1. With respect to the Central Water Commission, consider the following statements:

    1. 1. It was constituted as a statutory body under the Water Act, 1974.
    2. 2. It presently functions as an attached office of the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    3. 3. The Commission is entrusted for the purpose of flood control, irrigation, navigation, and drinking water supply and Water Power Development.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. The Periyar River is the longest river in the state of Kerala with a length of 244 km.
    2. 2. Periyar River originates from Periyar National Park and flows through the Sivagiri hills of Western Ghats.
    3. 3. The main tributaries of Periyar are Muthirapuzha, Mullayar, Cheruthoni, and Perinjankutti.

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


3. Consider the following statements in respect of Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards:

    1. 1. Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards are titles under Article 18(1) of ‘the Constitution of India.
    2. 2. Padma Awards, which were instituted in the year 1954, were suspended only once.
    3. 3. The number of Bharat Ratna Awards is restricted to a maximum of five in a particular year.

Which of the statements given above are not correct?


4. Consider the following statements:

Statement 1: Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 2010, candidate contesting the election is debarred from receiving contribution.

Statement 2: FCRA comes under the purview of the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Finance.

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


5. Which of the following are the tri-service Agencies or commands of the Indian Armed Forces?

    1. 1. Andaman & Nicobar Command
    2. 2. Strategic Forces Command
    3. 3. Defence Cyber Agency
    4. 4. Defence Space Agency



6. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the SSLV Project?

    1. 1. The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) project of ISRO was launched in the 1960s with the support of the Soviet Union.
    2. 2. It is intended to cater to the Commercial Market for the launch of small satellites into low earth orbits.



7. Which principle among the following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution?


8. In context to SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle), consider the following statements:

    1. 1. It aims to cater to the market for the launch of small satellites into Earth’s geostationary orbits.
    2. 2. New Space India Limited (NSIL) aims to mass-produce the SSLV in partnership with the private sector in India through technology transfers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


9. Corruption Perception Index, recently seen in news is released by?


10. Consider the following with regard to Cheetah:

    1. 1. It is the only carnivore that has been eliminated from India due to over-hunting.
    2. 2. The African Cheetah is bigger in size than the Asiatic Cheetah.
    3. 3. Both the African and Asiatic Cheetah are listed as endangered in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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