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



2. Israel is bordered by which of the following sea(s)?

  1. Mediterranean Sea
  2. Red Sea
  3. Sea of Galilee
  4. Dead Sea

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. With respect to the Defamation Cases, consider the following statements:

  1. Civil defamation has been specifically defined as an offence under section 499 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
  2. Criminal defamation does not rely on statutes to define wrongs but takes from ever-increasing body of case laws to define what would constitute a wrong.
  3. Section 500 of IPC reads, “Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”

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


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Posting on social media is a fundamental right applicable to all citizens, including government employees.
  2. Freedom of speech and expression is recognized as a fundamental right in whatever medium it is exercised under the Constitution of India and it cannot be abrogated under any circumstances.

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


5. Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian Star Tortoise: 

  1. They are protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act.
  2. They are abundantly found in the running waters in the hills of North-eastern India.
  3. They are classified as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?


6. He initiated the principles of Khalsa or the Five ‘K’s. He fought against the Mughals in the battle of Muktsar. He wrote the Zafarnama. The Sikh guru being talked about is: 



7. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Boha geoglyphs can be found in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
  2. The largest geoglyph in India is at Kasheli in Maharashtra.
  3. Konkan geoglyphs are a part of UNESCO’s tentative world heritage list.

How many of the given statements are correct?


8. Consider the following with regard to “Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India”:

  1. CAG is appointed for a period of five years or upto the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  2. The administrative expenses of the office of the CAG are charged upon the Consolidated Fund of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to H9N2 virus:

  1. Serum Institute of India has developed inactivated low pathogenic H9N2 Vaccine.
  2. H9N2 is a subtype of influenza B virus.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to ‘Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)’:

  1. Potable Tap Water to Japanese Encephalitis (JE)-Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) Affected Districts is given priority under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
  2. The National Centre for Drinking Water, Sanitation, and Quality will look over the technical requirements for JJM through National WASH Experts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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