Q1. Consider the following statements about the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements (UNISA):
1) UNISA is also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation.
2)  India has adopted this convention thus adhering to the international practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
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

Q2. With reference to the Living Indigenous Languages, consider the following statements:
1) India has the highest number of 'living' indigenous languages in the world.
2) The year 2019 is declared as the ' International Year of Indigenous Languages’ by United Nations.
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

Q3. The ‘Climate Change and Land’ Report is released  by
a) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
b) World Economic Forum (WEF)
c) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
d) Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
ANS: C

Q4. NASA’s Curiosity rover recently shared a 360-degree view of the ‘Teal Ridge’ and took detailed images of ‘Strathdon’. These physical features belongs to
a) Mercury
b) Moon
c) Asteroid bennu
d) Mars
ANS: D

Q5. Consider the following statements about the Bharat Ratna award:
1)  It is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order only.
2) The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President, with a maximum of three nominees being awarded per year.
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. Crippling cycles of drought and flood demands more focused attention towards disaster resilience. Comment.

 

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