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Consider the following statements about the caves found on the Island of Gharapuri:
1.These caves were originally a Buddhist site.
2.It is contemporary with the Ellora caves.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]


Elephanta Island, Hindi Gharapuri (“Fortress City”), island located in Mumbai (Bombay) Harbour of the Arabian Sea, about 6 miles (10 km) east of Mumbai and 2 miles (3 km) west of the mainland coast of Maharashtra state, western India. Elephanta Island has an area of 4 to 6 square miles (10 to 16 square km), varying with the tide. In the early 16th century Portuguese navigators named the island Ilha Elefante (“Elephant Island”) in reference to a large stone elephant that was found there; the statue was later moved to Victoria Gardens (now called Jijamata Udyan), Mumbai. The island’s Hindi name, Gharapuri, derives from a small village at its southern end.


Consider the following statements about the ‘Biofuture Platform’, seen recently in the news:
1.It aims to accelerate development and deployment of modern sustaina-ble low carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in, among others, the transport sector
2.It is a multi-stakeholder initiative
3.The idea to set up the platform was first suggested by India at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Correct Answer: A [1 and 2 only]


The Biofuture Platform is a government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative designed to take action on climate change and support the Sustainable Development Goals by promoting international coordination on the sustainable low-carbon bioeconomy. It was launched in November 2016 at the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh.


Consider the following statements:
1.The level of productivity in an economy is a crucial determinant of a standard of living
2.Capital goods are important factors in determining productivity
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]


India is the world's fourth-largest economy. It produced $9.4 trillion in goods and services in 2017. 1 But it has a long way to go to beat the top three: China, with a production worth $23.2 trillion, the European Union with $20.9 trillion, and the United States with $19.4 trillion.


Which of the following are tributaries of River Cauvery?    
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1, 2 and 3 only
[B] 1 and 2 only
[C] 3 and 4 only
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4

Correct Answer: D [1, 2, 3 and 4]


The Cauvery (also spelt as 'Kaveri'), known as 'Ponni' in Tamil, is the fourth-largest river in south India. Originating in the Western Ghats at Talakaveri in Karnataka's Kodagu district, it passes through Tamil Nadu.


The municipal corporation of which state’s capital recently organised a ‘Trash Mahotsav’ to spread awareness about reusing waste creatively and recycling garbage?

[A] Chhattisgarh
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Jharkhand
[D] Karnataka

Correct Answer: A [Chhattisgarh]


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