Q1. Elon Musk's neuroscience startup ‘Neuralink’ recently unveiled a pig named ‘Gertrude’ that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain. It was launched for which of the following objectives?

(a)  To help cure neurological conditions      

(b) To provide internet connectivity without any boundaries       

(c) To launch cost effective satellites

(d) To make the smartphones much more smarter

 

Q2. With reference to the India’s dairy sector, consider the following statements:

  1. India produces more than 50 per cent of the milk in the world and India’s milk market is growing at much faster rate as compared to the growth in the global milk market.
  2. Recently, Amul, an Indian Dairy firm has occupied top position in the global top 20 Dairy Companies list.

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 National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF), often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is India’s first-ever sovereign wealth fund, which was set up by the Indian Government in 2015.
  2. Currently, the NIIF is managing the Master Fund, Fund of Funds, and Strategic Fund.

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. Space agencies of India and a foreign country are in an advanced stage of discussions for providing necessary equipment to ‘Gaganyaan’ astronauts, similar to the one to be used for ‘Mission Alpha’. Mission Alpha is a space mission of which one of the following countries?

(a) Israel                    

(b) France   

(c) USA

(d) Australia

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Medium-term Fiscal Policy Statement is presented to Parliament as per the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, 2003.
  2. It sets out three-year rolling targets for four specific fiscal indicators in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices.

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. Consider the following statements regarding the Inter-state council, sometimes seen in the news:

  1. The Inter-State Council with Prime Minister as its chairman, is mandated to investigate and advise on disputes between states.
  2. Only those states and Union territories having legislative assemblies, can join the council as its members.

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. Which of the following is/are members of the Indian Ocean Commission, often seen in the news?

  1. India
  2. Seychelles
  3. Reunion island
  4. China

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

Q8. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), consider the following statements:

  1. 1It seeks to provide better socio economic infrastructure facilities only to the poor section of the society, particularly in the field of education, health & skill development.
  2. It was announced recently in the budget 2020-2021.

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, Indian Government launched the GEMINI Device. Consider the following statements.

  1. The device is developed for effective dissemination of emergency information and communication on Ocean States Forecast and mapping of Potential Fishing Zones (PFZ) to the fishermen.
  2. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in collaboration with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) utilized the GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite while developing the GEMINI device.

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. Which one among the following statement is NOT true with respect to the “Satnamis” and “Satnami Rebellion”

(a) In 1670’s they rebelled against the colonial rulers.

(b) Satnami sect was founded by a saint named “Birbhan”.

(c) The religious granth of the Satnamis is called “Pothi”.

(d) All the statements above are correct.

Ques  Ans:

1-(a)

2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(b)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(c)

8-(d)

9-(c)

10-(a)