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1. Many a times we read in the newspapers that in India, while rice (non-basmati) exports are banned, basmati (an aromatic premium rice variety) can be exported without quantitative limits subject to a specified MEP. What does MEP stands for here?


2. Recently, which among the following Rating agency has launched a grading of the educational institutions , to begin with the business management schools of the country?


3. "Ever Onward" , which among the following games event has this motto?


4. Consider the following statements: 1. Most oil & gas exporting countries are using the US dollar for their transaction2. Most oil & gas exporting countries are using Asian Clearing Union Mechanism for settlementWhich among the above statements is / are correct?


5. Consider the following statements:
1. Nagaland was the first state of India which launched its own Bamboo Policy
2. Ministry of Agriculture has launched the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) and the National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA) for its holistic development, cultivation and for developing the technologies and applications for bamboo based products.
3. Bansloachan or Tabasheer is obtained from certain species of Bamboo
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?



6. Various sections of Income Tax Act such as Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD give tax deduction up to Rs. 1 Lakh in lieu of investments in various saving instruments. In this context, Investment in which among the following will allow a person additional tax deduction apart from this limit of Rs 1 lakh?


7. Consider the following statements: 1. Satluj is the easternmost tributary of the Indus River2. Before joining Indus, Satluj meets Beas as well as ChenabWhich among the above statements is/ are correct?


8. Consider the following statements:
1. Generation Based Incentives has been launched in India for promotion of electricity production by clean methods
2. The national policy on Biofuels has enshrined an indicative target of 20% blending of biofuels, both for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol, by 2017
Which among the above is/ are correct statements?


9. The name of which of the following persons of Indian Origin is associated with the Indian Hospice at Jerusalem ?


10. A new crop variety Bikaner Narma was released recently in India. Which among the following is a correct statement about Bikaner Narma?


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