Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile System (QRSAM)?
1. QRSAM is a Short Range Surface to Air Missile system designed to protect moving armoured columns from aerial attacks.
2. The entire weapon system is configured on highly mobile platforms.         
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. With reference to the findings of the State of Forest Report, 2019. Consider the following statements:
1. Area-wise Madhya Pradesh has the largest forest cover in the country followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra.    
2. Top three states showing mangrove cover increase are Gujarat followed by Maharashtra and Odisha.
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 five year plans in India, consider the following statements:
1. Under the Third 5-Year Plan, which is called the Mahalanobis Plan, hydroelectric power projects and steel plants were set up at Bhilai, Rourkela and Durgapur.
2.  Annual plans were launched for the years 1990-91 and 1991-92, and the Eighth Five-Year Plan was kicked off in 1992.
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. Consider the following statements:
1. The Sundarbans forest is about 10,000 sq km across India and Bangladesh, of which 80% lies in India.    
2. It is the only mangrove forest in the world where Tigers are found.    
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:
1. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Initiative ‘Accelerate Vigyan Scheme’.
2. The scheme aims to provide a big push to high-end scientific research, by providing adequate funding in the desired sectors.
    
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 A is correct.
Statement 1 is correct. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Initiative ‘Accelerate Vigyan Scheme’.
Statement 2 is incorrect. The scheme aims to provide a big push to high-end scientific research and prepare scientific manpower which can venture into research careers and knowledge-based economy. No funding is provided by SERB.


Q6. With reference to the Gram Nyayalayas, consider the following statements:
1. The Gram Nyayalayas are presided over by Nyayadhikaris, who are appointed by the Central Government in consultation with the Chief justice of the respective High Courts.
2. These can take up only civil cases, not the criminal ones.
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.  Forest-PLUS 2.0, sometimes seen in the news, is an initiative of
(a) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change    
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Department of Science and Technology
(d) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare


Q8. Bonn Convention, often seen in the news, is associated with which one of the following?
(a) Restoration of forest    
(b) Climate change
(c) Conservation of mangroves
(d) Conservation of migratory species

Q9. “Nagoba Jatara”, a month-long tribal festival is celebrated in?
(a) Telangana
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Odisha

Q10. Recently Indian Navy performed  “Operation Vanilla”  in support to which one among the following nations?
(a) Afghanistan
(b) Somalia
(c) Maldives
(d) Madagascar


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