Q1. Which of the following cases are related to the reservation in India?

  1. M. Nagaraj vs. UOI, 2006
  2. Indra Sawhney vs. UOI, 1992
  3. Golaknath v. State Of Punjab, 1967

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


Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. World Bank has provided a classification system for language to show that it is in trouble.
  2. Under the ‘Definitely endangered’ category, it indicates that children no longer learn the language as a 'mother tongue' at home.

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


Q3. India’s Second spaceport is proposed to be set up in which of the following states?

(a) Tamil Nadu

(b) Odisha

(c) Andhra Pradesh

(d) West Bengal


Q4. A term "Power of Siberia", was recently seen in the news, is

(a) a defence agreement signed between India and Russia

(b) a maritime project

(c) a new marketing plan revealed by China

(d) a gas pipeline


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 to this place. The place referred here is

(a) Cardamom Hills

(b) Araku Valley

(c) Mahendragiri hills

(d) Horsley hills








Mains Ques:

  1. Unless a renewed political commitment with dedicated financial resources are allocated towards the management of HIV-AIDS, nothing can be achieved. Discuss. Also, highlight the measures taken by government of India to counter the menace of HIV/AIDS in India.