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28 Feb 2022
Question : The eleventh edition of the biennial Multilateral Naval Exercise, MILAN 22 is being hosted by the Eastern Naval Command at Vishakhapatnam for the first time.  
All previous editions have been held at which of the following places ?

Mumbai
Port Blair
Kochi
Lakshadweep

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
21 Feb 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the use of Kisan drones:
  1. Kisan Drones will be used to boost the agricultural sector in the country. 
  2. As the government aims to promote chemical-free national farming, Kisan Drones will prove to be a game changer.
  3. Drones are being used in many different areas including mapping of land, supply of medicines and vaccines, and spraying of pesticides.
Which among the statement/s given above is/are correct?

1 only
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
19 Feb 2022
Question :
SVAMITVA scheme is run by which of the following ministries? 

Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Ministry of Science & Technology
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
17 Feb 2022
Question :
Consider the following statements:
  1. Phensedyl, a drug in the news is smuggled to Bangladesh along with cattle as it enhances the milk producing  capacity of cattle.
  2. Yaba tablet also in the news works as stimulant to the central nervous system. 
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES General Science     
15 Feb 2022
Question : National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) is to be developed as a world-class museum dedicated to the legacy of Maritime Heritage of India. This complex would be developed as an international tourist destination with a maritime museum, lighthouse museum, maritime theme parks, amusement parks, etc.
It is being developed at which of the following locations?


Lothal, Gujarat
Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
Ernakulam, Kerala
Tuticorin, Tamilnadu

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
08 Feb 2022
Question : Consider the following statement regarding rare earth minerals.
  1. The rare earth's minerals (REM) are a set of seventeen metallic elements.
  2. These metals are called rare because rare earth minerals are very rare.
  3. Of all seventeen minerals, only Promethium is radioactive.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are Correct?

1 only
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 all

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
03 Feb 2022
Question :
Consider the following statement about BRICS:
  1. The first BRIC Summit took place in 2009 in the Russian Federation.
  2. In 2010, South Africa formally joined the association making it BRICS.
  3. The chair of BRICS 2022 is South Africa.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are not correct?
1 and 2 only
2 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
02 Feb 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding Global Liveability Index that is launched by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU):
  1. The Liveability Index examines 140 cities worldwide to quantify the challenges presented to an individual’s lifestyle in the past year
  2. Each city is assigned a liveability score for more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.
  3. In 2021, Auckland in New Zealand rose to the top of the index owing to its successful approach in containing the covid-19 pandemic.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
27 Jan 2022
Question : Which among the following ships sunk in action on 9 December 1971 during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

INS Kirpan
INS Kuthar
INS Khukri
INS Krishna 

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
22 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to Vikas Engine of ISRO to be used in Gaganyaan:
  1. VIKAS has been named so because it is indigenously developed rocket engine.
  2. It is a family of solid-fuelled rocket engines.
  3. It is used in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) series of expendable launch vehicles for space launch use.
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
21 Jan 2022
Question :
What is the Metaverse?

It is the branch of philosophy that studies the first principles of being, identity and change, space and time, causality, necessity and possibility
It’s a type of Metadata  that provides information about other data", but not the content of the data, such as the text of a message or the image itself.
It is a virtual -reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users to play, shop, pursue hobbies, socialise and even work.
It’s a type of verse presently in the vogue authored by young authors working with Meta Platforms, Inc.

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
20 Jan 2022
Question : In-line with Government’s vision to boost defence exports to friendly foreign countries, consider the following statements:
  • India has bagged a $375 million (Rs 2,770 crore) deal to export BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles to the Philippines
  • HAL signed a contract with Govt. of Mauritius (GoM) for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for Mauritius Police Force.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

1 only 
2 only
Both 1 and 2 
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
19 Jan 2022
Question : Which of the following countries has very recently suffered a cowardly act of terrorism killing some Indians in suspected Drone Attack?

Yemen
Pakistan
Afghanistan
UAE  

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
17 Jan 2022
Question :
Match the following:
1. 23rd January Parakram Divas
2. 26th December Veer Baal Divas
3. 15th November Constitution Day
4. 31st October Ekta Divas
Which among the above is not correct?

