MCQ Maze 12

Q1. Consider the following statements:

1. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) is an intergovernmental body that seeks to provide scientific information about biodiversity and ecosystem services to policymakers of the member countries.

2. The IPBES, with its secretariat in Germany, is administered by the UN, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2. Which of the following constitutes the highest share among the non-plan revenue expenditure of the government?

(a) Grants to States and Union Territories
(b) Subsidies
(c) Pensions
(d) Interest payments

Q3. Consider the following statements:

1. The executive power of the Union is vested in the Parliament.
2. The Union executive consists of the President and the Council of Ministers.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. “To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor” is a provision made in the

(a) Preamble of the Constitution
(b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Fundamental Rights
(d) Fundamental Duties

Q5. What is the primary function of a ‘coolant’ in a nuclear reactor?

(a) to slow down the speed of neutrons
(b) to transfer the heat from the core to the generators
(c) to keep the nuclear reactor cool
(d) to prevent the meltdown of the nuclear reactor

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