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1. With reference to the advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, consider the following statements:
1. It is binding on the Supreme Court to give its opinion on any matter referred to it by the President
2. The opinion given by the Supreme Court on a reference under advisory jurisdiction is not binding on the government
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
2. Which among the following is / are functions of the various committees of the Parliament of India?
1. To ensure that public money is spent in accordance with the Parliament’s decision
2. To keep track of assurances, promises, undertakings, etc. given by members of parliament during their election
3. To consider leave applications of the members of parliament
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
3. The Governor of a state defines the “Transitional area”, “a smaller urban area” or “a larger urban area” on the basis of __?
1. Population
2. Density of Population
3. Revenue generated by local administration
4. Percentage of employment on Non-agricultural activities
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
4. A person who wants to be Attorney General of India must also be qualified to be appointed as __?
[A] Chief Justice of India
[B] Chief Justice of High Court
[C] Judge of Supreme Court
[D] Judge of High Court
5. Consider the following statements:
1. Cotton textile industry is distributed all over India, while the Iron and steel Industry is largely confined to peninsular India
2. The sugar industry is distributed all over India, while the cement plants are largely confined to peninsular India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
6. Consider the following:
1. India House
2. Abhinav Bharat Society
3. Free India Society
Which among the above was/ were founded by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2
[D] Only 3
7. Which of the following information can be obtained from the People’s Biodiversity Register (PBR)?

  1. Names of species and their distribution in a given area
  2. People's traditional knowledge about Biodiversity
  3. Current utilization patterns of biodiversity in a local area

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
8. Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 provides punishment for the illegal hunting and trade of the wildlife. A tiger which has turned into a man eater can be hunted only if approval comes from ___?
[A] Authorities of the concerned national park / sanctuary
[B] Chief Minister of the state
[C] Environment Ministry, Government of India
[D] Chief wildlife warden of concerned state
9. Consider the following countries:

  1. Colombia
  2. Ecuador
  3. Bolivia

Amazon rainforest can be found in which of the above countries?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 1 & 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
10.   Consider the following statements about Coal Bed Methane in India:

  1. Coal Bed Methane is mainly found in eastern India
  2. 100% FDI is permitted in the exploration of coal bed methane in India

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
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