Q1. With reference to the UDAN scheme, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, Viability Gap Funding is provided to the flight operators.
  2. 50 per cent of the seats under UDAN scheme are cappped at Rs 2,500.

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.  ‘Wolbachia method’, recently seen in the news, is associated with

(a) Controlling spread of Dengue fever.         

(b) Tree plantation

(c) Boosting education sector

(d) Testing of COVID-19

 

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is responsible for appraisal of activities involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and recombinants in research and industrial production from the environmental angle. 
  2. It functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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. With reference to Urdu language, consider the following statements:

  1. It is not a part of Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  2. The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language was declared a National Nodal Agency for Promotion of Urdu in the country, which functions under the Ministry of 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

 

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG):

  1. After Independence under Jawaharlal Nehru, the Government of India initiated to identify the most vulnerable tribal groups as a separate category called PVTGs.
  2. Jarawas, Onges, Sentinelese and Shorn Pens are some of the PVTGs of north-east India.

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

 

Q6. With reference to the Central Water Commission, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a premier Technical Organization of India in the field of Water Resources and is presently functioning as an attached office of the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  2. It is not responsible for the execution of programs or initiatives of the Government of India, as it is only an advisory body.

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. Swamitva Yojana, sometimes seen in the news, was launched with which of the following objectives?

(a) To provide necessary equipments to the farmers at subsidized rates.        

(b) To educate rural youths digitally.  

(c) To boost ‘Make in India’ programme.

(d) To map rural inhabited lands using drones and latest survey methods.

 

Q8. Which one of the following best describes the ‘Doctrine of Proportionality’, often seen in the news?

(a)  When some particular provision of a statute is against a constitutional limitation, only that offending provision will be declared void by the Court and not the entire statute.    

(b) A public authority ought to maintain a sense of proportion between his particular goals and the means he employees to achieve those goals. 

(c) An act of the authority must not be beyond the object clause otherwise it will be considered as void and cannot be ratified.

(d) None of the above.

 

Q9.  Equalisation Levy is a tax aimed at foreign digital companies. Consider the following statements.

  1. Recently it has been expanded to levy tax from online advertising to nearly all online commerce activities done in India by businesses that do not have taxable presence in India through applicability of 2% on its revenues.
  2. A similar digital tax has been proposed by some European nations and is known as GAFA Tax.

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 Indian Government disallowed use of “Soli Chip” in India. Which one among the following statements is TRUE with respect to “Project Soli”?

(a) It is a new processor by Intel which has potential backdoor, thus threatens privacy of the consumer.

(b) It is a chip designed by Google intended to be used on its smartphones.

(c) It is the Microsoft’s new WiFi Chip to be used in its new line of laptops.

(d) None of the above

 

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(b)

9-(c)

10-(b)