Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL):

  1. India's National Board for Wildlife meets once in every four years, just before each Tiger census.
  2. 2. It is chaired by the Prime Minister according to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are to get a vulture conservation and breeding centre each, according to the Action Plan for Vulture Conservation 2020-2025.
  2.  Long-billed, slender-billed and white-rumped are the three species of vultures in India, which are categorized as ‘Critically endangered’, in the IUCN red list.

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 regarding the yellow dust, often seen in the news as a polluting agent:

  1. It is a cloud of yellow dust that blows in from Chinese and Mongolian deserts every year, into North and South Korea, carrying industrial pollutants and other toxic materials along with it. 
  2. Yellow dust is responsible for virus transmission through the air to people far away, or from one country to another. 

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. Recently, the Prime Minister of India launched the Kisan Suryodaya Yojana worth Rs 4,100 crore, for providing solar power to farmers for irrigation during daytime. It was launched for the state of

(a) Uttar Pradesh  

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Odisha

(d) Gujarat

 

 

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Taxes are the largest source of income for the Government of India. 
  2. The taxation system in India empowers the local governments to levy income tax on agricultural income, value added tax (VAT), state excise duty, land revenue and stamp duty.

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

 

 

Q6. ‘COVAX facility’, sometimes seen in the news, is a/an

(a) Testing kit for COVID-19

(b) A healthcare facility for the COVID patients

(c) A global alliance for knowledge sharing about various developments regarding any vaccine

(d) Global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines.

 

 

 

 

Q7. With reference to the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme provides 100% guarantee coverage by National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company (NCGTC), to Member Lending Institutions on Guaranteed Emergency Credit Line of up to Rs. 3 lakh crore.
  2. The Scheme is a specific response to the unprecedented situation of farm losses in the country.

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

 

 

Q8. World Development Report, is published by

(a) International Monetary Fund

(b) World Bank

(c) World Economic Forum

(d) Amnesty International

 

 

Q9. After 35 years, India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization,  marking a new chapter in the 100 years of productive relationship between India and ILO. Consider the following statements with respect to International Labour Organisation.

  1. ILO was established as an agency for the League of Nations following World War I by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
  2. It became the first specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) in the year 1946.

 

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. Recently, International Snow Leopard Day is observed on 23rd October. Consider the following statements with respect to Snow Leopard.

  1. Apart from India, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan are some of the countries sharing Snow Leopard habitat.
  2. India has also launched a community volunteer programme “HimalSanrakshak” to protect Snow Leopard.

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

 

 

Ques  Ans:

1-(b)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(d)

5-(a)

6-(d)

7-(a)

8-(b)

9-(c)

10-(b)