1. Which of the following is not a left bank tributary of the river Krishna?

a) Bhima

b) Dindi

c) Tunghabhadra

d) Peddavagu

Answer: (c) Tunghabhadra

In News: ‘No place to store water’: TN asks A.P. to suspend supply of Krishna water to Chennai from July 1


The measure has been initiated since all reservoirs in TN have been filled up.

Krishna River System

Tributaries of Krishna River

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/tamil-nadu-asks-ap-to-suspend-supply-of-krishna-water-to-chennai-from-july-1/article65572147.ece

2. Consider the following statements regarding Inter-state water dispute:

1. Parliament by law provides for its manner of resolution.

2. The Parliament has not enacted any laws in this regard till now.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (b) 2 only

In News: ‘No place to store water’: TN asks A.P. to suspend supply of Krishna water to Chennai from July 1


Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/tamil-nadu-asks-ap-to-suspend-supply-of-krishna-water-to-chennai-from-july-1/article65572147.ece

3. Consider the following statements regarding Marine heatwaves:

1. Western Indian Ocean witnessed the largest increase in Marine heatwaves.

2. High ocean temperatures may lead to picking up of the pace of the ocean currents.

3. Intense marine heatwaves in Indian ocean will result in increase in rainfall in Central Indian region and decrease in rainfall in peninsular region.

Which of the above statements are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: (a) 1 and 2 only

In News: As the globe warms up to unprecedented level, it boils the oceans as well. Being a climate moderator for the planet, the warming up of the oceans fundamentally disrupts the climate cycle, as scientists have found.


Source: https://www..downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/oceans-great-dying-2-0-earth-s-climate-moderator-is-warming-faster-83461

4. The term ‘Ecotron’ recently seen in news refers to which of the following?

a) Solar powered pump controller

b) e-Vehicle to be launched in India by Honda

c) Biodegradable Plastic

d) A Satellite launched for climate resilience

Answer: (a) Solar powered pump controller

In News: Pune Inc: A startup on a mission to make people ‘climate smart’

National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture


Pune-based Ecozen, a climate-smart deep tech startup, announced earlier this month that it had raised Rs 54 crore and is in talks for the remaining amount of its planned Rs 200 crore funding. Founded by IIT Kharagpur alumni Devendra Gupta, Prateek Singhal and Vivek Pandey, Ecozen’s technologies are deployed in the agricultural sector for irrigation and cooling. The products are solar pump controllers called Ecotron, which occupy almost 20 per cent of the Indian market, and solar cold storage rooms called Ecofrost, which make up 50 per cent.

Climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) is an approach that includes sustainbly using existing natural resources through crop and livestock production systems to achieve long-term higher productivity and farm incomes under climate variabilities.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-inc-a-startup-on-a-mission-to-make-people-climate-smart-7995276/

5. The recent government developmental initiative of GOAL 2.0 Program is launched by which of the following Agency?

a) Ministry of Sports

b) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

c) Ministry of Human Resource Development

d) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Answer: (d) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

In News: Meta, Tribal Affairs Ministry launches second phase of GOAL 2.0 to digitally skill tribal youth

GOAL 2.0 will look to digitally upskill, connect and empower 10 lakh youth and women from the tribal communities of the country.


Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/education-2/meta-tribal-affairs-ministry-launches-second-phase-of-goal-2-0-to-digitally-skill-tribal-youth/2576239/

6. Consider the following statements regarding CAPSTONE

1) It is a microwave oven–sized CubeSat will serve as the first spacecraft to test a unique, elliptical lunar orbit

2) It has launched by the NASA

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

Answer: (c) Both 1 and 2


In NEWS: Explained: What is CAPSTONE, NASA’s new satellite?

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/capstone-nasas-satellite-newly-launched-7999605/

7. With respect to Office of the Vice-President, consider the following statements

1) He/she is the second highest constitutional office in the country.

2) He/she serves for a five-year term.

3) He/she may resign his office by submitting his resignation to the President of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: (d) 1,2 and 3


In NEWS: Election for new Vice President of India to be held on August 6, 2022

The Office of the Vice-President Article 63.

Source: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/vice-president-of-india-election-on-august-6-2022-result-date-election-commission-latest-news-2022-06-29-788304

8. Consider the following statements

1) India is the third largest Salt producing Country in the World after China and USA

2) Salt is come under the Union List of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution

3) Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan are surplus Salt producing States accounting for about 96 per cent of the Country’s production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1,2 and 3

Answer: (d) 1,2 and 3


In NEWS: Crisis in salt sector hits 5 lakh people in Gujarat

Salt production in India

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/crisis-in-salt-sector-hits-five-lakh-people-in-gujarat/article65565093.ece

9. Which of the following countries are come under Lithium Triangle?

1) Chile

2) Bolivia

3) Argentina

4) Paraguay

5) Uruguay

Select the correct options from the given below codes

a) 1, 2 and 4 only

b) 2,3 and 5 only

c) 3,4 and 5only

d) 1,2 and 3 only

Answer: (d) 1,2 and 3



Lithium Triangle

Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/africa/nigeria-s-latest-lithium-find-some-key-questions-answered-83457#:~:text=Published%3A%20Monday%2027%20June%202022,metric%20tonnes%20the%20same%20year.

10.  Consider the following:

1) Foreign currency convertible bonds

2) Foreign institutional investment with certain conditions

3) Global depository receipts

4) Non-resident external deposits

Which of the above can be included in Foreign Direct Investments?

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 4

d) 1 and 4

Answer: (a) 1, 2 and 3