1. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the ratification of seven chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) to be banned in India. Which of the following were among them?

    1. 1. Chlordecone
    2. 2. Hexabromobiphenyl
    3. 3. Pentachlorobenzene
    4. 4. Hexachlorobenzene
    5. 5. Hexachlorobutadiene

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2. The GEF is a financial mechanism for which of the major international environmental conventions?

    1. 1. UNFCCC
    2. 2. UNCBD
    3. 3. Stockholm Convention POPs
    4. 4. UNCCD
    5. 5. The Minamata Convention on Mercury

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3. Freedom of Speech and Expression is restricted under which of the following Grounds?

    1. 1. Contempt of Court.
    2. 2. Friendly relations with foreign States.
    3. 3. Public order.
    4. 4. Decency and morality.
    5. 5. Defamation.

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4. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Supplementary Grant is granted when a need has arisen during the current financial year for additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the budget for that year.
    2. 2. Supplementary Grant is specified by the Article 115 of the constitution of India, along with Additional and Excess Grants.

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


5. Consider the following statements with regards to Adi Shankaracharya:

    1. 1. He took Samadhi at a young age of 33, at Kedar tirth.
    2. 2. He was a devotee of Shiva.
    3. 3. He propounded the Doctrine of Advaita (Monism) and wrote many commentaries on the Vedic canon (Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita) in Sanskrit.

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6. Consider the following statements about Tashkent Declaration:

    1. 1. It was signed between India and Pakistan following the war of 1971.
    2. 2. The Tashkent Declaration failed to limit any possibility of a future conflict between India and Pakistan.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


7. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. He established the Belur Math.
    2. 2. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose called him the “maker of modern India”.
    3. 3. National Youth Day is celebrated in his Honour.

The above statements describe:


8. Consider the following with regard to‘Agreement on Agriculture’:

    1. 1. It Is aimed to remove trade barriers and to promote transparent market access and integration of global markets.
    2. 2. The subsidies for environmental protection and regional development programmes are included in the Green box.
    3. 3. The measures to support prices, or subsidies directly related to production Quantities are included in the Amber box.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following, with reference to the African Swine Fever:

    1. 1. It Is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that infects and leads to an acute form of hemorrhagic fever in domestic and wild pigs.
    2. 2. It was first detected In Africa in the year 2021.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following:

    1. 1. The Periodic Labour Force Survey is conducted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
    2. 2. Quarterly Employment Survey is conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Which of the above statement/s is/are Incorrect?


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