Q1. With reference to the office of Leader of opposition in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The leader of the opposition in the houses of Indian parliament is a statutory post, defined in the Salaries and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977.
  2. The procedure for recognising the leader of the opposition is well laid down in the constitution of 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 A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. The leader of the opposition in the houses of Indian parliament is a statutory post, defined in the Salaries and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in Parliament Act, 1977.     

Statement 2 is incorrect. The procedure for recognising the leader of the opposition is well laid down in the act.

https://thewire.in/government/leader-of-opposition-parliament-lok-sabha

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Police Commission was appointed by the Government of India in 1977 with wide terms of reference covering the police organisation, its role, functions, relations with the public, political interference in its work etc.
  2. The Malimath Committee was formed to suggest reforms in the criminal justice system of 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.  The National Police Commission (NPC) was appointed by the Government of India in 1977 with wide terms of reference covering the police organisation, its role, functions, accountability, relations with the public, political interference in its work, misuse of powers, evaluation of its performance etc. The Malimath Committee was formed to suggest reforms in the criminal justice system of India.             

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/the-malimath-committees-recommendations-on-reforms-in-the-criminal-justice-system-in-20-points/article22457589.ece

https://humanrightsinitiative.org/old/publications/police/npc_recommendations.pdf

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation), often seen in news:

  1. BIMSTEC is a regional organization comprising seven Member States around the Bay of Bengal region.
  2. It constitutes a unique link between South and South-East Asia with maximum members from South-East Asia.

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. BIMSTEC is a regional organization comprising seven Member States around the Bay of Bengal region. 

Statement 2 is incorrect. It constitutes a unique link between South and South-East Asia with five Members from South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka) and two from South-East Asia (Myanmar and Thailand).               

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-reiterates-commitment-to-momentum-building-of-bimstec-framework-2404247

Q4.  Russian scientists recently launched one of the world’s biggest underwater neutrino telescopes called the Baikal-GVD (Gigaton Volume Detector) in the waters of Lake Baikail, which is

(a) The saltiest lake in the world               

(b) The biggest lake in the world situated in Russia

(c) A fresh water lake bordering the Arctic Ocean

(d) The world’s deepest lake situated in Siberia

Option D is correct. Russian scientists recently launched one of the world’s biggest underwater neutrino telescopes called the Baikal-GVD (Gigaton Volume Detector) in the waters of Lake Baikail, which is world’s deepest lake situated in Siberia.

indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-is-a-telescope-doing-inside-the-worlds-deepest-lake-7254805/

Q5. With reference to the Neutrinos, consider the following statements:

  1. A neutrino is a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron, having electrical charge and a very small mass, which might even be zero.
  2. Both the muon and the tau, like the electron, have accompanying neutrinos, which are called the muon-neutrino and tau-neutrino. 

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 neutrino is a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron, but has no electrical charge and a very small mass, which might even be zero.

Statement 2 is correct. Both the muon and the tau, like the electron, have accompanying neutrinos, which are called the muon-neutrino and tau-neutrino.  

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-a-neutrino/#:~:text=A%20neutrino%20is%20a%20subatomic,are%20incredibly%20difficult%20to%20detect.

Q6. Indian Army is going to participate in Multinational Military Exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021 in Bangladesh, to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh Father of the Nation,

(a) Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri

 (b) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman       

 (c) Dr. Zakir Husain 

 (d) Abdul Hamid

Option B is correct. Indian Army is going to participate in Multinational Military Exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021 in Bangladesh, to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=413360#:~:text=Indian%20Army%20will%20participate%20in,glorious%2050%20years%20of%20liberation.

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Banks' Association (IBA):

  1. It is a pre-independence association of banks, established in Mumbai as a representative body of management of banking operating in India.
  2. Its members comprises of both the public as well as the private sector banks.

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. Indian Banks' Association (IBA), an association of Indian banks and financial institutions, was formed on 26 September 1946 in Mumbai as a representative body of management of banking operating in India.

Statement 2 is correct. With an initial membership representing 22 banks in India in 1946, IBA currently represents 201 banking companies operating in India. 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/indian-banks'-association

Q8. With reference to the level of hunger in India, consider the following statements:

  1. India has come out of the “serious” hunger category according to the Global Hunger Index, 2020.
  2. The under-five mortality rate in India stood at around 10%, according to the Global Hunger report.

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.

Statement 1 is incorrect. India continues to be in the “serious” hunger category according to the Global Hunger Index, 2020.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The under-five mortality rate in India stood at 3.7%, according to the Global Hunger report.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-ranks-94/107-in-global-hunger-index/articleshow/78727057.cms#:~:text=NEW%20DELHI%3A%20India%20ranked%2094,102%20out%20of%20117%20countries.

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