1
2
3
4

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
15 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the recently released ‘India State of Forest Report 2021’:
  1. It is a biennial report, prepared by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country.
  2. Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra. 
  3. In terms of forest cover as percentage of total geographical area, the top five States are Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES       
14 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding Vinisha Umashankar, a student innovator turned environmentalist from Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu:
  1. Vinisha Umashankar received the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards instituted by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, for her mobile ironing cart, which uses solar panels to power a steam iron box.
  2. She turned out to be an inspiration for the world after her speech at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021 at Glasgow, Scotland.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
13 Jan 2022
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding the PRASHAD scheme:
  1. The ‘National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive’ (PRASHAD) is a Central Sector Scheme with complete financial assistance by the Government of India.
  2. The scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Tourism in the year 2014-15 with the vision of focused infrastructure development to harness pilgrimage and heritage tourism destinations for its direct and multiplier effect upon employment generation and economic development.
  3. The scheme aims at infrastructure development to envisage world class infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on Tourist Facilities.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
 
 


1 only
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only 
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
12 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM):
  1. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the final deliverable configuration of Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) that impacted the designated target and destroyed it.
  2. The indigenously developed anti-tank missile is a low weight, fire & forget missile
  3. It is launched from a man portable launcher, integrated with thermal sight.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

1 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 ad 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
11 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the Target Olympic Podium Scheme:
  1. TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) is a flagship program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which is an attempt to provide assistance to India’s top athletes. 
  2. The Scheme looks to add a premium to the preparations of these athletes so that they can win medals in the Olympics.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
10 Jan 2022
Question : Which of the following is the objective of the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, a Central Sector scheme by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India:

Scheme for the integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits
Scheme for the promotion of the destination through the Incredible India Campaign
Scheme for Capacity Building for Service Providers for Tourism
Scheme granting approval to hotel projects from the point of view of this suitability for international tourists

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
09 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding India’s first multi-dimensional Adventure Sports Expedition:
  1. India’s first multi-dimensional adventure sports expedition has been conducted by National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in France.
  2. The expedition team carried out over 250 kilometres of winter trekking in the Alps Mountain Ranges, which included Tour De Mont Blanc trek covering the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
08 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the 3rd National Water Awards-2020:
  1. The National Water Awards (NWA) were instituted to recognize and encourage exemplary work and efforts made by States, Districts, individuals, organizations, etc. across the country in attaining the government’s vision of a ‘Jal Samridh Bharat’
  2. While India has more than 18% of the world’s population, it has only 4% of world’s renewable water resources. 
  3. In the Best State category, Gujarat has been awarded first prize, followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
1 and 2 only
2 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
07 Jan 2022
Question : Consider the following statements regarding National Youth Festival that provides opportunity to amateur young artists to interact with fellow artists and to further learn the new art forms from experts of various disciplines:
  1. National Youth Festival (NYF) is organized by the Government of India every year in collaboration with one of the States from January 12th to 16th to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda i.e. 12th January.
  2. The basic objective of the National Youth Festival is to bring the youth of the country together in an attempt to showcase their talents in various activities to cover almost all socio-cultural aspects of life, providing an opportunity to amateur young artists to express themselves.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
06 Jan 2022
Question : National Science Day (NSD) is celebrated every year on 28 February in India to commemorate the:


 
discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’
the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis by Har Gobind Khorana
the birth anniversary of H J Bhabha as Father of the Indian Nuclear Programme
death anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai as the Father of the Indian Space Program

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
04 Jan 2022
Question :
Consider the following about EWS income criteria:
  1. The person belonging to EWS shall get reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts and services depending upon their population in respective states.
  2. The income threshold of Rs. 8 lakh for EWS also includes the family income incurred from farming.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Current events of national and international importance   
03 Jan 2022
Question :
Consider the following statement about the 'Padhe Bharat' campaign:
  1. It is a 100 Days Reading Campaign is in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  2. It emphasizes the promotion of joyful reading culture for children.
  3. It will help in promoting the local language and culture of our society.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?

