Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, is the National Regulatory Authority of India.     
2. Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, CDSCO is responsible for approval of Drugs, Conduct of Clinical Trials and laying down the standards for Drugs in the country.    
 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:
1. The Food Corporation of India was set up under the Food Corporation Act, 1964, as the country was facing major shortage of food grains, especially wheat.    
 2. The Department of Food, which functions under the Ministry of Agriculture, is responsible for purchase of food stuffs for civil and military requirements and their disposal.    
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 Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), consider the following statements:
1.  API is the primary ingredient of Drug products.
2. Fixed-dose combination drugs use single API.
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. Pneumonia is a bacterial disease.
2. The Drug Controller General of India has recently approved the first fully indigenously developed conjugate vaccine for pneumonia.
 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. With reference to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), consider the following statements:
1. At present, ADB has around 60 members, which does not include India.
2. The largest funding amount is being received by China, as it is the largest stakeholder.
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. Consider the following statements:
1.  The minimum support prices are announced by the Government of India at the beginning of the sowing season for certain crops on the basis of the recommendations of the department of food.
2. Kharif and rabi cereals are to be domestically procured by public agencies like the FCI, for release through PDS.        
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. With reference to the Purchasing Managers’ Index, consider the following statements:
1. The PMI is based on five major survey areas, which includes new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and employment.    
2. It measures the economic trends in the manufacturing sector only.        
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. Dolphins are endemic to the Ganga-Brahmaputra plains in India.
 2. They are classified as ‘Vulnerable’, under the IUCN red list.
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-(a)
3-(a)
4-(c)
5-(d)
6-(b)
7-(a)
8-(d)