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Question-1

Pulikali is a festival celebrated by:

A) Karnataka
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Kerala
D) Odisha

Question-2

Consider the following statements with respect to Buddhism

  1. Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at Lumbini(in Nepal now)
  2. Theravada Buddhism believesin the heavenliness of Buddha and Idol worship of Buddha and Bodhisattvas embodying Buddha Nature.
  3. Maitreya Buddha is the Bodhisattva who will appear on the earth in future.

Which of the above statements are true?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) 3 only
D) All the above

Question-3

Consider the following statements with reference to Delimitation of constituencies in India.

  1. The Delimitation Commission is appointed by the President of India and works in collaboration with the Election Commission of India.
  2. The decisions of the Commission can be challenged in the Supreme Court
  3. There was no delimitation of constituencies after the 1981 and 1991 censuses.

Which of the above statements are not correct?

A) 1 and 2 only
B) 2 and 3 only
C) 2 only
D) 3 only

Question-4

Which of the following are compulsory provisions in Part IX of Indian Constitution?

  1. Providing reservation seats to backward classes in panchayats at any level
  2. Indirect Elections to the post of Chairperson of panchayats at intermediate and district levels.
  3. Devolution of powers and responsibilities upon panchayats to prepare plans for economic development and social justice.
  4. Organization of a Gram Sabha in a village or group of villages

Which of the above are correct?

A) 1 and 2 only
B) 2, 3 and 4 only
C) 2 and 4 only
D) 1, 3 and 4 only

Question-5

Consider the following statements with reference to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  1. The Andaman is separated from the Nicobar group by a channel called the Nine degree channel
  2. The Barren Island, located in the east of Middle Andaman is India s only volcanic island
  3. The entire region is vulnerable to earthquakes as it is in the major earthquake zone.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A) 1 and 2 only
B) 2 only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 3 only

Question-6

Consider the following statements with respect to GRAP.

  1. It has been implemented by CPCB and launched by EPCA
  2. It has been extended beyond Delhi-NCR to other metropolitan cities of India
  3. The Delhi Govt’s Odd-Even Scheme is in line with the plan.

Which of the above statements are true?
A) 1 only
B) 1 and 2 only
C) 3 only
D) 2 and 3 only

Question-7

AIDS, a disease caused by a virus called HIV, alters the immune system, making it more vulnerable to infections and diseases. Consider the following statements regarding India’s approach to tackling disease.

  1. India has over 2.1 million people living with HIV, the third largest number of people with HIV in the world
  2. India’s National AIDS Control Program (NACP) has brought down the incidence and mortality rates but only 43% of those affected with HIV have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  3. 90:90:90 strategy to fight AIDS has been brought out by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NITI Aayog together

Which of the above statements are true?
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 3
C) 1 and 3
D) 1, 2 and 3

Question-8

Consider the following statements about NABARD

  1. It is a statutory body established in 1982 under Parliamentary act-National Bank forAgriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981.
  2. The RBI has no role to play in governance or supervision of NABARD that is, NABARD is out of purview of Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

Which of the above statements are true?

A) 1 only
B) 2 only

  1. C) Both 1 and 2
  2. D) Neither 1 nor 2