1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Net-zero, which is also referred to as carbon-neutrality, means that a country would bring down its emissions to zero.
  2. India, the world’s third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, after the US and China, is the only major player holding out of carbon Neutrality.

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


2. Consider the following statements regarding the Green Crackers:

  1. Green crackers do not contain harmful chemicals that would cause air pollution. 
  2.  Safe Water Releaser (SWAS), Safe Thermite Cracker (STAR) and Safe Minimal Aluminium (SAFAL) are some of the Green Crackers.
  3. They have the unique property of releasing water vapor and/or air as the dust suppressant and diluent for gaseous emissions but have less matching performance in sound with conventional crackers.

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


3. Consider the following statements regarding Secularism:

  1. Western Countries like France practice Negative Secularism and in India follows Positive secularism.
  2. In the West, the State is separate from the functioning of all religious institution and groups, whereas the secularism in India means that the state is neutral to all religious groups but not necessarily separate. 
  3. The distinction between state and religion is clear and set in stone whereas in India there is no clear distinction between the state and religion in India.

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


4. With respect to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which of the following statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.
  2. All 193 Member States of the UN are represented in the General Assembly, making it the only UN body with universal representation.
  3. The President of the General Assembly is elected each year by assembly to serve a two-year term of office.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


5. In context to the Vostro account, consider the following:

  1. It is an account that a domestic bank holds for a foreign bank in the domestic bank’s currency.
  2. The Indian government has allowed the opening of special Vostro accounts in two Indian Banks UCO Bank and IndusInd Bank.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following statements regarding Press Council of India (PCI):

  1. Its foundation day is celebrated as National Press Day.
  2. It is an executive body to maintaining and improving the standards of newspapers and the news agencies in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Consider the following:

  1. India has promised to cut its emissions to net zero by 2070.
  2. India aspires to maximize the use of electric vehicles, ethanol blending to reach 20% by 2025.

Which of the statements above is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements about the Ministerial Conference on Countering Financing of Terrorism. 

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India would be organising this Conference.
  2. This is the first such conference to be held at the ministerial level to combat terror financing.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 


9. Which of the following statements are correct with respect to India’s foreign trade’s general trends in the recent past?

  1. In the merchandise segment, India imports more than it exports in terms of value.
  2. In the services segment, India exports more than it imports in terms of value.
  3. Generally, the trade surplus from the services segment is able to cover the trade deficit in the merchandise segment to result in a net trade surplus for India.

10. Consider the following statements about Climate Change Performance Index CCPI). 

  1. It is published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  2. The Index is assessed based on four factors – Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy Adoption, Energy Use and Climate Policy.
  3. The latest CCPI for 2023 ranks India eighth among the assessed countries.
  4. The first position in the CCPI, 2023 is occupied by the USA.

Which of the above statements are correct? 


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