1. In the context to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which of the statements given below are correct?

  1. 1.It is the official court of UN which is commonly referred to as the world court.
  2. 2.Its Headquarters is in The Hague, Netherlands.
  3. 3.The ICC has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
  4. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


2. With respect to the National Green Tribunal. Which of the statements are correct?

  1. 1.It is a specialised body set up under the Environment Protection Act, 1986 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection.
  2. 2.NGT is mandated to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.
  3. 3.The Tribunal has jurisdiction over all civil cases involving substantial question relating to environment including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment.
  4. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. 1.Under the absolute liability principle, a party is not liable and need not pay compensation if a hazardous substance escapes his premises by accident or by an “act of God’” among other circumstances.
  2. 2.Under the strict liability principle, the apex court held that a company in a hazardous industry cannot claim any exemption.
  3. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?


4. With reference to Rabindranath Tagore, consider the following:

  1. 1.He was the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize.
  2. 2.He has the national anthems for two countries, India and Bangladesh
  3. 3.He was also referred to as ‘Gurudev’, ‘Kabiguru’, and ‘Biswakabi’.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. In context to Olive Ridley Turtles, consider the following:

  1. 1.They are carnivores and get their name from their olive colored carapace.
  2. 2.They are found in warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
  3. 3.Its Protection Status in IUCN Red List is Vulnerable, CITES – Appendix I and Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule I
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


6. Consider the following, with regard to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):

  1. 1.It is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond.
  2. 2.It is open to all members of the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank and is divided into regional and non-regional members.
  3. 3.The Regional members are those located within areas classified as Asia and Oceania by the United Nations.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?


7. What is Starlink Mission, sometimes seen in News?


8. Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Scheme of Fund for Upgradation and Regeneration of Traditional Industries’.

  1. 1.The scheme envisages to organize the traditional industries and artisans into clusters to make them competitive and provide support for their long-term sustainability and economy of scale.
  2. 2.The scheme covers three types of interventions namely soft interventions, hard interventions and thematic interventions.
  3. 3.A Non-Governmental Organization with expertise to undertake cluster development can be an implementing agency under the scheme.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Island Development Agency (IDA)’:

  1. 1.It develops World Heritage activities in Small Island Developing States, providing support for new nominations to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and sustainable conservation and management practices for sites already inscribed.
  2. 2.The Agency was constituted at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
  3. Choose the correct statement using the code given below:


10. Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.’

  1. 1.It is an intergovernmental international organization with its secretariat based in
  2. Shanghai.

  3. 2.It comprises eight-member states with latest additions being India and Pakistan.
  4. 3.It has observer status in UN General Assembly.
  5. 4.Russian and Chinese languages are the official working languages of the SCO.
  6. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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