Q1.  Consider the following pairs:
Space Observatory                                   Nation
1) Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)   -    Antarctica
2) South Pole Telescope (SPT)                          -    Chile
3) Gaia space observatory                                 -    Europe
Which of the pairs given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
ANS: B

Q2. According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2018, the widest gender disparity is in the field of
a) political empowerment
b) higher education
c) health
d) employment
ANS: A

Q3. With reference to BRICS Bank, consider the following statements :
1) It is also known as New Development Bank (NDB), which is headquartered at Shanghai, China.
2) It provides loans only to Sovereign governments not to the private entities.
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
ANS: A

Q4. Black Sea is a border of which of the following countries?
1. Turkey
2. Iran
3. Romania
4. Georgia
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 4 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only
ANS: D

Q5. With reference to the National Anti-Profiteering Authority, consider the following statements:
1) It shall be a five member committee consisting of a Chairman who holds or has held a post equivalent in rank to a Secretary to the Government of India and four Technical Members.
2) Its main aim is to determine whether any reduction in the tax rate or the benefit of input tax credit has been passed on to the recipient, by way of commensurate reduction in prices.
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
ANS: C

Mains Question:
Q. Besides several laws and international consensus, the terrorist activities are multiplying manifold. Discuss the causes and suggest some measures.

 

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