Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the budget session in Indian Parliament?

  1. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommends the schedule of the conduct of budget session.
  2. The President addresses the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament just before the presentation of the Union budget every year.

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only           

(b) 2 only

 (c) Both1 and 2        

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Option C is correct.

Both statements are correct. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommends the schedule of the conduct of budget session. The President addresses the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament just before the presentation of the Union budget every year.

https://www.zeebiz.com/india/news-parliament-budget-session-date-ccpa-recommends-holding-session-from-january-29-145195

Q2. Influenza A (H5N8) virus, sometimes seen in the news, initially causes the disease in

(a) Rats

(b) Birds              

(c) Human          

(d) Fishes

Option B is correct. Influenza A (H5N8) virus, sometimes seen in the news, initially causes the disease in birds.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5443452/

Q3. With reference to the Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, as well as from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes. 
  2. Cement manufacture, construction of structural fills and agricultural applications utilizes significant volumes of FGD products. 

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only            

(b) 2 only

 (c) Both1 and 2        

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Option C is correct.

Both statements are correct. FGD is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, as well as from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes. Cement manufacture, construction of structural fills and agricultural applications utilizes significant volumes of FGD products. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/flue-gas-desulphurization

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the post of President of India:

  1.  The President must be a citizen of India, not less than 35 years of age and qualified for election as member of either house of the Parliament.
  2. He is ineligible for re-election as the President of India.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only            

(b) 2 only

 (c) Both1 and 2        

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Option D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect.  The President must be a citizen of India, not less than 35 years of age and qualified for election as member of Lok Sabha. He is eligible for re-election as the President of India.

https://knowindia.gov.in/profile/the-union/executive.php

Q5. Consider the following statements, with respect to the conservation of Pangolins:

  1. TRAFFIC monitors the pangolin trade hubs, transportation, high poaching areas and drivers in relation to poaching and illegal trafficking of pangolins.
  2. Major threats to pangolins in India are hunting and poaching for local consumptive use and international trade, for its meat and scales in East and South East Asian countries.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only            

(b) 2 only

 (c) Both1 and 2        

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Option C is correct.

Both statements are correct. TRAFFIC monitors the pangolin trade hubs, transportation, high poaching areas and drivers in relation to poaching and illegal trafficking of pangolins. Major threats to pangolins in India are hunting and poaching for local consumptive use and international trade, for its meat and scales in East and South East Asian countries.              

https://www.wwfindia.org/about_wwf/priority_species/threatened_species/indian_pangolin/

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Geographical Indication (GI) tags:

  1.  GI tags are part of the intellectual property rights that comes under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  2. Geographical indications are only used for agricultural products, spirit drinks, handicrafts and industrial products.

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. GI tags are part of the intellectual property rights that comes under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

 Statement 2 is incorrect. Geographical indications are typically used for agricultural products, spirit drinks, handicrafts and industrial products. It is used for various other categories as well.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-are-gi-tags-and-how-are-they-awarded/article31667981.ece

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. The ‘Platform for Science-Based Ocean Solutions’ was launched at the COP 25 to the UNFCCC.
  2. It is mainly aimed at promoting the private funding of the institutions addressing ocean and climate issues synergistically.

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 ‘Platform for Science-Based Ocean Solutions’ was launched at the COP 25 to the UNFCCC, under the presidency of Chile.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Platform aims to promote the necessity of addressing ocean and climate issues synergistically and to encourage the incorporation of the ocean in country climate commitments and strategies.

https://sdg.iisd.org/news/chile-launches-platform-for-science-based-ocean-solutions-at-cop-25/

Q8. With reference to the Delimitation Commission of India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Delimitation Commission is a high powered body, whose orders have the force of law, but can be called in question before any court.
  2. The commission is chaired by the chief justice 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 D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect. The Delimitation Commission is a high powered body, whose orders have the force of law and cannot be called in question before any court. The commission is chaired by the serving or retired judge of the Supreme Court.

https://eci.gov.in/delimitation-website/delimitation/

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(b)

3-(c)

4-(d)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(a)

8-(d)