Q1. A joint military training exercise “Surya kiran”, is conducted annually between

(a) India and Nepal

(b) India and Bangladesh

(c) India and Sri Lanka

(d) India and Japan


Q2. Which of the following Islands is located nearest to India?

(a) Comoros Island

(b) Cocos Island

(c) Banyak Island

(d) Kerguelen Island


Q3. Recently, an Accelerator Lab has been launched in India to scale up innovative solutions for combating both climate change and social inequity, by which of the following?

(a) NITI Aayog

(b) United Nations Development Programme

(c) World Bank

(d) Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change


Q4. The term “Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty” often seen in the news is related to

  1. a) treatment of obesity
  2. b) plastic surgery
  3. c) chemotherapy to treat cancer
  4. d) recycling of plastics


Q5. Punnamada Lake, often seen in the news, is located in the state of

  1. a) Karnataka
  2. b) Kerala
  3. c) Tamil Nadu
  4. d) Andhra Pradesh


Mains Question:

  1. The indiscriminate use of antibiotics is the greatest driver in selection and propagation of resistant bugs. Comment. Also, suggest some measures to counter the growing menance of Anti-microbial resistence.