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1. Consider the following statements with respect to sports awards in India?

  1. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is bestowed upon the universities and colleges for promotion of sports
  2. Both Dronacharya Award and Arjuna Award are bestowed upon individual sportspersons for their outstanding performances

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Identify the Indian missile on the basis of information given below:

  1. It is a short-range, quick reaction tactical ballistic missile
  2. It fills vital gap between Multi Barrel Rocket systems and medium range ballistic missiles
  3. It is equivalent to MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System of United States.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Pinaka
[B] Prahar
[C] Trishul
[D] Agni

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3. Recently, NASA has launched a balloon mission to improve?
[A] Internet Services
[B] Weather Forecasting
[C] Mapping Services
[D] Agriculture in Desert Areas

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4. Consider the following government portals / apps and the respective services provided by them:

  1. Saubhagya Web Portal – Monitoring household progress
  2. e-Sahaj portal – Security clearance for setting up businesses
  3. TAMRA – statutory clearances for mining operations

Which of the above is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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5. Which of the following is known as planet hunter telescope?
[A] Parker solar prober
[B] TESS
[C] OSIRIS-REX
[D] TRACE

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6. The two terms Cyclone-30 and Faraday Cup were making news recently. With which of the following, they are closely associated?
[A] Sports
[B] Music
[C] Healthcare
[D] Information Technology

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7. Recently, India became the first country in the world to release a draft of India Cooling Action Plan proposing reduction in energy consumption for cooling by nearly 30% by 2037-38 from 2017-18 level. Which of the following is not a part of this plan?
[A] Reducing the demand of refrigerants
[B] Reducing number Cold Storage Warehouses
[C] Skilling the refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians
[D] R&D innovation ecosystem for indigenous development of alternative technologies

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8. How the burning of forests under Jhoom cultivation adversely affects the environment?

  1. It make the soils devoid of nutrients such as Potash
  2. It increase surface run-off of water
  3. It increases emission of Green House Gases

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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9. Recently, ISRO launched two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using PSLV-CA vehicle. How the PSLV-CA is different from PSLV-XL?

  1. PSLV-CA is upgraded version of PSLV-XL
  2. PSLV-CA does not include strap-on boosters

Which of the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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10. Consider the following statements with respect to the Kuttanad Below Sea Level Farming System:

  1. It is the only system in India that practices rice cultivation below sea level.
  2. Karapadam, Kayal and Kari are the main varieties of rice produced via this system

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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