1. Which of the following statement(s) regarding Special Marriage Act 1954 is/are not correct? 

  1. It was created to validate and register interreligious and inter-caste marriages for Indians living only in India and not in abroad. 
  2. People of the same faith can also marry under this act. 
  3. The act validates the marriage between two consenting adults belonging to different faiths, and there is strict punishment for those who forcibly convert the other partner just for the sake of marriage. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


2. Consider the following regarding Interfaith Marriages:

  1. Unlike regular marriages, both the bridegroom and the bride must be at least 21 years of age at the time of marriage.
  2. At the time of their marriage, both parties must be monogamous.

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


3. Recently, a volcano erupted in the Island of Tonga, which triggered Tsunami waves around ocean. Tonga is situated in which of the following seas?



4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Ring of Fire is the result from subduction of oceanic tectonic plates beneath lighter continental plates. 
  2. The area where these tectonic plates seperates is called a subduction zone.
  3. The Ring of Fire is a Pacific region home to over 450 volcanoes, including three of the world’s four most active volcanoes – Mount St. Helens in the USA, Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.

Which of the statement given above is not correct?


5. In context to National Clean Energy Fund, consider the following:

  1. It is funded through a carbon tax on the use of coal by industries.
  2. It is governed by an Inter-Ministerial Group with the Home Secretary as the Chairman.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following with regard to Geographical Indication (GI) tag:

  1. It is an indication used to identify goods having special characteristics
  2. It is governed and directed by the laws made up by Indian parliament.
  3. The validity period of GI tag is for 5 years only and can’t be renewed.
  4. It helps in promoting the exports of the product.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Consider the following with regard to United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

  1. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is a subsidiary body of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA).
  2. Its mandate is to promote the progressive harmonization and unification of international trade law.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Great Knot’ recently seen in news: 

  1. It is a small wader and smallest of the calidrid species.
  2. It is classified as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red-List.
  3. It is an international migratory bird that travels vast distances between the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere.

How many of the given statements is/are correct?


9. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements: 

  1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.
  2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Which of the given statements best describes the ‘SVASTIK’ initiative recently seen in the news?


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