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Question-1

1. Consider the following statements with respect to Indus Water Treaty

  1. It allows India to use only 20% of the water of Indus river, which flows through it first, for irrigation, power generation and transport
  2. Under the treaty, India has control over water flowing in the eastern rivers– Beas, Ravi and Sutlej and Pakistan has control over the western rivers– Indus, Chenab and Jhelum.

Which of the above statements are correct?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

Question-2

Consider the following statements about Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

  1. He formed the founded the “Abhinav Bharat Society” in 1904.
  2. He authored a book “The History of the War of Indian Independence” in which he described the Indian Revolt of 1857 and referred to the British rule as unjust and oppressive.

Which of the above statements are correct?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

Question-3

Consider the following statements with reference to Social Reform movement in India

  1. Arya Samaj and Deoband Movements were reformist movements of Hinduism and Islam respectively
  2. The Ramakrishna Movement was centred around the philosophy of Vedanta
  3. The Akali movement which rose in Punjab started the cleansing of the management of the Gurudwaras or Sikh Shrines, from the corrupt Mahants (Priest).

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

Question-4

Consider the following statements regarding Chief Minister of a state .

  1. If an individual is appointed as Chief Minister he should necessarily be elected to the Vidhan Sabha only within 6 months.(in case of bicameral legislature)
  2. Every CM is a member of the governing council of the NITI Aayog as well As of the GST Council

Which of the above statements are true?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

Question-5

Consider the following statements about Horn of Africa.

  1. . The countries included in the HOA are Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
  2. With an accord signed, New Delhi has secured the rights to a base in Djibouti that can host up to 10,000 soldiers until 2026

Which of the above statements are true?
A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

Question-6

Q.6. When RBI reduces Statutory Liquidity Ratio by 50 basis points , which of the following is likely to happen?

  1. A) India’s GDP growth rate increases drastically.
  2. B) Foreign Institutional Investors may bring more capital in to our country.
  3. C) Scheduled Commercial Banks may cut their lending rates.
  4. D) It may drastically reduce the liquidity to the banking system.