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

  1. An electoral bond is like a promissory note that can be bought by any Indian citizen or company incorporated in India from select branches of State Bank of India.
  2. The electoral bonds are available for purchase for 10 days in the beginning of every quarter.

 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. An electoral bond is like a promissory note that can be bought by any Indian citizen or company incorporated in India from select branches of State Bank of India. The electoral bonds are available for purchase for 10 days in the beginning of every quarter.

 

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian Technical Textiles Sector:

  1. The Indian Technical Textiles Sectorhas an Annual Average Growth Rate (AAGR) of 30%, which is ten times the world average. 
  2. To increase the penetration level of technical textilesin India while leveraging the extraordinary growth rate of the sector, the Ministry of Textiles has recently launched the National Technical Textiles Mission.      

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 Indian Technical Textiles Sector has an Annual Average Growth Rate (AAGR) of 12% which is three times the world average of 4%.  

 Statement 2 is correct.  To increase the penetration level of technical textiles in India while leveraging the extraordinary growth rate of the sector, the Ministry of Textiles has recently launched the National Technical Textiles Mission.

 

Q3. Recently, which one of the following has proposed to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic?

(a) BRICS             

(b) United Nations

(c) India

(d) European Commission

Option D is correct. Recently, European Commission has proposed to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have more hemoglobin than normal. 
  2. Facial bone deformities, slow growth and abdominal swelling are among the symptoms of Thalassemia.

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. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal

Statement 2 is correct. Facial bone deformities, slow growth and abdominal swelling are among the symptoms of Thalassemia.

 

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding the Bio-fortification of the crops:

  1. Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology.
  2. Iron-biofortification of rice, beans, sweet potato, cassava and legumes are often done in India.

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. Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology. Iron-biofortification of rice, beans, sweet potato, cassava and legumes are often done in India.         

 

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the first education minister of India after independence.
  2. University Grants commission (UGC) and All India council for Technical education (AICTE) were among the important boards/commission, set up by Jawaharlal Nehru during his tenure.

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. National Education Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was a key educationist who played an important role in developing the education system in independent India.

Statement 2 is incorrect. University Grants commission (UGC) and All India council for Technical education (AICTE) were among the important boards/commission, set up by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad during his tenure.

 

Q7. Nagorno-Karabakh region, over which, a peace deal has been signed to end the military conflict recently, is located in

(a) USA         

(b) Russia

(c) Georgia

(d) Azerbaijan   

Option D is correct.

Q8. With reference to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), consider the following statements:

  1. The Central Pollution Control Board is a statutory organization, which was constituted under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.
  2. It is authorized to conduct both air as well as water quality monitoring at the central level.

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.        

Statement 1 is correct. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Further, CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Statement 2 is correct. It is authorized to conduct both air as well as water quality monitoring at the central level.                              

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(b)

3-(d)

4-(b)

5-(c)

6-(a)

7-(d)

8-(c)