Q1. Consider the following statements about the Great Indian Bustard (GIB):
1) It has been categorized as Extinct in the wild (EW) by IUCN.
2) Mortality of adult GIBs is high due to collision with power lines, as per the recent report of Wildlife Institute of India.
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: B

Q2. With reference to Regional Comprehensive Economic Parternership (RCEP), consider the following  statements:
1) It is a mega-regional economic agreement between the 10 ASEAN governments and their six Free Trade Agreement(FTA) partners.
2) East Asia Summit is an initiative of RCEP only.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Established in 2005, its membership consists of ten ASEAN Member States, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation and the USA. EAS is an initiative of ASEAN and is based on the premise of the centrality of ASEAN.
Q3. Consider the following statements about the Wildlife institute of India (WII):
1) It is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Environment, based in New Delhi.
2) One of its objectives is to collaborate with international organizations on wildlife research, management and training.
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: B

Q4. With reference to the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), consider the following statements:
1) It is India’s external intelligence agency, founded in 1968.
2) RAW played a significant role in the formation of Bangladesh and also facilitated the state of Sikkim’s accession to India.
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

Q5. In context of the appointment of the Judges of Supreme Court of India, consider the following statements:
1) The President appoints the CJI after consultation with such judges of the Supreme Court and high courts as he deems necessary.
2) He should have been for at least five years an Advocate of a High Court or of two or more such courts in succession.
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

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