Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Gig economy, sometimes seen in the news:
1. A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations hire independent workers for short-term commitments.    
2. The types of organizations that the gig economy can apply to range from technical positions to transportation positions.        
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:
These are often called water bears and are near-microscopic animals with long, plump bodies and scrunched-up heads. They can live just about anywhere, in a wide range of temperatures and situations.
Which one of the following creatures has been referred here?
(a) Tardigrades    
(b) Seahorse
(c) Walrus
(d) Shrimp

Q3. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The D614G mutation in Coronavirus is quite prevalent in India.
2. This particular mutation aids the virus in attaching more efficiently with the ACE2 receptor in the human host, thereby making it more successful in entering a human body than its predecessors.        
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

Q4. With reference to the Gilgit-Baltistan region, consider the following statements:
1. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes over and above this region.
2. It is home to K-2, which is the second tallest mountain in the world.        
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.  With reference to the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, consider the following statements:
1. The Act defines a “street vendor” as a person engaged in vending of articles of everyday use or offering services to the general public, in any public place or private area.
2. The Act envisages the formation of Town Vending Committees in various districts to ensure that all street vendors identified by the government are accommodated in the vending zones subject to norms.    
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. With reference to the Finance Commission, consider the following statements:
1. The report prepared by the commission is produced in the cabinet only.
2. The first Finance Commission was set up in 1951 and there have been fifteen so far.     
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. Aegean Sea, sometimes seen in the news, is joined by which one of the following seas?
(a) Philippines Sea
(b) Caspian Sea
(c) Black Sea
(d) Mediterranean Sea

Q8. Diamer-Bhasha dam, sometimes seen in the news, is the biggest hydroelectricity project situated in the region of
(a) Thar desert of Rajasthan    
(b) Chotanagpur plateau    
(c) Nilgiri reserve
(d) Gilgit-Baltistan region

Q9. Which one among the following statements is INCORRECT with respect to the PESA Act 1996 (Extension Act)?
(a) In PESA areas the Gram Sabha or the Panchayats at the appropriate level shall be consulted before making acquisition of land.
(b) Parliament is empowered to extend certain provisions of Part IX of constitution in relation to the Panchayats to the Sixth Schedule areas through the PESA Act.
(c) One of the objective of the PESA Act is to provide self-rule to the bulk of tribal population.
(d) All the above statements are correct.

Q10. Mansar Lake recently seen in the news is situated in which one among the following states/union territories of India?
(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Uttarakhand
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Delhi NCR

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