June 12, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. United Nations Environment Program recently published its first ever report on the Ethics of Climate Engineering.
2. Climate Engineering is the intentional large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system to counter climate change.
3. Climate engineering is classified into two groups of techniquese. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and Solar radiation modification (SRM).
4. As per the report, Geoengineering tools could also have the potential for military or geo-political use.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1, 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 2, 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. The 16th Finance Commission will recommend the formula for sharing revenues between the Centre and the States for the five-year period beginning on April 1, 2025.
2. Finance Commission are constitutional bodies set up under Article
3. As per the constitution, the Commission consists of a chairman and four other members.
4. The recommendations of FCs are binding on the Union government.
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. Shettihalli wildlife sanctuary is located in Kerala.
2. It was designated as sanctuary in 1974 but still hasn’t been notified of eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) status.
3. ESZ is a designated area around a protected area where certain activities are regulated to minimize human impact and protect the surrounding environment.
4. The Tunga Anicut Dam is situated within the sanctuary.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2, 3 & 4 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. In Kalbelia dance, women wear black garments and perform snake-like movements to music played by men.
2. Kalbelia folk songs and dances of Rajasthan are part of its Intangible Heritage List by the UNESCO.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The U.K. detected its first human case of the flu strain A(H1N2)v
2. H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2 are the most common influenza virus strains that infect humans.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. Tritonal is a mix of three parts aluminium and one part trinitrotoluene or TNT.
2. It has been reported to been used in Gaza by Israel forces.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. World AIDS Day is annually celebrated on December 1st.
2. The theme for World AIDS Day 2023 is “Leave no one behind”.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which country has become first in South Asia to formally recognize and register a same-sex marriage?
  • (A) Thailand
  • (B) Bhutan
  • (C) Bangladesh
  • (D) Nepal

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