Q1. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), consider the following statements:
1. All Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers are the beneficiaries under the scheme, provided they earn less than Rs.1500 per month.
2. It is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country, in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.        
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. With reference to the Office of Profit, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:
1. An office of profit has been interpreted to be a position that brings to the office-holder some financial gain or benefit and the amount of such profit is immaterial.    
2. Under the provisions of Article 102 and Article 191 of the Constitution, an MP or an MLA is barred from holding any office of profit under the central or state government.         
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. With reference to the National Green Tribunal, consider the following statements:
1. The Tribunal is headed by the Chairperson and has at least ten but not more than twenty judicial as well as expert members.    
2. The Tribunal’s orders are enforceable, as the powers vested are the same as in a civil court.       
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 regarding the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI):  
1.  It is a global partnership involving only the national governments and is aimed to address the challenges of building resilience into infrastructure systems.
 2.  It is beneficial for the countries that are in proximity to the Pacific ring of fire and faces frequent disasters.        
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. ‘West Bank’ is a territory, often seen in the news, and located along the coast of
(a) Dead Sea    
(b) Mediterranean Sea
(c) Black Sea
(d) Aegean Sea
Option A is correct. West Bank’ is a territory, often seen in the news, located along the coast of Dead Sea.
 
Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):
1. APEC ensures that goods, services, investment and people move easily across borders.
 2. Both India and China are among its members.        
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. Cord Blood Banking is the process of collecting the cord blood and cryogenically freezing which one of the following types of cells of the immune system, for potential future medical use?
(a) Red blood cells    
(b) Plasma
(c) White blood cells
(d) Stem cells

Q8. ‘Param Siddhi’, recently seen in the news, is the name of a
(a) COVID-19 vaccine    
(b) Supercomputer
(c) Satellite
(d) Submarine

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