Q1. Consider the following statements about the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):
1) It was established on the recommendation of Santhanam Committee on the Prevention of Corruption.
2) CBI derives all of its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
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

Q2. In context of International Court of Justice (ICJ), consider the following statements:
1) It settles disputes which are submitted to it by the States and give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and agencies.
2) Its judges are elected from five permanent member nations of UNSC only.
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

3 from Africa, 2 from Latin America and Caribbean, 3 from Asia ,5 from western Europe and other states and 2 from Eastern Europe.
Q3. With reference to the Convention on Wetlands of international Importance, consider the following statements:
1) It is the only global treaty to focus on a single ecosystem.
2) Sunderbans Wetland is the latest Ramsar site in 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

Q4. Consider the following statements about the Polavaram Project:
1) It has been accorded the status of a ‘National Project’ and will be the last to be accorded that.
2) It is being constructed in Karnataka on the river Godavari.
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: A

Q5. With reference to the status of Tigers in India, consider the following statements:
1) Karnataka has the highest number of tigers as well as tiger reserves in the country.
2) Tiger’s population has almost doubled compared to the first Tiger Census in 2006.
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

Mains Question:
Q. The fourth pillar of democracy has acquired a new form. It is empowering masses on one hand while challenging governance on the other. Discuss.

 

 

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