Q1. “Exercise Konkan” is held annually between
a) India and Russia
b) India and UK
c) India and USA
d) India and Japan
ANS: B

Q2. “Smart Dragon-1”, rocket meant for commercial use, recently launched by
a) China
b) Japan
c) India
d) USA
ANS: A

Q3. Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) was established for the purpose of
a) Reducing Non-Performing Assets (NPAs)
b) Corporate Governance
c) managing FDI
d) countering terrorist funding
ANS: B

Q4. Consider the following statements about the Central Information Commission (CIC):
1) It is a constitutional body established under article 21 of Indian Constitution.
2) It is  a three member body comprising of a Chief Information Commissioner and two other Information Commissioners.
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: D

Q5. The folk art ‘Thudumbattam’ is performed in the state of
a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Tamil Nadu
d) Andhra Pradesh
ANS: C

Mains Question:
Q. Explain how the recently approved anti-tuberculosis drug “Pretomanid” could be a game changer for treating people with extensively drug-resistant TB? What other measures could be taken by the governments to reduce the number of TB cases in their countries?

 

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