01.Consider the following statements regarding “EVMs (electronic voting machines)”.
1.The programme used in these machines is One Time Programmable (OTP).
2.EVM has option that voters can use to delete their first vote.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
(a)1 only.
(b)2 only.
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Answer-B
Explanation-
Statement 1 is correct.
Statement is incorrect.
It allows a voter to cast the vote only once.

02.Consider the following statements regarding “Covid-19 vaccination”.
1. List of co-morbidities for Covid-19 vaccination include mental illness.
2. Co-WIN, a cloud-based IT platform, is supposed to handle minute details for India’s Covid-19 immunisation programme.
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.
Answer-b    
Explanation-
Statement 1 is incorrect.
Mental illness is a not listed co-morbidities for Covid-19 vaccination.
The co-morbidities which have been prioritised include diabetes, heart failure with hospital admission in the past one year, post-cardiac transplant, moderate or severe valvular heart disease, end-stage kidney disease on haemodialysis, a severe respiratory disease with hospitalisation in the last two years, primary immunodeficiency diseases/HIV infection and angina and hypertension/diabetes on treatment.
Statement 2 is correct.
Co-WIN, a cloud-based IT platform, is supposed to handle minute details for India’s Covid-19 immunisationprogramme, including registering beneficiaries, allocating vaccination centres, sending text messages with name of their vaccinator to beneficiaries and live monitoring of vials in cold storage.


3. Consider the following statements regarding “FAME INDIA PHASE-2 scheme.”
1. It will encourage the faster adoption of electric vehicles.
2. It includes establishing of charging infrastructure.
3. Environment pollution and fuel security objective can be achieved through it.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)1 only.
(b)2 and 3 only.
(c)1 and 2 only.
(d)1, 2 and 3
Answer-D
Explanation-
Statement 1 is correct.
It will encourage the faster adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct.
It includes establishing of charging infrastructure.
Environment pollution and fuel security objective can be achieved through it.  

4. Consider the following statements about “WTO”.
1.The WTO facilitates trade in goods and services and not in intellectual property rights.
2.Generalised System of Preference is a preferential tariff system, comes under the rule of WTO.
3. WTO exclude the use of tariffs on environmental grounds.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)1 only.
(b)2 and 3 only.
(c)1 and 2 only.
(d)1, 2and 3
Answer-B
The WTO facilitates trade in goods, services and in intellectual property.
Generalised System of Preference is a preferential tariff system, comes under the rule of WTO.
WTO excludes the use of tariffs on environmental grounds.

5.Consider the following statements about “API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient):
1. India’s API industry is leading in manufacture and exports compare to China.
2. Fixed-dose combination drugs use multiple APIs.
3. Single-dose drugs use just one API.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)1 only.
(b)2 and 3 only
(c)1 and 2 only.
(d)1, 2and 3.
Answer-B
Explanation-
Statement 1 is incorrect.
China‘s API industry is leading in manufacture and exports.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct.