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

  1. The powers, privileges and immunities of either House of the Indian Parliament and of its Members and committees are laid down in Article 105 of the Constitution.
  2. Parliamentary privilege refers to the right and immunity enjoyed by legislatures, in which legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.

 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.  The powers, privileges and immunities of either House of the Indian Parliament and of its Members and committees are laid down in Article 105 of the Constitution. Parliamentary privilege refers to the right and immunity enjoyed by legislatures, in which legislators are granted protection against civil or criminal liability for actions done or statements made in the course of their legislative duties.      

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-constitutes-a-breach-of-the-legislatures-privilege-6590615/

Q2. Which one of the following countries fall outside the Indo-Pacific region?

(a) Mozambique              

(b) Myanmar     

(c) Papua New Guinea

(d) Sri Lanka

Option A is correct. Mozambique is located outside the Indo-Pacific region.

Q3. With reference to port industry of India, consider the following statements:

  1. According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95% of India's trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. 
  2. Recently, the ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at the V.O. Chidambaranar port was inaugurated, to enable direct movement of containers from factories, thereby increasing efficiency and ease of doing business.

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. According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95% of India's trading by volume and 70% by value is done through maritime transport. Recently, the ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at the V.O. Chidambaranar port was inaugurated, to enable direct movement of containers from factories, thereby increasing efficiency and ease of doing business.   

https://www.ibef.org/industry/ports-india-shipping.aspx

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The World Sustainable Development Summit is the annual flagship event of United Nations Environment Programme.
  2. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 is being held on the theme 'Redefining our Common Future: Safe and Secure Environment for All'.

 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 World Sustainable Development Summit is the annual flagship event of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).          

 Statement 2 is correct. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 is being held on the theme 'Redefining our Common Future: Safe and Secure Environment for All'.

https://www.teriin.org/event/world-sustainable-development-summit-2021

Q5. With reference to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the act, only Indian nationals can be charged.
  2. It is confined within the territory of India and is not applicable on the foreign land.

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. Under the act, only Indian as well as foreigner can be charged.

It is applicable on the foreign land as well.

https://indiankanoon.org/doc/165949346/

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Furnace Oil is one of the cheapest fuels available for industrial use and is a by-product of petroleum refineries.
  2. For direct burning, Furnace oil is viscous, but suitable for complete combustion. 

 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. Furnace Oil is one of the cheapest fuels available for industrial use and is a by-product of petroleum refineries.    

 Statement 2 is incorrect. For direct burning, FO is viscous as well as not suitable for complete combustion. 

https://www.nuroil.com/furnace-oil.aspx

Q7. Pearl Harbor lagoon, sometimes seen in the news, is located in the

(a) Atlantic Ocean

(b) South China Sea

(c) Arctic Ocean

(d) Pacific Ocean

Option D is correct. Pearl Harbor lagoon, sometimes seen in the news, is located near the center of Pacific ocean.

https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor

Q8. Consider the following Central legislative acts:

  1. Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  2. Public Liability Insurance Act 1991 
  3. Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019

 Which of the acts given above is/are associated with providing safeguards against the chemical disasters in India?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only                    

(d) 1, 2 and 3        

Option B is correct.

Following are the relevant provisions on chemical disaster management, prevailing in country:-

Explosives Act 1884                                      - Petroleum Act 1934

Factories Act 1948                                        - Insecticides Act 1968

Environment Protection Act 1986                 - Motor Vehicles Act 1988

Public Liability Insurance Act 1991               - Disaster Management Act 2005

https://vikaspedia.in/social-welfare/disaster-management-1/man-made-disasters/chemical-disaster

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(b)

5-(d)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(b)