1. With respect to the River Board Act, consider the following statements:

    1. 1. The river board act provides for the Establishment of river boards for the Cleaning and Rejuvenation of River and river valleys.
    2. 2. Such a river board is established on the request of the state governments concerned.

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


2. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Art 262 provides for the adjudication of inter-state water disputes.
    2. 2. The inter-state water dispute act empowers the Central Government to set up an ad hoc tribunal for the adjudication of a dispute between the two or more states in relation to the water of an inter-state river.
    3. 3. The decision of the tribunal would be final and binding and the act also bars the Supreme Court and any other court to have Jurisdiction in this Matter.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


3. Recently, a volcano erupted in the Island of Tonga, which triggered Tsunami waves around ocean. Tonga is situated in which of the following seas?


4. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. The Ring of Fire is the result from subduction of oceanic tectonic plates beneath lighter continental plates.
    2. 2. The area where these tectonic plates seperates is called a subduction zone.
    3. 3. The Ring of Fire is a Pacific region home to over 450 volcanoes, including three of the world’s four most active volcanoes – Mount St. Helens in the USA, Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.

Which of the statement given above is not correct?


5. Consider the following, with regard to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

    1. 1. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
    2. 2. It Inquires into complaints relating to a child’s right to free and compulsory education under the Right to Education Act, 2009.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. In context to the Election Commission of India (ECI), consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Part XV of the Indian constitution deals with the establishment of the ECI.
    2. 2. It was made a multi-member body by the Election Commissioner Amendment Act 1989.
    3. 3. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from office only through a process of removal similar to that of a Supreme Court judge by Parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. Consider the following:

    1. 1. Government has dedicated 207 Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) codes to technical textiles to help in monitoring the data of import and export, in providing financial support and other incentives to manufacturers.
    2. 2. Technotex India is a flagship event organized by the Ministry of Textiles for the promotion of technical textile.
    3. 3. India is the largest technical textile exporter in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. The Election schedule for state assembly Elections in India is decided by:


9. Consider the following statements with regards to Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, FCRA:

    1. 1. Foreign funding of persons in India is Regulated under the FCRA Act and is Implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
    2. 2. Under the Act, Registered NGOs can receive foreign Contributions for five purposes – social, Educational, religious, Economic and Cultural.
    3. 3. The Act ensures that the recipients of foreign contributions adhere to the stated purpose for which such contribution has been obtained.

Choose the correct code:


10. Which of the given statements with regards to Kathak dance is/are not correct?

    1. 1. Usually a solo performance, the dancer often pauses to recite verses followed by their Execution through Movement.
    2. 2. Kathak is the only form of classical dance wedded to Hindustani or North Indian Music.
    3. 3. Under the Tughlaq and Khilji emperors and their nobles, Kathak was performed in the court, where it acquired its present features and developed into a form of dance with a Distinctive Style.



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