1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 25(1) of the Constitution guarantees the freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion. 
  2. It is a right that guarantees negative liberty which means that the state shall ensure that there is no interference or obstacle to exercising this freedom.
  3. Like all fundamental rights, the state can restrict the right for grounds of public order, decency, morality, health and other state interests.

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


2. Consider the following statements regarding Secularism:

  1. Western Countries like France practice Negative Secularism and in India follows Positive secularism.
  2. In the West, the State is separate from the functioning of all religious institution and groups, whereas the secularism in India means that the state is neutral to all religious groups but not necessarily separate. 
  3. The distinction between state and religion is clear and set in stone whereas in India there is no clear distinction between the state and religion in India.

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Phishing is the method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites.
  2. Malware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
  3. A spyware can accesses the data usage pattern of the device, gains access to photos and videos as well as other personal information of the user, and then passes it off to a central server.

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


4. ‘Pegasus, recently seen in news refers to



5. The International Court of Justice is: 



6. In the context of India’s preparation for Climate-Smart Agriculture, consider the following statements:  

  1. The ‘Climate-Smart Village’ approach in India is a part of a project led by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), an international research program.
  2. The project of CCAFS is carried out under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) headquartered in France.
  3. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India is one of the CGIAR’s research centres.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


7. Which of the following is/are true about the National Security Council? 

  1. The National Security Council is presided over by the Prime Minister of India.
  2. It has a 3-tier structure.
  3. It is an executive office under the PMO.



8. In context to Helium, consider the following:

  1. Helium is a noble gas and has an open-shell electronic configuration, making it unstable and unreactive.
  2. It has the lowest boiling and melting points of any element and exists only as a gas, except under extreme conditions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to Dengue:

  1. It is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by a virus.
  2. It is transmitted principally by Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  3. Same mosquito can also transmit Chikungunya and Zika virus.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976

  1. An NGO seeking to receive foreign donations under FCRA must open a bank account in a public sector bank.
  2. FCRA registration for NGOs is valid for 7 years and must be renewed within 3 months of the date of expiration.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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