Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. El Nino is a part of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle, whereas La Nina is not.
2. El Niño and La Niña episodes typically last for few days only.            
 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 regarding the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP):
1. It was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
 2. Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) is the implementation agency for Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana.
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. Fortification refers to a process of increasing the content of an essential micronutrient in a food item, to improve its nutritional value and provide public health benefits at minimal cost.
 2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has made the fortification of rice mandatory 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

Q4. A term ‘Cetacean stranding’, more commonly referred to as ‘beaching’, often seen in news, refers to
(a) The practice of fishing by using Trawlers.    
(b) The mass nesting by the marine animals.
(c) The phenomenon of algal bloom.
(d) The phenomenon of dolphins and whales stranding themselves on beaches.

Q5. Which one of the following regions in India is known as the ‘Asiatic Lion Landscape’?
(a) Western Desert plains    
(b) Saurashtra
(c) Vidarbha
(d) Malwa

Q6. With reference to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), consider the following statements:
1. WWF is the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species, with a logo ‘black-and-white panda’.
2. Nearly a third of the 100 cities in the world susceptible to ‘water risk’, are in India, according to the WWF Water Risk Filter.
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. Consider the following statements:
1. A Virtual Global Investor Roundtable (VGIR) is being organized in the country, to provide an opportunity to leading global investors and Indian business leaders, to deliberate with senior policy makers on how to further accelerate the growth of international investments.
2. It is being organized by the NITI Aayog and chaired by the Prime Minister.
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. Consider the following statements:
1. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
2. The funds of NIIF are registered as Alternative Investment Fund with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).    
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-(d)
2-(b)
3-(a)
4-(d)
5-(b)
6-(c)
7-(a)
8-(c)