Q1.  The Global Innovation Index (GII) is published annually by
a) World Economic Forum (WEF)
b) INSEAD, Cornell University, and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
c) United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
d) World Bank
ANS: B

Q2. Recently discovered Dracaena cambodiana in the state of Assam is a
a) fossil of human being of pre-cambrian era.
b) a critically endangered species of an animal.
c) India’s first dragon blood-oozing tree.
d) None of the above.
ANS: C

Q3.With reference to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), consider the following statement:
1) It is a statutory body, established by TRAI Act of 1997.
2) The Digital Communication Commission is the highest decision making body of the Telecom Department.
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: C

Q4. Consider the following statements about the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC):
1) It was set up in 1964 on the recommendations of the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.
2) Commission shall consist of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and not more than ten Vigilance 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:A

Q5. Consider the following statements:
1) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a United Nations agency charged with protecting intellectual property.
2)  World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.
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

Mains Question:
Q.  Though rightly hailed as a potential tool in citizen centric governance, performance of  RTI Act, 2005 has not come up to the expectations since its inception. Comment.

 

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