1. With reference to powers of the Governor, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. Governor has the discretionary powers to invite the leader of the largest party/alliance, post-election, to form the government.
  2. The Governors report on the breakdown of the constitutional machinery is beyond the judicial review of the judiciary.
  3. There is no fixed term for governor’s office, but he/she can be terminated if the acts are upheld by courts as unconstitutional and malafide.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. No criminal proceedings can be started or continued against the President, or the Governor of a State, in any court during his term of office.
  2. Civil proceedings against a Governor or President against things done by him in his personal capacity can be done only with a prior 2 months’ notice. 

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. E-Waste is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded electronic appliances.
  2. In India prior to 2011, e-waste was covered under the Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) Rules.
  3. E-waste contains several toxic additives or hazardous substances such as mercury, brominated flame retardants (BFR), CFCs and HCFCs.

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


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Originally the Basel Convention did not mention e-waste but later it addressed the issues of e-waste in 2006 (COP8).
  2. Rotterdam Convention, 2004 was adopted at COP9 of the Basel Convention which aimed at creating innovative solutions for the environmentally sound management of electronic wastes.
  3. Nairobi Declaration seeks to promote exchange of information among Parties over a range of potentially hazardous that may be exported or imported.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?


5. How many of the following statements is/are true regarding Sickle Cell Disease? 

  1. The Government plans to bring a mission to eliminate the disease in India by 2047.
  2. It is covered under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana.
  3. It is a hereditary genetic disease.



6. Which of these statements are true about the Agnipath Scheme?  

  1. It will recruit youth between the ages of 18-25 years every year.
  2. 75% of the recruited youth will serve only for 4 years.



7. Which of the following is/are true? 

  1. Inelastic products are those whose demand or supply changes rapidly with their price.
  2. The supply of perishable goods is inelastic.
  3. The demand for food commodities is inelastic.



8. In context to the Olive ridley, consider the following:

  1. They are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.
  2. They are best known for their unique mass nesting called Arribada.
  3. They are found in warm waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following, with regard to Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA)

  1. A telescope that studies celestial objects at millimetre and submillimetre wavelengths.
  2. A project funded solely by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to Hummingbird

  1. It is native to American continent.
  2. India’s Sunbirds can be likened to these birds.
  3. Aztecs referred to them as Huitzilin or ‘A ray of sun’.

Which of the statements give above is/are correct?


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