1. With respect to the UIDAI, which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12th July 2016 working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Initially, the UIDAI was set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  3. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


2. Consider the following pairs:

Name of the Port    Country

  1. Sitwe Port               Myanmar
  2. Chabahar Port        Iran
  3. Gwadar Port           –      Pakistan
  4. Hambantota Port   –      Sri Lanka

Which of the pairs given above are correct?


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Statement 1: Aadhaar authentication is a process that verifies the identity of an individual using their Aadhaar number. 
  2. Statement 2: It is mainly used for availing government services and schemes.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 


4. With reference to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), consider the following statements:

  1. The CPEC is the flagship project of the multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
  2. CPEC eventually aims at linking the city of Gwadar in South Western Pakistan to China’s North Western region Xian through a vast network of highways and railways.
  3. The proposed project will be financed by heavily-subsidised loans, that will be disbursed to the Government of Pakistan by Chinese banks.

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


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

  1. The Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Program is an initiative that was launched after the Kargil War.
  2. Exo-atmospheric interception means the missile fired by Indian testing agencies had destroyed the incoming enemy ballistic missile within the Earth’s atmosphere.



6. Consider the following statements with respect to Small Savings Schemes:

  1. Small savings instruments are managed by the central government to encourage citizens to save regularly, irrespective of their age.
  2. They not only provide returns that are usually higher than bank fixed deposits. 
  3. Interest rates are reviewed annually by the Government for these schemes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. With respect to National Investigation Agency (NIA), which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. The agency is empowered to deal with the investigation of terror-related crimes across states without special permission from the states.
  2. Besides terrorism cases, it is now empowered to probe crimes involving human trafficking, counterfeit currency, sale of prohibited arms.
  3. A Special Court constituted under the National Investigation Agency Act, shall be presided over by a judge to be appointed by the Central Government on the recommendation of the Chief Justice of India. 



8. Consider the following with regard to Small Island Developing Nations

  1. They were recognized as a distinct group of developing countries at the UN Conference on Environment and Development.
  2. They are located only in the Pacific Ocean.

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9. In context to the Jagjivan Ram, consider the following:

  1. He was instrumental in the foundation of the All-India Depressed Classes League.
  2. His memorial at his cremation place is named Samta Sthal (Place of Equality).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the UN Economic Social Council (ECOSOC), consider the following:

  1. Its members are elected by the UN General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.
  2. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) works under the ECOSOC.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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