Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme?

  1. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India. 
  2. Under it, the government invites public sector companies, private sector firms as well as individuals, to develop selected monuments and heritage and tourist sites across India.

 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 C is correct.

Both statements are correct. ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India. Under it, the government invites public sector companies, private sector firms as well as individuals, to develop selected monuments and heritage and tourist sites across India. 

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-is-adopt-a-heritage-scheme/article23866697.ece

Q2. Recently, Bangladesh started moving a group of Rohingya refugees to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal. Which one of the following islands has been referred here?

(a) Bhashan Char island

(b) Nicobar island

(c) Sagar island 

(d) St. Martin’s island

Option A is correct. Recently, Bangladesh started moving a group of Rohingya refugees to a controversial flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal, called Bhashan Char island. 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/28/bangladesh-begins-moving-second-batch-of-rohingya-to-bhashan-char

Q3. RBI, recently appointed Nandan Nilekani committee, for

(a) Reducing NPAs of Public Sector Banks             

(b) Strengthening digital payments ecosystem in the country

(c) Improving the Balance of Payments

(d) None of the above

Option B is correct. RBI, recently appointed Nandan Nilekani committee, for strengthening digital payments ecosystem in the country.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/nilekani-led-committee-recommends-making-all-digital-transactions-to-govt-free/articleshow/69638125.cms?from=mdr

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the ‘Blue Flag certification’ program, often seen in the news:

  1. The ‘Blue Flag’ is a certification that can be obtained by a beach, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator was started by the United Nations Environment Programme.
  2. Till now, no Indian beach could qualify to get this certification.

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 ‘Blue Flag’ is a certification that can be obtained by a beach, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator was started in France  in 1985 and in areas out of Europe in 2001.

Eight beaches in India have been awarded the coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification recently by an eminent international jury, which comprises members of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-is-the-blue-flag-certification-awarded-to-eight-indian-beaches-6722252/

Q5. With reference to the Five Star Village Scheme, often seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It was launched by the India post, for the people living in rural areas so that they could get the benefit of government schemes.
  2. Under this scheme, all the facilities of Post Office Village Scheme in rural areas will be extended to every person.

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. India Post has launched a new scheme to reach the village, under the name of this scheme is Five Star Village Scheme.
Under this scheme, all the facilities of Post Office Village Scheme in rural areas will be extended to every person. With this, people living in rural areas will get the benefit of government schemes.

https://www.informalnewz.com/post-office-launches-five-star-village-scheme-know-how-you-will-get-benefit/

Q6. With reference to the liquidity trap, consider the following statements:

  1. A liquidity trap is an economic situation in which interest rates are very high and savings ratesare low, rendering monetary policyineffective.  
  2. This concept was first described by economist John Maynard Keynes, where the consumers choose to avoid bonds and keep their funds in cash savings because of the prevailing belief that interest rates could soon rise.

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. A liquidity trap is a contradictory economic situation in which interest rates are very low and savings rates are high, rendering monetary policy ineffective.

Statement 2 is correct. This concept was first described by economist John Maynard Keynes, where the consumers choose to avoid bonds and keep their funds in cash savings because of the prevailing belief that interest rates could soon rise.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/liquiditytrap.asp

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Changra goats are found in one of the highest plateaus in the world.
  2. These goats yield the rare Pashmina fibre.

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 Changra goats are found in the northern temperate Changthang region of Leh district in Jammu and Kashmir, which is one of the highest plateaus in the world. These goats are largely reared by a nomadic tribe called the ‘Changpa’ and yield the rare Pashmina fibre.     

http://www.sapplpp.org/interactive-maps/registered-indigenous-goat-breeds-of-india/changra-or-changthangi.html#.X1yoR2gzbIU

Q8. With reference to the Chemical Weapons Convention, consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to eliminate the entire category of weapons of mass destruction.
  2. Under the Convention, States Parties have committed themselves to the principle of ‘any time, anywhere’ inspections with no right of refusal.

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. It aims to eliminate an entire category of weapons of mass destruction by prohibiting the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer or use of chemical weapons by States Parties.

Statement 2 is correct. Under the Convention’s ‘challenge inspection’ procedure, States Parties have committed themselves to the principle of ‘any time, anywhere’ inspections with no right of refusal.

https://www.opcw.org/chemical-weapons-convention

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(b)

4-(d)

5-(c)

6-(b)

7-(c)

8-(b)