Q1. With reference to the Census conducted in the India, consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for conducting census in the country.
  2. The Census 2011 is the 15th National census survey conducted by the Census Organization 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 C is correct.

Both statements are correct. Ministry of Home Affairs is responsible for conducting census in the country. The Census 2011 is the 15th National census survey conducted by the Census Organization of India. 

https://www.census2011.co.in/

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding the Forest Rights Act 2006:

  1. It defines forest rights as inclusive of Right of ownership, access to collect, use and dispose of minor forest produce which have traditionally been collected.
  2. Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a subset of forest produce and got a definition only when the Forest Rights Act was enacted.

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 defines forest rights as inclusive of Right of ownership, access to collect, use and dispose of minor forest produce which have traditionally been collected. Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a subset of forest produce and got a definition only when the Forest Rights Act was enacted.             

 

http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php?title=Minor_Forest_Produce_(MFP)

Q3. Which one of the following best describes the significance of Chabahar port for India?

(a) India can bypass Pakistan in transporting goods to Afghanistan.          

(b) India can establish healthy relations with Iran bypassing USA.

(c) India can overtake the global market, which is already occupied by China.       

(d) None of the above   

Option A is correct. India can bypass Pakistan in transporting goods to Afghanistan.         

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/the-hindu-explains-why-is-india-out-of-the-chabahar-rail-project/article32126361.ece

Q4. India’s rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in a corruption perception index (CPI) in 2020. Which one of the following publishes the Corruption Perception Index?

(a) World Economic Forum         

(b) Transparency International  

(c) United Nations Security Council

(d) Peace Research Institute Oslo                                                                                                                    

Option B is correct. Transparency International  publishes the Corruption Perception Index.

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/indias-rank-slips-to-86th-in-corruption-perception-index-2020-7165607/

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Three- language formula is also applicable to the Central government offices.
  2. The new National Education Policy recommends that all students will learn three languages in their school under the 'formula'. 

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. Three- language formula is not applicable to the Central government offices, according to the home ministry.

Statement 2 is correct. The new National Education Policy recommends that all students will learn three languages in their school under the 'formula'. 

https://www.thequint.com/news/education/new-education-policy-medium-of-instruction-mother-tongue-faq

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau envisages attaining excellence as intelligence and enforcement agency, matching international standards in the field of wildlife crime intelligence in its core capabilities.
  2. Its mission is to develop wildlife crime database management system for better analysis and record generation to effectively implement wildlife policy in the country.

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 Wildlife Crime Control Bureau envisages attaining excellence as intelligence and enforcement agency, matching international standards in the field of wildlife crime intelligence in its core capabilities. Its mission is to develop wildlife crime database management system for better analysis and record generation to effectively implement wildlife policy in the country.                        

http://wccb.gov.in/Content/VisionMission.aspx

Q7. With reference to the Polio vaccine, consider the following statements:

  1. Only inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) for intramuscular injection are widely used internationally.
  2.  The only very rare adverse event associated with IPV use is vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP), which may occur in vaccine recipients or their contacts.

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. Both orally administered, live attenuated polio vaccines (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) for intramuscular injection are widely used internationally. The only very rare adverse event associated with OPV use is vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP), which may occur in vaccine recipients or their contacts.             

https://www.who.int/ith/vaccines/polio/en/

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Population Register is a register of the usual residents of the country.
  2. NPR was first done in 1950s and was later updated in 2015 when it was linked with the Aadhar.

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 Population Register is a register of the usual residents of the country.            

Statement 2 is incorrect. NPR was first done in 2010 and was later updated in 2015 when it was linked with the Aadhar.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/explainer-what-is-npr-national-population-register-nrc-census-1631251-2019-12-24

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(b)

5-(b)

6-(c)

7-(d)

8-(a)