1. With respect to the UIDAI, which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12th July 2016 working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Initially, the UIDAI was set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  3. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 empowers the EC to recognise political parties and allot symbols.
  2. The Supreme Court is also the only authority to decide issues on a dispute or a merger of political parties.
  3. As per the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Amendment) Order, 2017, there are eight national parties and 64 state parties across the country have reserved symbols.

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Statement 1: Masking an Aadhaar number means replacing the first eight digits with some characters like “xxxx-xxxx” while only the last four digits of the original number are visible.
  2. Statement 2: Aadhaar Identity Authentication ecosystem has provided adequate features for protecting and safeguarding the identity and privacy of the Aadhaar holder.

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


4. Right to vote and to be elected in India is a



5. With respect to Capital punishment, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. The constitutional validity of the death sentence itself had been upheld by the SC in K.M. Nanavati v. the State of Maharashtra (1961).
  2. The Law Commission had suggested that the mode of execution should be left to the discretion of the judge, who should hear the convict on the question before passing an order.



6. Consider the following statements with respect to Special Drawing Rights (SDR): 

  1. After the US dollar, Renminbi has the largest weightage in determining the value of SDR.
  2. SDRs can be held and used by Individuals, private entities, member countries, the IMF, and certain designated official entities called “prescribed holders”.
  3. The IMF reviews the SDR basket every five years, or earlier if warranted, to ensure that it reflects the relative importance of currencies in the world’s trading and financial systems.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries?



8. In context to Earth Hour, consider the following:

  1. Earth Hour is an annual event that encourages people to turn off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.
  2. The theme for 2023 earth hour is invest in our planet
  3. The government of India offers incentives to businesses and organizations that participate in Earth Hour by reducing their energy consumption

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to biotransformation technology, consider the following:

  1. Biotransformation is the process of using biological organisms to transform and break down pollutants into less harmful compounds.
  2. The plastic produced through Biotransformation technology feels like conventional plastic.
  3. Biotransformation technology has no negative impact on the environment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the Indian Farmers and Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO), consider the following:

  1. It is one of India’s biggest cooperative societies which is partly owned by Indian Cooperatives and the government.
  2. Nano urea liquid was developed by IFFCO to replace conventional urea and reduce its requirement by 50%.

Which of the statements given is/are correct?


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