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1. Which countries collectively form the Baltic states, situated on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea?

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2. Among the Nordic countries, which fundamental socio-economic model is characterized by a combination of strong welfare systems, high taxation, and a commitment to social equality?

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3. In the context of economic paradoxes, which scenario is exemplified by a nation experiencing a consistent rise in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth alongside stagnant employment rates?

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4. In the context of macroeconomic indicators, which factor is NOT directly included in the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

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5. Which of the following accurately reflects the paradoxical relationship between internet shutdowns and free speech?

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  1. The Green Hydrogen Mission emphasizes establishing India as a global leader in the production, usage, and export of green hydrogen. However, achieving this ambitious goal might be hindered by:

 

Select the correct option from the following:

  1. An overreliance on imported electrolyzers, neglecting domestic manufacturing capabilities.
  2. Insufficient focus on developing efficient storage and transportation infrastructure for green hydrogen.
  3. Lack of clear and consistent regulatory frameworks governing the green hydrogen sector.
  4. All of the above.

 

Answer:  Option D – All of the above.

 

Explanation:

  • Overreliance on imported electrolyzers:While India has set ambitious targets for domestic manufacturing, currently, it relies heavily on imported electrolyzers, which can hinder cost competitiveness and long-term sustainability.
  • Insufficient storage and transportation infrastructure:Green hydrogen poses unique challenges in storage and transportation due to its low volumetric density. Building adequate infrastructure is crucial for efficient utilization and market reach.
  • Lack of clear regulations:A clear and consistent regulatory framework is essential to attract investments, ensure safety, and navigate the complexities of the green hydrogen ecosystem. The current regulatory landscape is evolving, but uncertainties remain.
  • Therefore, all three factors mentioned in the options pose potential challenges to achieving the ambitious goals of the Green Hydrogen Mission

 

 

  1. Which of the following function does The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) primarily NOT undertake in its mandate?

 

Select the correct option from the following:

  1. Promoting the export of scheduled products such as fruits, vegetables, and their products.
  2. Facilitating the development of infrastructure for the processing and packaging of agricultural products.
  3. Implementing price support and procurement programs for agricultural commodities.
  4. Setting quality standards and specifications for exportable agricultural and processed food products.

 

Answer:  Option C – Implementing price support and procurement programs for agricultural commodities.

 

Explanation:

  • APEDA’s primary mandate is to promote the export of agricultural and processed food products.
  • While it plays a role in enhancing the infrastructure for processing and packaging and setting quality standards, the implementation of price support and procurement programs for agricultural commodities is not within its core functions.
  • Price support and procurement programs are typically managed by other agencies, such as the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

 

  1. In the context of organic farming, which agroecological approach prioritizes the integration of livestock and crop production to enhance nutrient cycling and sustainability?

 

Select the correct option from the following:

  1. Polyculture farming.
  2. Permaculture
  3. Agroforestry systems.
  4. Biodynamic agriculture.

 

Answer:  Option D – Biodynamic agriculture.

 

Explanation:

  • Polyculture farminginvolves planting multiple crops together, but it doesn’t necessarily emphasize livestock integration.
  • Permaculture designfocuses on creating self-sustaining ecosystems, but it may or may not incorporate livestock depending on the specific design.
  • Agroforestry systemsintegrate trees and crops, but livestock integration is not always a core element.
  • Biodynamic agricultureexplicitly emphasizes the integration of livestock and crop production as a closed loop system. It promotes the use of manure compost and other biodynamic preparations to enhance soil fertility and nutrient cycling, creating a more sustainable agricultural system.

 

 

  1. Which of the following countries does not share a coastline with the Black Sea?

 

Select the correct option from the following:

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Romania
  3. Ukraine
  4. Hungary

 

Answer:  Option D – Hungary

 

Explanation:

  • Hungary does not share a coastline with the Black Sea.
  • Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe, and it does not have direct access to any sea, including the Black Sea.
  • The countries bordering the Black Sea include Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine.

 

 

  1. What is the primary mandate of IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre)?

 

Select the correct option from the following:

  1. Satellite Launch Operations
  2. Regulation and Authorization of Space Activities
  3. Earth Observation Missions
  4. Interplanetary Exploration Programs

 

Answer:  Option B – Regulation and Authorization of Space Activities

 

Explanation:

  • The primary mandate of IN-SPACe is to regulate and authorize space activities in India.
  • It is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of space operations, as well as promoting and supporting the participation of non-governmental entities in the country’s space sector.

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