1. Consider the following, with regard to Chaudhary Charan Singh:

    1. 1. Kisan Diwas is observed to celebrate his birth anniversary.
    2. 2. He is also referred to as ‘Champion of India’s Peasants’.
    3. 3. He took a leading part in formulation and finalisation of the Debt Redemption Bill 1939.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Consider the following:

    1. 1. Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a centrally sponsored scheme.
    2. 2. LaQshya programme intended to improve the quality of care in the labor rooms.
    3. 3. The Poshan Abhiyaan aims to achieve improvement in the nutritional status of Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


3. Consider the following, with reference to Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD):

    1. 1. It is customs duty on goods that have received Government subsidies in the Originating or Exporting Country.
    2. 2. The use of anti-dumping measures as an instrument of fair competition is permitted by the World Trade Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. Which of the following are responsible for the release of the India’s Annual Health Index?

    1. 1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    2. 2. NITI Aayog.
    3. 3. World Bank.
    4. 4. WHO
    5. 5. UNDP

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


5. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Total fertility rate (TFR) indicates the average number of children expected to be born to a woman during her reproductive span of 15-45 years.
    2. 2. India’s TFR is declining and it is now 2.2 per woman, nearing the replacement rate of 2.1.
    3. 3. The replacement level is the number of children needed to replace the parents, after accounting for fatalities, skewed sex ratio, infant mortality, etc.

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


6. In the Context to the J&K Development Act of the J&K, what are the newly introduced laws?

    1. 1. Under a new provision, an Army officer not below the rank of Corps Commander can declare an area as “Strategic Area” within a local area, only for direct operational and training requirements of the armed forces.
    2. 2. Under the ‘transfer of land for the purpose of promotion of healthcare or education’, the government may now allow transfer of land in favour of a person or an institution for the purpose of promotion of healthcare or senior secondary or higher or specialized education in J&K.
    3. 3. No land used for agriculture purposes shall be used for any non-agricultural purposes except with the permission of the district collector.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


7. When a person is refused to renew FCRA registration for his NGO by unlawful means, he is protected under which of the following Fundamental Right?


8. Which of the following statements with regards to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is not correct?


9. Who amongst the following decides on the Election schedule for the state Assembly Elections?


10. Consider the following statements with respect to Chilika Lake:

    1. 1. It is the largest coastal lagoon in the world
    2. 2. It was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention
    3. 3. It is the largest wintering ground for birds in the Indian subcontinent

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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