1. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. The National Water Development Agency is responsible for the formulation of proposals of the linking of rivers.
    2. 2. NWDA was tasked to prepare feasibility reports and give concrete shape to Peninsular Rivers Development Component of National Perspective.
    3. 3. The task of Himalayan Rivers Development Component of National Perspectives is done by the National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA).

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


2. Consider the following pairs:

              River                                 Disputed states

    1. 1. Narmada              –      Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
    2. 2. Krishna                  –      Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
    3. 3. Vamsadhara      –      Chhattisgarh, Odisha
    4. 4. Cauvery                –      Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Which of the pairs given above are correct?


3. Consider the following statements regarding Electoral Bonds scheme:

    1. 1. It is an anonymous bearer banking instrument that can be purchased by individual or entity incorporated in India only.
    2. 2. It can be used for making donations to only those registered political parties which have secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the last assembly election.
    3. 3. The information furnished by the buyer is treated confidential by the authorized bank- State Bank of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. This state is mainly a mountainous region, the main pattern of agriculture followed is Jhum or Shifting cultivation.

More than 90 per cent of the total geographical area is covered with forest which is the highest in the country. Dampa tiger reserve is located here.

Which of the following state is referred to in the above passage?


5. Consider the following statements with regards to Alternate Minimum Tax:

    1. 1. It was introduced in 1988 for the first time to bring zero tax companies into the ambit of tax.
    2. 2. Companies are taxed at 15% under this regime.
    3. 3. It is not applicable to Foreign Companies Operating in India.

Choose the correct code:


6. Consider the following statements with regards to Cess & Surcharge:

    1. 1. The Central Government levies both Cess and surcharge.
    2. 2. Both are collected and taken into the Consolidated Fund of India.
    3. 3. State Governments cannot share any of these.

Choose the correct code:


7. Rajya Sabha has equal powers with Lok Sabha in


8. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

    1. 1. It is an office within the Ministry of Defence.
    2. 2. It collects, analyse and disseminate information on cyber incidents.
    3. 3. It strengthens security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


9. Consider the following statements regarding e-kuber.

    1. 1. It is the core banking solution of the RBI that gives high degree of access to commercial banks to their current account with the RBI.
    2. 2. It is used to conduct exercises like auctioning of government securities.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


10. Consider the following, with regard to International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

    1. 1. It is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
    2. 2. It is part of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
    3. 3. The covenant commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals including rights to due process and a fair trial.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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