1. With reference to ‘stand up india scheme’, which of the following statement is/are correct? Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs. It provides for refinance through SIDBI. Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer . c 2. The FAO accords the status of ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS)’ to traditional agricultural systems. What is the overall goal of this initiative? To provide modern technology, training in modern farming methods and financial support to local communities of identified GIAHS so as to greatly enhance their agricultural productivity To identify and safeguard eco-friendly traditional farm practices and their associated landscapers, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems of the local communities To provide Geographical Indication status to all the varieties of agricultural produce in such identified GIAHS Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only (C) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer. b 3. Which of the following is/are tributary tributaries of Brahmaputra? Dibang Kameng Lohit Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer.d 4. The term ‘Core Banking Solutions’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following statements best describes/describe this term? It is a networking of a bank’s branches which enables customers to operate their accounts from any branch of the bank on its network regardless of where they open their accounts. It is an effort to increase RBI’s control over commercial banks through computerization. It is a detailed procedure by which a bank with huge non-performing assets is taken over by another bank. Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer . a 5. Consider the following pairs : Terms sometimes Their origin seen in the news Annex—I Countries : Cartagena Protocol Certified Emissions Reductions : Nagoya Protocol Clean Development Mechanism : Kyoto Protocol Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer . c 6. In the context of the developments in Bioinformatics, the term transcriptome’, sometimes seen in the news, refers to (a) a range of enzymes used in genome editing (b) the full range of mRNA molecules expressed by an organism (c) the description of the mechanism of gene expression (d) a mechanism of genetic mutations taking place in cells Answer . b 7. ‘Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the Government of India pertains to (a) immunization of children and pregnant women (b) construction of smart cities across the country (c) India’s own search for the Earth-like planets in outer space (d) New Educational Policy Answer . a 8. Which of the following best describes/ describe the aim of ‘Green India Mission’ of the Government of India? Incorporating environment al benefits and costs into the Union and State Budgets thereby implementing the `green accounting’ Launching the second green revolution to enhance agricultural output so as to ensure food security to one and all in the future Restoring and enhancing forest cover and responding to climate change by a combination of adaptation and mitigation measures Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Answer . c 9. With reference to pre-packaged items in India, it is mandatoy to the manufacturer to put which of the following information on the main label, as per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011? List of ingredients including additives Nutrition information Recommendations, if any, made by the medical profession about the possibility of any allergic reactions Vegetarian/non-vegetarian Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4 (c) 1, 2 and 4 (d) 1 and 4 only Answer . c 10. ‘Project Loon’, sometimes seen in the news, is related to (a) waste management technology (b) wireless communication technology (c) solar power production technology (d) water conservation technology Answer . b 11. ‘Net metering’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the (a) production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers (b) use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households (c) installation of CNG kits in motor-cars (d) installation of water meters in urban households Answer . a 12. India’s ranking in the ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ is sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following has declared that ranking? (a) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (b) World Economic Forum (c) World Bank (d) World Trade Organization (WTO) Answer . c 13. Banjaras during the medieval period of Indian history were generally (a) agriculturists (b) warriors (c) weavers (d) traders Answer . d 14. Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka? (a) Georg Bilhler (b) James Prinsep (c) Max Muller (d) William Jones Answer . b 15. With reference to the ‘Gram Nyayalaya Act’, which of the following statements is/are correct? As per the Act, Gram Nyayalayas can hear only civil cases and not criminal cases. The Act allows local social activists as mediators/reconciliators. Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Answer . b


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