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Which one of the following is not a sub-index of the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index?

(a) Maintenance of law and order
(b) Paying taxes
(c) Registering property
(d) Dealing with construction permits


Which of the following statements are true for Satvahanas?

(a) They are referred to as Andhras in the Puranas.
(b) They were the first native Indian rulers to issue their own coins with the portraits of the rulers
(c)  They supported only Brahminism and claimed Brahminical status.
(d) Satavahanas show traces of a matrilineal social structure


The term ‘Open General Export Licenses’ has recently been used in India in context of:

(a) Defence technology imports
(b) Defence technology exports
(c) Oil and Gas imports
(d) Oil and Gas exports


Consider the following with respect to Trade Facilitation Agreement.

  1. The TFA is the WTO’s first-ever multilateral accord that aims to simplify customs regulations for the cross-border movement of goods.
  2. The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of World Trade Organization (WTO) came into force in India in April, 2016
  3. Peace Clause was an integrative part of ‘Bali Package’ in 2013 which allows countries to avoid commitments or restrictions under Amber Box of AOA.

Which of the following statements are true?

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All the above


Which of the following countries does not border the Mediterranean Sea?

(a) Israel
(b) Jordan
(c) Lebanon
(d) Syria