1. With respect to the suspension of Internet services, which of the following statements are correct?

  1. According to the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services [Public Emergency or Public Service] Rules, 2017 only the Home Secretary of the country and a secretary of a state’s home department can pass such an order.
  2. It also states that any such order should be taken up by a review committee within five days.
  3. Before 2017, Internet suspension orders were issued under section 144 of the CrPC.

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


2. Meghalaya is bordered by which of the following states?



3. With respect to differences between Section 144 and Curfew, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. Section 144 prohibits gathering of four or more people in the concerned area, while during curfew people are instructed to stay indoors for a particular period of time. 
  2. Section 144 also empowers the authorities to block the internet access while Markets, schools, colleges and offices remain closed under the curfew and only essential services are allowed to run on prior notice.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


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

  1. The article states that ‘The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”
  2. It is one of the Economic Social Principle of DPSP in Part IV of the Indian Constitution.
  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?


5. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? 

Biodiversity State

Heritage Sites                    

  1. Nallur Tamarind Andhra Pradesh
  2. Grove                       
  3. Ambaragudda     Karnataka
  4. Ameenpur Lake Uttar Pradesh
  5. Arittapatti        Tamil Nadu

6. Which of the following statements best describes ‘Project Unnati’:



7. Consider the following statements with regards to the Nuclear non-proliferation treaty: 

  1. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States.
  2. Safeguards are used to verify compliance with the Treaty through inspections conducted by the IAEA.
  3. More countries have ratified the NPT than any other arms limitation and disarmament agreement.

8. Consider the following with regard to RBI Integrated Ombudsman Scheme:

  1. It had been launched to improve the grievance redressal process of banking services.
  2. The Scheme defines ‘deficiency in service’ as the ground for filing a complaint against the bank.
  3. The processing centre for this scheme has been set up in Chandigarh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with referance to ‘MAARG Portal’:

  1. It is the National Mentorship Platform by Start-up India to help and guide new start-ups grow and flourish.
  2. This portal is being operationalized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to Gilt Funds.

  1. Gilt Funds are mutual funds that invest only in government securities.
  2. These funds are invested only for short duration, say less than 91 days.
  3. These are impacted by interest rate movements.

Which of the above statement sis/are correct?


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