1. Consider the following statements regarding National Disaster Response Force:

  1. 1.NDRF is a specialised force constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  2. 2.The Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority is the Prime minister.
  3. 3.The responsibility of managing disasters in India is that of the central Government.
  4. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. ‘Global Terrorism Index’, is released by

 
 
 
 

3. Which among the following statements are correct about the removal of the judge of a Supreme Court of India?

  1. 1.The judge of the Supreme Court may be removed from his current office by an order of the President
  2. 2.There are only two grounds of removal, incapacity or proved misbehaviour.
  3. 3.So far, no judge of the Supreme Court has been removed by impeachment.
  4. 4.The procedure for the removal of the judges is regulated by the Judges Enquiry Act (1968).
  5. Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following reports are released by World Health Organisation?

  1. 1.INSPIRE Handbook
  2. 2.World Health Statistics
  3. 3.Global Tuberculosis report
  4. 4.REPECT Women
  5. Select the correct answer using the codes given below?

 
 
 
 

5. In context to Raja Ravi Varma, consider the following:

  1. 1.He worked on both portrait and landscape paintings
  2. 2.He mastered the reproduction of his work on the lithographic press.
  3. 3.In 2013, a crater on the planet Mercury was named in his honour.
  4. Which of the statements given above are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following, with regard to Jal Shakthi Abhiyan:

  1. 1.Jal Jeevan Mission is a campaign for water conservation and water security.
  2. 2.Jal Shakthi Abhiyan aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in rural India by 2024.
  3. Which of the statements given above is are correct?

 
 
 
 

7. Northern European Enclosure Dam, as recently seen in news, is proposed to be built over
which of the following water bodies?

 
 
 
 

8. 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.

 
 
 
 

9. Recently the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti has excavated an ancient river or a paleochannel in India which is being developed as a potential groundwater recharge source. Which of the following pairs of rivers is connected by the newly discovered paleochannel?

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following deserts:

  1. 1.Mojave Desert
  2. 2.Patagonian Desert
  3. 3.Sonoran Desert
  4. 4.Kalahari Desert
  5. Arrange the above-given deserts from North to South.

 
 
 
 

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