Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Supplementary Grants of the government?

  1. These are the additional grant required to meet the required expenditure of the government.
  2. Such grants are presented and passed by the Parliament before the end of the financial year.

 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. The Supplementary Grants of the government are the additional grant required to meet the required expenditure of the government.  Such grants are presented and passed by the Parliament before the end of the financial year.

 

Q2. With reference to the elections in India, consider the following statements:

  1. A non citizen can also be a contesting candidate in the elections.
  2. Representation People Act, 1951 precludes a person from contesting unless he is an elector in any parliamentary constituency.

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.  A non citizen cannot be a contesting candidate in the elections. Article 84 (a) of the Constitution of India envisages that a person shall not be qualified to be chosen to fill up a seat in the Parliament unless he is a citizen of India.     

Statement 2 is correct. For contesting an election as a candidate a person must be registered as a voter. Sec 4 (d) of Representation People Act, 1951 precludes a person from contesting unless he is an elector in any parliamentary constituency. Section 5 (c) of R. P. Act, 1951 has a similar provision for Assembly Constituencies.

 

Q3. Consider the following countries:

  1. Djibouti
  2. Eritrea
  3. Ethiopia

Which of the countries mentioned above form part of the horn of Africa?

(a) 1 only           

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 2 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

Option D is correct. Horn of Africa, region of eastern Africa. It is the easternmost extension of African land and for the purposes of this article is defined as the region that is home to the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, whose cultures have been linked throughout their long history.

Q4. With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), consider the following statements:

  1. The Convention has created three new institutions on the international scene, which includes the International Tribunal for the Law of the SeaInternational Seabed Authority and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.
  2. The convention is an international treaty which was adopted during the Paris climate change agreement.

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 Convention has created three new institutions on the international scene, which includes the International Tribunal for the Law of the SeaInternational Seabed Authority and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.   

Statement 2 is incorrect. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an international treaty which was adopted and signed in 1982.

 

Q5. The Global Hunger Index is a tool for comprehensively measuring and tracking hunger at global, regional and national levels. It is published by

(a) World Economic Forum         

 (b) Food and Agriculture Organization   

 (c) United Nations Population Fund        

 (d) Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe

Option D is correct. The Global Hunger Index is a tool for comprehensively measuring and tracking hunger at global, regional and national levels. It is jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.

 

Q6. Consider the following statements regarding the Public Safety Act, 1978, sometimes seen in the news:

  1.  The act allows the State to hold a person after producing them in court.
  2. The detaining authority need to inform the detained individual as to the reason for the arrest.

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. The Public safety act allows the State to hold a person without producing them in court. The detaining authority need not even inform the detained individual as to the reason for the arrest.

 

Q7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Electronics manufacturing in India has grown rapidly with a CAGR of around 25% during the last four years.
  2. Production Linked Incentive Schemewas introduced recently by the government, which offers a production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components.

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. Electronics manufacturing in India has grown rapidly with a CAGR of around 25% during the last four years. Production Linked Incentive Scheme was introduced recently by the government, which offers a production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components.

Q8. The National Education Policy (NEP) has dropped ‘Mandarin’ from its list of examples of foreign languages that can be taught in schools. Mandarin is the language most commonly spoken in

(a) India

(b) China

(c) USA

(d) Australia

Option B is correct. The National Education Policy (NEP) has dropped ‘Mandarin’ from its list of examples of foreign languages that can be taught in schools. Mandarin is the language most commonly spoken in China.

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(b)

3-(d)

4-(a)

5-(d)

6-(d)

7-(c)

8-(b)