September 26, 2023
Consider the following statements:
1 As per a recent report by TRAFFIC, China remains the largest importer of Red Sanders.
2. Recently a new small savings scheme Mahila Samman Savings Certificate has been introduced.
3. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Coal India Limited (CIL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build waste-to-energy projects.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements:
1 Red Sandalwood, is an endemic tree species with distribution restricted to the Western Ghats of India.
2. Mahila Samman Savings Certificate scheme is exclusively for women and girls and offers a deposit facility of up to INR 5 lakhs.
3. GOBAR (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources)-dhan scheme is under the purview of Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements:
1 Red Sandalwod is categorized as ‘Critically Endangered’ as per IUCN Red List.
2. The Mahila Samman Savings Certificate also offers partial withdrawal options.
3. Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative has been launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements:
1. The Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) will soon start providing services offered by Common Service Centres (CSC).
2. PACS are outside the purview of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, therefore not regulated by RBI.
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 India has 111 payloads and 105 space debris objects orbiting the earth as tracked and catalogued by USSPACECOM.
2. Project NETRA is an early warning system in spaceto detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites.
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 Asiatic black bear is largely adapted to an arboreal lifestyle.
2. It has been categorised as ‘Least Concern’ under the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species.
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 Paris Club is an informal group of creditor nations who meet to solve payment difficulties faced by debtor countries.
2. India is a founding member of Paris Club.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Dar-es- salaam declaration, seen recently in news, is aimed-
  • (A) To end Tuberculosis by 2030.
  • (B) To end AIDS in children by 2030.
  • (C) To end malaria by 2030.
  • (D) None of the above
Baikal Teal and Orange-Bellied leafbird have been recently sighted at-
  • (A) Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary
  • (B) Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  • (C) Renuka Ji wildlife sanctuary
  • (D) None of the above
The country’s first hydrogen-powered train may run on the heritage Kalka-Shimla railway line. The hydrogen gas station/s will be established at which railway station/s-
  • (A) Shimla
  • (B) Barog
  • (C) Kalka
  • (D) All of the above
The first Indian company to supply critical rotating parts for nuclear turbines is-
  • (A) Azad Engineering
  • (B) Ambani Engineering
  • (C) Adani Enterprises
  • (D) Spark Engineering
Which country has decided to remove British monarchy from its banknotes?
  • (A) Australia
  • (B) Bolivia
  • (C) Cambodia
  • (D) Denmark
Which state/UT has signed MOU with Patanjali Foods for palm oil cultivation?
  • (A) Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • (B) Meghalaya
  • (C) Nagaland
  • (D) Rajasthan
Which country has recently joined International Solar Alliance?
  • (A) Albania
  • (B) Congo
  • (C) Suriname
  • (D) None of the above
Consider the following statements:
1 V. Tirumalesh who passed away recently was a noted filmmaker.
2. Viswanath who passed away recently was a famous writer.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2

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