1. Meghalaya is bordered by which of the following state?



2. Hahim, Langpih, Borduar are some of the places recently seen in news. They are



3. With respect to the Delimitation Commission, which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. Delimitation Commission is a temporary body constituted only after every census.
  2. Delimitation will be done to the UT of Jammu & Kashmir as per the rules of the J&K Representation of the People Act 1957.
  3. These bodies are so powerful that its orders have the force of law and they cannot be challenged before any court.

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4. Which of the Indian states/UTs share international border with China?

  1. Sikkim
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Jammu & Kashmir
  5. Ladakh

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5. In context to Binturong, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following:

  1. It is the State bird of Nagaland.
  2. It is a catlike omnivore of the civet family found in dense forests of Southeast Asia.
  3. Presently, it is listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following statements regarding Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

  1. CBDCs are a digital form of paper currency and like cryptocurrencies, they work on a decentralised network.
  2. It is the same as a fiat currency and is exchangeable one-to-one with the fiat currency.
  3. CBDC can be transacted using wallets backed by blockchain.
  4. Bahamas is the first economy to launch its nationwide CBDC named Sand Dollar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Zombie Viruses remain infectious despite spending many millennia trapped in the frozen ground.
  2. The zombie virus cannot transmit diseases to humans.

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8. Consider the following statements with regard to GVA (Gross Value Added):

  1. While GVA gives a picture of the state of economic activity from the producers’ side or supply side, the GDP gives the picture from the consumers’ side or demand perspective.
  2. GVA is defined as the value of output minus the value of intermediate consumption.
  3. GVA is as susceptible to vulnerabilities from the use of inappropriate or flawed methodologies as any other measure.

9. Consider the following statements with regard to the Great Indian Bustard (GIB): 

  1. The Great Indian Bustard is the State bird of Rajasthan.
  2. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List (IUCN) status of GIB is Critically Endangered.
  3. It is kept under the species recovery programme under the Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

10. Consider the following statements with regard to the GM crops in India: 

  1. Bt cotton, the only GM crop that is allowed in India, has two alien genes from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) that allow the crop to develop a protein toxic to the common pest pink bollworm.
  2. In India, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is the apex body that allows for the commercial release of GM crops.
  3. Since the introduction of Bt. Cotton in India in 2002-03, the area under its cultivation has hardly increased.

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