Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0, often seen in the news:

  1. It is aimed at reaching the unreached population with all the available vaccines under Universal Immunisation Programme and thereby accelerate the full immunization.
  2. The focus of the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 will be the children and pregnant women who have missed their vaccine doses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 mission is aimed at reaching  the unreached population with all the available vaccines under Universal Immunisation Programme  and thereby accelerate the full immunization and complete immunization coverage of children and pregnant women. The focus of the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 will be the children and pregnant women who have missed their vaccine doses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=410182

Q2. With reference to the Human Rights Council, consider the following statements:

  1. The Human Rights Council is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for addressing situations of human rights violations. 
  2. The Council also receives thematic and country-specific reports from a series of independent expert mechanisms, including special procedures, as well as from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

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 Human Rights Council is the main inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for addressing situations of human rights violations. The Council also receives thematic and country-specific reports from a series of independent expert mechanisms, including special procedures, as well as from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

https://www.hrw.org/topic/united-nations/human-rights-council

Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Countervailing duty is a customs duty on imports providing a protection against the dumping of goods at prices substantially lower than the normal value.
  2. Anti-dumping duty is a customs duty on goods that have received government subsidies in the originating or exporting 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 D is correct.

Both statements are incorrect. An anti-dumping duty is a customs duty on imports providing a protection against the dumping of goods at prices substantially lower than the normal value. Countervailing duty is a customs duty on goods that have received government subsidies in the originating or exporting country.

https://app.croneri.co.uk/questions-and-answers/what-difference-between-anti-dumping-duty-and-countervailing-duty#:~:text=An%20anti%2Ddumping%20duty%20(ADD,lower%20than%20the%20normal%20value.&text=Countervailing%20duty%20is%20a%20customs,the%20originating%20or%20exporting%20country.

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Government of India has constituted the “Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog” to organize animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and to take steps for preserving and improving breeds of cows.
  2. India is the global leader in milk production after USA and 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. The Government of India has constituted the “Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog” to organize animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and to take steps for preserving and improving breeds of cows.              

Statement 2 is incorrect. India is the global leader in milk production with peak milk production of 176.35 MMT during 2017-18.

http://www.kamdhenu.gov.in/

Q5. With reference to the National Urban Digital Mission, consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to institutionalize a citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach to urban governance and service delivery in cities by 2022 and across all cities and towns by 2024.
  2. It will create a shared digital infrastructure that can consolidate and cross-leverage the various digital initiatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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. National Urban Digital Mission will create a shared digital infrastructure that can consolidate and cross-leverage the various digital initiatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, enabling cities and towns across India to benefit from holistic and diverse forms of support, in keeping with their needs and local challenges.                              

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/centre-launches-national-urban-digital-mission-for-creating-digital-infrastructure-for-cities-2377235

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Persistent organic pollutants (POPs):

  1. POPs can be found virtually only in lower atmosphere.
  2. The highest concentrations of POPs are found in organisms at the top of the food chain.

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. POPs can be found virtually everywhere on our planet in measurable concentrations.

Statement 2 is correct. The highest concentrations of POPs are found in organisms at the top of the food chain.

https://www.who.int/foodsafety/areas_work/chemical-risks/pops/en/

Q7. With reference to the Local Area Banks, consider the following statements:

  1.  These are small private banks, which would provide efficient and competitive financial intermediation services primarily in urban areas.
  2. LABs were required to have a minimum capital of Rs. 200 crore.

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. These are small private banks, which would provide efficient and competitive financial intermediation services primarily in rural and semi-urban areas, comprising three contiguous districts.

Statement 2 is incorrect. LABs were required to have a minimum capital of Rs. 5 crore.

http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php?title=Local_Area_Banks

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sikhs and Hindus are indigenous but endangered minorities in Israel.
  2. Recently, a resolution has been introduced by the US congress that sought to resettle these persecuted religious communities from the war-torn country to America.

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. Sikhs and Hindus are indigenous but endangered minorities in Afghanistan.

Statement 2 is correct. Recently, a resolution has been introduced by the US congress that sought to resettle these persecuted religious communities from the war-torn country to America.

https://www.ksgindia.com/study-material/news-for-aspirants/25059-endangered-minorities-in-afghanistan.html               

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(c)

3-(d)

4-(a)

5-(c)

6-(b)

7-(d)

8-(b)