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

  1. The UNFCCC COP meets in Bonn, unless a Party offers to host the session. 
  2. COP-24 was held in Katowice last year.

 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. Consider the following statements:

  1. The European Union was established when the Maastricht Treaty came into force in 1945.
  2. States are admitted to membership in the United Nations upon the recommendation of the Security Council.

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 is going to sign its first ‘cooperation agreement in Polar Science’ with which of the following countries?

(a) Sweden

(b) Russia

(c) Norway

(d) UK


Q4. Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) was introduced in India by the Finance Act of 1987 for which of the following purposes?

(a) to increase FDI

(b) to support MSMEs

(c) to reduce the corporate tax

(d)  to facilitate the taxation of zero tax companies


Q5. ‘Mount Paektu’, often seen in the news is located in which of the following country?

(a) North Korea

(b) USA

(c) Japan

(d) Russia








Mains Ques

  1. With India de-hyphenated its Israel-Palestine policy, avenues of India-Israel cooperation have multiplied. Discuss. Also, comment on the balancing act India needs to perform in changing circumstances in the Middle-East.