1. An objective of the National Food Security Mission is to increase the production of certain crops through area expansion and productivity enhancement in a sustainable manner in the identified districts of the country. What are those crops?



2. Recently the Union Cabinet gave nod to raise the legal marriage age. With reference to this context consider the following statements: 

  1. The age of marriage should be increased to 21 years for both men and women. 
  2. This decision is based on the recommendation of a panel led by Ms. Mamata Banerjee. 
  3. The recommendation is based on the rationale of population control. 

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Statement 1: Fortifying rice involves grinding broken rice into powder, mixing it with nutrients, and then shaping it into rice-like kernels using an extrusion process.
  2. Statement 2: Rice fortification is needed as regular milled rice is low in micronutrients and serves primarily as a source of carbohydrate only.

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


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The central government has the ownership over all offshore minerals.
  2. The entry at serial No. 23 of List II (State List) to the Constitution of India mandates the state government to own the minerals located within their boundaries,
  3. The entry at serial No. 54 of List I (Central List) mandates the central government to own the minerals within the exclusive economic zone of India (EEZ).

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


5. With regard to Indian Livestock Sector, consider the following:

  1. In the last six years, livestock sector grew by around 7.5% in India.
  2. Recently, ICAR has registered Kathani cattle of Maharashtra as a new breed of livestock species.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?



  • Consider the following statements about Government Securities:
  1. G-Secs are issued only by State Governments.
  2. G-Secs are short-term securities with an original maturity of one year or more.
  3. G-Secs carry no risk of default and are called risk-free gilt-edged instruments.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


7. Consider the following with regard to ‘Anti-Defection’:

  1. The Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, also known as the Anti-Defection Law, was added by the 91st Constitutional Amendment Act, 2003.
  2. Disqualification on ground of defection, the decision of speaker/chairman is final and not subject to judicial review.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?


8. Which of the statements are true regarding organ donation in India?

  1. People above 65 years of age are not allowed to register themselves as organ recipients.
  2. The recipients need to register themselves in their state of domicile.



9. Which of the statements is/are true? 

  1. India has a target to install 500 GW of electricity capacity from non-fossil by 2030.
  2. Under the National Solar Mission, India was to install 100 GW of Solar Power by 2022.
  3. The PM KUSUM Scheme aims to reduce power subsidies to the agricultural sector.



10. Why are dewdrops not formed on a cloudy night?


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