Q1. With reference to the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme, consider the following statements:

  1.  Under the scheme, a 14-digit identification number has been introduced for every plot of land in the country, in order to prevent the land fraud.
  2. It has been extended throughout the country.

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. Under the scheme, a 14-digit identification number has been introduced for every plot of land in the country, in order to prevent the land fraud.            

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme, as it is being called, has already been rolled out in 10 states, the report quotes the Department of Land Resources, and will be extended across the country by March 2022.

https://thewire.in/government/centre-to-launch-unique-id-number-for-all-plots-of-land-by-2022-report

Q2. With reference to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), consider the following statements:

  1. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens.
  2. At present, only Assam has such a register. 

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. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register containing names of all genuine Indian citizens.  At present, only Assam has such a register.                          

https://www.business-standard.com/about/what-is-nrc

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the formation of cyclones:

  1. Tropical cyclones form only over cool ocean waters near the equator.
  2. It is very calm and clear in the eye of the cyclone, with very low air pressure. 

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. Tropical cyclones form only over warm ocean waters near the equator.

Statement 2 is correct. It is very calm and clear in the eye of the cyclone, with very low air pressure.        

https://sites.google.com/site/disasterportal/stroms_cyclones/cyclone-formation

Q4. ‘Greater Tipraland’, often seen in news, sought a separate state for tribals of which of the following state of India?

(a) Karnataka

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Assam

(d) Tripura 

Option D is correct. ‘Greater Tipraland’ is essentially an extension of the ruling tribal partner Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura – IPFT’s demand of Tipraland, which sought a separate state for tribals of Tripura.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-is-greater-tipraland-demand-raised-by-royal-scion-pradyot-kishore-and-what-does-it-mean-for-tripura-politics-7199420/

Q5.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Pied Cuckoo heralds the onset of the monsoon in India.
  2. The bird is found naturally 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.

Statement 1 is correct. Pied Cuckoo or Chatak, heralds the onset of the monsoon in India.

Statement 2 is correct. There are two populations of the Pied Cuckoo in India. One is a resident in the southern part of the country. The other, makes its way to North and Central India from Africa by crossing the Arabian Sea, along with the monsoon winds. When the monsoon arrives in all its majesty, its sighting also spreads widely.

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/rain-catcher-on-jacobin-cuckoo/article28359143.ece

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Uranium and plutonium are most commonly used for fission reactions in nuclear power reactors because they are easy to initiate and control.
  2. The huge amount of energy created by Sun, is an example of the process of Nuclear Fission.

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. Uranium and plutonium are most commonly used for fission reactions in nuclear power reactors because they are easy to initiate and control.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Fusion occurs when two atoms slam together to form a heavier atom, like when two hydrogen atoms fuse to form one helium atom. This is the same process that powers the sun and creates huge amounts of energy—several times greater than fission. It also doesn’t produce highly radioactive fission products.

https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/fission-and-fusion-what-difference

https://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear-power-plants/w/nuclear_power_plants/320.pressurized-heavy-water-reactor-phwr

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched ‘Study in India’ programme:

  1. The programme was launched by NITI Aayog, with the primary objective of targeting the foreign students by branding India as an attractive education destination. 
  2. The proposed fee waivers to meritorious foreign students in this policy, will be decided by the Institute concerned.

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 programme was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, with the primary objective of targeting the foreign students by branding India as an attractive education destination.

Statement 2 is correct. The proposed fee waivers to meritorious foreign students in this policy, will be decided by the Institute concerned.

https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1526155

Q8. Consider the following statements:

He is often referred to one of the most legendary Indian revolutionaries who continues to inspire youths. He even took part in the Non-Cooperation Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in 1920. He was known for incidents such as Kakori train robbery, Central Legislative Assembly bombing and the shooting of British Police officer John Saunders in Lahore that jolted the British imperialist government.

Which one of the following personalities has been mentioned above?

(a) Chandrashekhar Azad

 (b) Rash Behari Bose

(c) Sachindra Nath Sanyal

(d) Sardar Bhagat Singh

Option A is correct. Chandrashekhar Azad is often referred to one of the most legendary Indian revolutionaries who continues to inspire youths. He once said,“If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland”. He even took part in the Non-Cooperation Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in 1920. He was known for incidents such as Kakori train robbery, Central Legislative Assembly bombing and the shooting of British Police officer John Saunders in Lahore that jolted the British imperialist government.

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/remembering-chandra-shekhar-azad-10-facts-about-the-fearless-freedom-fighter/1499978/

Ques  Ans:

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2-(c)

3-(b)

4-(d)

5-(c)

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7-(b)

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