April 24, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. A ‘Global River Cities Alliance’ (GRCA) inspired by India’s River Cities Alliance was launched at COP28.
2. GRCA is a unique alliance covering 275+ global river-cities in over 100 countries.
3. National Mission for Clean Ganga and National Institute for Urban Affairs will take on the role of the Secretariat of the GRCA.
4. River Cities Alliance is a joint initiative of Ministry of Jal Shakti & Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 3 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has launched the Indian Forest & Wood Certification Scheme.
2. It offers voluntary third-party certification designed to promote sustainable forest management and agroforestry in the country.
3. Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun will act as the scheme operating agency.
4. National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies under Bureau of Indian Standards will accredit the certification bodies.
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. PM Vishwakarma Scheme is a central sponsored scheme that is aimed at supporting and providing skill-upgradation training to artisans and craftspeople.
2. PM Vishwakarma also provides for collateral-free loans to artisans at lower interest rates.
3. The highest number of applications under PM Vishwakarma Scheme have come from Arunachal Pradesh.
4. The applicants are vetted at three levels - by village committees, district and state levels.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. The Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling upheld the Centre’s abrogation of Article 370.
2. It held that President of India had the power to abrogate Article 370 without a prerequisite for a recommendation by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly.
3. The Supreme Court has instructed the ECI to hold the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir latest by December 31, 2024.
4. The judgment also urged for earliest reinstatement of statehood in the Union Territory.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 3 only
  • (B) 2 & 4 only
  • (C) 1, 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. IIT- Bombay has developed a technology called ‘AMRIT’ (Arsenic and Metal Removal by Indian Technology).
2. It uses nano-scale iron oxy-hydroxide, which selectively removes arsenic when water is passed through it.
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. A red sprite represents an extraordinary meteorological phenomenon categorized as a Transient Luminous Event.
2. A sprite behaves inversely, ascending into the atmosphere, resembling a form of reverse lightning.
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. Exercise VINBAX is a Joint Military Exercise between India and Vietnam.
2. This year it will be conducted at Chandimandir Military Station.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day is observed annually on
  • (A) December 10th
  • (B) December 11th
  • (C) December 12th
  • (D) December 13th

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