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

  1. Adjournment motion suspends the work in a sitting for a specified time, which may be hours, days or weeks.
  2. Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of parliament for an indefinite period.

 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. Adjourment motion suspends the work in a sitting for a specified time, which may be hours, days or weeks.  Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of parliament for an indefinite period.

http://loksabhaph.nic.in/writereaddata/Abstract/adjournment_motion.pdf

thehindu.com/news/national/lok-sabha-adjourned-sine-die/article31142563.ece

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Chief Justice of India, with the previous consent of the President, may request any person who has held the office of a judge of the Supreme Court or the high court to sit and act as a judge of the Supreme Court.
  2. Only current working judges can be appointed as ad-hoc judges to High Courts.

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 Chief Justice of India, with the previous consent of the President, may request any person who has held the office of a judge of the Supreme Court or the high court to sit and act as a judge of the Supreme Court.    

Statement 2 is incorrect. Under Article 224A, even retired high court judges can be appointed as ad-hoc judges to HCs.

https://theprint.in/judiciary/supreme-court-suggests-using-ad-hoc-judges-to-fill-high-court-vacancies-tackle-pending-cases/628444/

Q3. With reference to the postal voting, consider the following statements:

  1. Through this facility, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper.
  2. Members of the armed forces, members of the armed police force of a state, government employees posted outside India and their spouses are entitled to vote only by post.

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. Through the facility of postal balloting, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference on the ballot paper. Members of the armed forces, members of the armed police force of a state, government employees posted outside India and their spouses are entitled to vote only by post.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/postal-ballots-political-controversy-explained-6495861/

Q4. The right to impart and receive information is a species of the 

(a) Right to Equality        

 (b) Right to Life and Personal Liberty

 (c) Right against exploitation

 (d)  Right to freedom of speech and expression

Option D is correct. The right to impart and receive information is a species of the right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.

https://indiankanoon.org/doc/15059075/?type=print

Q5. With reference to the tests for COVID-19, consider the following statements:

  1. Antigen test starts with a simple swab taken from inside a person’s throat or nose.
  2. The RT-PCR tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response. 

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 RT-PCR test starts with a simple swab taken from inside a person’s throat or nose. Coronaviruses have RNA or ribonucleic acid as their genetic material. However, swabs from patients yield only a tiny quantity of RNA, which is not adequate for the testing process.  Antigen tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response. 

https://theprint.in/science/rt-pcr-antigen-antibody-truenat-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-different-covid-tests/448733/

Q5. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.  National Health Stack is a physical infrastructure, built with the aim of making the health insurance system more transparent and robust, while factoring in the uniqueness of India’s health sector and the political realities of federalism.
  2.  A unique digital health ID, health data dictionaries and supply chain management for drugs, payment gateways, etc are few of the components of this initiative of NITI Aayog.

 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 B is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. National Health Stack is a digital infrastructure built with the aim of making the health insurance system more transparent and robust, while factoring in the uniqueness of India’s health sector and the political realities of federalism.

Statement 2 is correct. A unique digital health ID, health data dictionaries and supply chain management for drugs, payment gateways, etc are few of the components of this initiative of NITI Aayog.             

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-stack-and-blueprint-building-digital-infrastructure-for-national-health-database-6103245/

Q7. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.
  2. NITI Aayog has been given the responsibility to ask all the State Governments, to open Jan Aushadhi Stores in their states. 

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. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI), writes to all the State Governments with a request to open Jan Aushadhi Stores in their states. 

https://vikaspedia.in/health/health-campaigns/pradhan-mantri-bhartiya-janaushadhi-pariyojana        

Q8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Red Hill is located in this state, where the Japanese Imperial Army fought the British in a fierce battle.
  2.  Moirang which recorded much action in regard to India’s freedom struggle and where Indian National Army Museum has been established, is also located here.
  3. It is known for its unique tradition of Nata Sankirtana and its picturesque lake Loktak with floating islands. 

Which of the following states of India has been referred above?

(a) Assam

(b) Manipur

 (c) West Bangal

 (d) Odisha

Option B is correct. Red Hill is located in Manipur, where the Japanese Imperial Army fought the British in a fierce battle.                       Moirang which recorded much action in regard to India’s freedom struggle and where Indian National Army Museum has been established, is located here.It is known for its unique tradition of Nata Sankirtana, Raas Leela, its picturesque lake Loktak with floating islands. 

https://www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-culture/these-hills-reverberated-with-valour/article25680181.ece

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(a)

3-(c)

4-(d)

5-(d)

6-(b)

7-(a)

8-(b)