Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The PM SVANidhi was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for providing affordable Working Capital loan to street vendors.
2. To avail the loan, a vendor should possess Certificate of Vending issued by Urban Local Bodies.
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:
1. The Financial Action Task Force is an inter-governmental body that sets international standards, to prevent the illegal activities and the harm they cause to society.     
2.  As a policy-making body, the FATF works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas.    
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. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice "for the discovery of
(a) COVID-19 vaccine    
(b) Polio vaccine
(c) Ebola vaccine
(d) Hepatitis C virus


Q4. Equator passes through which one of the following places?
(a) Amazon forest
(b) Velds grassland
(c) Sahara desert
(d) Alps mountain


Q5. Which one of the following is not an Ecosystem service, according to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) of USA?
(a) Provisioning services
(b) Primary services
(c) Regulating services
(d) Cultural services


Q6. With reference to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), consider the following statements:
1. CEPI is an innovative global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organizations, to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.    
2. It was launched in New Delhi recently.
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. DRDO has recently tested a new weapon system called the SMART. What is it?
(a) A short range ballistic missile    
(b) A system meant to conduct anti-submarine warfare operations "far beyond" torpedo range.    
(c) Anti-tank guided missile
(d) A system meant to destroy missiles beyond visual range



Q8. Consider the following statements:
1. The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as ‘World Habitat Day’, to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.    
2. Housing is a human right and a catalyst for all other fundamental rights.
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 crop is not covered by Minimum Support Price (MSP)?
(a) Nigerseed
(b) De-husked Coconut
(c) Horse-gram
(d) Cotton

Q10. Which one among the following organisations confers The Habitat Scroll of Honour award?
(a) United Nations Environment Programme
(b) United Nations Organisation
(c) UNESCO
(d) United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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