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21. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:
LIST – I LIST – II
A. Anupam-Ameya 1. BARC
B. PARAM Yuva 2. ISRO
C. SAGA 3. C-DAC
D. Vikram-100 4. Physical Research Laboratory
A-B-C-D

1-2-3-4 1-3-2-4 4-2-3-1 4-3-2-1

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22. Which of the following are illustrations of total internal reflection?
1) Shining of air bubble in water
2) Sparkling of diamond
3) Increase in duration of sun’s visibility
4) Mirage and looming
5) Ophthalmoscope
Choose the appropriate code:

1, 2, 3 and 4 only 1 , 2 and 5 only 1, 2, 3 and 5 only All of the above

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23. Which among the following statements is/are true in regard to DNA and RNA?
1) Sugar is deoxyribose type in DNA, whereas sugar is just ribose type in RNA
2) DNA is double stranded structure, whereas RNA is single stranded structure
3) DNA is found in both nucleus and cytoplasm, RNA is found only in nucleus
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2 and 3 only 1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only All of the above

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24. Which among the following statements is/are true?
1) Apart from blood groups – O, A, B and AB, there is a special type of blood group (hh)
2) ‘A’ type blood can accept blood from ‘A’ type or ‘O’ type and not from ‘AB’ or ‘B’ type donors
3) The main reason behind the difference in blood of human is the glyco protein which is found in RBC called antigen
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2 and 3 only 1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only All of the above

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25. Consider the following statements with regard to Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)
1) AERB is engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry, and basic research.
2) The safety standards formulated by AERB are at par with those recommended by the international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA. and the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).
Choose the appropriate code from below:

Only 1 is correct Only 2 is correct Both 1 and 2 are correct Both 1 and 2 are incorrect

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26. “Razmnama” is a Persian translation of which of the following Indian works

Ramayana Mahabharata Bhagavathgeetha Atarvanaveda

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27. “Leelavathi” of Bhaskara is an ancient treatise related to which of the following subject

Mathematics Medicine Surgery Poetry

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28. Consider the following
1. Decrease in temperature.
2. Exposure to low tides
3. Run off and pollution
Which of the above is/are major cause of coral bleaching?

1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only All

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29. Consider the following
1. Olive Ridley turtles
2. Hawks bill turtles
3. Leather back turtle
Which of the above group of turtles come for mass nesting to India?

1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only All

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30. Pradhan Mantri Fasal bhima yojana aims to unburden the farmers who are exposed to the vulnerabilities of natural calamities. Consider the following statements
1. The scheme aims to provide 2% annual insurance premium for Rabi crops
2. For horticulture crops the rate of premium is 10 %
Select the correct answer

1 only 2 only Both None

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