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1. Question1 points
Consider the following statements about long range
artillery gun DHANUSH:
1. It is the Indian upgradation of Swedish Bofors Gun built under a technology transfer.
2. It is manufactured by DRDO.
Which of the given statements is/are correct?Correct
India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun Dhanush
has passed its final test at Pokhran
It is now ready for its induction into the Army
Dhanush is a 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun and is
also called the desi Bofors
It has a strike range of 38 kilometres and 81 percent of
its components are indigenously sourced. Hence statement 1 is not correct. It
is not built under a technology transfer.
It has features like electronic gun-laying and sighting
The gun has passed tests under severe cold conditions in
Sikkim and Leh and in hot and humid weather in Balasore, Odisha, Babina in
Jhansi and in the desert of Pokhran in Rajasthan
The gun has been developed by the Ordnance Factory Board
(OFB), Kolkata and manufactured by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory
(GCF). Hence statement 2 is also not correct.
2. Question1 points
Consider the following statements about Malacca Strait:
1. It joins Andaman sea and Java Sea.
2. It separates Malaya Peninsula and Java Island of
Which of the given statements is/are correct?
3. Question1 points
Consider the following statements with respect to flood warnings system in India:
1. Flood related warnings are dispensed by Indian Meteorological Department.
2. Odisha is the first state in India to have Automatic Coastal Warning for Disasters.
Which of the given statements is/are not correct?Correct
-Currently, the Central Water Commission (CWC) warns of floods based on the rising water levels in reservoirs and if these are nearing a dam’s ‘danger marks’. Hence statement 1 is not correct.
-Statement 2 is correct
4. Question1 points
Which of the following pairs is/are incorrectly
1. Kanvashram (Kerala)
2. Ima Keithal (Tamil Nadu)
3. Vidur Kuti
4. Brahma Sarovar Temple (Rajasthan)
Select the correct codes from the options:Correct
The below mentioned places are to developed under Swacchh Iconic Places.
Ima Keithal/market (Imphal, Manipur)
Brahma Sarovar Temple (Kurukshetra, Haryana)
5. Question1 points
Consider the following statements about International Solar alliance (ISA):
1.TheInternational Solar Alliance(ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries, allof them beingsunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between theTropic of Cancerand theTropic of Capricorn.
Which of the following statements is/are not correct?Correct
TheInternational Solar Alliance(ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries, most of them beingsunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between theTropic of Cancerand theTropic of Capricorn. Thus statement 1 is not correct.
Why in news?
Proposed World Solar Bank
The proposal for a World Solar Bank comes against the backdrop of ISA’s mission to undertake joint efforts required to reduce the cost of finance and the cost of technology.
It needs to mobilize more than $1,000 billion of investments by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy and pave the way for future technologies.
ISA has inked joint declarations with the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, AIIB, New Development Bank, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for enhancing cooperation in the solar energy area.
The fund will be used to insure solar power projects against risks such as default in payment by electricity procurers, foreign exchange fluctuations and regime change.
6. Question1 points
With respect to the Jamiat
Ulema-e-Hind, consider the following statements:
1. It was one of the main proponents of Khilafat Movement in
2. It remained neutral on the Two Nation Theory of Muslim
Which of the given statements is/are not incorrect?Correct
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind marks 100
years of exixtence
A century ago, a Muslim organization was set up to pursue
two broad goals: freedom for India and the restoration of the Muslim Caliphate
after Turkey’s defeat in the First World War. Hence statement 1 is correct.
Cut to the present, when the Jamiat
Ulema-e-Hind is observing its 100th anniversary, and the organisation has
emerged as a voice for Muslim causes in independent India.
It famously espoused a composite nationalism for India,
opposed the Muslim League’s demand for Pakistan and took part in the freedom
struggle. Hence statment 2 is not correct.
The Jamiat’s most notable
contributions included a critique of the two-nation theory in the 1930s and
7. Question1 points
Consider the following statements about Caste Census in
1. SCs, STs, Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and upper castes
are exclusively defined using data from 1931 Census only.
2. The Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 is the first
paperless census ever conducted in India.
Which of the following statements is/are CORRECT?Correct
History of caste census in India
Census was first held in colonial India in 1871.
Dalits, Adivasis, Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and upper
castes are still being defined largely using data from 1931 Census. Hence
statement 1 is correct.
As the demands for inclusion of data on caste in Census
reached a high, caste information was collected for the first time via the
planned Below Poverty Line (BPL) Census, later renamed the Socio-Economic and
Caste Census (SECC) .
SECC 2011 is also the first paperless census in India
conducted on hand-held electronic devices by the government. Hence statement 2
8. Question1 points
Which of the following statements is/are correct about Suryashakti Kisan Yojana?
1. Under the scheme.Farmers will be able to produce solar energy, consume as much as they need and sell the remaining under this scheme.
2. Under the scheme, Using solar panels, which will be connected to the feeders, farmers would get 24 hours of power supply for their pumps.
Select the correct codes from the following:Correct
Suryashakti Kisan Yojna
The Gujarat government launched Suryashakti Kisan Yojna (SKY) under which grid-connected solar panels will be provided to over 12,000 cultivators who have already taken regular electricity connections for irrigation purpose.
This is for the first time in the country that farmers will be able to produce solar energy, consume as much as they need and sell the remaining. Hence statement 1 is correct.
This is a revolutionary step after Jyoti Gram Yojna that brought round-the-clock electricity in the villages.
Using solar panels, which will be connected to the feeders, farmers would get 12 hours of power supply for their pumps during the daytime. Hence statement 2 is not correct.
9. Question1 points
Consider the following statements:
1. India will host the first Naval exercise of the BIMSTEC group to combat terror, counterinsurgency and piracy.
2. It will be hosted off coast Andaman and Nicobar Naval base.
Which of the following statements are INCORRECT?Correct
BIMSTEC Counter-Terrorism Exercise
India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on only counter-terrorism in September.Hence statement 1 is wrong.
As part of this, a conclave of the Army chiefs of all seven member-states is being planned.
The exercise is scheduled to be held in Pune in the second week of September. Hence statement 2 is also wrong.
The aim of the exercise is to promote strategic alignment among the member-states and to share best practices in the area of counter-terrorism.
The theme includes counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain and cordon and search, and each side will bring in some 30 soldiers.
10. Question1 points
Consider the following statements about Seva Bhoj Yojana:
1. It is central sector scheme to exempt Food/Prasad/Langar/Bhandara offered by Religious and Charitable Institutions
free of cost from all caps of GST.
2. Only those institutions who feed at least 5000 persons
will get benefits of this Yojana.
Which of the statements given is/are correct?Correct
Aim: Scheme seeks to reimburse Central Share of CGST and
IGST on Food/Prasad/Langar/Bhandara offered by
Religious and Charitable Institutions free of cost without any discrimination
to Public/Devotees. It doestnt exempt SGST. Hence
statement 1 is not Correct.
Nodal Ministry: The Ministry of Culture, Government of
Total Outlay: Rs. 325.00 Crores for Financial Years
2018-19 and 2019-20.
Since the exempted taxes are 100% beared
by the Union govt, It is a central sector scheme.
Criteria for Charitable Religious Institutions
Ashram, Dargah, Matth, Monasteries etc. which have
been in existence for at least five years before applying for financial
These should serve free food to at least 5000 people
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