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

  1. Marriage, divorce and inheritance forms the part of concurrent list of the seventh schedule of the Indian constitution.
  2. Different communities in India are now governed under the same set of personal laws.

 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. Marriage, divorce and inheritance forms the part of concurrent list of the seventh schedule of the constitution.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Different communities in India are now governed under the different set of personal laws.               

https://www.constitutionofindia.net/blogs/constitution_in_the_classroom__3_1__worksheets_on_religion_and_personal_laws#:~:text=Constitution%20of%20India&text=Personal%20laws%20regulate%20marriage%2C%20divorce,gender%20inequality%20and%20discriminatory%20attitudes.

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Lead is a naturally-occurring element and industrially-produced metal that is highly toxic to children.
  2. The primary sources of lead in breast milk are maternal diet and bone lead.

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. Lead is a naturally-occurring element and industrially-produced metal that is highly toxic to children, causing intellectual and behavioral deficits, hyperactivity, fine motor function deficits, decreased intelligence quotient, hand-eye coordination, and problems in reaction time       

The primary sources of lead in breast milk are maternal diet and bone lead.         

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086649/

Q3. With reference to the Human Development Index (HDI), consider the following statements:

  1. HDI is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development, which includes, a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and having a decent standard of living.
  2. It does not reflect the inequalities, poverty and empowerment, among others.

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. HDI is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development, which includes, a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and having a decent standard of living. It does not reflect the inequalities, poverty and empowerment, among others.

http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-index-hdi

Q4. With reference to the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. The act has prohibited the intra-state and inter-state trade of farmers’ produce beyond the physical premises of APMC markets.  
  2. It provides for a three-level dispute settlement mechanism, which includes the conciliation board, Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Appellate Authority.

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. The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, allows intra-state and inter-state trade of farmers’ produce beyond the physical premises of APMC markets.

Statement 2 is correct. It provides for a three-level dispute settlement mechanism, which includes the conciliation board, Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Appellate Authority.           

https://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/farmers-produce-trade-and-commerce-promotion-and-facilitation-bill-2020

Q5. A term, ‘Vaccine hesitancy’, often seen in the news, refers to

(a) Shortage in the availability of the vaccines.   

 (b) Incapacity to afford the required vaccine.

 (c) A condition in which the body does not respond to the vaccines.

 (d) Delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccine services.

Option D is correct. A term, ‘Vaccine hesitancy’, often seen in the news, refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccine services.

https://www.who.int/immunization/research/forums_and_initiatives/1_RButler_VH_Threat_Child_Health_gvirf16.pdf?ua=1

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Digital Health Mission aims to create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services.
  2. National Health Authority is the apex body responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance scheme called “Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.

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 National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. It will bridge  the existing gap amongst different stakeholders of Healthcare ecosystem through digital highways.

National Health Authority is the apex body responsible for implementing India’s flagship public health insurance/assurance scheme called “Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” & has been entrusted with the role of designing strategy, building technological infrastructure and implementation of “National Digital Health Mission” to create a National Digital Health Eco-system.

https://ndhm.gov.in/home/ndhm

Q7. With reference to the Small Finance Bank, consider the following statements:

  1. Existing Non-Banking Finance Companies, Micro Finance Institutions and Local Area Banks that are owned and controlled by residents can also opt for conversion into small finance banks.
  2. There is no foreign shareholding in the small finance bank. 

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. Existing Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs), Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), and Local Area Banks (LABs) that are owned and controlled by residents can also opt for conversion into small finance banks.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The foreign shareholding in the small finance bank would be as per the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy for private sector banks as amended from time to time.

https://vikaspedia.in/social-welfare/financial-inclusion/financial-literacy/small-finance-banks

Q8. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Hydrogen-CNG?

  1.  H-CNG can only be used in small and light weight vehicles.
  2.  H-CNG has the ability to reduce carbon monoxide, methane, and hydrocarbon emissions.

 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. H-CNG is also viable in the use of heavy vehicles.

Statement 2 is correct. HCNG has the ability to reduce carbon monoxide, methane, and hydrocarbon emissions compared to regular CNG being used whether as automotive fuel or in other applications.

https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/industry/cars-could-soon-run-on-hydrogen-cng-as-per-govt-plans-benefits-explained-hcng-dtc-bus-uber-ola-cabs-hydrogen-fuel-cell-hev-cost-composition/2033677/

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4-(b)

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6-(c)

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