Q1. Consider the following pairs:

   World Heritage Site      Location

  1. Rani-ki-Vav  -     Patan, Gujarat
  2. Khajuraho temples - Western Ghats             
  3. Mountain Railways of India  - Darjeeling hills

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Option C is correct.

  1. Rani-ki-Vav  - Patan, Gujarat
  2. Khajuraho temples - Khajuraho, M.P           
  3. Mountain Railways of India  - Darjeeling hills

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1606597

Q2. Which of the following countries is concerned with Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often seen in news?

(a) Israel

 (b) Japan

(c) North Korea

 (d) Iran

Option D is correct. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a detailed, 159-page agreement with five annexes reached by Iran and the P5+1 (China France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal was endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015. 

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/JCPOA-at-a-glance

Q3. With reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. As a policy-making body, the FATF works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas.
  2.  The FATF monitors countries to ensure they implement the FATF Standards fully and effectively, and holds countries to account that do not comply.

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. As a policy-making body, the FATF works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas. The FATF monitors countries to ensure they implement the FATF Standards fully and effectively, and holds countries to account that do not comply.

http://www.fatf-gafi.org/about/

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to goods of designated beneficiary countries.
  2. The principle of GSP was agreed at the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992.

 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 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides duty-free treatment to goods of designated beneficiary countries.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The principle of GSP was agreed at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).            

https://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues/trade-agreements/special-trade-legislation/generalized-system-preferences#:~:text=The%20Generalized%20System%20of%20Preferences,implemented%20on%20January%201%2C%201976.

Q5. With reference to Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a campaign launched by the Ministry of AYUSH.
  2. The Jan Aushadhi initiative will make available quality drugs at affordable prices through dedicated stores selling generic medicines which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.

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. It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals.         

Statement 2 is correct. The Jan Aushadhi initiative will make available quality drugs at affordable prices through dedicated stores selling generic medicines which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.

india.gov.in/spotlight/pradhan-mantri-bhartiya-janaushadhi-pariyojana

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Waste to Wealth Mission is one of the nine national missions of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
  2. This fellowship is aimed to empower interested students and citizens to continuously engage in their attempts to reduce waste in cities and rural areas.

 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 Waste to Wealth Mission is one of the nine national missions of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). This fellowship is aimed to empower interested students and citizens to continuously engage in their attempts to reduce waste in cities and rural areas.               

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1701721

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1.  El Nino and La Nina events occur every two to seven years and they occur on a regular schedule.
  2. During La Nina, waters off the Pacific coast are colder and contain more nutrients than usual. This environment supports more marine life and attracts more cold-water species.

 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. El Nino and La Nina events occur every two to seven years, but they don’t occur on a regular schedule. Generally, El Nino occurs more frequently than La Nina.                            

Statement 2 is correct. During La Nina, waters off the Pacific coast are colder and contain more nutrients than usual. This environment supports more marine life and attracts more cold-water species, like squid and salmon, to places like the California coast.               

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ninonina.html

Q8. With reference to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the act, an Indian as well as foreigner 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. Under the act, only Indian as well as foreigner can be charged.

Statement 2 is incorrect. It is applicable on the foreign land as well.

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

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(b)

6-(c)

7-(b)

8-(a)