

 (c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

 (d) Subhas Chandra Bose

44. Which of the following pairs (Epics/Literary works: Author) is/are not correctly matched?

 (a) Ramayana: Maharishi Valmiki

 (b) Mahabharata: Sage Ved Vyas

 (c) Lilavati: Brahmagupta

 (d) Malavikagnimitram: Kalidasa

45. Consider the following statements:

(a) Parliamentary privileges do not extend to the President of India.

(b) Till now, Parliament of India has not made any special law to exhaustively codify all the privileges.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct:

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

46. Which of the following has launched a scheme called ‘Five Star Villages’?

 (a) Ministry of Tourism

 (b) Ministry of Rural Development

 (c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

 (d) Ministry of Communications

47. ‘SAROD-Ports’, sometimes mentioned in the news in reference to:

 (a) Disinvestment of Ports

 (b) Food Processing and Storage

 (c) Coast Guard Operations

 (d) Dispute Resolution Mechanism

48. ‘EASE Reforms Agenda’, often seen in the news, is associated with:

 (a) Banking sector

 (b) Environment Impact Assessment

 (c) Foreign Direct Investment in ISRO

 (d) Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Scheme

49. With which country India recently signed an agreement on Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services?

 (a) Russia

 (b) France

 (c) South Africa

 (d) Japan

50. With reference to National School of Drama, consider the following statements:

(a) It was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

(b) It is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of India.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct:

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q50. Which of the following chemicals is NOT associated with the depletion of Ozone layer?

A. Nitrogen dioxide

B. Methane

C. Chlorine monoxide

D. Potassium hydroxide

Q51. Consider the following statements regarding: The English Channel

1. Is a part of the Arctic Ocean

2. Separates the island of Britain from northern France

3. Joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 3 only

Q52. Consider the following about Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

1. Polychlorinated biphenyls were once widely deployed as dielectric and coolant fluids in electrical apparatus

2. These are classified as a persistent organic pollutant and banned under the Stockholm Convention.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q53. In which of the following Trophic levels, you are likely to find the highest concentration of an organic toxin that has been found widely in ocean water and the aquatic animals inhabiting it?

A. Phytoplankton

B. Aquatic plants

C. Small fishes at lower Trophic levels

D. Human being who consumes sea food

Q54. India has signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation. What will be the positive implications of this move?

1. It will allow Indian individuals and entities to move arbitration and mediation cases from any law court in India to the UN Committee on Mediation.

2. It will give a positive signal to foreign investors about India’s commitment to adhere to international practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q55. Consider the following statements.

1. SANKALP aims to implement the mandate of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM).

2. SANKALP marks a shift in government’s implementation strategy in the field of vocational education moving from practical training to theoretical training emphasizing on college education.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q56. Consider the following statements.

1. C4 plants are corn, sorghum, sugarcane and millet.

2. C4 photosynthetic system maximises the availability of CO2 while minimising water loss.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q57. Which of the following plant micronutrients is associated with chlorophyll formation in plants?

A. Magnesium

B. Iron

C. Copper

D. All of the above

Q58. Which of the following are nitrogen-fixing bacteria?

1. Rhodospirillum

2. Azotobacter

3. Anabaena

4. Dibosenfeca

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 2 and 3 only

B. 2 and 4 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q59. In a hyper loop transportation system, as proposed by Tesla earlier

1. A pod-like vehicle is propelled through a near-vacuum tube at speeds matching that of a typical aircraft

2. The cost of construction has been estimated to be double that of high speed trains per kilometre of track

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q60. Which of the following roles is/are played by Abscisic acid (ABA) in plant development?

1. It is a plant growth hormone.

2. It increases the tolerance of plants to various kinds of stresses.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q61. Photoperiodism is a phenomenon related to

1. Flowering in plants

2. Mode of photosynthesis in plants

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q62. Consider the following statements.

1. The expansion created by the “Big Bang” continues even to the present day.

2. Soon after the Big Bang, the Universe became highly opaque and temperatures started rising till the atmosphere was formed.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q63. The Terrestrial and Jovian planets are largely differentiated on the basis of loss of atmosphere from the former. Which of the following characteristics of terrestrial planets enabled this loss of atmosphere?

1. Their size were bigger compared to the Jovian planets

2. Their proximity to Sun

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q64. Which of the following causes “Sea floor spreading”?

