Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. During the process of delimitation, the number of seats allocated to a state does not change.
  2. There was no delimitation after the 1981 and 1991 Censuses. 

 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

Option B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Delimitation is the act of redrawing boundaries of Lok Sabha and Assembly seats to represent changes in population. In this process, the number of seats allocated to a state may also change. 

Statement 2 is correct. There was no delimitation after the 1981 and 1991 Censuses.     

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/delimitation-commission-northeast-india-election-commission-6510333/

Q2. India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) centres around the country’s policies and programmes for which of the following?

  1. Sustainable Lifestyles
  2. Technology Transfer and Capacity Building 
  3. Reducing Emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Option D is correct. India’s INDC centre around the country’s policies and programmes for: Sustainable Lifestyles, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building, Reducing Emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), among others.

https://vikaspedia.in/energy/environment/climate-change/india2019s-intended-nationally-determined-contribution#:~:text=Salient%20features%20of%20India's%20INDC,-To%20put%20forward&text=To%20achieve%20about%2040%20per,including%20from%20Green%20Climate%20Fund.

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the National Family Health Survey in the country:

  1. The survey provides state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality and the practice of family planning, among others.
  2. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)Mumbai, as the nodal agency for providing coordination and technical guidance for the survey.                      

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

Option C is correct.

Both statements are correct. The survey provides state and national information for India on fertility, infant and child mortality, the practice of family planning, among others. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, designated the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai, as the nodal agency for providing coordination and technical guidance for the survey.           

http://rchiips.org/nfhs/

Q4. Consider the following statements:

This national park is a world heritage site is famous for the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. Its landscape is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes & shallow pools. It is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence.  

Which one of the following reserve areas has been mentioned here?

(a) Kaziranga National Park         

(b) Manas National Park

(c) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park             

(d) Pakhui National Park

Option A is correct. Kaziranga National Park has been referred here.

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https://nagaon.gov.in/frontimpotentdata/kaziranga-national-park#:~:text=Kaziranga%20National%20Park%20a%20world,as%20National%20Park%20in%201974.

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the occurrence of cyclones in India?

  1. Both the western as well as the eastern coast of India gets equally affected by the cyclones.
  2. Tropical depression is a predominant occurrence in the Indo-Gangetic plains and this phenomenon is highly responsible for the cyclone formation in the Bay of Bengal.

 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

Option B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. The western coast sees fewer cyclones than the eastern coast.

Statement 2 is correct. Tropical depression is a predominant occurrence in the Indo-Gangetic plains and this phenomenon is highly responsible for the cyclone formation in the Bay of Bengal.

 https://www.businessinsider.in/science/environment/news/indias-western-coast-is-hit-by-fewer-cyclones-than-the-eastern-coast/articleshow/76155579.cms

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Although, the Chief Justice of India and the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, both have to take an oath or affirmation, the Attorney General of India, on the contrary, does not have to take an oath or affirmation, before starting his duties after his appointment.
  2. In the Constituent Assembly debates, the framers specifically rejected a proposal to make the AGI’s tenure coterminous with the Prime Minister who formally advises the President to appoint him. 

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

Option C is correct.

Both statements are correct. Although the President appoints the CJI and the CAG, both have to take an oath or affirmation, according to the form set out for the purpose in the Third Schedule. The AGI, on the contrary, does not have to take an oath or affirmation, before starting his duties after his appointment.

 The debates in the Constituent Assembly show that the framers specifically rejected a proposal to make the AGI’s tenure coterminous with the Prime Minister who formally advises the President to appoint him. 

https://thewire.in/law/k-k-venugopal-attorney-general-president

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. There are no specified tribunals appointed for the armed forces in India.
  2. Appeals against the personnels of armed forces can be taken only to the Supreme Court of India.

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

Option D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect. An act passed by the Parliament led to the formation of Armed forces  tribunal, with the power provided for the adjudication of disputes and complaints with respect to the conditions of service of persons subject to the Army Act, the Navy Act and the Air Force Act. Appeals against the decisions of the tribunal can be taken only to the Supreme Court of India.

http://aftdelhi.nic.in/   

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Each year, the government of India transfers to the RBI, any money in its balance sheet that it deems to be beyond its operational and contingency needs. 
  2. Any amount of funds transferred by the government of India to the RBI, falls under its fiscal policy.

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

Option B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Each year, the RBI transfers to the government any money in its balance sheet that it deems to be beyond its operational and contingency needs. The amount of funds transferred by the central bank to the government in 2019 was much higher than ever done before in history of independent India. On August 26, 2019, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) central board decided to transfer ₹1.76 lakh crore to the government (including a sum of ₹52,637 crore from its contingency reserve), a move that is likely to address the Central government’s precarious fiscal situation. 

Statement 2 is correct. Any amount of funds transferred by the government of India to the RBI, falls under its fiscal policy.

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/where-do-the-rbis-earnings-come-from/article29310531.ece

Ques Ans:

1-(b)

2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(b)

6-(c)

7-(d)

8-(b)