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Consider the following statements: 1.Some medical implants such as cardiac stents and knee implants are considered as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 2.Price caps on medical implants are notified by an authority that func-tions under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]


The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 is an act of the Parliament of India which regulates the import, manufacture and distribution of drugs in India. The primary objective of the act is to ensure that the drugs and cosmetics sold in India are safe, effective and conform to state quality standards. The National Pharmaceutical and Pricing Authority, responsible for notifying price caps on medical implants among others, functions under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

Consider the following pairs: Sustainable Development Goal – Issues addressed 1. SDG 6 – WASH 2. SDG 8 – Human trafficking 3. SDG 11 – Affordable housing Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 and 3 only
[C] 1 and 3 only
[D] 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: D [1, 2 and 3]


The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the  United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Which among the following regions accounts for the largest number of malaria and dengue cases in recent years?

[A] Northern India
[B] Southern India
[C] Eastern India
[D] Northeastern India

Correct Answer: C [Eastern India]


Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The primary vectors that transmit the disease are Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. The virus responsible for causing dengue, is called dengue virus (DENV). A mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Those who become infected with the virus a second time are at a significantly greater risk of developing severe disease.Symptoms include high fever, headache, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life threatening. Treatment includes fluids and pain relievers. Severe cases require hospital care.

Graphics Processing Units or GPUs are utilised for 1.Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence 2.Mining crypto-currencies 3.Producing high definition video streams Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 and 2 only
[B] 2 and 3 only
[C] 1 and 3 only
[D] 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: D [1, 2 and 3]


A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a chip or electronic circuit capable of rendering graphics for display on an electronic device. The GPU was introduced to the wider market in 1999 and is best known for its use in providing the smooth graphics that consumers expect in modern videos and games. A graphics processing unit is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. GPUs are used in embedded systems, mobile phones, personal computers, workstations, and game consoles.

Lopamudra, Gargi and Maitreyee are women who belong to India’s past and are commonly associated with

[A] The Vedas
[B] The first bhikkhuni sangha
[C] Temple architecture in Gupta age
[D] The Bhakti movement

Correct Answer: A [The Vedas]


“In our country, respect for women, their status in society and their contribution has proved to be awe inspiring to the entire world, since ancient times. There has been a long tradition of Vidushis… women exponents or women champions. Many Vidushis of India have contributed in composing the verses of the Vedas. Lopamudra, Gargi, Maitreyee…it’s a long list of names.. Be it the erudition of the Vidushis of the Vedic Period, be it the learning & devotion of Akka Mahadevi or Meerabai, be it the governance of Ahilyabai Holkar or the valour of Rani Lakshmibai, woman power has always inspired us. They have always brought glory to the Nation.