June Mock Test 2

1. Consider the following statements about UN Secretary-General

1- The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.

2- Candidate requires at least nine out of 15 votes to be recommended for this.

3- There is term limits applicable to this post.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about Sardar Sarovar Dam

1- Built on the Narmada river at Kevadia in Gujarat’s Narmada district.

2- Four Indian states, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, receive water and electricity supply from the dam.

3- It is the largest concrete dam in the world in terms of the volume of concrete used in its construction.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements about Anaemia

1- It is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood, or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen.

2- It  can be caused by blood loss, decreased red blood cell production, and increased red blood cell breakdown.

3- Anemia is the most common blood disorder, affecting about a third of the global population.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about The Keeling Curve

1- It is a graph that represents the concentration of green house gases in Earth’s atmosphere since 1958.

2- The Keeling Curve is named after its creator, Dr. Charles David Keeling.

3- Based on continuous measurements taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the island of Hawaii.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about Aurora 

1- It is a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-longitude regions (around the Arctic and Antarctic).

2- They  are the result of disturbances in the magnetosphere caused by solar wind.

3- Most of the planets in the Solar System, some natural satellites, brown dwarfs, and even comets also host auroras.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about ‘Sea snot’, recently in News

1- It is marine mucilage that is formed when algae are overloaded with nutrients as a result of water pollution combined with the effects of climate change.

2- It is a collection of mucus-like organic matter found in the sea.

3- It is frequently seen in the Pacific Ocean and has been spreading into farther-flung waters.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about Supersonic Plane

1- Supersonic aircraft are planes that can fly faster than the speed of sound.

2- The costs of making “sustainable” supersonic planes are extremely high.

3- The very speed of the planes result in producing excessive amounts of noise pollution in the environment.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about UN Economic and Social Council  (ECOSOC)

1- The UN Charter established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.

2- ECOSOC’s 54 members are elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly

3- Seats on the Council are allotted based on geographical representation.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about advantages of GM crops

1- Farmers can achieve high yield, and thereby get more income.

2- Nutritional content can be improved.

3- Crops can be engineered to withstand extreme weather.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about CRISPR-based Sherlock tool, recently in News

1- Stands for Specific High-saturated Enzymatic Reporter Unlocking.

2- Identifies the fish using their genomic sequence.

3- The battery-powered fluorescent reader gives results in 30 minutes.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements about CIBER-2 instrument, recently in News

1- To count the number of stars that exist in the Universe.

2- It will detect the extragalactic background light, which is all of the light that has been emitted throughout the history of the Universe.

3- It will focus on a portion cosmic infrared background, which is emitted by some of the most common stars.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

12. Consider the following statements about Anti-hail guns

1- It is a machine which generates shock waves to disrupt the growth of hailstones in clouds.

2- The gun is “fired” by feeding an explosive mixture of Chlorine gas and air.

3- It helps stop water droplets in clouds from turning into hailstones, so that they fall simply as raindrops.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about Hail

1- It is produced by stratocumulus clouds.

2- Winds can blow up the water droplets to heights where they freeze into ice.

3- It is a type of precipitation, or water in the atmosphere.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about Corbevax, recently in News

1- It is made up of a specific part of SARS-CoV-2 — the spike protein on the virus’s surface.

2- When spike protein alone is given to the body, it is not expected to be harmful as the rest of the virus is absent.

3- Corbevax, like the mRNA and viral vector Covid-19 vaccines, targets only the spike protein, in a similar way.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements about dendritic cell 

1- They are antigen-presenting cells (also known as accessory cells) of the mammalian immune system.

2- Their main function is to process antigen material and present it on the cell surface to the T cells of the immune system.

3- They are present in those tissues that are in contact with the external environment, such as the skin and the inner lining of the nose, lungs, stomach and intestines.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements about Coffee wilt disease, recently in News

1- It  is a common wilt that results in complete death of coffee trees it infects.

2- Caused by a fungus Fusarium xylarioides.

