Q1. Consider the following statements:
1. In the Lok Sabha, both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are elected from among its members by a special majority of members present and voting in the House.
2. The Speaker pro tem presides over the sitting in which the Speaker is elected, if it is a newly constituted House.     
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 Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), consider the following statements:
1. Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.5 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.    
2. MPs are to recommend works costing at least 15 per cent of the MPLADS entitlement for the year for areas inhabited by Scheduled Caste population and 7.5 per cent for areas inhabited by S.T. population.    
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 Essential Services Maintenance Act, consider the following statements:
1. Under the act, employees in the list of “essential services” like post and telegraph, railway, airport and port operations are prohibited from taking formal leave from their jobs.
2. The act gives the police right to arrest anybody violating the act’s provisions, without a warrant.
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. The Mega Food Park Scheme is a component of the new Central Sector Umbrella Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
 2. The primary objective of the Mega Food Park Scheme is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market, which includes the creation of processing infrastructure near the farm, transportation, logistics and centralized processing centres.
 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. Consider the following statements:
1. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2015 notified the decision of Government of India to celebrate the 26th day of November every year as 'Constitution Day' to promote Constitution values among citizens.    
 2. On 26th November 1950, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26th January 1950.
 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 Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), consider the following statements:
1.  SIDBI extends financial assistance in the form of loans, grants, equity and quasi-equity to Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs).
2. It has initiated various schemes for upliftment of MSME sector and continues to be the prime lending institution for the sector.
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. Business Responsibility Report is a disclosure of adoption of responsible business practices by all the PSUs in India.
 2.  The report shall contain information describing the initiatives taken by the entity just from the environmental perspective.
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 regarding the conservation of tigers in India:
1. The only stakeholders for the tiger conservation in India are the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
 2. Indian Tiger is a critically endangered animal and is listed in the Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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-(b)
2-(c)
3-(b)
4-(c)
5-(a)
6-(c)
7-(d)
8-(d)