1. In the Context to the Southwest Monsoon in India, which of the statement(s) given below is/are not correct?

  1. During the month of June, the sun shines vertically over the Tropic of Cancer and the ITCZ shifts northwards.
  2. The withdrawal process of southwest monsoon typically begins in Arunachal Pradesh from September 17 and fully exits the country by October 15. 
  3. The IMD stated that from 1975-2021, only seven times had the monsoon withdrawn after the October 25th or beyond in which six of them have been since 2000. 

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2. Which of the following factors influence the southwest monsoon in India?

  1. The differential heating and cooling of land and water creates a low pressure on the landmass of India while the seas around experience comparatively high pressure.
  2. The shift of the position of Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in summer, over the Ganga plain.
  3. The presence of the high-pressure area, east of Madagascar, approximately at 20°S over the Indian Ocean.
  4. Tropical Easterly Jet (African Easterly Jet).
  5. El Nino/Southern Oscillation (SO)

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3. Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee, sometimes seen in news is related to


4. With respect to the governance of OTT Platforms, consider the following statements:

  1. India has three-tier grievance redressal mechanism which one will be at the level of each OTT provider. 
  2. The complaints will have to be addressed within 15 days, which on failing the complainant can scale it up to a self-regulatory body collectively established by the OTTs.
  3. An inter-ministerial committee will be at the third level which is equipped itself with overriding powers in the form of oversight mechanism.

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


5. The GEF is a financial mechanism for which of the major international environmental conventions?

  2. UNCBD
  3. Stockholm Convention POPs
  4. UNCCD
  5. The Minamata Convention on Mercury

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6. Arrange the following coal types on the basis of carbon content in decreasing order: 



7. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Bharat Gaurav Scheme? 

  1. It was launched by the Indian Railways to tap the vast tourism potential of India.
  2. These trains will be run by both private players and IRCTC.



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

  1. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat in 1526
  2. Baburnama, an autobiography of Zahiruddhin Muhammad Babur was written in his mother tongue, Chagatai Turkic.
  3. Akbar defeated Rana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati,
  4. Shah Jahan was the first Indian ruler after Ashoka to reach Balkh and Badakhshan.



9. India is a member of which of the following?

  1. Asian Development Bank
  2. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  3. Colombo Plan
  4. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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10. Which of the following statements is the best description of ‘Mission Arikomban’?



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