1. In the Context to the Heatwaves, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. A region is considered to be under the grip of a heatwave if the maximum temperature reaches at least 30 degrees Celsius or more in the plains and at least 40 degrees Celsius or more in hilly regions.
  2. A severe heatwave is declared when the recorded maximum temperature of a locality departure from normal is over 6.4 degrees Celsius.

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2. Which of the following factors influence the forestfires?

  1. Global increase in average temperatures.
  2. Global increases in the frequency, intensity and extent of heatwaves.
  3. Regional increases in the frequency, duration and intensity of droughts.

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3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Prevention of Money Laundering Act was enacted in 2002 and it came into force in 2005, to curb money laundering and to provide for seizure of property derived from money-laundering.
  2. In case of Dispute redressal, the adjudicating authority is appointed by the central government which decides whether the property attached or seized is involved in money laundering.
  3. The Adjudicating Authority shall not be bound by the procedure laid down by the Code of Civil Procedure,1908, but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to the other provisions of PMLA.

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


4. With reference to “Blockchain Technology” consider the following statements:

  1. It is a public ledger that everyone can inspect, but which no single user controls.
  2. The structure and design of blockchain is such that all the data in it are about cryptocurrency only.
  3. Applications that depend on basic features of blockchain can be developed without anybody’s permission.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. What is “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)”, sometimes seen in the news? 



6. With reference to “Cryptocurrency” consider the following statements:

  1. A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange wherein individual coin ownership records are stored in a ledger existing in a form of a computerized database.
  2. It uses strong cryptography to secure transaction records, to control the creation of additional coins, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership. 
  3. Cryptocurrencies typically use decentralized control as opposed to centralized digital currency and central banking systems.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Consider the following statements with regard to the Armed Forces tribunal: 

  1. It was established in 2008 under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007.
  2. Each Bench comprises a Judicial Member and an Administrative Member.
  3. Paramilitary forces including the Assam Rifles and Coast Guard are outside the tribunal’s purview.

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8. Which Amendment was a consequence of the Indian intervention in Sri Lanka? 



9. How many of the statements is/are true? 

  1. India has the 4th highest renewable energy installed capacity in the world.
  2. India has committed to achieving zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  3. India updated its INDCs in 2022.
  4. The LIFE (Lifestyle for Environment) campaign was proposed by India during COP 26.



10. Which of the following statements are not correct about the Border Roads Organisation?

  1. It works under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  2. It constructs the roads in friendly neighbourhood countries on India’s behalf.
  3. It assists in the post-disaster reconstruction of roads in India.



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