April 24, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF) was adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 15th Conference of Parties (CoP15)
2. The 23 targets under KMBGF, have a deadline of 2050.
3. CBD is a legally binding treaty to conserve biodiversity that has been ratified by 196 nations.
4. CBD was adopted in 1973 after Stockholm Summit(1972).
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. World Health Organization (WHO) recently added Noma, to its official list of neglected tropical diseases (NTD).
2. Noma is a severe gangrenous disease of the mouth and face.
3. It has a mortality rate of approximately 90 per cent.
4. It mainly affects old aged populations of Central America.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1, 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 2, 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. Marine Products Export Development Authority is a statutory body established in 1972.
2. A new strain of Covid-19, named JN.1, has been detected in
3. The Indian Air Force successfully testfired its SAMAR air defence missile system.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 1 & 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 3
Consider the following statements:
1. MPEDA functions under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare.
2. The JN.1 variant differs from Pirola or BA. 2.86 by only a single mutation in its spike protein.
3. SAMAR provides air defence against low-flying aerial targets with a maximum striking range of 12 km.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 1 & 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 3
Consider the following statements:
1. MPEDA headquarters are located in Kochi.
2. Variant is a genome (genetic code) that may contain one or more mutations.
3. SAMAR employs the IAF's shelf-life-expired Russian Vympel R-73E infrared‐guided air-to-air missiles (AAMs).
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 1 & 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 3
Consider the following statements:
1. National Culture Fund (NCF) was set up as a Trust in 1996 under the Charitable Endowment Act, 1890.
2. Donations to the National Culture Fund will be eligible for tax benefit under Income Tax Act.
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 report, 'A Green and Sustainable Growth Agenda for the Global Economy' was recently released by World Bank.
2. It emphasized on reforming the structure of the Multilateral Development Banks.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
World’s oldest known fort, which dates back to 8,000 years, was recently discovered in-
  • (A) Serbia
  • (B) Indonesia
  • (C) Madagascar
  • (D) Siberia
‘Gelephu Smartcity Project’ is an upcoming international city project in-
  • (A) Japan
  • (B) Bhutan
  • (C) China
  • (D) Tajikistan
The International Gita Mahotsav 2023 commenced recently in-
  • (A) Kurukshetra
  • (B) Varanasi
  • (C) Dwarka
  • (D) Bhopal
Operation Prosperity Guardian is associated with-
  • (A) Providing aid in Gaza strip
  • (B) Eradicating hunger from southern africa
  • (C) Prevent merchant ships from attacks in Red sea
  • (D) None of the above.

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