1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Phishing is the method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites.
  2. Malware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
  3. A spyware can accesses the data usage pattern of the device, gains access to photos and videos as well as other personal information of the user, and then passes it off to a central server.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


2. Consider the following statements regarding Forests in India:

  1. Reserve forests are the most restricted forests and are constituted by the State Government on any forest land or wasteland which is the property of the Government.
  2. The Union Government is empowered to constitute any land other than reserved forests as protected forests over which the Government has proprietary rights and the power to issue rules regarding the use of such forests.
  3. Village forests are the one in which the State Government may assign to ‘any village community the rights of Government to or over any land which has been constituted a reserved forest’.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Prisons’ is a State subject under the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.
  2. By virtue of Article 72 and 161 of the Constitution of India, the President and Governor can grant pardon, to suspend, remit or commute a sentences passed by the courts.
  3. In remission, the duration of the sentence is reduced, by changing the nature of the sentence.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


4. With respect to the pardoning powers of the President of India the state Governors, consider the following statements:

  1. Both the Governor and the President can pardon sentences inflicted by court-martial. 
  2. The President can pardon the death sentence while the Governor cannot. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. With reference to Ayushman Bharat, consider the following:

  1. It offers a sum insured of 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary care.
  2. The beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat are identified by the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data.
  3. Eligible people can walk into only government hospitals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Which of the following statements is/are correct, with regard to Shakti policy?

  1. Shakti policy is the policy of the Ministry of Jal Shakti to produce electricity from river water.
  2. This scheme is intended to reduce the dependence on imported electricity and promote domestic industry.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


7. In context to the ‘Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) Technology, consider the following:

  1. CCUS involves the development of sorbents that can effectively bind to the CO2 present in flue gas or in atmosphere.
  2. This can provide a wide variety of opportunities to convert the captured CO2 to different value-added products.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements with regard to in-camera court proceedings in India: 

  1. Section 327 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has detailed the types of cases that should be recorded on camera, including inquiries into and trials in rape cases.
  2. As per this section, if the presiding judge or a magistrate thinks fit, she can order at any stage of the proceedings that the public generally, or any particular person, shall not remain present in the courtroom or the court building.
  3. In-camera proceedings are usually conducted at family courts in cases of matrimonial disputes, including judicial separation, divorce proceedings, impotence, and more.

9. Which of the following best defines ‘wet leasing an aircraft’? 



10. Which of the following statements is not true about RBI’s e-rupee? 



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