Q1: Consider the following statements and choose the correct options:

  1. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) does not deal with the issues of forced labour and modern slavery.
  2. India has not ratified the International Labour Organisation’s Forced Labour



  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


Answer : b



Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- Target 8.7 deals with forced labour and modern slavery.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including

recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.”

India, like all other Commonwealth countries in Asia, had not ratified the International Labour Organisation’s 2011 Domestic Workers Convention or the 2014 Forced Labour Protocol.


Q2: With reference to initiatives under Atal Innovation Mission, consider the following and choose the correct options



  1. The ARISE programme aims to stimulate innovation in Higher education


  1. AIM-iCREST has been launched in collaboration with the International Labour


Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


Correct Answer : d



Atal Research and Innovation for Small Enterprises (ARISE): To stimulate innovation and research in the MSME industry.


For AIM-iCREST, AIM has collaborated with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wadhwani Foundation – organizations that can lend credible support and expertise in the entrepreneurship and innovation space.


Q3: The ‘AJO-Neo ‘, was recently seen in the news, is?

  1. A nano based coating material used to improve durability.
  2. A community driven platform used for leveraging blockchain technology.
  3. A non-contact device used for measuring neonatal bilirubin level.
  4. A large size asteroid discovered between the orbits of Earth and Moon.


Correct Answer : c


AJO-Neo is a non-contact and non-invasive spectrometry-based technique for measurement of neonatal bilirubin level without limitations of other available bilirubin meters.


Q4: Which of the following best describes the term ‘tokamak’?

  1. It is a robotic wheeled vehicle designed to look for signs of life on Mars.
  2. It is a web based portal to facilitate the monitoring of electric grids.
  3. It is the latest nuclear submarine launched by Indian Navy.
  4. It is an experimental machine designed to harness fusion energy.


Answer : d



The tokamak is an experimental machine designed to harness the energy of fusion. Inside a tokamak, the energy produced through the fusion of atoms is absorbed as heat in the walls of the vessel. Like a conventional power plant, a fusion power plant uses this heat to produce steam and then electricity by way of turbines

and generators.


Q5: Which of the following agreements are related to WTO and choose the correct option?

  1. Agreement on Agriculture
  2. Information Technology Agreement
  3. TRIPS Agreement


  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Answer : 4



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