Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the suspension of Members of Parliament in India?

  1. Unlike the Speaker, the Rajya Sabha Chairman does not have the power to suspend a Member.
  2. A member who disregards the authority of the Chair or abuses the rules of the Council by persistently and wilfully obstructing the business, can be suspended.

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. Consider the following statements regarding the departmentally related Standing Committees of the Parliament:

  1. There are 24 such committees and each committee has 31 MPs, taken from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
  2. Ministers can be the members and key committees like those related to Finance, Defence, Home etc are usually chaired by Opposition MPs.

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 Customs (Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules, 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. The Directorate General of Systems has to build an online repository for storing the signatures/seals to facilitate comparison by the assessing officers.
  2. The importer shall possess information, to demonstrate the manner in which country of origin criteria, are satisfied and submit the same to the proper officer on request.

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. Feluda-CRISPR test, sometimes seen in the news, is done to detect which one of the following diseases?

(a) Ebola        

(b) COVID-19  

(c) Tuberculosis

(d) Diabetes

 

Q5. With reference to the Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs), consider the following statements:

  1. Theyare investment instruments that work like mutual funds but are not regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
  2. They can be in the form of equity only.

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:

  1. The Indian Official Secrets Act, 1923 extends to all matters of secrecy and confidentiality in governance in the country.
  2.  It is the government’s discretion to decide what falls under the ambit of a “secret” to be charged under the act. 

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. The terms ‘Lanjia Soura’, ‘Bonda’, ‘Diyadi’ and ‘Chuktia Bhunjia’, often seen in the news, are

(a) The names of harvesting festivals            

(b) The names of PVTGs         

(c) The styles of ancient-writings.

(d) The names of ethnic languages

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Brucellosis is a contagious disease caused by pathogens.
  2. It is essentially a disease of bovine animals and humans cannot be infected.

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. Which one among the following statements is correct with respect to the term “Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle” recently seen in the news?

(a) It is a technology related to increasing efficiency of power generation plants.

(b) It is a technology related to India’s future space endeavours.

(c) It is a technology that will enable better photovoltaic cells for Solar Power Generation.

(d) None of the above

 

 

Q10.Over 53, 000 cyber security incidents like phishing, website intrusions and defacements, virus and ransomware attacks were observed in the country during 2017, as per CERT- In data. Consider the following statements.

  1. National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) is an organisation created under Sec 70A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 as a designated National Nodal Agency in respect of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.
  2. The Information Technology Act, 2000 does not define Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)

Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(b)

8-(d)

9-(a)

10-(b)