Q1. Consider the following statements about the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD):
1) It was established post Indian Independence, during the Second Five Year plan(FYP) as the principal government agency for all matters related to meteorology.
2) IMD functions under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change.
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: D

Q2. The Chandra X-ray Observatory, a Flagship-class space telescope for the detection of X-Ray emission, was launched by
a) NASA
b) ISRO
c) Biedou
d) Roscosmos
ANS: A

Q3. Consider the following statements:
1) Guru Ravidas was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the Bhakti movement, who was born to a lower caste.
2) The interaction of Mira Bai and Ravidas provided a platform for dialogue between nirgun and sagun bhakti traditions.
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: C

Q4. With reference to the ‘Directed Energy Weapons’ (DEW), consider the following statements:
1) Laser-based DEWs can disable enemy drones or missiles temporarily or permanently, without leaving physical debris.
2) Developed countries including USA, Russia and UK have already developed DEWs and are using them.
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. Consider the following statements:
These are the range of parallel hills and valleys of the Eastern Ghats in eastern Andhra Pradesh. Located south of the Krishna River, the hills run north to south,parallel to the Coromandel Coast on the Bay of Bengal. The rugged, sparsely populated hills are composed for the most part of jumbled quartzites and slates. These ranges are of
a) Palani hills
b) Kudremukh hills
c) Velikonda hills
d) Nallamala hills
ANS: D

Mains Question:
Q. Although India has improved its rank on Anti-Doping list, concerns remain about the number of young athletes taking to doping. Discuss in the context of ethics in sports.

 

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