Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency. 
  2. ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits.

 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

 

Q2. A term ‘CENTRIXS’, often seen in the news, is

(a) a system that provides secure voice and data communication.

(b) a satellite launched recently by ISRO

(c) an exoplanet

(d) an indigenously built submarine

 

Q3. With reference to the Private member’s bill, consider the following statements:

  1. The private member must give at least a month’s notice before the Bill can be listed for introduction.
  2. The number of private member’s Bills are capped to three per session.
  3. Private member’s Bills can be introduced and discussed only on Fridays.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Q4. Which of the following is the objective of the ‘One Stop Centre’ scheme of the government of India?

(a) To support MSME sector

 (b) To provide support and assistance to women affected by violence

 (c) To promote digital economy

 (d) To support higher education institutes

 

Q5. Which of the following can be considered as the best example of a natural phenomenon known as Osmosis?

(a) Our kidneys absorb water from our blood.

 (b) Deionizing water by pushing it under pressure through a semi-permeable Membrane.

 (c) Circulation of blood in human body

 (d) Pumping out groundwater

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

1) Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that remains an important cause of death among young children globally.

2) Measles can be transmitted through contaminated food and water.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q7. With reference to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), consider the following statements:

1) It is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions related to the regulation of drugs under the ministry of health.

2) Drug Controller General of India is responsible for approval of licenses of specified categories of Drugs such as blood and blood products, I. V. Fluids, Vaccine and Sera.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q8. Who among the following is considered as the founder of the Vedanta System of Philosophy?

  1. a) Ved Vyas
  2. b) Maharshi Badrayan
  3. c) Gargi Vachaknavi 
  4. d) Kapila

 

Q9. 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?

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Q10. 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

  1. a) Palani hills
  2. b) Kudremukh hills
  3. c) Velikonda hills
  4. d) Nallamala hills

 

Answers

1-(c)

2-(a )

3-(d )

4-(b )

5-(a)

6-(a)

7-(c)

8-(b)

9-(c)

10-(d)

Mains question:

  1. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act infringes more upon personal liberty than securing national security. Critically analyse.

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