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Q.1
Who is the founder of The Nature Forever Society?

A.Mohammed Dilawar
B.Samson Daniel
C.Hari Krishna
D.Prasanna Kumar
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Nature Forever Society (NFS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working for the conservation of house sparrows and other common flora and fauna since 2006. Started by Mohammed Dilawar (founder and president), Nature Forever Society was registered in 2008.
Q.2
Which of the following is a romance language?

A.English
B.Russian
C.French
D.Chinese
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
French was developed from Latin between the 5th and 8th centuries. It is one of the Romance languages spoken in the world. French is spoken in more than 25 countries. French was the most important language of diplomacy and international relations from the 17th century to approximately the middle of the 20th century.
Q.3
When was the World Sparrow Awards instituted?

A.2006
B.2008
C.2011
D.2013
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
In 2011, the World Sparrow Awards were instituted. The award recognizes the individuals who have made the biggest contributions toward conserving the environment and protecting common species. 
Q.4
Ministry of Defence signed a capital acquisition contract with ________ for the procurement of light machine guns (LMGs).

A.Israel Weapons Industries (IWI)
B.Iran Weapons Industries (IWI)
C.UAE Weapons Industries (UAEWI)
D.China Weapons Industries (CWI)
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for the procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs).
Q.5
When was the first World Sparrow Day observed?

A.2000
B.2004
C.2007
D.2010
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The first World Sparrow Day was observed in the year 2010. In 2011, the World Sparrow Awards were instituted. The award recognizes the individuals who have made the biggest contributions toward conserving the environment and protecting common species.
Q.6
When was the International Energy Agency (IEA) established?

A.1965
B.1974
C.1980
D.1992
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
International Energy Agency (IEA) was established in November 1974. IEA is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.
Q.7
Who initiated the World Sparrow Day?

A.Franklin Peter
B.Mohammed Dilawar
C.Harish Patel
D.Vikram Singh
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The World Sparrow Day was initiated by the founder of The Nature Forever Society, Mohammed Dilawar. He also started many projects, including the BiodiverCity Photo Competition, the annual Sparrow Awards, Project Save Our Sparrows, and the Common Bird Monitoring of India program.
Q.8
As per World Energy Statistics, India is the ________ largest producer of electricity in the world.

A.3rd
B.7th
C.10th
D.14th
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Energy Statistics published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2019 states that India is the 3rd largest producer of electricity in the world. India ranked 106th in terms of per capita consumption in 2017.
Q.9
What is the theme for the 2020 World Sparrow Day?

A.I Love Sparrow
B.Sparrow: Nature's Friend
C.Save Sparrow to Survive
D.Let Sparrows Live
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The theme for the 2020 World Sparrow Day is 'I Love Sparrow.' The day aims to teach the public about the threat of polluted urban environments and non-caring humans to the house sparrow population and to other common bird species.
Q.10
Who released 2019 World Energy Statistics?

A.International Energy Agency
B.United States Department of Energy
C.Energistyrelsen
D.Danish Energy Agency
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Energy Statistics was published by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Q.11
When is the World Sparrow Day observed?

A.18 March
B.19 March
C.20 March
D.21 March
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
World Sparrow Day is observed on 20 March. It is observed every year. The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of sparrows in the ecosystem. It also conveys the message of conservation of sparrows that are disappearing faster than other common birds.
Q.12
What is the cost of the light machine guns (LMGs) that India is to procure from IWI?

A.Rs.880 crore
B.Rs.930 crore
C.Rs.1104 crore
D.Rs.1250 crore
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for the procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs). The cost of the agreement was Rs.880 crore.
Q.13
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had planned _______ missions for the fiscal year 2020-21.

A.21
B.20
C.36
D.43
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had planned 36 missions for the fiscal year 2020-21. ISRO is to send up ten earth observation satellites during 2020-21.
Q.14
When was the first International Day of Happiness celebrated?

A.2000
B.2006
C.2010
D.2013
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
In 2011, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution which recognized happiness as a "fundamental human goal" International Happiness Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013. 
Q.15
From which language did Fench develop?

A.Greek
B.Hebrew
C.Latin
D.Arabic
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
French was developed from Latin between the 5th and 8th centuries. It is one of the Romance languages spoken in the world. French is spoken in more than 25 countries. French was the most important language of diplomacy and international relations from the 17th century to approximately the middle of the 20th century.
Q.16
When did the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopt a resolution that recognized happiness as a "fundamental human goal"?

A.2005
B.2007
C.2011
D.2015
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
In 2011, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution which recognized happiness as a "fundamental human goal" International Happiness Day was celebrated for the first time in 2013.
Q.17
The UN selected 20 March to celebrate the French Language Day in honor of the _______ anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie.

A.25th
B.40th
C.50th
D.100th
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The UN selected 20 March to celebrated the French Language Day in honor of the 40th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie.
Q.18
Who instituted the International Day of Happiness?

A.Richard Thompson
B.Dave Swarbrick
C.Simon Nicol
D.Jayme Illien
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
International Happiness Day was founded and conceptualized by Jayme Illien, the CEO of the United Nations New World Order project, in 2006. The main idea behind celebrating the day is to establish happiness as a fundamental human right among the masses. It was one of the goals of the United Nations (UN) to celebrate the happiness, freedom, and well-being of mankind on earth.
Q.19
The United Nations named six language days in recognition of the ________ official languages of the UN in 2010.

A.4
B.6
C.7
D.9
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The United Nations named six language days in recognition of the six official languages of the UN in 2010. It aimed to bring attention to the history, culture, and achievements of each of the languages.
Q.20
What is the theme of 2020 International Day of Happiness?

A.Happiness For All, Together
B.Get Fresh Air and Exercise
C.Measure Good Deeds
D.Create a Happiness Worksheet
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
International Day of Happiness is celebrated on 20 March. The day aims to inspire and advance the global happiness movement. The campaign theme for the year 2020 is 'Happiness For All, Together.' The campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness.
Q.21
The observation of French language day was established by UNESCO in ________.

A.1998
B.2010
C.2006
D.2000
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The observation of French language day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
Q.22
When is the International Day of Happiness celebrated?

A.15 February
B.20 February
C.10 March
D.20 March
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
International Day of Happiness is celebrated on 20 March. The day aims to inspire and advance the global happiness movement.
Q.23
When is the French Language Day observed?

A.1 March
B.20 March
C.30 March
D.2 April
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
French Language Day is observed on 20 March. The day explores the influences of the language as a culture, its history, and its achievements. The day celebrates multilingualism and cultural diversity.
Q.24
How many light machine guns (LMGs), India, is to buy from Israel?

A.12,345
B.16,479
C.21,732
D.25,115
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for the procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs).
Q.25
Criminal Law (Amendment) Act in 2013 extended punishment for gang rape to _______ years to life imprisonment.

A.10
B.15
C.20
D.30
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act in 2013 has widened the definition of rape and made punishment more stringent. The punishment for gang rape was increased to 20 years to life imprisonment; earlier, it was 10 years to life imprisonment.

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