1. Consider the following pairs:

       Missiles                 Characteristics

  1. 1. Brahmos   Supersonic Cruise Missile
  2. 2. Akash         Anti-Tank Missile.
  3. 3. Nag              Surface-to-air missile

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Which of the following is/are not correct regarding the allotment of symbols for the Political Parties?

    1. 1. A party/candidate has to provide a list of three symbols from the Election Commission’s (EC) Free Symbols list at the time of Filing Nomination Papers and one among them is Allotted on first come first Serve Basis.
    2. 2. When a recognised political party splits, the Election Commission takes the decision on Assigning the Symbol.
    3. 3. The Constitution of India empowers the EC to recognise political parties and allot symbols.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Recently, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last effort to save his life, in Maryland hospital in USA. This type of transplantation is called as


4. With respect to the BrahMos Missile, consider the following statements:

    1. 1. It is a two-stage missile with a solid propellant booster as the first stage and liquid ramjet as the second stage.
    2. 2. It operates on the “Fire and Forgets” principle.
    3. 3. Brahmos is one of the fastest cruise missile currently operationally deployed with speed of Mach 2.8, which is 3 times more than the speed of sound.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. The Economic cost of food grains to the Food Corporation of India is Minimum Support Price and bonus (if any) paid to the farmers Plus


6. Which of these statements is/are correct with regards to Tuberculosis?

    1. 1. TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, belonging to the Mycobacteriaceae family consisting of about 200 Members.
    2. 2. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is presently the sole vaccine available for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (TB).
    3. 3. BCG works well in some geographic locations and not so well in others. Generally, the Farther a country is from the equator, the higher the Efficiency.

Which of these statements is/are correct?


7. Which of the following statements is not true about India’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant?


8. Consider the following :

    1. 1. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) gives the status of developing and developed country to its members on the basis of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita in current USD of the previous year.
    2. 2. The developing countries get automatic benefit from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?


9. ‘Gateway to Hell’, sometimes seen in the news, is located in which of the following countries?


10. Consider the following, with regard to Gobind Singh one of the ten Sikh Gurus:

    1. 1. He was the third guru of sikhs.
    2. 2. The introduction of the turban to cover hair is brought by him
    3. 3. He founded the principles of Khalsa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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