Q1. Recently, a life-size humanoid robot named ‘Fedor’, was launched to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. It was launched by
a) India
b) Russia
c) China
d) USA
ANS: b

Q2. Consider the following statements about the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of India:
1) All the members of MPC are taken from RBI, on the recommendation of the RBI governor.
2) The main responsibility of the MPC is to keep the inflation targets set by the RBI.
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. With reference to the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI), consider the following statements:
1) It is the premier investigating agency of India, which is operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
2) CBI traces its origin to the Special Police Establishment (SPE) which was set up in 1941 by the Government of India.
3) Central Vigilance Commission may direct CBI for the investigation of the cases under the Prevention of Corruption act,1988.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
ANS: d

Q4. Consider the following statements about the Bhakti Movement in India:
1) Bhakti movement in India became popular with the rise of Mahayana Buddhism.
2) It became popular in north India from 7th century, later got spread to the south India.
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: a

Q5. ‘Europa Clipper Mission’, an interplanetary mission to Jupiter’s smallest moon Europa, was launched by
a) ESA
b) NASA
c) ROSCOSMOS
d) Beidou
ANS: b

Mains question:
Q. Recently several regulatory restrictions have been eased by SEBI for Foreign Portfolio Invesments (FPIs) in India. Discuss its implications and suggest further changes to help boost Indian economy.

 

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