A. Weight of the ocean bed

B. Due to gravitational force

C. Constant volcanic eruptions at the ocean floor

D. Presence of Seabed methane

Q65. With reference to the provisions under the PM Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana, consider the following statements.

1. The scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years.

2. A monthly pension of Rs. 3000/– will be provided to them on attaining the age of 60 years.

3. The spouse is also eligible to get a separate pension of Rs.3000/- upon making separate contributions to the Fund.

4. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) shall be the Pension Fund Manager and responsible for Pension pay out.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2, 3 and 4 only

C. 1 and 4 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q66. What could be a reason that the regions near Alaska, Canada, and northern Europe consistently experience “high ranges of tides”?

1. Respective latitudes

2. Constriction of the oceans due to landmass distribution in the Northern hemisphere

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q67. What is unique about the Equatorial counter-currents?

1. They are the only current to flow between two eastward-flowing ocean currents.

2. They flow in a direction opposite to that of the surface winds

3. They circulate from equator the poles uninterrupted.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 2 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q68. With reference to the proposed National Medical Commission Bill, consider the following statements.

1. The Bill proposes that the National Medical Commission (NMC) will have the authority to grant a limited licence to certain mid-level practitioners connected with the modern medical profession to practice medicine.

2. The Bill proposes to hold the National Exit Test for the students graduating from medical institutions to obtain the licence for the practice.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q69. With respect to the award of Bharat Ratna, consider the following statements.

1. Its award is limited to achievements in the arts, literature, science and public services.

2. There is no written provision that Bharat Ratna should be awarded to Indian citizens only.

3. The award cannot be used as a prefix or suffix to the recipient’s name.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 2 and 3 only

Q70. The physiography or relief of India has its influence on

1. Temperature

2. Air Pressure

3. Direction of Wind

4. Distribution of rainfall

Select the correct answer code:

 A. 1, 2, 3

 B. 1, 3, 4

 C. 2, 3, 4

 D. 1, 2, 3, 4

Q71. Akshay Patra, an organization based in Bengaluru is today world’s largest (not-for-profit run) “X programme” serving millions in government schools and government-aided schools. Identify X?

A. Access to education for the Differently Abled

B. Mid-day meal

C. Scholarship for Girl students

D. Sanitation and Hygiene

Q72. Consider the following statements.

“Time Release Study”

1. Is a tool reference in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

2. Is facilitated by the World Customs Organization (WCO)

3. Finds bottlenecks and gives a metric of expected delay in the implementation of free trade agreement related tariffs in the concerned countries

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. 1 and 2 only

Q73. Consider the following about the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

1. Nepal and Bhutan are members of the BIMSTEC.

2. It was established through the Bangkok Declaration.

3. It is an implicit free trade agreement among the member nations.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q74. Which of these have caused some of the gravest threat to mangroves?

1. Destruction of coral reefs

2. Diversion of fresh water sources away from the seas and oceans

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q75. Consider the following statements.

1. Minerals on earth mainly come from Magma.

2. Magma cools slowly as it rises towards Earth’s surface.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q76. Consider the following statements.

1. According to the latest tiger census, India’s tiger population has doubled in the past dozen years.

2. About only 30 percent of the world’s tiger population now resides in India.

3. M-STrIPES is a GPS-enabled application used by forest guards to help capture tiger related statistics.

4. Tigers in India can be found in Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 3 and 4 only

B. 1, 2 and 3 only

C. 2 and 4 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q77. Consider the following about Anticyclones.

1. These are low pressure regions and their extent is always small.

2. Generally shows clear and fine weather.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q78. Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) include

1. Singapore

2. USA

3. China

4. India

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1, 2 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 4 only

D. 3 and 4 only

Q79. The thickness of the troposphere is greater at the equator rather than at the poles because of

1. Convection currents leading to thermal expansion of the atmosphere at the equator

2. Rotation of the earth pushes the atmosphere near equator to greater heights due to centrifugal force

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q80. Aerobic rice cultivation is to be preferred over anaerobic rice cultivation where

1. Soil contains poor moisture.

2. No chemical fertilizer can be added to the soil.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q81. With which of the following countries does North Korea shares border?

1. China

2. Russia

3. South Korea

Select the correct answer code:

 A. 1, 3

 B. 3 only

 C. 1, 2, 3

 D. 2, 3

Q82. The eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experience frequent earthquakes mainly due to

1. Their margins coinciding with the plate margins.

2. The presence of High Mountain stretches along the continental belts

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q83. Arrange these geographical regions from the West to east.

