1. Recently the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination was discovered as a “game-changer” in the fight against novel coronavirus. It was primarily used to treat which of the following disease?


2. Which of the following is not a GI tag that belongs to Jammu & Kashmir?


3. With respect to the Geographical Indication Tag (GI Tag), consider the following statements:

  1. 1.Geographical Indication is a name or a sign given to certain products that relate to a specific geographical location or origins like a region, town or country.
  2. 2.GI Tag ensures that none other than those registered as authorized users are allowed to use the popular product name.
  3. 3.In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given below are correct?


4. With reference to International Energy Agency, consider the following:

  1. 1.It is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy.
  2. 2.India became an observer of the International Energy Agency in 2017.
  3. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. Which of the following reports are released by International Energy Agency?

  1. 1.Oil Market Report
  2. 2.Global Energy Review
  3. 3.World Energy Outlook
  4. Select the correct answer using the codes given below?


6. Which of the following do have Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

  1. 1.Gorakhpur terracotta
  2. 2.Manipur’s black rice
  3. 3.Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai
  4. 4.Banarasi paan
  5. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


7. Consider the following statements:

  1. 1.The Special 301 Report is a biennial report published by the Office of the United States
  2. Trade Representative (USTR).

  3. 2.India has been classified as “Priority Foreign Country” in the Special 301 Report, 2020.
  4. 3.China, Indonesia, Russia are on the Priority Watch List of Special 301 Report, 2020.
  5. Which of the given statement/s is/are Incorrect?


8. Consider the following statements:

  1. 1.Biological Oxygen Demand is the amount of dissolved oxygen needed by bacteria in decomposing the organic wastes present in water.
  2. 2.A high value of dissolved oxygen (DO), BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) are all indicators of good river health.
  3. 3.A low value of Biological Oxygen Demand indicates low Dissolved Oxygen content of water.
  4. Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?


9. Consider the following statements with respect to SVAMITVA scheme:

  1. 1.The scheme aims to provide an integrated property validation solution for rural India only.
  2. 2.The scheme will be implemented with the collaborated efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Departments, State Revenue Departments and Survey of India.
  3. Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?


10. Once considered the “cradle of civilization,” the area spanning across the Middle East countries of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and parts of Turkey and Iran was famously known as the Fertile Crescent. The abundance of river water led to soil fertility and advancement in agriculture. Now the depletion of those resources has led to strife in the Middle East. The region described above is drained by which of the following Rivers?

  1. 1.Nile
  2. 2.Tigris
  3. 3.Limpopo
  4. 4.Euphrates
  5. Select the correct answer using the code given below.


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