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1. in the first ever India’s inter-state relocation, a tiger was shifted between which two states?

(a)        Uttarakhand & Madhya Pradesh

(b)       Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh

(c)        Madhya Pradesh & Odisha

(d)       Gujarat & Maharashtra                         

2. Which of the following agencies come under the definition of “State” mentioned in the Article 12 of the Indian constitution?

1.         Local bodies

2.         Public sector banks

3.         National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

4.         Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       1, 2 and 4 only

(c)        1, 2 and 3 only

(d)       1, 2, 3 and 4

3. Which of the following Indian province was annexed on account of alleged misgovernance?

(a)        Awadh

(b)       Satara

(c)        Jhansi

(d)       Mysore

4. Which of the following is / are examples of mechanical weathering

(a)        Lichens and mosses

(b)       Exfoliation

(c)        Frost Action

(d)       Abrasion

5. Consider the following

1. Mediterranean Sea separates Africa from Asia

2. Red Sea separates Africa from Europe.

3. Mozambique Channel lies to the East of Mozambique.

Which of the above given statements is/are incorrect?

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        1 only

(d)       2 only

6. Ministry of health and Family welfare has banned the domestic companies to produce which hormone/chemical effective from 1st July to prevent its misuse?

(a)        Oxytocin

(b)       Serotonin

(c)        Insulin

(d)       Adrenaline

7. RIMPAC naval military exercise of 26 countries started recently in Hawaii. Which Indian naval stealth frigate ship is participating in the exercise?

(a)        INS Sahyadri

(b)       INS Comorta

(c)        INS Vikramaditya

(d)       INS Viraat

8. The ideals of Liberty, equality and fraternity in our constitution were inspired from the

(a)        American revolution

(b)       English revolution

(c)        Russian revolution

(d)       French revolution

9. Consider the following statements about Lord William Bentinck.

1. Bentinck was the first Governor-General of India.

2. He was thought to be a reform oriented person.

3. He brought a law against Sati Pratha.

Which of the statements given above is/are are correct?

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       2 and 3 only

(c)        3 only

(d)       1, 2 and 3

10.       Which one of the following statements is not correct with reference to “summer solstice”?

(a)        It Signifies winter season in southern hemisphere

(b)       International day of Yoga coincides with it

(c)        Perihelion falls during the month of summer solstice.

(d)       Antarctic Circle receives no sunlight during summer solstice.

11.       Which Indian National Park has become the largest host for the endangered Salt Water (Estuarine) Crocodile?

(a)        Bhitarkanika

(b)       Sunderbans

(c)        Papikonda

(d)       Periyar

12.       With regards to Fundamental rights which of the statement is not correct?

(a)        These are enforceable only against State not against private individual

(b)       Their application is limited in cases of armed forces and the times of emergency.

(c)        Some of the provisions of Fundamental rights have to be enforced by a separate law

(d)       They are neither Sacrosanct nor permanent in nature.

13.       Which of the following statements are correct?

1.         Vasco Da Gama was welcomed by Zamorin king at Muziris port.

2.         Thomas Roe visited the court of Aurangzeb to get permission to trade in India.

Select the correct answer using the Codes give below

(a)        1 only

(b)       2 only

(c)        Both 1 and 2

(d)       Neither 1 nor 2

14.       Which of the following planet(s) has / have westward rotation in our solar system?

(a)        Uranus Only

(b)       Venus and Earth

(c)        Venus and Uranus

(d)       Mars and Saturn

15.       Consider the following

1.         Strait of Gibraltar separates Europe from Africa

2.         Strait of Babel Mandel connects Red sea with Gulf of Aden

Which of the following statement (s) is/are true?

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       1 only

(c)        2 only

(d)       None

16.       ”Project Sashakt” often seen in news is related to which of the following

(a)        Reforms in Priority Sector Lending

(b)       A 5-point plan to fight NPAs in the banks

(c)        To bring changes in GST Tax Slabs

(d)       None of the above

17.       Consider the following statements with regard to “Global Innovation Index”

1.         The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a biannual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation.

2.         It is jointly released by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization

3.         The index was started in 2007 by INSEAD and World Business

Which of the following statements are incorrect?

(a)        1 only

(b)       1 and 2 only

(c)        1 and 3 only

(d)       None of the above

18.       Consider the following statements

1.         An ordinary right generally imposes a corresponding duty on another individual and state in some cases but a fundamental right is a right which an individual possess against the state.

2.         Our constitution guarantees the right to move the Supreme Court for the enforcement of both fundamental rights as well as legal rights.

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

19.       The play “Neel Darpan” is associated with the Indigo Revolt (1858) of Bengal. Who wrote this play?

(a)        Ishwar Chandra Gupta

(b)       Deen Bandhu Mitra

(c)        Bhanu Bandopadhyay

(d)       Rajshekhar Basu

20.       Which of the following faults could generate Tsunami waves?

1.         Dip Slip Fault

2.         Strike Slip Fault

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

21.       Recently which nation has agreed to reduce tariffs on its imports of Indian medicines?

(a)        US

(b)       Japan

(c)        China

(d)       Germany

22.       Consider the following statements with regards to Child employment in India

1.         Indian Constitution prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 with no exceptions.

2.         The children between 14 and 18 are permitted to work in Non Hazardous Industries.

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

23.       Which of the following crops were introduced by the Portuguese in India?

1.         Sugarcane

2.         Maize

3.         Tomato

4.         Potato Codes

(a)        1 and 2 only

(b)       2, 3 and 4 only

(c)        2 and 3 only

(d)       1, 2, 3 and 4

24.       “They are generally known as thunderstorm clouds, can grow up to 10 km in height looks anvil – like in shaped and are associated with heavy rain, snow, hail, lighting and tornadoes”. Which of the following type of cloud is best described by the given above statement?

(a)        Cirrocumulus

(b)       Cirrostratus

(c)        Nimbostratus

(d)       Cumulonimbus

25.       Which one of the following African countries is not land-locked?

(a)        Benin

(b)       Chad

(c)        Lesotho

(d)       Mali

26.       The term, “one country, two systems”, seen in the news recently, in the context of affairs of which of the following country?

(a)        Israel

(b)       China

(c)        United Kingdom

(d)       Srilanka

27.       With reference to the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), consider the following statements.

1.         It is the world’s largest international maritime exercise.

2.         Only Pacific Ocean littoral countries participate in this exercise.

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

Answer Key:

1.         C

2.         A

3.         A

4.         C

5.         A

6.         A

7.         A

8.         D

9.         D

10.       C

11.       A

12.       A

13.       D

14.       C

15.       A

16.       B

17.       A

18.       A

19.       B

20.       A

21.       C

22.       B

23.       B

24.       D

25.       A

26.       B

27.       A

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