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Q1.Consider the following statements with reference to the Ease of Living Index 2018 released recently

1. The Index was launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
2. The Ease of Living framework comprised five pillars namely

physical              (infrastructure),
institutional      (governance),
social                  (education/health),
economy and population, which are further broken down into 78 indicators across 15 categories.
Which of the statements given above is/are WRONG?


Q2. Which of the following terms was NOT there in the original text of Preamble?



Q3. Which of the following are the impacts of Sea Level Rise?

1. Decline of coastal wetlands
2. Saltwater intrusion into groundwater
3. Damages to coastal infrastructure
4. Ocean Acidification

Choose the correct answer from the given codes:


Q4. Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Earthquake Waves’:

1. S-waves are shear waves, which move particles perpendicularly to their direction of propagation.
2. The shadow zone of P-waves is much larger than that of the S-waves.
3. Change in densities greatly varies the wave velocity.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Q5. Consider the following statements:

1. Asthenosphere is the main source of magma that finds its way to the surface during volcanic eruptions.
2. The mantle is completely in liquid state but highly viscous.
3. Gutenberg Discontinuity lies between the outer and inner core.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?