1. Gulf of Aden

2. Laccadive Sea

3. Gulf of Thailand

4. South China Sea

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1234

B. 2143

C. 2134

D. 1243

Q84. Which of the following fall under the peninsular block of India?

1. Karbi Anglong Plateau

2. Rajmahal Hills

3. Meghalaya Plateau

Select the correct answer using the codes below:

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q85. With reference to Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), consider the following statements.

1. It is a regional partnership programme implemented by the World bank.

2. The areas of work under it include, inter alia, coastal and ocean governance, natural and man-made hazard prevention and management.

3. India is a partner country.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 2 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q86. Conditions that favour the formation of deltas include

1. Coasts without shelters with a large tidal variation

2. Frequent water diversions from the main river that forms the delta

3. Presence of Continental shelf

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1 and 3 only

Q87. Why are estuaries considered favourable for situating ports?

1. Open connection to the Sea or Ocean.

2. Depth of water for anchoring and stationing ships.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q88. Consider the following about the Bharhut Stupa.

1. While built during the Ashokan period, the Shungas improvised the art work at Bharhut.

2. Queen Maya’s dream and some Jatakas have been depicted at the stupa.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q89. In an urban area affected by traffic jams, which of the following measures can cut down the level of pollution in the area?

1. Planting juniper and pinus trees in such areas

2. Fitting catalytic converters in automobile exhausts

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

Q90. With respect to the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019, consider the following statements.

1. The bill requires transgender persons to go through a district magistrate and “district screening committee” to get certified as a transperson.

2. The Bill provides reservations to transgender persons in certain sectors.

3. The bill allows organised begging by transgender upon certification by a district magistrate.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 3 only

D. 1 only

Q91. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the fit-and-proper criteria for directors on the boards of state-run banks. As per the norms proposed recently by the RBI

1. The candidate should not be ordinarily connected with Para-banking activities

2. No person is to be elected or re-elected to a bank board if the candidate has served as a director in the past on the board of any bank or the RBI or insurance company for certain duration of time

3. The candidate should not be engaging in the business of stock broking.

4. The candidate should not be a Member of Parliament, state legislature or a municipal corporation

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 2 and 3 only

B. 1, 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 4 only

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q92. Phytoplankton are generally found in upper layers of ocean water due to

1. Absence of nutrients in deep ocean water

2. Sunlight abundance in top layers

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q93 With reference to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), consider the following statements.

1. Its secretariat is based in India.

2. SAARC is an observer at the United Nations.

3. One of its objectives as mentioned in the SAARC Charter is “to cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes”.

4. Decisions at all levels are to be taken on the basis of unanimity; and bilateral and contentious issues are excluded from the deliberations of the Association.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 2, 3 and 4

B. 2, 3 and 4 only

C. 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 4 only

Q94 Consider the following statements: Bajada are

1. Consecutive series of alluvial fans forming along the edge of a linear mountain range.

2. Usually occur in arid climates.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None of the above

Q95. “Asian Development Outlook” report is published by

A. Asia Pacific and Economic Cooperation (APEC)

B. Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB)

C. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

D. None of the above

Q96. Consider the following statements.

1. Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the photosphere of the Sun.

2. They appear visibly as bright spots compared to surrounding regions.

3. They may affect the climate on earth by changing the solar output received by earth.

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

Q97. Which of following characterizes the Western coasts of India?

1. Highly indented

A. Highly indented

B. Formation of wave-cut platforms in sea cliffs

C. Lagoons, deltas and swamps

D. Both (a) and (b)

Q98. Which of the following gases contribute to global warming?

1. Methane

2. Water Vapour

3. Nitrogen

4. Ozone

5. HFC-23

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1, 2 and 4 only

B. 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

C. 3 and 5 only

D. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Q99. Which of the following about the tectonic ‘Indian Plate’ is NOT correct?

A. It is a major tectonic plate.

B. It forms a convergent late boundary with the Himalayas.

C. the Indian plate is tectonically separated from the Peninsular India plate.

D. The plate extends to Pakistan and Myanmar as well.

Q100. Consider the following statements.

1. In the composition of living organisms, carbon constitutes the maximum share in the dry weight of organisms.

2. In the total quantity of global carbon, maximum percentage of carbon is found dissolved in oceans.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 A. 1 only

 B. 2 only

 C. Both

 D. None

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