Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the National Population Register (NPR)?
1. The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country.
2. The data for the NPR will be collected for the first time, along with the data collection for the census 2021.        
 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 with respect to the The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS):
1. Under MGNREGS, Individual beneficiary oriented works can be taken up on the cards of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, small or marginal farmers or beneficiaries under the Indira Awaas Yojana of the Government of India.
 2. Under the scheme, roughly one-third of the stipulated work force must be women.        
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. Plasma therapy is a medical procedure that uses the blood of a recovered patient to create antibodies on those infected individuals.     
 2. Convalescent plasma therapy is often used for the Covid-19 patients.        
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. Uranium-235 is the most abundant element found when the uranium is mined.    
 2. The nuclear fuel used in a nuclear reactor needs to have a higher concentration of the U235 isotope, than that found in natural uranium ore.        
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. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Arak reactor of which one of the following countries, was put under several restrictions on its functioning?
(a) Russia
(b) Israel
(c) North Korea
(d) Iran    

 Q6. With reference to the reorganization of the states in India, consider the following statements:
1. In 1948, SK Dhar was appointed by the government to head a commission that would look into the need for the reorganization of states on a linguistic basis.    
2. The Fazl Ali commission suggested that the whole country be divided into 14 states and six centrally administered areas.         
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. Recently, the Indian Army has rejected a report in the British daily newspaper ‘The Times’, which claimed that the Chinese army had used “microwave weapons” to drive Indian soldiers away from their positions in eastern Ladakh. In this context, microwave weapons are the ones, which use
(a) Ultra-sound waves to destroy the target
 (b) Energy in the form of sonic, laser or microwaves
 (c) Artificial Intelligence to function
 (d) None of the above

Q8. Consider the following statements:
1. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder in which our body's immune system attacks our nerves.    
 2. There's no known cure for Guillain-Barre syndrome, but several treatments can ease symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness.    
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-(a)
2-(c)
3-(c)
4-(b)
5-(d)
6-(a)
7-(b)
8-(c)