1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
02 Jan 2022
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding UT of Lakshadweep:
  1. Lakshadweep is under the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kerala.
  2. One requires an entry permit issued by Lakshadweep Administration to visit these islands.
  3. It is a uni-district Union Territory.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?

1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only 
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.     
29 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding the Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC
  1. It was established by Security Council resolution 1373 adopted unanimously in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.
  2. The Committee was tasked with monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373 which requested countries to implement several measures aimed at enhancing their legal.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
27 Dec 2021
Question : Which of the following is included in Forex Reserves?
  1. Special Drawing Rights
  2. Gold
  3. GNP
  4. Reserve Tranche
  5. Foreign Currency Assets
Choose the correct answer using the code:
1, 2, 4 and 5
1, 2, 3 and 5
1, 2 and 5
1, 3, 4 and 5

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
25 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statement regarding TRIFED:
  1. It was established in August 1987 under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 by the Government of India.
  2. It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  3. The objective of TRIFED is the socio-economic development of artisan and handicraft workers.
Choose the correct answer using the codes.

1 and 3 only
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
24 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST):
  1. It is a joint effort of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency.
  2. Its main aim is to search for Dwarf planets.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
22 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statement regarding World Food Program:
  1. It was founded in 1961 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with its headquarters in Rome, Italy.
  2. It is also a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG).
Choose the correct answer using the codes:

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
21 Dec 2021
Question :
Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Nadi Utsav 2021?
  1. Nadi Utsavs is being organized to celebrate the importance of the River Ganga only.
  2. The celebrations are organized under the Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav campaign.
  3. The celebrations are being organized under the four chosen themes of Cleanliness, Patriotism, Nature and Ecology, Devotion, and Spirituality. 
Choose the correct answer using the codes:

1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES
20 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding PM GatiShakti:
  1. It is a digital platform to bring 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation.
  2. It will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for the movement of people, goods, and services from one mode of transport to another.
Which of the following statement is correct ?
Choose the correct answer using the codes.

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
19 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements About Agni P:
  1. It is a new generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile developed by Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  2. It is a two-stage canisterised solid-propellant ballistic missile
 Choose the correct answer using the codes:

1 only 
2 only
both 1 and 2
neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
18 Dec 2021
Question :
Which of the following statement is correct regarding the Sarda Act 1929?
  1. It is also known as the Child Marriage Restraint Act and it set 16 and 18 years as the minimum age of marriage for women and men respectively.
  2. It was amended in 1978 to prescribe 18 and 21 years as the age of marriage for a woman and a man, respectively.
Choose the correct answer:

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
17 Dec 2021
Question : Article 244 has widely been in news in recent times. The article is related to:
AFSPA
Sixth Schedule
Defection
Water Dispute Between States

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
16 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC):
  1. NBFC can accept time as well as demand deposits.
  2. They can offer debit cards to their customers.
  3. NBFCs deposits are not assured by RBI.
Which of the following statement is correct?

1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
15 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statement regarding the Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo (SMART) system.
  1. The weapon system is being developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy only.
  2. It is aimed at enhancing the country's anti-submarine warfare capability.
  3. It is a canister-based missile system that consists of advanced technologies — two-stage solid propulsion, electro-mechanical actuators, and precision inertial navigation.
Which of the given statements are correct?

1 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only 
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
14 Dec 2021
Question : National Helpline against Atrocities on SCs/STs is an initiative of
Ministry Of Law
Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment
National Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes
Niti Ayog

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
13 Dec 2021
Question :
Which of the following is correct regarding G-7 countries?
  1. The Group of Seven (G-7) is an official intergovernmental organization with legislative powers that meets periodically to address international economic and monetary issues.
  2. G-7 countries consist of the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.
  3. The G-7 was formerly referred to as the G-8 until Russia was suspended.
Choose the correct answer using the codes:

1 only
2 and 3 only
2 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
12 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statement regarding the sedition law:
  1. It was drafted by Thomas Babington Macaulay and included in the IPC in 1870.
  2. It is a non-bailable offense.
  3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was charged with sedition for exciting disaffection through his article in the Kesari.
Which of the given statements are correct?

