June Mock Test 4

1. Consider the following statements about evapotranspiration.

1- It is the sum of water evaporation and transpiration from a surface area to the atmosphere.

2- Evapotranspiration accounts for most of the water lost from the soil during the growth of a crop.

3- Factors that affect the rate of evapotranspiration include the amount of solar radiation, atmospheric vapor pressure, temperature, wind, and soil moisture.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about Draft rules for e-commerce companies

1- Any online retailer will first have to register itself with the Ministry of finance.

2- Introduced the concept of “fall-back liability”.

3- Propose to restrict e-commerce companies from “manipulating search results or search indexes”.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements about Disaster Management Act.

1- The stated object and purpose of the DM Act is to manage disasters, including preparation of mitigation strategies, capacity-building and more.

2- Definition of a “disaster” in Section 2 (d) of the Disaster Management Act states that a disaster means a “catastrophe, mishap, calamity or grave occurrence in any area, arising only from natural causes…”.

3- Section 12(iii) of the Act says the National Authority shall recommend guidelines for the minimum standards of relief to be provided to persons affected by disaster.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about Judges recuse from cases

1- When there is a conflict of interest, a judge can withdraw from hearing a case to prevent creating a perception that she carried a bias while deciding the case.

2- There are no formal rules governing recusals.

3- Once a request is made for recusal, the judge don’t have any choice.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about Pygmy hogs, recently in News

1- The pygmy hog is a suid native to alluvial grasslands in the foothills of the Himalayas.

2- The only known population today lives in Assam, India and possibly southern Bhutan.

3- It is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about Class action suits

1- It is a legal action or claim that allows one or many plaintiffs to file and appear for a group of people with similar interests.

2- Unlike a class action suit, a PIL can be filed against a private party.

3- A class action suit derives from representative litigation, to ensure justice to the ordinary individual against a powerful adversary.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about Ranked choice voting, recently in News

1- The system is based on a simple premise: Democracy works better if people aren’t forced to make an all-or-nothing choice with their vote.

2- Rather than pick just one candidate, voters get to rank several in order of preference.

3- One benefit of the system is that nobody “wastes” their vote by picking an unpopular candidate as their first choice.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about  new species of skittering frog recently identified from the surroundings of the Thattekkad bird sanctuary

1- The new species is named as Euphlyctis Kerala in honour of the remarkable biodiversity of the State.

2- It is known to be found in the salt water bodies of the foothills of the Western Ghats.

3- Members of the genus Euphlyctis (skittering frogs) have their distribution range from Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about Copper plates recently discovered in Srisailam

1- The copper plates written in Hindi and in Telugu Characters.

2- The copper plate was issued by king Virabhadra Reddi, son of Allada Reddi.

3- It records the gift of the village for the merit of his father Allada Reddi, on the occasion of the Lunar eclipse.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about Solar corona

1- The Sun’s corona is the outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere.

2- The corona is usually hidden by the bright light of the Sun’s surface.

3- The corona can be viewed during a total solar eclipse.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

11. Consider the following statements about Microbe

1- Microbes are organisms that are too small to be seen without using a microscope.

2- All microbes are bacteria, but not all bacteria are microbes,.

3- They can survive in almost every habitat.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

12. Consider the following statements about Kangaroo mother care, recently in News

1- It refers to a special kind of care that is given to the newborns, involving prolonged skin-to-skin contact of the baby with its parents, especially mother.

2- It is highly recommended for babies who are born preterm (premature) or who are underweight (weighing less than 2 kilos) at birth.

3- The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends kangaroo care for all babies weighing less than 4 kilos.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about Delimitation

1- It is the act of redrawing boundaries of an Assembly or Lok Sabha seat to represent changes in population over time.

2- This exercise is carried out by a Delimitation Commission, whose orders have the force of law and cannot be questioned before any court.

3- The objective is to redraw boundaries (based on the data of the last Census) in a way so that the population of all seats, as far as practicable, be the same throughout the State.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements about new draft proposes to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952

1- It will give the Centre “revisionary powers” and enable it to “re-examine” films already cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

2- The draft proposes to introduce gender-based categorisation and classification.

3- Proposes to add Section 6AA that will prohibit unauthorised recording.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements about Great Barrier Reef

1- It is the world’s largest coral reef system.

2- The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Hobart, Australia.

