April 24, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. Five more Indian wetlands have been added to the global list of wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
2. Tamil Nadu has now the highest number of Ramsar sites in the country.
3. The total number of wetlands in India, now under Ramsar Convention, has crossed the 100 mark.
4. Ramsar Convention is named after the Iranian city of Ramsar, on the Persian Gulf, where the treaty was signed on February 2, 1971.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated across the globe on February 2nd.
2. The theme of WWD-2024 is ‘Wetlands for LIFE’
Which of the following statements is/ are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Consider the following statements:
1. The 16th Finance Commission is chaired by Arvind Panagariya.
2. The Finance Commission is constituted under Article 260 of the Constitution.
3. October 2026 is the deadline set for the commission to submit its recommendations.
4. Ajay Narayan Jha, appointed as member in 16th FC, was also member of 15th FC.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 1 & 4 only
Consider the following statements:
1. The death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla was observed recently on February 1st.
2. Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
3. Rahul R. Nair, Mehul Malik and Dr Tanmay Bharat will be awarded with Blavatnik Awards 2024.
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. Kalpana Chawla's first journey into space came in 1997 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-87.
2. TRAI consists of a chairperson and not more than two whole-time Members and not more than two part-time Members.
3. The Blavatnik Awards seek to identify and honor exceptional scientists and engineers 60 years of age and above.
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. Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-origin woman to go to space.
2. The recommendations of the TRAI are binding upon the Central Government.
3. Blavatnik Awards honorees are recognized in three disciplinary categories-Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Life Sciences.
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. Brent Crude is the benchmark used for the oil market for oil originating from oil fields in the Red Sea.
2. It is the international benchmark used by the OPEC and also India.
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 "Network of Central Bank Governors and Finance Secretaries of the SAARC Region (SAARCFINANCE)" was established in 2022.
2. The SAARCFINANCE Group meets twice a year concurrently with the IMF/WB annual and spring meetings.
Which of the following statements is/ are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
The ‘Ungalai Thedi, Ungal Ooril’ scheme, to improve the delivery of various services and expedite implementation of schemes, has been launched by-
  • (A) Tamil Nadu
  • (B) Kerala
  • (C) Karnataka
  • (D) Andhra Pradesh
Consider the following statements:
1. World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February.
2. It was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010.
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 of the following countries did not join the BRICS grouping recently?
  • (A) Egypt
  • (B) UAE
  • (C) Iran
  • (D) Argentina
The state government is setting up a 32 MW capacity solar power project in
  • (A) Shimla
  • (B) Una
  • (C) Chamba
  • (D) Sirmaur
Who has been reinstated DGP of the state?
  • (A) Sanjay Kundu
  • (B) Ashish Chaudhary
  • (C) Hemant Thakur
  • (D) None of the above
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a joint committee to inspect Mohan Meakin Private Limited for water pollution at-
  • (A) Kasauli
  • (B) Una
  • (C) Barog
  • (D) Solan

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