1.Which of the following are the reasons for spike in non-basmati rice exports from India recently?
(i) Increase in demand from many countries for stocking rice to meet emergency situations in the wake of COVID 19.
(ii) Thailand suffered a drought last year
(a) Only i (b) Only ii
(c) Both i and ii (d) neither i nor ii
2. Which of the following National Parks experienced the maximum number of forest fires recently?
(a) Bandipur National Park
(b) Nagarhole National Park
(c) Girnar National Park
(d) Panna National Park
3. Consider the following statements regarding Barak -8 and identify the correct ones :
(i) It is a Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM)
(ii) It is an indigenous missile developed by DRDO
(iii) It is used to equip latest ships of Indian Navy
(a) Only i and ii (b) Only ii and iii
(c) Only i and iii (d) Neither i nor ii is right
4. Which of the sites reveal both Harappan and pre-Harappan culture?
(a) Ropar and Lothal
(b) Sutkagendor and Harappa
(c) Banavali and Kalibangan
(d) Alamgirpur and Bogatrav
5. Consider the following statements and identify the correct ones:
(i) The Eight core industries have a combined weight of 40.2755 in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
(ii) Electricity has the largest weight among the eight.
(a) i only (b) ii only
(c) Both i and ii (d) Neither i nor ii
1. (c) https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1697871#:~:text=The%20non%2Dbasmati%20rice%20exports,terms%20and%20111.81%20%25%20Dollar%20terms.
2. (a) https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/why-are-fires-frequent-at-the-bandipur-reserve/article26419280.ece
3. (c) https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/barak-8-missile-a-strategically-vital-and-lethal-weapon/articleshow/72474051.cms
5. (a) https://www.financialexpress.com/what-is/index-of-industrial-production-iip-meaning/1616261/