April 17, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. “Pineapple Express” phenomenon is associated with invasive species in an ecosystem.
2. Neelakurinji is an endemic plant found in a small stretch in the Western Ghats.
3. FSSAI has recently specified the identity standards for basmati rice.
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. Pineapple express, also known as “rivers in the sky” are long, narrow regions in the atmosphere that transport most of the water vapor outside the tropics.
2. The most popular Neelakurinji is Strobilanthes kunthiana which blooms once in 112 years.
3. Basmati rice is a premium variety of rice cultivated in the Himalayan foothills of the Indian sub-continent.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 & 3 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements:
1. A “true Pineapple Express” has tail end, where the moisture is pulled into the atmosphere, starting near Hawaii.
2. MoEFCC has listed Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
3. India accounts for one fifth of global supply of Basmati rice.
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. Ram Setu, also known as Adam's bridge, is a chain of limestone shoals between Pamban Island and Mannar Island.
2. Sethusamudram Ship Canal project is aimed at reducing the distances between east and west coasts of 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. Nalanda Mahavihara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Bihar.
2. The circular terrace in the stupa for ritual circumambulation is called Harmika.
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 MATSYA 6000 is a self-propelled manned submergence vehicle.
2. It is being developed under Deep Ocean Mission by Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
The biggest Rare Earth Elements (REE) deposit in Europe has been recently discovered in-
  • (A) Germany
  • (B) Norway
  • (C) Croatia
  • (D) Sweden
Consider the following statements:
1. MV Ganga Vilas launched recently, is the world’s longest river cruise traveling over 3200 km.
2. It is the first cruise ship ever built in 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 regarding restoration of Old Pension Scheme (OPS).
1. The decision will benefit around 1.36 lakh employees of the state who are under New Pension Scheme.
2. Himachal has become the third Congress-ruled state to restore the Old Pension Scheme.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
The four proposed hydro projects- Ghator Top, Jai Bani Mata, Jay Kartikay and Rudraveer project are slated to be constructed on which river?
  • (A) Baspa
  • (B) Ravi
  • (C) Giri
  • (D) Sutlej
Consider the following statements:
1. White tufted royal butterfly was recently spotted in Kerala.
2. Vidisha in MP has become the 1st Indian district to implement cutting-edge 5G use cases.
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. British linguist Ronald E Asher, who passed away recently was a specialist in Dravidian languages.
2. The book "Revolutionaries- The Other Story of How India Won Its Freedom" has been authored by Economist Sanjeev Sanyal.
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’s first Centre of Excellence in Online Gaming will come up at Shillong.
2. Indian skimmer, found in Godavari estuary, is an endangered bird 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 Avani Chaturvedi has become India’s first female pilot, to pilot Sukhoi fighter jet.
2. Meta has hired Vikas Purohit as head of global business group in 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 Sri Lankan journalist Thiru Sivakumar Nadesan has been chosen to receive Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023.
2. Surya Kumar Yadav has become fastest player to reach 1,500 runs in T20I.
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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