Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the party symbols used during elections in India:

  1.  Symbols have become a crucial part of the electoral process ever since India held its first national polls in 1951-52. 
  2. As per the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Amendment) Order, 2017, party symbols are either “reserved” or “free”. 

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. With reference to the Open Market Operations, consider the following statements:

  1. It refers to a central bank buying or selling long-term Treasuries and other securities in the open market in order to influence the money supply.
  2. Buying securities through the open market operations adds money to the system, making loans easier to obtain and interest rates decline.

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. Tech For Tribals” initiative was launched for tribal MSMEs, using Self Help Groups and Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs). It was launched by

(a) TRIFED    

(b) Ministry of MSME

(c) Ministry of Culture

(d) Ministry of Rural Development

 

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) system provides real-time information on vaccine stocks and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in the country.
  2. The distribution and tracking of COVID-19 vaccine is also included within the eVIN system.

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. According to the Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum of three years.
  2. ‘Disturbed Areas Act’ of all the states of India, bans sale of property by a member of one religious community to a member of another community, without the prior approval of the district collector.

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 regarding the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2020

  1. The FCRA is applicable to all associations, groups and NGOs which intend to receive foreign donations.
  2. Media persons are prohibited from receiving any foreign contribution in 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

 

 

 

Q7. 'Murder Hornets', recently seen in the news, are the

(a) Insectivorous trees 

(b) Largest social wasps in the world  

(c) Largest snakes found in India

(d) Craters found on Mars

 

 

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics in a symbiotic combination, in which plants are fed with the aquatic animals’ discharge or waste.
  2. Drip irrigation, flood and drain, deep culture and nutrient film technique are highly compatible and customizable to merge with growing fish.

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.

Both statements are correct. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics in a symbiotic combination in which plants are fed with the aquatic animals’ discharge or waste. Drip irrigation, flood and drain, deep culture and nutrient film technique are highly compatible and customizable to merge with growing fish.

 

Q9. Consider the following statements with respect to “fly-ash”?

  1. It is a fuel-wood and coal combustion product.
  2. Fly ash has a regressive impact over environment such as destruction of mangroves, drastic reduction in crop yields, and the pollution of groundwater.

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

Q.10 Which one among the following statement is incorrect with respect to All India Muslim League?

(a) It was founded in 1906 in present Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(b) Muhammad Ali Jinnah joined the league in 1913.

(c) In 1937, the Muslim League was able to form the government in two provinces in the provincial elections held that year as per the Government of India Act.

(d) The league urged Muslims to celebrate December 22 as Deliverance Day.

 

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(b)

3-(a)

4-(a)

5-(d)

6-(c)

7-(b)

8-(c)

9-(b)

10-(c)