1. With reference to the ‘National Mission for a Green India (GIM)’, consider the following statements:

  1. GIM is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change.
  2. It aims at protecting, restoring and enhancing India’s forest cover and responding to climate change.
  3. The target under the Mission is 10 million hectares (Mha) on forest and non-forest lands for increasing the forest/tree cover and to improve the quality of existing forest.

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


2. Consider the following with regard to Programme of Action (POA) of the International Conference on Population and Development.

  1. The Programme of Action (POA) of the International Conference on Population and Development focuses on meeting the needs of individual women and men, rather than on achieving demographic targets.
  2. It Is against coercion in family planning.
  3. India is a signatory to the Programme of Action (POA).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


3. With reference to the Indra Sawhney case, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. The Court rejected the additional reservation of 10% for poorer sections of higher castes, but it upheld the constitutional validity of 27% reservation for the OBCs with certain conditions.
  2. No reservation in promotions; reservation should be confined to initial appointments only.
  3. The carry forward rule in case of unfilled vacancies should not violate 50% rule.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


4. Consider the following with regard to Distributed ledger technology (DLT).

  1. It is a digital system for recording the transaction of assets in which the details are recorded in multiple places at the same time.
  2. Blockchain technologyis a specific kind of Distributed ledger technology.
  3. Unlike traditional databases, distributed ledgers have a central data store or administration functionality.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Tree cover refers to the total area of land that is covered by trees, regardless of whether or not the trees are part of a forest ecosystem.
  2. Forest cover, on the other hand, refers specifically to the area of land that is covered by a forest ecosystem, which is defined as an area with a tree canopy density of more than 10% and an area of more than 1 hectares.
  3. All tree cover is forest cover, but not all forest cover is tree cover.

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


6. Consider the following regarding the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act:

  1. The Mandal Commission, set up in 1953, was the first to identify backward classes other than the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) at the national level.
  2. The Kalelkar Commission Report, 1980 estimated the OBC population at 52% and classified 1,257 communities as backward.
  3. It recommended increasing the existing quotas, which were only for SC/ST, from 22.5% to 49.5% to include the OBCs.

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


7. Consider the following.

  1. In both the Houses of Parliament, elected members enjoy the right to seek information from various ministries and departments in the form of starred questions and unstarred questions.
  2. The admissibility of questions in Rajya Sabha is governed by Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States.
  3. The questions in both the Houses of Parliament cannot be disallowed and is usually passed on to the next session of the Parliament if it cannot be taken up in the ongoing session.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


8. Which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. Pashmina shawls gained much prominence in the days of the Mughal Empire as objects of rank and nobility.
  2. There are two breeds of pashmina goats in India, Chegu and Changthangi.
  3. Kashmir Pashmina has been accorded a GI tag.



9. The Petrapole-Benapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) will serve to foster greater economic integration and connectivity between India and  



10. With respect to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?  

  1. The offences under the act are cognizable and bailable.
  2. Child marriages are automatically invalid
  3. The Court of Judicial Magistrate of first class or Metropolitan Magistrate can take suo motu cognizance on the basis of any reliable information



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