1. Consider the following statements regarding “Medical Termination of pregnancy (amendment) bill, 2020.
1. It seeks to extend the termination of pregnancy period from 20 weeks to 24 weeks.
2. Public health is in the “Union list” under seventh schedule of the Indian Constitution.
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-A
Explanation-
Statement 1 is correct.                                                                
Recentl, the Medical Termination of pregnancy (amendment)bill,2020 has been passed in rajya sabha.
Key Provision of the bills are-
1.It seeks to extend the termination of pregnancy period from 20 weeks to 24 weeks.
2.It also deals with termination of unwanted pregnancy of “Rape victims, ill and under-age women and unmarried women” .
Statement 2 is incorrect.
Public health and sanitation is on the state list of the 7th schedule of the constitution.


2. Consider the following statements regarding “Epilepsy”.
1. It only affects children below the age group of 5 years.
2. It is easily curable with a good diet and some treatment.
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-D
Explanation-
Statements 1 and 2 are incorrect.
Epilepsy -
Definition- It is a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.
It affects people of all age groups.
It has no cure , but it can be managed with medications . Recently, Alkem laboratories ltd. has introduced Brivasure, an affordable drug for the treatment of Epilepsy in India.

3. Consider the following statements about NSG (National security Guard).
1. It is composed of Army personnel only.
2. The head of NSG is selected and appointed by the Minister of Home 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.
Answer-B
Explanation-
Statement 1 is incorrect.
It is composed of army personnel as well as personnel drawn from the central armed force and police force.
Statement 2 is correct.
The head of NSG, Director General is selected and appointed by the Minister of Home affairs.
Recently, M.A Ganapathy was selected as DG(head )of NSG.


4. Consider the following statements regarding CNG (compressed Natural Gas).
1. Its primary component is propane and butane.
2. The source of obtaining CNG includes oil wells, bed methane wells, coal wells and even natural gas wells.
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.
 About CNG -
It’s primary constituent is methane. It is used as an alternative fuel in automobiles.
Statement 2 is correct.
The source of obtaining CNG includes-
1. Oil wells.
2.Bed methane wells
3. Coal wells .
4. Natural gas wells.
As they all are sources of methane.
                                                     
5. Recently, “Thromboembolism” has been seen in the news. It is related to-
(a) Blood clotting disease.
(b) Technology related to pressurized water reactors.
(c) Heating of Power cables.
(d) Urban Island heat effect.
Answer-A
Explanation-
Thromboembolism is a Blood clotting disease ,causing obstruction in Blood vessels.Recently, Astrazeneca Vaccine for covid-19 causing this disease in very few people after getting vaccinated.