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1. Question 1 Points

In the context of Medieval History, the term ziyarat refers to:


  • a) a form of pilgrimage associate with Sufi saints
  • b) land tax associated to non-Muslims 
  • c) purdah system adopted during Aurangzeb and other Mughal rulers
  • d) tax associated to non-Muslims to visit mosques

2. Question 1 Points

Consider the following statements.

  1. Virashaivas (heroes of Shiva) or Lingayats in Karnataka were followers of Basavanna.
  2. Lingayats believe that on death the devotee will be united with Shiva and will not return to this world and therefore they should not practice funerary rites such as cremation.
  3. The Lingayats also encouraged certain practices such as post-puberty marriage and the remarriage of widows.


Select the correct code.

  • a) 1 and 2 only
  • b) 2 and 3 only
  • c) 1 only
  • d) 1 , 2 and 3

3. Question 1 Points

Sculpture of Buddhist goddess Marichi, an example of the process of integration of different religious and practices, who symbolizes aspects of the sun can be found at:


  • a) Kushinagar. Uttar Pradesh
  • b) Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • c) Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
  • d) Dhauli, Odisha

4. Question 1 Points

Maktubat, in the context of Medieval History means:


  • a) conversations of Sufi saints
  • b) biographical accounts of saints
  • c) Letters written by Sufi masters, addressed to their disciples and associates
  • d) None

5. Question 1 Points

In budget 2020-21,  an amendment to the Factor Regulation Act 2011 was announced by the Finance Minister. It will:


  • a) enable NBFCs to extend invoice financing to the MSMEs  to enhance economic and financial sustainability of MSMEs
  • b) exempt startups from unnecessary tax and helps them to enhance economic and financial sustainability
  • c) It will automatically regulate the exports of items facing shortage in India.
  • d) It will empower RBI to have more regulatory control over all financial entities

6. Question 1 Points

Ind-SAT proposed in Union Budget 2020-21 for:


  • a) A Satelite program for India-Africa
  • b) An agricultural programme for India and Africa
  • c) Asian and African countries as a part of Study in India program
  • d) Free Trade Agreement with many African nations.

7. Question 1 Points

Consider the following statements regarding Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE).

  1. It works in avalanche forecasting, artificial triggering and structural control in snowbound mountainous areas.
  2. It is administered by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).


Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • a) 1 only
  • b) 2 only
  • c) Both 1 and 2
  • d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. Question 1 Points

Consider the following statements.

  1. Forest Advisory Committee is a statutory body which advises the ministry on any activity that requires the diversion of forestland for non-forest use.
  2. Compensatory Afforestation is a provision mentioned under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.


Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  • a) 1 only
  • b) 2 only
  • c) Both 1 and 2
  • d) Neither 1 nor 2

9. Question 1 Points

World Economic Outlook 2020 is a publication of :


  • a) International Monetary Fund
  • b) World Economic Forum
  • c) World Bank
  • d) Economic Intelligence Unit

10. Question 1 Points

Which principle among the following was added to the Directive Principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution?


  • a) Equal pay for equal work for both men and women
  • b) Participation of workers in the management of industries
  • c) Right to work, education and public assistance
  • d) Securing living wage and human conditions of work to workers

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