1. Neither 1 nor 2 3. Which of the

1.   Consider the following statements for “Indian
Fig Tree”?

      1.  It
is also known as “Gular”

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      2.  Here
figs grow in Cauliflory pattern, not found in other figs

      3.  It
holds prominence in both Hinduism and Buddhism.

      Which of the above statements is/are correct?

      a) 1
Only                          b) 1 and 2
Only            2 and 3 Only                d) 1,2 and 3

2.   Consider the following statements for Nature
Environment and Wild life Society NEWS

      1.  It
is a Government  arm under Ministry of
Environment and Forests

      2.  It
works to conserve wild life, ecology, natural resources and sustainable
livelihoods for an improved environment

      Which of the above statements is/are
correct?

      a) 1
Only                          b) 2 Only                     c) Both 1 and 2            d) Neither 1 nor 2

     

3.   Which of the following statements is correct
regarding “Changthang Region”?

      1.  It
is located in Sikkim State

      2.  Changpas,
the   nomadic tribals, that rear goat for
Pashmina wool live in this region

      Select the correct answer using the code
given below.

      a) 1
Only                          b) 2 Only                     c) Both 1 and 2            d) Neither 1 nor 2

     

 

 

4.   What is B’nai
Manache?

      a)   A new endemic species of butterfly found in
the Southern Western Ghats.

      b)   A Jewish community living in Manipur and
Mizoram.

      c)   A Parsi festival marking the death of
Zoroaster.

      d)   A folk dance performed in groups by males in
Nagaland.

 

 

5.    With reference to Doklam plateau, consider
the following statements:

       1.  It
is a disputed territory situated at the Trijunction of India, China and Bhutan.

       2.  Lipulekh
pass in Uttarakhand leads to Doklam plateau.

       3.  Doklam
plateau is close to the strategic Siliguri corridor.

       Which of the above statements is/are
correct?

          

       a)  1 Only                              b)     1 and 3           

       c)  2 and 3                             d)     1,2 and 3

 

6.     
Consider the following statements:

1.Earth
Overshoot Day (EOD) means the day when human consumption exceeds the earth’s
capacity in that particular year to regenerate natural resources.

2.It
is calculated by Global Footprint Network.

Which
of the above statement/s  is/are correct?

a.      
Only 1

b.      
Only 2

c.      
1 & 2

d.      
Neither 1 nor 2

 

7.
Choose the correct statement/s from the following:

1.The
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC)  has recommended prohibition on use of
polythene within 300 metres from the boundary of protected monuments.

2.Archaeological
Survey of India (ASI) has declared all ASI protected Monuments and
Archaeological Sites as ‘Polythene Free Zone’.

Codes:

a.      
1 only

b.      
2 only

c.      
Both 1 & 2

d.      
None of the above

8.Consider
the following statements about Annual Status of Education Report Survey.

1.
The report is released by Ministry of Human Resource Development annually.

2. It
is a school based survey, limited to rural areas of the country.

3.
The report points out the learning outcomes for each class in Languages (Hindi,
English and Urdu), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Science and Social
Science up to the elementary stage.

Which
of the above statement/s is/are correct?

a.      
3 only

b.      
1 & 3

c.      
2 & 3

d.      
1,2 & 3

9.Consider
the following statements.

1.Mankadia
tribals are one of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups in Madhya Pradesh.

2.They
depend on making rope with Siali fibre.

Which
of the above statements is/are correct?

a.      
1 only

b.      
2 only

c.      
Both 1 and 2

d.      
Neither 1 nor 2

 10.
Consider the following statements.

1.      
Nayachar island has Mangrove ecosystem.

2.      
The island was created by river silt deposits in
Bangladesh side of Sunderbans.

3.      
It is a riverine island.

Which
of the above statements is/are correct?

a.      
1 and 2 only

b.      
2 and 3 only

c.      
1 and 3 only

d.      
1, 2 and 3

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11.  Which of the
following statements is / are correct with regard to the “Indo-Pacific freedom
corridor”?

1.     
It is an Indian-ASEAN joint venture

2.     
Its core objective is to develop a multi-modal transport
network between India and several ASEAN countries

3.     
Connectivity and Infrastructure have got key emphasis in
Indo-Pacific freedom corridor

Which
of the above statements is/are correct?

a)     
Only 1 & 2

b)     
Only 2 & 3

c)     
Only 3

d)     
None of them

 

12. 
Consider the following statements about religions followed by
various tribes in India:

1.     
Chakmas are predominantly Buddhists

2.     
Hajongs are predominantly Muslims

3.     
Bodos follow a traditional religion called Bathouism

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

a)     
Only 1 & 2

b)     
Only 1

c)     
Only 1 & 3

d)     
Only 3

 

 

13.  With reference to
economy, which of the following statements is/are correct about the term “Dutch
Disease”, that was recently in news?

1.     
It leads to development in the country that result in a large
inflow of foreign currency

2.     
It has adverse effects on domestic manufacturing sectors thus
making them less competitive in international market

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

a)      Only 1

b)      Only 2

c)      Both 1 & 2

d)      Neither 1 nor 2

 

 

14.Consider the following
statements about the term “Standing Deposit Facility”, which was recently in
news?

1.     
It is a new monetary instrument by RBI to suck out liquidity
from the market

2.     
It does not require the provision of collateral for liquidity
absorption

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a)      Only 1

b)      Only 2

c)      Both 1 & 2

d)     
Neither 1 nor 2

 

15.Consider the
following statements about the recently launched SHAKTI or Scheme for
Harnessing and Allocating Koyla (coal) Transparently in India:

1.     
The scheme proposes to introduce market-based pricing for
Independent Power Producers (IPPs) 

2.     
The scheme aims to reform the bureaucratic and often
non-transparent process of coal allocation for power projects in the country

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

a)Only 1 is correct

b)Only 2 is correct

c)Both 1 & 2 are correct

d)Neither 1 nor 2 is correct