1. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Same-sex marriage is the practice of marriage between two men or between two women.
  2. Same-sex marriage has been regulated through law, religion, and custom in most countries of the world.
  3. As of 2022, marriage between same-sex couples is legally performed and recognized in more than 30 countries.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Microplastics are defined as synthetic solid particles sized ranging from 1 micrometre to 5 millimetres (mm), which are soluble in water.
  2. They are particularly harmful to the oceans as they don’t readily break down into harmless molecules and adversely affect the health of marine organisms, which mistake plastic for food.

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


3. Consider the following statements on Plastic waste Management Rules:

  1. The rules mandate the responsibilities of local bodies, gram panchayats, waste generators, retailers, and street vendors to manage plastic waste.
  2. The rules cast EPR on producers, importers, and brand-owners. 
  3. Extended Producer Responsibility shall be applicable to both pre-consumer and post-consumer plastic packaging waste.

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


4. What are the constitutional provisions regarding the Environment Protection Act?

  1. The EPA Act was enacted under Article 253 of the Indian Constitution which provides for the enactment of legislation for giving effect to international agreements.
  2. Article 48A of the Constitution specifies that the State shall endeavour to protect and improve the environment and to safeguard the forests and wildlife of the country.
  3. Article 51A further provides that every citizen shall protect the environment.

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5. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Godavari River?

  1. The Godavari river is the largest river system of Peninsular India. 
  2. The River rises in the Sahyadris, near Trimbakeshwar in the Nashik district of Maharashtra.
  3. Purna, Pranahita, and Indravati are the Right bank Tributaries of Godavari.



6. In which one of the following locations is the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project to be built? 



7. With respect to Kala-azar, which of the following statements is/are incorrect?

  1. It is caused by protozoan parasites which are transmitted by the bite of infected female phlebotomine sandflies.
  2. In India, Leishmania donovani is the only parasite that causes this disease.
  3. There are no vaccines available for preventing kala-azar.



8. Which of the following statements With regard to 38th parallel line is/are correct?

  1. The 38th parallel is a line of latitude that forms part of the border between North Korea and South Korea.
  2. The 38th parallel was established as part of the Yalta Conference.

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9. With regard to  Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2023, consider the following:

  1. FTP 2023 aims at process re-engineering and automation to facilitate ease of doing business for exporters.
  2. The government intends to encourage the use of the foreign currency in cross-border trade.
  3. The government aims to increase India’s overall exports to USD 2 trillion by 2030, with equal contributions from the merchandise and services sectors.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), consider the following:

  1. CPTPP aims to impose tariffs on trading of goods and services among the member countries.
  2. India is a member of CPTPP.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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