1 only 
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
11 Dec 2021
Question :
Which of the following statement is correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?
  1. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is a 6 member committee formed after the amendment in the RBI Act, 1934 through the Finance Act, 2016.
  2. Finance minister of India is the ex-officio chairman of MPC.
  3. The committee comprises six members - three officials of the RBI and three external members nominated by the Government of India.
Choose the correct answer using the codes:

1 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
10 Dec 2021
Question : Who among the following presided over the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly ?

Acharya J.B. Kripalani
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
C. Rajagopalachari

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
09 Dec 2021
Question :
PANEX-21, an event will see participation from various member countries. Which of the following suitably defines PANEX-21?

It is a PAN America exercise show casing military prowess of major Pan American countries
It is a naval exercise conducted in Panama Canal jointly executed by USA, Canada and Mexico
It is a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise for the member nations of BIMSTEC countries
None of the above

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
08 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding the Hornbill Festival:
  1. Hornbill Festival is also known as the “festival of festivals” that brings all the 17 tribes of the Nagaland on a platform and facilitates the promotion of their culture to the rest of the world.
  2. This festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes
  3. Hornbill Festival is organized by Department of Tourism, Art and culture, Government of India
Which of the following statements are correct :

1 Only
1 and 2 Only
1 and 3 Only
1, 2, and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
07 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements regarding the President’s Standard?
  1. It is the highest honor bestowed by the President to a military unit in recognition of the service rendered to the nation.
  2. In 2021 it is awarded to the 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron, also known as the Killer Squadron.
Which of the following statements are correct :

Only 1​

Only 2

Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Current events of national and international importance  
06 Dec 2021
Question :
World Soil Day is commemorated on December 5 annually; what is the theme of World Soil Day, 2021?

Stop pollution, Save soil
Halt soil pollution
​Halt soil salinization, enhance soil production
Save the Soil

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World   
05 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements about the Lesser florican taxonomically classified as Sypheotides indicus, a small and slender bird species belonging to the bustard group that is found in tall grasslands:
  1. The endangered bird is observed in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and some other regions during the monsoon season, when it breeds and later disappears with its chicks to unknown places.
  2. The mystery of the fast disappearing birds may soon be resolved with the help of satellite transmitters fitted on them as a recovery programme has been launched by Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
  3. In a major discovery, the longest in-country migration route of about 1000 km by lesser floricans has been tracked for the first time from Rajasthan to Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district.
  4. The bird is listed as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

1 and 2 only

1 and 4 only

1, 2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES      
04 Dec 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the various initiatives/steps to enable digitalisation of agricultural sector in the country and to promote agri-tech business:
  1. India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA) framework would lay down the architecture for the federated farmers’ database is being built by taking the publicly available data as existing in various schemes and linking them with the digitized land records.
  2. The IDEA would serve as a foundation to build innovative agri-focused solutions leveraging emerging technologies to contribute effectively in creating a better Ecosystem for Agriculture in India.
  3. Krishi Yantra App has been developed to augment research, operations and technology dissemination process in the field of agricultural engineering.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 
1 and 2 only
3 only
1 and 3 only 
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
03 Dec 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the Krishi UDAN 2.0 Scheme for transporting agriculture products from the various destinations in the country:
  1. Krishi UDAN 2.0 primarily focuses on transporting perishable food products from the hilly areas, northeastern states and tribal areas.
  2. Aim of Krishi UDAN 2.0 is to ensure seamless, cost-effective, time-bound air transportation and associated logistics for all Agri-produce originating especially from Northeast, hilly and tribal regions of the country.
  3. The objectives are to increase the share of air in the modal mix for transportation of Agri-produce, which includes horticulture, fishery, livestock & processed products. 
  4. The scheme focuses on more 50 airports of NER, Hilly and Tribal region of the country
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?  
 
