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

  1. Jallikattuis a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of the festival of Pongal.
  2. The practice of Jallikattu has long been contested, with animal rights groups and the courts concerned over issues of cruelty to animals.

 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. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of the festival of Pongal. The practice of Jallikattu has long been contested, with animal rights groups and the courts concerned over issues of cruelty to animals.          

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/jallikattu-tamil-nadu-pongal-celebrations-explained-7147339/

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Open Skies Treaty is an accord between over 30 countries that allows participants to fly unarmed reconnaissance flights over any part of their fellow member states.
  2. Recently, India has come out of this treaty.

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. Open Skies Treaty is an accord between over 30 countries that allows participants to fly unarmed reconnaissance flights over any part of their fellow member states.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Recently, Russia has announced that it was leaving the Open Skies Treaty (OST).

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/what-russias-exit-means-for-the-open-skies-treaty-7150167/

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the G-7 countries:

  1. The Group of Seven (G-7) is an intergovernmental organization that meets periodically to address international economic and monetary issues.
  2. India is one among the founding members of this group.

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 Group of Seven (G-7) is an intergovernmental organization that meets periodically to address international economic and monetary issues.

Statement 2 is incorrect. G-7 countries consist of the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/g7.asp#:~:text=Key%20Takeaways-,The%20Group%20of%20Seven%20(G%2D7)%20is%20an%20intergovernmental,Italy%2C%20Canada%2C%20and%20Japan.

Q4. With reference to the 5-G technology, consider the following statements:

  1. 5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra low latency, increased availability and a more uniform user experience to more users.
  2. 5G is used across three main types of connected services, including enhanced mobile broadband, mission-critical communications, and the massive Internet of Things (IoT). 

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. 5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra low latency, increased availability and a more uniform user experience to more users. 5G is used across three main types of connected services, including enhanced mobile broadband, mission-critical communications, and the massive Internet of Things (IoT). 

https://www.qualcomm.com/invention/5g/what-is-5g

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Ground Water Board was established in 1970 by renaming the Exploratory Tube wells Organization under the Ministry of Agriculture.
  2. Major activities being taken up by Central Ground Water Board include macro/micro-level ground water management studies, exploratory drilling programme, monitoring of ground water levels and water quality among others.

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. Central Ground Water Board was established in 1970 by renaming the Exploratory Tube wells Organization under the Ministry of Agriculture. Major activities being taken up by Central Ground Water Board include macro/micro-level ground water management studies, exploratory drilling programme, monitoring of ground water levels and water quality among others.    

http://cgwb.gov.in/aboutcgwb.html

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was a part of League of Nations.
  2. It is dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 

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 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Statement 2 is correct. It is dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 

https://www.ifad.org/en/

Q7. With reference to the Lok Sabha of Indian Parliament, consider the following statements:

  1. All types of financial Bills can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only. 
  2. The Lok Sabha is called the ‘popular chamber’, as it is composed of representatives of the people chosen by indirect elections.

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. A Money Bill can be introduced only in the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha is called the popular chamber, as it is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election.

http://loksabhaph.nic.in/FAQ.aspx

http://164.100.47.194/loksabha/FAQ.aspx

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Employees State Insurance (ESI) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) are state-financed welfare schemes for employees and workers of unorganized sector.
  2. EPF is applicable to all firms having 50 or more employees, earning less than Rs 15,000 monthly wage.

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.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Employees State Insurance (ESI) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) are self- financing welfare schemes for employees and workers.

Statement 2 is incorrect. EPF is applicable to all firms having 20 or more employees, earning less than Rs 15,000 monthly wage.

https://www.ksgindia.com/study-material/news-for-aspirants/24319-esi-epf-benefits-to-migrant-workers.html 

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(a)

4-(c)

5-(c)

6-(b)

7-(d)

8-(d)