Q1. With reference to the G-20 (Group of Twenty) forum, consider the following statements:
1) It is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from the world's largest economies, including  many developing nations, along with the European Union.
2)  G-20 includes all members of G-7, a forum of the seven countries with the world's largest developed economies.
3)  As G-20 forum is a legislative body, its agreements and decisions have legal impacts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
ANS: C

Q2. Consider the following statements:
1) River Yamuna originates from Yamunotri glacier, which is located near Banderpoonch peak.
2) Yamuna passes only through Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, before merging with river Ganga.
3) Tons is the biggest and most extensive tributary of Yamuna.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
ANS: B

Q3. “Sadbhavana Diwas” is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of
a) Rajiv Gandhi
b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) A.P.J Abdul Kalam
ANS: A

Q4.  With reference to the Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, consider the following statements:
1) Schemes such as SFURTI, ASPIRE and Coir Vikas Yojana have been introduced to support this sector.
2) The Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory organization engaged in promoting and developing khadi and village industries for providing employment opportunities in rural areas.
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

Q5. Consider the following statements:
This place is famous for its scenic beauty, waterfalls as well as coffee cultivation. It is located in Eastern Ghats and its forests are rich in biodiversity and mined for bauxite. The Borra Caves, located in the Ananthagiri hills, belongs of this place. The place referred here is
a) Cardamom Hills
b) Araku Valley
c) Mahendragiri hills
d) Horsley hills
ANS: B

Mains Question:
Q. India and Bhutan are close to each other not just because of their geographical vicinity but also their historical, cultural and spiritual relations. In light of the given statement assess their cooporation in various fields and also highlight the existing challenges in their relations.

 

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