Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the questions asked in the Parliament of India :
1. An unstarred question is one to which a member desires an oral answer from the Minister in the House. Answer to such a question may be followed by supplementary questions by members.
2. A starred question is one to which written answer is desired by the member and is deemed to be laid on the Table of the House by Minister. No supplementary question can be asked thereon.
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. Recently, a platform for supporting ‘Open Data initiative’ of Government of India was launched. It is to facilitate Government Organizations to publish their data sets in open formats for free public use. It was launched by
(a) National Informatics Centre
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
(d) Department of Science and Technology

Q3. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a major UN-sponsored effort to analyze the impact of human actions on ecosystems and human well-being. Which among the following are are identified as certain major categories of ecosystem services ?
1. Provisioning services
2. Regulating services
3. Cultural services
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Q4. Recently, the Union Cabinet approved ‘Mission Karmayogi’, which is a new capacity-building scheme for the
(a) School teachers
(b) Civil servants
(c) MSME workers
(d) Farmers

Q5. With reference to the NIDHI initiative, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology.
2. It is aimed at nurturing ideas and innovations into successful startups.
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 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), consider the following statements:
1. Its work is to collect and process crime statistics at the national level and clearing house of information on crime and criminals both at National and International levels.    
2. More than 1 lakh Indians, mostly youths, died by suicide in the year 2019, according to the latest data released by NCRB.
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. Consider the following statements regarding the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), often seen in the news:
1.  The present Commission has been accorded Constitutional Status and constituted through the Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018 Act.
2. Its chairman is appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee headed by the Prime Minister of 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

Q8.  ‘Reskilling Revolution’, an initiative to provide one billion people with better education, skills and jobs by 2030, was launched recently by
(a) World Bank    
(b) World Economic Forum    
(c) UNESCO
(d) Amnesty International

Q9. Lymphatic filariasis poses a grave threat to India, our country alone accounts to 40% of the worldwide cases. Consider the following statements with respect to  “Lymphatic filariasis”.
1. It is a bacterial disease also known as “Elephantiasis”.
2. The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending three drug treatment involves a combination of ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine citrate and albendazole.
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, Meghalaya has brought an ordinance that makes registration on entry mandatory for visitors who intend to spend more than 24 hours in the state. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Inner Line Permit”.
1. Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an official travel document required by Indian citizens residing outside certain “protected” states while entering them.
2. Currently, the Inner Line Permit is applicable in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.
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

Ques  Ans:
1-(d)
2-(a)
3-(d)
4-(b)
5-(c)
6-(c)
7-(a)
8-(b)
9-(b)
10-(c)