Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Narcotics Control Bureau was set up as apex drug law enforcement agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs, for the matters related with drug law in the country.
2. The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is based on the Directive Principles, contained in Article 47 of the Indian Constitution.        
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2    
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2.  Recently, a commercial cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been named after fallen NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the first India-born woman to enter space. This commercial cargo spacecraft belongs to which one of the following countries?
(a) USA
(b) Russia
(c) UK
(d) France

Q3. Recently, the Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) launched 'SAROD-Ports', for which one of the following objectives?
(a) For digital connectivity
(b) For affordable redressal of disputes
(c) For faster infrastructure development
(d) For boosting the exports.

Q4.  With reference to the Five Star Village Scheme, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. It was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, for the people living in rural areas so that they could get the benefit of government schemes.    
2. Under this scheme, all the facilities of the telecommunication service providers will be extended to every person of the village.
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. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFAs) are multilateral or bilateral agreements, associated with
(a) Military forces    
(b) Climate change
(c) Export and import of goods
(d) Trading of fauna and flora

Q6. With reference to the liquidity trap, consider the following statements:
1. A liquidity trap is a contradictory economic situation in which interest rates are very low and savings rates are high, rendering monetary policy ineffective.    
2. This concept was first described by economist John Maynard Keynes, where the consumers choose to avoid bonds and keep their funds in cash savings because of the prevailing belief that interest rates could soon rise.
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:
1. The Changra goats are found in the northern temperate Changthang region of Leh district in Jammu and Kashmir, which is one of the highest plateaus in the world.
2. These goats are largely reared by a nomadic tribe called the ‘Changpa’ and yield the rare Pashmina fibre.    
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
Option C is correct.

Q8.  The biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI Index 2020), was released recently, by
(a) United Nations Environment Program    
(b) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
(c) UNESCO and World Wildlife Fund for Nature
(d) Yale and Columbia University with World Economic Forum

Q9. Seed Treaty is a comprehensive international agreement for ensuring food security through the conservation, exchange and sustainable use of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). Consider the following statements.
1. In India, The Patents Act, 1970 allows for a farmer who has developed a new variety of plant/cropto be entitled for registration and protection.
2. The act also provides for filing of applications for patent in the field of drugs, medicines and agro-chemicals.
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 statements is INCORRECT with respect to the Indian payment interface BHIM.
(a) It was developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
(b) It also caters to the “Peer to Peer” collect request which can be scheduled and paid as per requirement and convenience.
(c) It allows for two levels of authentication.
(d) Its other features include a ‘donation’ gateway, linking multiple bank accounts, option of applying in Initial Public Offering (IPO), gifting money, etc.

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