1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Countries must at least have a $20 billion-plus bilateral trade surplus with the US
  2. Foreign currency intervention exceeding 2% of GDP and a global current account surplus exceeding 2% of GDP.

Which of the following US treasury’s criteria for currency monitoring?


2. Which are the country is not under US treasury’s currency monitoring list?



3. With respect to the UIDAI, which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12th July 2016 working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Initially, the UIDAI was set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  3. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


4. Consider the following statements:

Statement 1: Masking an Aadhaar number means replacing the first eight digits with some characters like “xxxx-xxxx” while only the last four digits of the original number are visible.

Statement 2: Aadhaar Identity Authentication ecosystem has provided adequate features for protecting and safeguarding the identity and privacy of the Aadhaar holder.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 


5. In context to the Paris climate agreement, consider the following:

  1. Paris climate agreement replaced the Kyoto Protocol.
  2. It aims to limit global warming to well below 2.5°C compared to pre-industry levels.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following with regard to ‘Statue of Prosperity’:

  1. It is a statue of a chieftain under the Vijayanagar Empire.
  2. Ram Vanji Sutar has designed the statue.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. In context to the ‘Eat Right India movement’, consider the following:

  1. Eat Right India is aligned to the National Health Policy 2017.
  2. Eat Healthy, Eat Safe, and Eat Sustainably are the three main pillars on which “Eat Right India” is based.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. With respect to Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. He was a chieftain under the Hoysala Empire.
  2. He is known as the founder of Bengaluru. After taking permission from the emperor Nripa Kama, he built Bangalore Fort.
  3. He was multilingual and authored Kavirajamarga, a Yakshagana play in Telugu.



9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The IUCN status of Himalayan Grey Langur is Critically Endangered.
  2. Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?


10. In India, which one of the following is responsible for maintaining price stability by controlling inflation? 



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