April 24, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. The Annual Status of Education Report 2023 was released recently by Pratham NGO.
2. ASER, initiated in 2005, is a government-led survey offering insights into rural India's children's education.
3. As per report, 86.8% of 14-18-year-olds are enrolled in an educational institution.
4. As per report, maximum of the students beyond 10th standard are studying agriculture.
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 1 & 3 only
  • (C) 3 & 4 only
  • (D) 2 & 4 only
Consider the following statements about Scheme for Residential Education for Meritorious Scheduled Caste (SC) Students (SHRESHTA):
1. It aims to fill the gap in service-deficient SCs dominant areas through the efforts of grant-in-aid institutions and residential high schools.
2. It is overseen by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
3. The Enrollment under the scheme is designated for students entering Class 10 and Class 12.
4. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the entrance test to select 30,000 students annually for the scheme.
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. Guruvayur Temple is one of the most famous religious spots located in Tamil Nadu.
2. Saint Thiruvalluvar lived during the Sangam era of Tamil classical culture.
3. Global Firepower's Military Strength Rankings for 2024 assessed 145 countries.
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. Guruvayur Temple is known as the Dwarka of the South.
2. Thirukkural, masterpiece by Saint Thiruvalluvar, contains 1330 couplets (kurals) that are divided into 133 sections of 10 couplets each.
3. The United States has the most powerful military globally, as per Military Strength Rankings for 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. Guruvayur Satyagraha was a non-violent protest led by B R Ambedkar.
2. Thirukkural is considered one of the greatest works on ethics and morality, known for its universality and secular nature.
3. Nepal has the least powerful military in the world, as per Military Strength Rankings for 2024.
Which of the following statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 & 2 only
  • (B) 2 & 3 only
  • (C) 1 & 3 only
  • (D) 1, 2 & 3
Consider the following statements:
1. The 9th edition of the Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival was held in Nagaland recently.
2. Pakke Tiger Reserve is home to four species of hornbills: Wreathed, Great Indian, Oriental Pied and the endangered Rufous-necked.
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. Disease X represents an illness which is currently unknown but could pose a serious microbial threat to humans in the future.
2. In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) added Disease X to a list of pathogens that are a top priority for research.
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 Indian vulture or long-billed vulture is a New World vulture belonging to the family of Accipitridae.
2. Its IUCN red list status is ‘endangered’.
Which of the following statements is/ are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
India’s first Graphene Centre “India Innovation Centre for Graphene (IICG) has been established at-
  • (A) Ahmedabad
  • (B) New Delhi
  • (C) Kochi
  • (D) Mumbai
The largest event in the Civil Aviation sector in Asia, the four-day “Wings India 2024” extravaganza is hosted by-
  • (A) Ahmedabad
  • (B) Bengaluru
  • (C) Chennai
  • (D) Hyderabad

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