1 Only  
1, 2 and 4 Only
2, 3 and 4 Only      
1, 2, 3 and 4

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
02 Dec 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the representation of Women in Panchayat System:
  1. Article 243D of the Constitution of India provides for not less than one-third reservation for women out of total number of seats to be filled by direct election and number of offices of chairpersons of Panchayats.
  2. ‘Panchayat’, being ‘Local Government’, is a State subject and part of Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.
  3. All Panchayat related matters, including representation of women in Panchayat systems, are governed by the respective State Panchayati Raj Acts and rules, subject to the provisions of the Constitution.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 Only
1 and 2 Only
2 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
01 Dec 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements with respect to the InFinity Forum, the event is being hosted by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), under the aegis of Government of India in collaboration with GIFT City and Bloomberg
  1. InFinity Forum a thought leadership Forum on development in space science and astrophysics
  2. Indonesia, South Africa and the U.K. are partner countries in the first edition of the Forum
  3. InFinity forum will witness participation from over 70 countries
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only

1 and 2 Only

2 and 3 Only

1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
30 Nov 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements with respect to the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Policy for effective access to justice for every individual.
  1. ODR is the resolution of disputes, particularly small- and medium-value cases, using digital technology and techniques of ADR, such as arbitration, conciliation and mediation.
  2. It refers to the process of using technology for dispute avoidance, containment and resolution outside the traditional court system
  3. As a dispute resolution avenue it can be provided both as an extension of the public court system and outside of it
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only

1 and 2 Only
 

2 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
29 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, currently circulating in South Africa, as a ‘variant of concern’ that belong to a lineage named _____:
B.1.1.529
B.1.1.729
B.1.5.529
B.1.1.929

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
27 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the INS Vela, the fourth submarine of Project 75 of the Indian Navy:
  1. INS Vela, the fourth submarine in the series of six submarines of Project-75 of Indian Navy and Make in India initiative, has been commissioned recently at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
  2. The Scorpene Class submarine has advanced stealth features and long range guided torpedoes as well as anti-ship missiles
  3. The erstwhile ‘Vela’, a Russian origin Foxtrot Class Submarine was decommissioned in 2019.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 Only
1 and 2 Only
2 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
26 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the River Cities Alliance, a dedicated platform for river cities in India to ideate, discuss and exchange information for sustainable management of urban rivers:
  1. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and National Institute for Urban Affairs (NIUA) have collaborated together to launch the River Cities Alliance (RCA)
  2. The River Cities Alliance can play a crucial role in connecting cities with their rivers, and that it can be a model for all cities in the Basin and beyond to emulate
  3. This first of its kind Alliance in the world symbolizes the successful partnership of the two Ministries i.e., Ministry of Jal Shakti and Ministry of home Affairs.
  4. 30 Members Cities from across the Country Sign the Alliance that will focus on three broad themes- Networking, Capacity Building and Technical Support.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
1, 2 and 3
2, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
1, 2 ,3 and 4

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
25 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the "Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)" scheme:
  1. Continuation of ACROSS Scheme from the 14th Finance Commission to the next Finance Commission Cycle (2021-2026) approved by the cabinet that  addresses different aspects of weather and climate services
  2. The ACROSS Scheme is being implemented by the India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
24 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the only country, El Salvador, to recognise Bitcoin as a legal tender:
  1. El Salvador, is planning to build an entire city based on the largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin
  2. El Salvador’s “Bitcoin City” would be funded with the issuance of a $1 billion Bitcoin Bond—half of which ($500 millions) would be used to build energy and mining infrastructure, and the rest ($500 millions) will be used by the country to buy more Bitcoins.
  3. The city will be built near the Conchagua volcano to take advantage of the country’s geothermal energy— to power both the city and cryptocurrency mining 
  4. Cryptocurrency mining an energy consuming process of solving complex mathematical calculations day and night to verify and add crypto coins to the Blockchain network.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
1, 2 and 4
1, 3 and 4
1, 3 and 4
1, 2, 3 and 4

