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 reference to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), consider the following statements:

  1. GEAC is the country’s biotech regulator, functioning in the Ministry of Environment. 
  2. GEAC is the apex body for approval of activities involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and recombinants in research and industrial production from the environmental angle. 
  3. It is constituted under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. 

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. In context to Himalayan Yak, consider the following:

  1. They are endemic to the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent high-altitude regions.
  2. Their International Union Conservation for Nature (IUCN) status is endangered.
  3. Recently, their population declined by 25%.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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

  1. The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a programme being administered by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  2. This program is a significant step to fulfill the Directive Principles of State Policy.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


7. Consider the following with regard to Hard Corals:

  1. They extract calcium carbonate from seawater.
  2. They are also known as hermatypic corals.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


8. Consider the following statements with regard to India’s stand on the Israel – Palestine issue: 

  1. In 2019, India voted in favour of Israel at the ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) to deny observer status to a Palestinian organisation named Shahed.
  2. In 1947, the United Nations (UN) adopted Resolution 181, known as the Partition Plan, which sought to divide the British Mandate of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
  3. In 2017, India’s PM visited only Israel and not Palestine.

9. Which of the following days is observed as ‘Red Planet Day’? 



10. ‘SARAS 3’, recently seen in the news refers to 



Share Socially