Q1. Consider the following statements:
1. The National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), is a division of Department of Science and Technology which has been entrusted with the task of building the information base, on resources devoted to S&T activities for policy planning in the country.
2.  NSTMIS officers are taken as resource persons by UNESCO for the various workshops conducted by them on standardization of concepts and terminologies used in S&T statistics.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the recently conducted 'Swachh Survekshan 2020':
1. It is organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs annually.
2. Surat, in Gujarat has become India’s cleanest city for the fourth time in a row.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. With reference to the Quality Council of India (QCI), consider the following statements:
1. It was set up jointly by the Government of India and Bureau of Indian Standards.
2. The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the Parliament of India:
1. Both Houses of Parliament have a similar committee structure, with a few exceptions. Their appointment, terms of office, functions and procedure of conducting business, are regulated only as per rules made by the two Houses.
2.  Among the ad-hoc Committees, the three Financial Committees - Committees on Estimates, Public Accounts and Public Undertakings, constitute a distinct group as they keep an unremitting vigil over Government expenditure and performance.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. Recently, Serosurveys has been conducted in various cities across the country, which involves
(a) Collection and testing of serum specimens to estimate the prevalence of antibodies against an infectious disease.
(b) Detection of antibody above a postulated immune-protective threshold.
(c) Collection of data about migrants who migrates only during epidemic.
(d) All of the above    

Q6. Consider the following statements:
1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released a National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-25.
2. It is aimed at inculcating financial literacy concepts among the various sections of the population including school and college-going students, through financial education.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. With reference to TRIFOOD project, consider the following statements:
1.  It aims at enhancing the income of tribals through better utilization and value addition to the Minor Forest Produces collected by the tribal forest gatherers.
2. 'TRIFOOD' project is being implemented by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2    

Q8. With reference to Samagra Shiksha, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme aimed at providing free and compulsory education to all the children between 6-14 years of age.
2. Preference is given to Educationally Backward Blocks, LWEs, Special Focus Districts, Border areas and the 115 aspirational districts identified by Niti Aayog.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. Recently, The Odisha government has decided to give a facelift to the 11th century Lingaraj Temple, it is a classic example of Kalinga style of architecture. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Kalinga Style of Architecture”.
1. In Kalinga Architecture, basically a temple is made in two parts mainly deula and jagamohana.
2. Sun Temple, Konark is another example of this style of temple architecture.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. Recently,  Finance Minister released a commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to Mark his 125th Birth Anniversary.  Which one among the following statements is NOT correct with respect to Paramhansa Yogananda?
(a)  He was an Indian monk who introduced teachings Kriya Yoga through his organization Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS) of India.
(b) The renowned book ‘Monk Who Sold his Ferrari’ is an autobiography based on his life.
(c) He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West.
(d) All the statements are CORRECT
Ques  Ans:
1-(c)
2-(a)
3-(b)
4-(d)
5-(a)
6-(c)
7-(a)
8-(b)
9-(c)
10-(b)