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
23 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the All India Survey On Domestic Workers:
  1. Government of India has entrusted Labour Bureau to conduct an all-India survey on Domestic workers (DWs) as they constitute a significant portion of total employment in the formal sector.
  2. The All India Survey on Domestic Workers is aimed to estimate the number and proportion of domestic workers at National and State level,
  3. This nationwide survey is being conducted to having an evidence based, data driven policy which will help in targeted and last mile delivery of services
Which of the statements given above are correct?
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES
21 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the repealing a law:
  1. Parliament draws its power to repeal a law from the Article 245 of the Constitution that gives Parliament the power to make laws for the whole or any part of India, and state legislatures the power to make laws for the state
  2. A law can be repealed in its entirety; it cannot be done in parts
  3. Laws can be repealed in two ways — either through an ordinance, or through legislation
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 Only
1 and 2 Only
1 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.    
20 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (PESA): 
  1. PESA is a Central legislation that extends the Provisions of the Panchayats to cover the "Scheduled areas", that were not covered in the 73rd amendment or Panchayati Raj Act of the Indian Constitution.
  2. PESA has been promulgated to recognize the role of the Gram Sabha and the community in the areas having preponderance of tribal populations. 
  3. The States with Fifth Schedule Areas that are covered under PESA are Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only 
1 and 3 Only 
2 and 3 Only 
1, 2 and 3
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
19 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the World Philosophy Day: 
  1. Every Year November 18 is celebrated as World Philosophy Day 
  2. World Philosophy Day was observed for the very first time by UNESCO to bring to limelight the enduring value of philosophy
  3. In 2005, the UNESCO General Conference declared the annual celebration of this event
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only
1 and 3 Only
2 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
18 Nov 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements with respect to the The Pochampally Village in Telangana State: 
  1. It has been selected as one of the best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
  2. Pochampally is known as the Silk City of India for the exquisite sarees that are woven through a unique style called Ikat.
  3. Ikat is a Rajasthani word that means “Tie and Dye”, a method of dyeing by hand in which coloured patterns are produced in the fabric
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only
1 and 2 Only
1 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
17 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian Antarctic program, which began in 1981.
  1. Recently, India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica 
  2. India has built three permanent research base stations in Antarctica, named DakshinGangotri (1983), Maitri (1988) and Bharati (2012). As of today, Maitri and Bharati are fully operational.
  3. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa—an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences—manages the entire Indian Antarctic program.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2 Only
1 and 3 Only
2 and 3 Only
1, 2 and 3
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
16 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements with respect to the3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX – 21 in Andaman Sea.
  1. SITMEX is being conducted annually since 2019 with an aim to enhance mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices between Indian Navy (IN), Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
  2. The maiden edition of SITMEX was hosted by IN off Port Blair in September 2019. RSN hosted the second edition of the exercise in November 2020. The 2021 edition of the exercise is being hosted by RTN in Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES
13 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements regarding the Lodhi dynasty:
  1. Sikandar Lodi destroyed many Hindu temples and imposed many restrictions on the Hindus.
  2. Sikandar Lodi was defeated and killed by Babur in the first battle of Panipat.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES History of India and Indian National Movement   
12 Nov 2021
Question : Consider the following statements:
  1. National Board for Wildlife is a statutory organization
  2. National Board for Wildlife is chaired by the Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change
  3. National Board for Wildlife has the powers to give or reserve clearances to projects in and around national parks and other protected areas
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 and 3 only
2 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
11 Nov 2021
Question : Which of the following is/are correct for the tropical cyclones forming in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea?
  1. Generally, more number of tropical cyclones develop in the Bay of Bengal than the Arabian Sea.
  2. Most of these cyclones develop in both of these oceans in the months of October and November.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 Nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
10 Nov 2021
Question : In which of the following countries is “Long-comb Sawfish or Narrow-snout Sawfish” is not found in its natural habitat?
Australia
Cambodia
Peru
Malaysia

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
09 Nov 2021
Question : The Rajasthan Siwana Ring Complex has high potential for which of the following minerals.
Base Metals (e.g. aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, nickel, tin)
Precious Metals (e.g. silver, gold, palladium, other platinum group metals)
Specialty Metals (e.g. cobalt, germanium, indium, tellurium, antimony, and gallium)
Rare Earth Minerals

