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

  1. The western disturbance is a tropical storm, which originates in the Mediterranean region.
  2. Western disturbance is associated with rainfall, snowfall and fog in the western India only. 

 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 D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect. The western disturbance is an extra-tropical storm, which originates in the Mediterranean region. A WD is associated with rainfall, snowfall and fog in northern India. Upon its arrival in Pakistan and northern India, clouds along with rain and snow also arrive. The moisture which WDs carry with them comes from the Mediterranean Sea and/or from the Atlantic Ocean.

https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/western-disturbance-to-impact-many-parts-of-india-47787

Q2. With reference to Review petitions filed in the courts of India, consider the following statements:

  1. A review petition may be filed by the affected party within 30 days of the Order passed by the High Court or Supreme Court.
  2. Even after dismissal of a review petition, the SupremeCourt may consider a curative petition a curative petition in order to prevent abuse of its process and to cure gross miscarriage of justice.

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. . A review petition may be filed by the affected party within 30 days of the Order passed by the High Court or Supreme Court. Even after dismissal of a review petition, the Supreme Court may consider a curative petition a curative petition in order to prevent abuse of its process and to cure gross miscarriage of justice.                                  

https://taxguru.in/corporate-law/provision-review-petition-overview.html

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System has been developed by Election Commission of India with the help of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).
  2. Only service voters are allowed to use the Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System for voting in 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System has been developed by Election Commission of India with the help of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).

Statement 2 is incorrect. Class of Electors who are eligible for ETPBS, includes

  • Service Voters, other than those who opt for proxy voting (Classified Service Voters)
  • The wife of a Service Voter who ordinarily resides with him
  • Overseas Voters

https://eci.gov.in/divisions-of-eci/it-applications-etpbs-servicevoter/#:~:text=Postal%20Ballot%20will%20be%20transmitted,their%20originally%20assigned%20voting%20constituency.

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Himalayan Serow is a goat antelope, which has become extinct now.
  2. It has never been found in 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. The Himalayan Serow which is a subspecies of the mainland serow, was believed to be extinct. However, it was recently photographed in the cold deserts of the Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. 

https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/himalayan-serow-extinct-spotted-in-himachal-pradesh-spiti-valley-529602.html

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, sometimes seen in the news:

  1. The Government of India has constituted this aayog, as the cattle population in the country plays crucial role in rural economy in terms of milk production, manure and draft animal power.
  2. The Aayog is a high powered permanent apex advisory body with mandate to help the Central Government to develop appropriate programmes for conservation, sustainable development and genetic upgradation of Indigenous breeds of cows.

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 Government of India has constituted this aayog, as the cattle population in the country plays crucial role in rural economy in terms of milk production, manure and draft animal power. The Aayog is a high powered permanent apex advisory body with mandate to help the Central Government to develop appropriate programmes for conservation, sustainable development and genetic upgradation of Indigenous breeds of cows.

http://kamdhenu.gov.in/about.html

Q6. With reference to the Quality Council of India (QCI), consider the following statements:

  1. It was set up jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations, ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI.
  2. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the nodal agency for QCI.

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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal agency for QCI.

https://www.qcin.org/board.php

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The ministry of finance has recently released a National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-25. 
  2. It is aimed at spreading the financial literacy among the various sections of the population, including school and college-going students, through financial education.

 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. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released a National Strategy for Financial Education 2020-25.

Statement 2 is correct. It is aimed at inculcating financial literacy concepts among the various sections of the population including school and college-going students, through financial education.

https://indianexpress.com/article/education/rbi-releases-national-strategy-for-financial-education-6563003/

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The recently launched TRIFOOD project aims at enhancing the income of tribals through better utilization and value addition to the Minor Forest Produces collected by the tribal forest gatherers.
  2. It is being implemented by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

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.

Statement 1 is correct. TRIFOOD aims at enhancing the income of tribals through better utilization and value addition to the Minor Forest Produces collected by the tribal forest gatherers.

Statement 2 is correct. 'TRIFOOD' project is being implemented by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

http://newsonair.com/News?title=Arjun-Munda-virtually-launches-%26%2339%3BTRIFOOD%26%2339%3B-Project-in-Raigad%2C-Jagdalpur&id=397818

Ques  Ans:

1-(d)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(d)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(c)