Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the bills in the state legislatures of India:

  1. When a state bill is reserved for the President, he is not forced to give his assent but at the same time, he cannot return the bill.
  2. When the bill is in “public interest”, then the governor of the state is bound to give his assent.

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. When a state bill is reserved for the President, he is not forced to give his assent but at the same time, he can also return the bill.

When the bill is in “public interest”, then also the governor of the state is not bound to give his assent.

https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1580975/

Q2. In India, under which of the following, the internet services can be banned?

  1. Information Technology Act, 2000
  2. Civil Procedure Code, 1973
  3. Telegraph Act, 1885

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only           

(b) 1 and 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Option B is correct. The suspension of internet services are dealt under Information Technology Act, 2000 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Telegraph Act, 1885.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/suspension-of-the-internet-what-the-rules-say-what-the-sc-underlined-6220361/

Q3. Recently, the Prime Minister of India launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme, for which one of the following state/UT?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) Assam

(c) Delhi

(d) Haryana

Option A is correct. Recently, the Prime Minister of India launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme, for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pm-modi-to-launch-ab-pmjay-sehat-scheme-for-jammu-and-kashmir-today/story-9KaBtprMebauxnBddAQ3VN.html

Q4. With reference to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), consider the following statements:

  1. The mission of the OPEC is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets.
  2. OPEC accounts for around 40% of global production and around 80% of India’s crude oil imports.

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 mission of the OPEC is to coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its Member Countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets. OPEC accounts for around 40% of global production and around 80% of India’s crude oil imports.               

https://www.livemint.com/industry/energy/opec-plus-to-increase-crude-oil-production-by-500-000-barrels-per-day-from-january-11607040832610.html

Q5. Which one of the following has been added recently as the new Ramsar site in India?

(a) Astamudi wetland    

 (b) Tso Kar wetland       

 (c) Domica- Baradla cave system             

 (d) Pangong Tso

Option B is correct. India has added Tso Kar Wetland Complex in Ladakh as its 42nd Ramsar site, which is a second one in the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh.           

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1683303

Q6. Which of the following was a very important port of the Chola Kingdom?

(a) Poompuhar

 (b) Nelluru        

 (c) Machilipatnam

 (d) Kakinada

Option A is correct. The Chola Dynasty port city in Tamil Nadu that vanished from maritime history around 1,000 years ago will be digitally reconstructed by a consortium led by the Department of Science and Technology. The reconstruction of Poompuhar is part of DST’s Indian Digital Heritage project — an exhibition of its first project ‘Digital Hampi’ is currently on display at the National Museum here.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/tamil-nadu-port-poompuhar-chola-dynasty-6248053/

Q7. With reference to the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+), consider the following statements:

  1. It is an initiative of United Nations.
  2. It supports the targeted countries in implementing their commitments resulting from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21), in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the new European Consensus on Development.               

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. GCCA+ is an initiative of European Union.         

Statement 2 is correct. It supports the targeted countries in implementing their commitments resulting from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21), in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the new European Consensus on Development.                        

https://www.un.org/ldcportal/gcca-programmes-on-climate-change/#:~:text=The%20Global%20Climate%20Change%20Alliance,the%20Caribbean%20and%20the%20Pacific.

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.
  2. NIIF Fund of Fundsinvests in funds managed by best-in-class fund managers, focused on sectors such as climate infrastructure, middle-income & affordable housing, digital consumer platforms and other allied sectors.               

 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. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL) is a collaborative investment platform for international and Indian investors, anchored by the Government of India.   

 Statement 2 is correct. NIIF Fund of Funds invests in funds managed by best-in-class fund managers, focused on sectors such as climate infrastructure, middle-income & affordable housing, digital consumer platforms and other allied sectors.   

https://niifindia.in/

Ques  Ans:

1-(d)

2-(b)

3-(a)

4-(c)

5-(b)

6-(a)

7-(b)

8-(c)