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
08 Nov 2021
Question : With reference to Neem Coated Urea, which of the following is /are the major benefit(s)?
  1. Neem coating leads to faster release of urea in soil thus help plant grow faster.
  2. Lower underground water contamination due to leaching of urea.
  3. Increases nitrogen fixation by the soil
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
2 and 3 only
2 only
1 and 3 only
l, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES
07 Nov 2021
Question : By implementing “Dedicated Freight Corridors in India”.  Which of the following purposes can be served?
  1. With higher speed and higher carrying capacity, freight charges can be reduced
  2. Hinterland can be connected
  3. Wastage of Perishable items can be reduced
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.  
06 Nov 2021
Question : With reference to Plastic Park in India, consider the following statements:
  1. It is a zone in the outer skirts of urban area to dump segregated plastic wastes and biodegrade them using genetically engineered bacteria.
  2. It is being developed by State Governments without any grant-in-aid funding support from Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India.
Which of the above statements is /are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES General Science     
03 Nov 2021
Question : With reference to Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, consider the following statements:
  1. It aims to cover the trade in both goods and services
  2. India is the member of RCEP
  3. RCEP does not have any members from outside Asia
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES
02 Nov 2021
Question : Which one of the following is not a sub-index of the UNDP’s ‘Gender Inequalities Index’?
 
Empowerment
Economic Status
Gender-based Violence
Health Service Equality

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
01 Nov 2021
Question : With reference to National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which of the following statements are correct?
  1. NCMC is an automatic fare collection system
  2. Card runs on Visa card
  3. NCMC Card idea was floated by the Nandan Nilekani committee
  4. It is inter-operable transport card
Select the correct using the code given below:
1, 2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1, 3 and 4 only
2, 3 and 4 only 

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
31 Oct 2021
Question : With reference to 4D printing, consider the following statements:
  1. It can be used to create complex, shape-changing objects
  2. The 4D printed objects can re-shape or self-assemble themselves over time with external stimuli
  3. 4D technology is built on the piles of different layers on upon another
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
1 and 2 only 
2 and 3 only 
1 only
1, 2 and 3 

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES General Science    
30 Oct 2021
Question : “Gender Inequality Index” is released by which of the following organisation?
 
World Bank.
World Economic Forum.
 
Niti Aayog
UNDP

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES     
27 Oct 2021
Question : In India, ‘to promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor’ is mentioned in:
the Preamble of the Constitution
directive Principles of State Policy
the Seventh Schedule
the Legal Law

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
26 Oct 2021
Question : Government of India has recently given Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules 2021 for digital content on both digital media and Over the Top (OTT) platforms. With reference to the Digital Media Ethics Code Rules 2021, consider the following statements:
  1. New rule lays down a two-tier grievance redressal mechanism.
  2. At third level, government has equipped itself with overriding powers in the form of oversight mechanism.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
18 Oct 2021
Question : Consider the following statements wrt ‘Sainik Schools in India’
1. Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for launching 100 new Sainik Schools to be set up under public-private partnership which will function in an exclusive vertical, distinct from the existing schools under the Defence Ministry, and admissions are targeted for the academic year 2022-23.
2. The Sainik Schools Society is an organization under the Ministry of Defence.
Which of the above statements are correct?
1 only
2 only
1 and 2
None of the above
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES  
17 Oct 2021
Question : Consider the following statement relating to Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 
  1. Exercise Mitra Shakti, based on counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in semi urban terrain is the largest bilateral exercise being undertaken by the Sri Lankan Army
  2. Exercise Mitra Shakti forms a major part of India and Sri Lanka’s growing defence partnership
  3. 8th Edition of Exercise Mitra Shakti recently culminated at Colombo, Sri Lanka
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
 
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
All the above

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PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    
16 Oct 2021
Question : Varunastra, Torpedo Advanced Light (TAL) and Maareech Decoy are two products developed by
 DRDO - Defence Research & Development Organisation
ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation
HAL - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES   
13 Oct 2021
Question :
Consider the following statements about the PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity:
1. PM GatiShakti to break Departmental silos and institutionalize holistic planning for stakeholders across major infrastructure projects
2. All Departments to now have visibility of each other’ projects through a centralized portal
3. Multi-modal connectivity to provide integrated and seamless connectivity for movement of people, goods and services
4. PM GatiShakti to generate multiple employment opportunities, cut down of logistics cost, improve supply chains and make local goods globally competitive
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1, 2 and 4
2 only
1 and 2 only
All the above
PRELIMS GS PAPER 1 - GENERAL STUDIES    

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