April 20, 2024
Consider the following statements :
1. It issued INR denominated bonds recently in South Africa.
2. It supports infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging markets and developing countries.
Which of the above given statement(s) is/are correct regarding the New Development Bank (NDB)?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2
Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?
1. Green Bond is a debt instrument with which capital is raised to fund ‘green’ projects such as those relating to clean transportation, sustainable water management etc.
2. All blue bonds fall under the category of green bonds.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Which of the following releases the World Oil Outlook report?
  • (A) International Energy Agency
  • (B) World Economic Forum
  • (C) Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • (D) United Nation Environment Programme
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct regarding Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)?
1. The CBDC is the legal tender issued by a central bank in a digital form.
2. It is exchangeable one-to-one with the fiat currency.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. Shrinkflation is the practice of reducing the size of a product while maintaining its retail price.
2. Shrinkflation is done most commonly in the food and beverage sector, though it may occur in any industry.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding SWIFT?
  • (A) A unique 8-digit SWIFT code is essential for any inter-bank transfer in this system
  • (B) The European Central Bank is its lead overseeing bank
  • (C) SWIFT is only a platform that sends messages and does not hold any securities or money
  • (D) It is overseen by the G-10 Central Banks
Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?
1. Environmental goods are typically non-market goods and include green transport infrastructure, footpaths.
2. Concerns with environmental goods focus on the effects that the exploitation of ecological systems have on the economy.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None of the above
Recently it was reported in news that nearly a trillion dollars worth of a vast wealth of lithium and other minerals have been found in?
  • (A) Nuristan province.
  • (B) Pamir range Kazakhstan.
  • (C) Turkistan.
  • (D) None of the above.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. India and ASEAN registered a bilateral trade of USD 131.5 billion in 2022-23.
2. The ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA) which was signed in 2009.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only.
  • (B) 2 only.
  • (C) Both 1 and 2.
  • (D) Neither 1 nor 2.
Debt in the global south is a term used to refer which of the following?
  • (A) Developing, less developing and underdeveloped countries, located in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
  • (B) Underdeveloped countries, located in Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • (C) Developing, less developing and underdeveloped countries, located in Eastern Europe and Africa.
  • (D) Underdeveloped countries, located in Africa and Asia.
Which of the following is/are correct regarding Bharat NCAP?
1. It is a voluntary program based on the Automotive Industry Standard 197.
2. It is applicable to passenger vehicles with not more than eight seats.
Select the answer using the codes given below:
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) Both 1 and 2
  • (D) None
An analysis of India’s workforce, sourced from CMIE’s Economic Outlook data, shows that while India may be the country with the most youthful population, its workforce is rapidly ageing. Which of the following is incorrect in this regard?
  • (A) The share of India’s population under the age of 30 has fallen from 25% in 2016-17 to just 17%.
  • (B) The share of those aged 30 years or more but less than 45 years has fallen from 38% to 33% over the same period.
  • (C) Those aged 45 years and older has grown its share from 37% to 49%.
  • (D) None of the above.
The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in collaboration with Generation India Foundation (GIF) and Amazon Web Services India Private Limited (AWS India) is providing ‘cloud’ skills training under the SANKALP programme. SANKALP stands for?
  • (A) Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion.
  • (B) Specific Artificial Intelligence Awareness for Livelihood Promotion.
  • (C) State of the art technology Acquisition and Awareness for Livelihood Promotion.
  • (D) None of the above.
How many of the below given pair(s) is/are correctly matched?
1. Blue hydrogen - Carbon generated from steam
2. Brown hydrogen - CO2 and carbon monoxide generated
3. Green hydrogen - Electrolysis
  • (A) 1 pair only
  • (B) 2 pairs only
  • (C) All the pairs
  • (D) None of the pairs
Which of the following is incorrect regarding poverty line?
  • (A) Alagh Committee constructed a poverty line for rural and urban areas on the basis of nutritional requirements.
  • (B) Tendulkar committee recommended using Mixed Reference Period.
  • (C) The World Bank updated the international poverty line from $1.90 to $2 per person per day.
  • (D) None of the above

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