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  • 1. Which is the 35th district of Tamil Nadu?
    • A) Tenkasi
    • B) Thirupattur
    • C) Kallakurichi
    • D) Ranipettai
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    Answer B

  • 2. Consider the following statements about Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
    1. It is an Earth-centered orbit with an altitude of 2,000 km or less.
    2. The International Space Station conducts operations in LEO.
    3. Major disadvantage of low Earth orbit is that it requires high amount of energy for satellite placement.
    Spy satellites cannot use LEO.
    Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
    • A) 1,2,3
    • B) 3,4
    • C) 3 only
    • D) 1.3
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    Answer B

  • 3. The indigenously developed Pinaka that was successfully test fired is a
    • A) supersonic cruise missile
    • B) Surface-to-Surface Battle field Missile
    • C) Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile
    • D) Multi-Barrel Rocket System
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    Answer D

  • 4. Consider the following statements regarding Tuberculosis.
    1. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread from person to person through the air.
    2. TB affects the lungs, the brain, the kidneys and the spine.
    3. People with Tuberculosis who do not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, are said to have multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • A) 1,3
    • B) 2,3
    • C) 1,2
    • D) 1,2,3
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    Answer D

  • 5. Consider the following statements regarding Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID).
    1.India became the first country in the world to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID),capturing the bio-metric data of seafarers.
    2. Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) is based on finger and iris-based bio-metric data.
    3. BSID will give a foolproof identification to Indian seafarers which will facilitate their movement and help in identifying them from any location in the world.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    • A) 1,2
    • B) 2,3
    • C) 1,3
    • D) 1,2,3
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    Answer A
    India launches world’s first facial biometric-based ID for seafarers. The new document will give a foolproof identification to Indian seafarers which will facilitate their movement and help in identifying them from any location in the world The BSID is a marked improvement over the two finger or iris based bio-metric data, with modern security features. It will make the identification of the SID holder more reliable and efficient, while protecting their dignity and privacy. The new card is in confirmation of the Convention No. 185 of the International Labour Organisation on BSID. India ratified the Convention in October 2015.

  • 6. Consider the following statements regarding “no first use nuclear doctrine”.

    It refers to a pledge or a policy by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons.
    Now the concept is also applied to chemical and biological warfare.
    India became the first nation to propose and pledge no first use nuclearpolicy when it conducted nuclear tests under Pokhran-II in 1998.
    Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

    • A) 2 only
    • B) 1,2
    • C) 2,3
    • D) 3 0nly
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    Answer C
    No first use nuclear doctrine refers to a pledge or a policy by a nuclear power not to use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by an adversary using nuclear weapons. Earlier, the concept had also been applied to chemical and biological warfare. China became the first nation to propose and pledge NFU policy when it first gained nuclear capabilities in 1964, stating “not to be the first to use nuclear weapons at any time or under any circumstances”. India first adopted a “No first use” policy after its second nuclear tests, Pokhran-II, in 1998.

  • 7. Which Government has decided to celebrate 2020 as "Year of Artificial Intelligence"?
    • A) Telangana
    • B) Odisha
    • C) Andhra Pradesh
    • D) Tamilnadu
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    Answer A

  • 8. CCMB, CDFD sign MOUs to improve understanding and to enable better ways diagnosis and treatment of human genetic disorders. What is the abbreviation of CCMB ?
    • A) Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
    • B) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • C) Center for Computational Medicine and Biology
    • D) Configuration Change Management Board
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    Answer B

  • 9. United Nations Public Service Day celebrated on which of the following day?
    • A) June 25
    • B) June 23
    • C) June 21
    • D) June 22
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    Answer B