Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar scheme, sometimes seen in the news?

  1. It aims to profit any new employee, joining employment in EPFO registered establishments on monthly wages less than Rs 15,000.
  2. People who lost their jobs during COVID lockdown, are also covered under the scheme.

 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. Which of the following is/are the main pillars of the Namami Gange programme of the government?

  1. River-Surface Cleaning
  2. Industrial Effluent Monitoring
  3. River-Front Development
  4. Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

 (c) 2 and 4 only        

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. The current state of armaments, disarmament and international security is assessed by The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in its yearbook.
  2. According to SIPRI, there was an increase in the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world in 2019, which was largely due to increase in the development of nuclear weapons by Russia and the USA.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Scorpene submarines are a category of diesel-electric attack submarines meant to stay submerged for extended durations and undertake operations like intelligence gathering.
  2. Under Project-75, six submarines of Scorpene design are being built at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai. 

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. Recently, a tree frog species has been reported, named as “Striped Bubble-nest frog”. It has been discovered for the first time from

(a) Western Ghats          

(b) Andaman Islands

(c) North-Eastern Himalayas

(d) Malwa Plateau

Q6. Consider the following statements:

Recently, this National Park and tiger reserve has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It witnessed a remarkable growth in tiger population last year. The thick deciduous forest of this reserve is a natural habitat for sloths, Bear pangolins, leopards, gharial and a lot more. It's also home to stone carvings that date back to the Neolithic era.

Which one of the following reserves has been referred here?

(a) Keoladeo National Park         

(b) Kanha National Park

(c) Orang National Park

(d) Panna Tiger reserve

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) began in 1880s as a small group of parliamentarians, dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue globally.
  2. IPU has a permanent observer status at the United Nations General Assembly.

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. With reference to the Disinvestment in India, consider the following statements:

  1. It is aimed at reducing the financial burden on the government due to the inefficient and poorly functioning PSUs.
  2. Minority disinvestment in PSUs is such that, at the end of it, the government of India retains a minority stake in the company.

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-(c)

2-(d)

3-(a)

4-(c)

5-(b)

6-(d)

7-(c)

8-(a)