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

  1. e-VIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) aims to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in these states.
  2. All cold chain handlers are provided smart phones with the eVIN application.

 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. e-VIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) aims to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in these states. All cold chain handlers are provided smart phones with the eVIN application.           

https://vikaspedia.in/health/health-care-innovations/health-system-strengthening-1/evin-project-of-health-ministry

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Forest Survey of India is an organisation under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, with the principal mandate to conduct survey and assessment of forest resources in the country. ​
  2. India State of Forest Report (ISFR) is an annual publication of Forest Survey 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. Forest Survey of India is an organisation under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, with the principal mandate to conduct survey and assessment of forest resources in the country. ​

 Statement 2 is incorrect. India State of Forest Report (ISFR) is a biennial publication of Forest Survey of India.    

https://fsi.nic.in/brief-history

Q3. The Basel Ban amendment, sometimes seen in the news,

(a) Prohibits the trans-boundary movement of living modified organisms.             

 (b) Abandons the deforestation.

 (c) Prohibits the use of fossil fuel based power plants

 (d) Prohibits the export of hazardous wastes from member states of the European Union, OECD and Liechtenstein to all other countries.

Option D is correct. Basel Ban amendment, sometimes seen in the news, prohibits the export of hazardous wastes from member states of the European Union, OECD and Liechtenstein to all other countries.

https://ipen.org/documents/basel-ban-amendment-guide#:~:text=The%20Ban%20Amendment%2C%20adopted%20by,Liechtenstein%20to%20all%20other%20countries.

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1.  The Kolar Leaf-Nosed Bat is found only in the caves of the Indian state of Karnataka.
  2. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ by the IUCN Red List.

 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. The Kolar Leaf-Nosed Bat is exclusive to Karnataka.

Statement 2 is incorrect. It is listed as ‘Endangered’ by the IUCN RedList.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/conservation-plan-on-table-to-save-bat-species-in-kolar-caves-7125529/

Q5. With reference to the concept of carbon neutrality, consider the following statements:

  1. Carbon neutrality means having almost zero carbon emissions from all the sources of energy.
  2. In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) suggests safe – carbon neutralityby mid-21st century.

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. Carbon neutrality means having a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere in carbon sinks.    

Statement 2 is correct. In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – a threshold the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) suggests is safe – carbon neutrality by mid-21st century is essential.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20190926STO62270/what-is-carbon-neutrality-and-how-can-it-be-achieved-by-2050

Q6. A term “Aryan valley”, which is used for a group of villages, is located in

(a) Meghalaya 

 (b) Ladakh         

 (c) Andaman islands      

 (d) Assam

Option B is correct. A term “Aryan valley”, which is used for a group of villages, is located in Ladakh. Some 200 km from Leh are the villages of Dha, Hanu, Garkone and Darchik on both sides of the Indus River, inhabited by the Buddhist Dard Tribes. The villages are together called the “Aryan valley”. The word ‘Dard’ is derived from a Sanskrit word, ‘Daradas’, which means people who live on hillsides.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/the-dard-aryans-of-ladakh-who-are-this-tribe-what-are-their-concerns-5574657/

Q7. With reference to the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), consider the following statements:

  1.  It organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude and these levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning. 
  2. Multiple entry and exit between vocational education, skill training, technical education and job markets are among its key elements.

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 Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude and these levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes which the learner must possess regardless of whether they were acquired through formal, non-formal or informal learning.                

Statement 2 is correct. Multiple entry and exit between vocational education, skill training, technical education and job markets are among its key elements.             

https://www.nsda.gov.in/nsqf.html#:~:text=The%20National%20Skills%20Qualifications%20Framework,non%2Dformal%20or%20informal%20learning.

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses and civil society organizations committed to protecting the climate and improving air quality through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
  2. Promoting HFC Alternative Technology and Standards are among its objectives.

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 Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses and civil society organizations committed to protecting the climate and improving air quality through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. Promoting HFC Alternative Technology and Standards are among its objectives.

https://ccacoalition.org/en/initiatives/hfc

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(d)

4-(a)

5-(b)

6-(b)

7-(c)

8-(c)