3- It  was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements about International Lunar Research Station (ILRS)

1- It  is a planned lunar base currently being developed by Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration.

2- Intended to be ready for crewed visits by 2026.

3- It is open to collaborating with other countries.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements about Delta Plus variant, recently in News

1- It is a sub-lineage of the Delta variant first detected in India.

2- It has acquired the spike protein mutation called K417N which is also found in the Beta variant first identified in South Africa.

3- It is a variant of concern (VoC) in India.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements about Full ship shock trials (FSST), recently in News

1- The US Navy carried out a ‘full ship shock trial’.

2- In FSSTs, an underwater explosive charge is set off near an operational ship, and system and component failures are documented.

3- Recently conducted on the USS Gerald R Ford, US newest and most advanced nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements about India’s first maritime arbitration centre

1- It will manage arbitration and mediation proceedings with disputes related to the maritime and shipping sector.

2- There are over 35 arbitration centres in India but none of them exclusively deals with the maritime sector.

3- The idea is to create a world-class arbitration centre focused on maritime and shipping disputes that can help resolve commercial and financial conflicts between entities having operations in India.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about integrated theatre commands, recently in News

1- It is a unified command under which all the resources of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are pooled, depending on the threat perception.

2- The commands can only be geographical — like looking at a border with a particular country.

3- It had been recommended at various levels after the Kargil conflict.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements about Summer solstice

1- The amount of incoming energy the Earth received from the sun on this day is 30 per cent higher at the Equator than at the North Pole.

2- During the solstice, the Earth’s axis, is tilted in a way that the North Pole is tipped towards the sun and the South Pole is away from it.

3- Solstice means “sun stands still” in Latin.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following statements about Monoclonal Antibodies

1- Monoclonal antibodies are artificial antibodies that mimic the activity of our immune systems.

2- They are produced through a process that involves extracting specific antibodies from human blood and then cloning them.

3- The monoclonal antibodies bind to specific parts of the spike protein, blocking its ability to infect healthy cells.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

23. Consider the following statements about Zinc and iron deficiency

1- Zinc is the co-factor of several enzymes and plays a role in iron metabolism, so zinc deficiency is associated with Iron deficiency anemia (IDA).

2- The highest concentration of dietary zinc is found in green vegetables.

3- Zinc deficiency affects the skin and gastrointestinal tract; brain and central nervous system, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements about Venus

1- It falls under the habitable zone of the Sun.

2- The planet orbits the Sun slower than Earth.

3- Venus rotates backward on its axis.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about International Yoga Day

1- International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21.

2- This year, the theme is ‘Yoga For Life’.

3- June 21, also called summer solstice, is the longest day of the year. Therefore, it was decided that the International Yoga Day would be celebrated on this day.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

26. Consider the following statements about Mangrove forests 

1- They serve as a buffer between marine and terrestrial communities and protect shorelines from damaging winds, waves, and floods.

2- Mangrove thickets improve water quality by filtering pollutants and trapping sediments from the land, and they reduce coastal erosion.

3- Mangroves occur worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, mainly between latitudes 30° N and 30° S, with the greatest mangrove area with 5° of the equator.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

27. Consider the following statements about Thermocline

1- Oceanic water layer in which water temperature increases rapidly with increasing depth.

2- The middle layer of water in a lake or reservoir during the summer is also called a thermocline.

3- Seasonal weather variations, latitude, and local environmental conditions, such as tides and currents affect the depth and thickness of a thermocline.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

28. Consider the following statements about  UJALA programme

1- An acronym for Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs for All.

2- The main objective is to promote efficient lighting, enhance awareness on using efficient equipment which reduce electricity bills and help preserve environment.

3- The Electricity Distribution Company and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a public sector body of Government of India are implementing the programme.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

29. Consider the following statements about HT Bt cotton

1- Herbicide-tolerant Bt (HT Bt) Cotton is genetically modified crop of unapproved genes which is not permissible in India.

2- The technique in the HT Bt Cotton makes the crop resistant to pesticides following modification in genes of the seeds.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

30. Consider the following statements about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

1- People with sickle cell disorders don’t have enough healthy white blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.

2- It  is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person’s parents.

3- Sickle cell disease occurs when a person inherits two abnormal copies of the β-globin gene (HBB) that makes haemoglobin, one from each parent. This gene occurs in chromosome 11.

Which of the following given above is/are correct

 
 
 
 


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