1. Consider the following statements about Bt cotton: It is the only transgenic crop that has been approved by the Centre for commercial cultivation in India. It has been genetically modified (GM) to produce an insecticide to combat the cotton bollworm. Which of the above statements is/are correct? 1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 2. With reference to the Committee of Privileges, consider the following statements: It has 15 Members in Lok Sabha and 10 Members in Rajya Sabha. It functions completely as judicial committee. Which of the above statements is/are correct? 1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 3. Consider the following statements: Jamdani is a handloom woven fabric made of cotton, which was historically referred to as muslin. Uppada Jamdani Silk Saree that has been accorded GI tag is from Andhra Pradesh. Which of the above statements is/are correct? 1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 4. The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in: Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Bihar Maharashtra 5. What is the total fertility rate of a population? It indicates the average number of children expected to be born to a woman during her reproductive span of 15-49 years. It is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time per 1,00,000 live births during the same time period. It is the number of deaths of children under 1 year of age per one thousand live births. None of the above 6. Consider the following statements about the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters: It is a convention to facilitate the entering bilateral tax information exchange agreementsbetween state parties. The Convention was developed by the OECD and the Council of Europe. All the BRICS countries are signatories to the convention. Which of the above statements are correct? 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 7. What is the Gupkar alliance? It is an alliance of seven political parties in Jammu and Kashmir. It is an alliance of all north-eastern states of India to develop infrastructure. It is an alliance of Telugu speaking regions. None of the above 8. What are Tardigrades? They are commonly called ‘water bears’ and ‘moss piglets’. They are very tough animals and are found everywhere on earth, from mountain tops to the deep sea. They have survived five mass extinctions. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 9. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS)? It offers seamless tri-service views and single-point advice to the Executive. He will be a four-star General office and would not be eligible to hold any government office after demitting the office of CDS. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1 only 2 only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 10. What is a mangrove? It is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water. It is called halophytes. The seeds of Mangrove Forests trees germinate in the trees itself before falling. All the above Loading …Is fire hot or cold?