Q1. With reference to the National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG), consider the following statements:
1) Recently NCeG, 2019 was held for the first time with the theme “DIGITAL INDIA: SUCCESS TO EXCELLENCE”.
2) ‘Shillong Declaration’ is associated with the e-Governance.
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. ‘Tardigrades’ recently found on the surface of moon, are
a) water bears
b) sedimentary rocks
c) a species of a tree
d) a large crater
ANS: A

Q3. With reference to the Civil Services, consider the following statements:
1) Civil Servants for the East India Company used to be nominated by the Directors of the Company and thereafter trained at Haileybury College in London and then sent to India.
2) The concept of a merit based modern Civil Service in India was introduced in 1854, following Lord Macaulay’s report.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: C

Q4. In context of the indigenous people in the world, consider the following statements:
1) They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the richest.
2)  The year 2019 is marked as the ‘International Year of Indigenous Languages’ by UN.
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

Q5. Which of the following countries border South China Sea?
1) Hong Kong
2) Brunei
3) Laos
4) Melanesia
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
ANS: C

Mains question:
Q. Critically examine the impacts and challenges in the usage of cryptocurrencies in India in light of discussions about their banning.


 

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