1. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Anti-dumping duty is imposed in order to counter the negative impact of import subsidies to protect domestic producers.
    2. 2. According to global trade norms, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) regime, a country is allowed to impose tariffs on such dumped products to provide a level-playing field to domestic manufacturers.
    3. 3. The Directorate General of Trade Remedies imposes Anti-Dumping duty in India.

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


2. Which of the statements given below are correct regarding the powers given to the Armed Forces under The Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)?

    1. 1. They have the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area, can use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law.
    2. 2. If Reasonable Suspicion exists, the army can also arrest a person without a warrant; enter or search premises without a warrant; and ban the possession of firearms.
    3. 3. Any person arrested or taken into custody may be handed over to the officer in charge of the nearest police station along with a report detailing the circumstances that led to the arrest.

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3. The area known as ‘Golan Heights’ sometimes appears in the news in the context of the events related to,


4. ‘Two state solution’, sometimes seen in news is related to which of the following countries?


5. Consider the following statements.

    1. 1. Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha have the same rights and privileges as elected members of Rajya Sabha with the right to vote in the election of the President.
    2. 2. The Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha are subjected to disqualification, if they join a political party within six months of being nominated to the House.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?


6. Consider the following pairs regarding India’s Missile System.

    1. 1. Nag: Anti-Tank Guided missile
    2. 2. Akash: Surface to air missile
    3. 3. Astra: New Generation Anti-Radiation Missile
    4. 4. Rudram : Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?


7. Graphene is being termed as wonder material due to various properties it exhibits. It is used in which of the following

    1. 1. Wearable devices like heart-rate monitors
    2. 2. Solar Cells
    3. 3. Touch screens
    4. 4. Biosensors

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8. Movements in the foreign currency assets (FCA) in India occur mainly on account of

    1. 1. Purchase and sale of foreign exchange by the RBI
    2. 2. Income arising out of the deployment of the Foreign Exchange Reserves
    3. 3. External aid receipts of the Central Government
    4. 4. Effects of revaluation of the assets

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9. With respect to financial powers of the Governor, which of the following statements is/are correct:

    1. 1. Money bills can be Introduced in the State Legislature only with his prior Recommendation.
    2. 2. He can make advances out of the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet any unforeseen expenditure.



10. Which of the following statements about the Right to Information Act is/are Incorrect?

    1. 1. The act orders those public authorities have to publish the information to the public on regular intervals voluntarily
    2. 2. If information sought concerns the life or liberty of a person, it shall be supplied within 72 hours.
    3. 3. If information is required from Intelligence Organizations, alleging Corruption or Human Rights violation, these organizations are bound to provide such information



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