Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0):

  1. The scheme is designed towards making skill development more demand-driven and decentralized in its approach, with focus on digital technology and Industry 4.0 skills.
  2. It will be more trainee- and learner-centric, addressing the ambitions of aspirational Bharat.

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 is designed towards making skill development more demand-driven and decentralized in its approach, with focus on digital technology and Industry 4.0 skills. It will be more trainee- and learner-centric, addressing the ambitions of aspirational Bharat.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/govt-launches-pmkvy-3-0-to-empower-youth-with-new-age-skills-to-boost-employability/articleshow/80289086.cms

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India,is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. 
  2. It tries to ensure that such innovations diffuse widely through commercial channels only.

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 National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge.      

Statement 2 is incorrect. It tries to ensure that such innovations diffuse widely through commercial and/or non-commercial channels, generating material or non-material incentives for them and others involved in the value chain.

https://nif.org.in/

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Start-Up India International Summit 'Prarambh' is being organized in the country by NITI Aayog.
  2. It has been held to mark the fifth anniversary of Start-Up India initiative.

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. Start-Up India International Summit 'Prarambh' is being organized by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.          

Statement 2 is correct. The summit marks the fifth anniversary of Start-Up India initiative.            

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/modi-to-address-startup-summit-prarambh-today-11610762401926.html

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The East Container Terminal project is being developed by India in Myanmar.
  2. India is developing this project in partnership with China.

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. India's East Container Terminal (ECT) project in Colombo is in trouble after it was put on hold by the Sri Lankan government, a year after a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed by India, Japan and then Sirisena government.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-colombo-port-east-container-terminal-project-in-trouble-1696926-2020-07-04

Q5. Recently, the world’s oldest known cave painting has been discovered, which depicts a wild boar endemic to the Sulawesi island of

(a) Indonesia   

 (b) Sri Lanka     

 (c) South America

 (d) China

Option A is correct. Recently, the world’s oldest known cave painting has been discovered, which depicts a wild boar endemic to the Sulawesi island of Indonesia.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/indonesia-cave-paintings-explained-7146119/

Q6. The Great Green Wall initiative, often seen in the news, is an initiative of which one of the following countries?

(a) India             

 (b) Africa            

 (c) Japan            

 (d) USA

Option B is correct. The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa. 

https://www.greatgreenwall.org/about-great-green-wall

Q7. In another boost to its defence capabilities, India has now developed ‘Asmi’, which is

(a) First iron-cased indigenous rocket     

 (b) Aircraft carrier

 (c) First-ever indigenously made 9mm machine pistol    

 (d) First of the six Scorpene class submarines 

Option C is correct. In another boost to its defence capabilities, India has now developed ‘ASMI’, which is the first-ever indigenously made 9mm machine pistol. It has been jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army.

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-drdo-army-develop-indias-first-indigenous-machine-pistol-asmi-2868261

Q8. With reference to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP), consider the following statements:

  1. It was launched in 2015 to address the declining Child Sex Ratio and related issues of women empowerment over a life-cycle continuum. 
  2. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource 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 C is correct.

Both statements are correct. It was launched in 2015 to address the declining Child Sex Ratio and related issues of women empowerment over a life-cycle continuum.  It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development.       

https://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/government_tr_rec/beti-bachao-beti-padhao-caring-for-the-girl-child/

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(b)

4-(d)

5-(a)

6-(b)

7-(c)

8-(c)