Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Judicial review, often seen in news:

  1. It is not concerned with the conclusions of that process and whether those were ‘right’, as long as the right procedures have been followed.
  2. Decisions of local authorities in the exercise of their duties to provide various welfare benefits and special education for children in need of such education, falls within the range of judicial review.

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. Judicial review is not concerned with the conclusions of that process and whether those were ‘right’, as long as the right procedures have been followed.               Decisions of local authorities in the exercise of their duties to provide various welfare benefits and special education for children in need of such education, falls within the range of judicial review.

https://www.judiciary.uk/you-and-the-judiciary/judicial-review/#:~:text=Judicial%20review%20is%20a%20type,wrongs%20of%20the%20conclusion%20reached.

Q2. Recently, a “solidarity and stability” agreement has been signed by the leaders of

(a) European Union        

(b) Gulf region  

(c) BRICS             

(d) ASEAN

Option B is correct. Recently, a “solidarity and stability” agreement has been signed by the leaders of Gulf region. Gulf leaders have signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement towards ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/5/gulf-states-sign-solidarity-and-stability-deal-at-gcc-summit

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme:

  1. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Power.
  2. DISCOM debt not taken over by the State shall be converted by the Banks / Fls into loans or bonds with interest rate not more than the bank's base rate plus 0.1%.

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 scheme was launched by the Ministry of Power. DISCOM debt not taken over by the State shall be converted by the Banks / Fls into loans or bonds with interest rate not more than the bank's base rate plus 0.1%.

https://www.recindia.nic.in/uday

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Asian Waterbird Census was initiated in 1987 in the Indian subcontinent and since has grown rapidly to cover major region of Asia, from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan, Southeast Asia and Australasia.
  2. Its major objective is to monitor the status and condition of wetlands after every five years.

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 Asian Waterbird Census was initiated in 1987 in the Indian subcontinent and since has grown rapidly to cover major region of Asia, from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan, Southeast Asia and Australasia.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Its major objective is to monitor the status and condition of wetlands on an annual basis.                 

https://south-asia.wetlands.org/our-approach/healthy-wetland-nature/asian-waterbird-census/

Q5. With reference to the TRIFOOD scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. TRIFOOD Scheme was introduced to provide the entire SC/ST population with the Public Distribution System (PDS) facilities.
  2. It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.

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. TRIFOOD Scheme, implemented in the backdrop of VanDhan Yojana will promote value addition to Minor Forest Produce (MFP). The units are envisaged to be professionally operated by reputed food processors who will operate the facilities for a designated period of time.

Statement 2 is correct. It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.

https://trifed.tribal.gov.in/trifood

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Raja Rammohan Roy was one of the firebrand freedom fighters and the strongest proponent of 'purna swaraj'.
  2. He founded the Deccan Education Society in 1884 with an aim to educate common people in English.

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. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the firebrand freedom fighters and the strongest proponent of 'purna swaraj'. He founded the Deccan Education Society in 1884 with an aim to educate common people in English.            

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/lokmanya-bal-gangadhar-tilak-death-anniversary-know-about-the-freedom-fighter-who-said-swaraj-is-my-birth-right-2272338

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding the Public Safety Act, 1978, sometimes seen in the news:

  1.  The act allows any authority to hold a person without producing him/her in the court.
  2. The detaining authority need not even inform the detained individual as to the reason for the arrest.

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 Public safety act allows the State to hold a person without producing them in court.

Statement 2 is correct. The detaining authority need not even inform the detained individual as to the reason for the arrest.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/explained-the-jammu-kashmir-public-safety-act/article29438694.ece

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Electronics manufacturing in India has grown rapidly with a CAGR of around 25% during the last four years.
  2. Production Linked Incentive Schemewas introduced recently by the government, which offers a production linked incentive to attract large foreign investments in mobile phone manufacturing in 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. Electronics manufacturing in India has grown rapidly with a CAGR of around 25% during the last four years.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Production Linked Incentive Scheme was introduced recently by the government, which offers a production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components.

https://www.meity.gov.in/esdm/pli

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(b)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(b)

6-(d)

7-(b)

8-(a)