Q1. Consider the following statements:

  1. At present, the GDP in India is calculated using a chain base index, whereby GDP estimates are compared with those of the previous period.
  2. GDP can be calculated in three ways, using expenditures, production, or incomes.

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


Q2. Which of the following satellites of India is/are remote sensing satellites?

  1. SARAL
  2. SCATSAT-1
  3. Megha-Torpiques

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


Q3. ‘India Skills Report’ is published by which of the following institutions?

(a)  Wheebox, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and others

 (b) NITI Aayog

(c) World Bank

 (d) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 


Q4. The prestigious ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar’ award is associated with the field of

(a) Literary achievements

 (b) Environmental conservation

(c) Development in Science and Technology

 (d) Protection of human rights


Q5. With reference to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), consider the following statements:

  1. The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) is the premier organization of BIS with Dr. Lal C. Verman as its first Director.
  2. The Bureau comprises of only government professionals, as maintaining Indian standards is a prior responsibility of the Government.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2








Mains Ques:

  1. In the absence of scientific planning and implementation, measures like ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ may not be successful. Discuss.