1. Consider the following statements regarding the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT):

    1. 1. It is a quasi-judicial body constituted under the Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013.
    2. 2. The President, chairperson and Judicial Members of the Appellate Tribunal are appointed after consultation with the President of India.
    3. 3. It can only hear and dispose appeals against any orders passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Which of the statement(s) given below is/are not correct?


2. The Living Root Bridges are the aerial bridges that are built by weaving and manipulating the roots of the Indian rubber tree. They are prominently found in which of the following state?


3. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Article 44 of the Indian Constitution’:

    1. 1. The article states that ‘The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”.
    2. 2. It is one of the Economic Social Principle of DPSP in Part IV of the Indian Constitution.
    3. 3. Although the Indian constitution was compiled by Dr. BR Ambedkar, it was Pandit Nehru who introduced Article 44 to the constitution which sought to establish India’s status as a secular state.

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


4. Recently the Union Cabinet gave nod to raise the legal marriage age. With reference to this context consider the following statements:

    1. 1. The age of marriage should be increased to 21 years for both men and women.
    2. 2. This decision is based on the recommendation of a panel led by Ms. Mamata Banerjee.
    3. 3. The recommendation is based on the rationale of population control.

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


5. With reference to Application Programming Interface (API), which of the following statements is/are correct?

    1. 1. Open source APIs are publicly available to consumers as well as software developers.
    2. 2. Every web service is an API.
    3. 3. APIs are protocol agnostic; can use any protocols or design styles.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


6. Consider the following, with regard toancientt Historical Period:

    1. 1. It is the first metal age of India.
    2. 2. Wheel made pottery mostly of red and orange colour was prevalent.
    3. 3. Inamgaon and Eran are important sites.

Select the correct


7. Which of the following conventions/protocol that mandates the sharing of benefits derived from the use of genetic resources covered by the CBD is?


8. Consider the following statements with regards to the India–Central Asia dialogue:

    1. 1. India-Central Asia Dialogue is a ministerial-level dialogue between India and the Central Asian countries namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
    2. 2. The first India-Central Asia Dialogue was held in Samarkand, Republic of Uzbekistan.
    3. 3. All the countries participating in the dialogue are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Choose the Correct statements:


9. Nord Stream 2 pipeline, recently seen in the news, connects which of the following nations?


10. Which one of the following is not a subindex of the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’?


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