1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 142 of the Constitution enables apex court to make any order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it.
  2. Being a superior court of record, it is for the Supreme Court to consider whether any matter falls within its jurisdiction or not.

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


2. Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that the lawyers and professionals with 10 years of experience will be eligible for appointment as President and member of the state consumer commission and district forums, which was one of the instances of Judicial Activism. Which of the following statements are correct about judicial activism?

  1. It is the process of law making by judges
  2. It is the practice in the judiciary of protecting individual rights
  3. Judges depart from strict adherence to judicial precedents

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3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Forests absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide that is emitted in various economic activities, keeping a check on global warming.
  2. The forest certification industry has been operating in India for the last 15 years.
  3. Currently, forests in only Uttar Pradesh are certified.

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4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Forest Certification is a mechanism for forest monitoring, tracing and labelling timber, wood and pulp products and non-timber forest products.
  2. Forest Certification is a process through which quality of management from environmental, social and economic perspectives is judged against a series of agreed standards.
  3. Among the two major international standards for sustainable management of forests and forest-based products, the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certifications (PEFC) is more popular and in demand, and also more expensive.

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


5. The term structural transformation, seen in economics, means? 



6. Which of the statements are true?

  1. The Term “Hindu Growth Rate” was coined by C. Rangarajan.
  2. It is used to describe the growth rates of India between 1950s-80s.



7. With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.
  2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
  3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.

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8. Consider the following, with regard to Erythritol:

  1. It is a type of sugar alcohol commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.
  2. It has no calories and does not raise blood sugar levels.
  3. It is also believed to have a lower Glycemic Index (GI) than other sweeteners.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to Seahorse, consider the following:

  1. They are classified as fish, in the genus Hippocampus.
  2. In India, they are primarily found in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  3. They have a unique reproductive habit, where the male gives birth to child.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to Jal Jeevan Mission, consider the following :

  1. It envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
  2. It comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  3. It focuses on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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