3- In 1927, coffee wilt disease was first observed in the Central African Republic where it developed slowly and went on to cause two epidemics between the 1930s and the 1960s.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements 

1- Between 1970 and 2000, mangrove forests have lost about 40% of their cover.

2- Food systems cause a three-fourth of all greenhouse gas emissions.

3- Animal agriculture not only emits 10 to 100 times more greenhouse gases per unit product than plant-based foods, they also use 10 to 100 times more land.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements about Brood X

1- ‘Brood’ refers to a population of cicadas that is isolated from other populations because of differences in their year of emergence or locality.

2- Brood X started emerging in May and will be around until the end of June.

3- The time when they decide to emerge is dependent on weather, specifically when ground temperatures reach about 37-38°C.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements about objectives of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yogna (PMFBY)

1- To provide insurance coverage and financial support to the farmers in the event of failure of any of the notified crop as a result of natural calamities only.

2- To stabilise the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming.

3- To encourage farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about ‘LdtF’ enzyme, recently in News

1- It plays a vital role in the formation of covalent linkages between the bacterial outer membrane and an inner polymer layer that protects bacteria from environmental stress.

2- Absence of this LdtF enhanced growth defects and increased the peptidoglycan-lipoprotein linkages in the bacteria.

3- LdtF-mediated modulation of the cell wall gives bacteria flexibility and a survival advantage in fluctuating environmental conditions.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements 

1- Every year, urea worth Rs 50,000 crore is lost from Indian farms, with rice and wheat accounting for about two-thirds of it.

2- Nitrogen-fertilisers also cause water pollution and algal blooms, killing fish and affecting livelihoods.

3- Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas but is lesser powerful than carbon dioxide in causing climate change.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following statements about cryptobiosis

1- It is a metabolic state of life entered by an organism in response to adverse environmental conditions such as desiccation, freezing, and oxygen deficiency.

2- All measurable metabolic processes stop, preventing reproduction, development, and repair.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

23. Consider the following statements about QS World University ranking, recently in News

1- Delhi University has entered the top 1,000 of the QS World University rankings for the first time.

2- There are 22 Indian institutions in the top 1,000 list compared to 21 last year.

3- IIT Bombay maintained its position as the top Indian institution for the fourth consecutive year.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements about Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan, recently in News

1- Launched by NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation.

2- Launched in all Districts to assist district administrations in providing home-care support to Covid-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

3- It will be led by district magistrates in partnership with over 1000 local NGOs.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy

1- A type of treatment in which a patient’s T cells are changed in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells.

2- T cells are taken from a donor’s blood.

3- Gene for a special receptor that binds to a certain protein on the patient’s cancer cells is added to the T cells in the laboratory.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

26. Consider the following statements about  Pran Vayu Devta Pension Scheme (PVDPS)

1- Launched by Punjab government.

2- Honour all those trees which are of the age of 75 years and above.

3- For maintenance of trees older than 75 years, a “pension amount” of Rs 2,500 would be given per year in the name of PVDPS.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

27. Consider the following statements about recent G7 group decision

1- To force multinationals to pay taxes where they operate.

2- Commits states to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 5% to avoid countries undercutting each other.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

28. Consider the following statements about Indemnity

1- It  is a form of contract.

2- Section 124 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, defines a contract of indemnity as one by which one party promises to save the other from any loss caused to the latter.

3- The law on drugs in India have a provision for indemnity related to the grant of approval for any new drug or vaccine in the country.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

29. Consider the following statements about Mangrove

1- A mangrove is a small tree or shrub that grows along coastlines, taking root in salty sediments, often underwater.

2- Mangroves cannot survive under extreme hostile environment such as high salt and low oxygen conditions.

3- Mangrove root system absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

30. Consider the following statements about millipede

1- They are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments.

2- In greenhouses they can cause severe damage to emergent seedlings.

3- The characteristic feature of the group is the presence of diplosomites, double trunk segments formed from the fusion of two segments.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 


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