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

  1. The eCourts Project was conceptualized on the basis of the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary – 2005”.
  2. The eCourts Mission Mode project, is a Pan-India Project, monitored and funded by Department of Justice, for the District Courts across the country.

 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 eCourts Project was conceptualized on the basis of the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Indian Judiciary – 2005” submitted by eCommittee, Supreme Court of India with a vision to transform the Indian Judiciary by ICT enablement of Courts. The eCourts Mission Mode Project, is a Pan-India Project, monitored and funded by Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, for the District Courts across the country.

https://services.ecourts.gov.in/ecourtindia_v6/static/about-us.php

Q2. Which of the following can be considered as the cause/causes of frequent forest fires in India?

  1. Lack of soil moisture
  2. El-Nino
  3. Friction created by rubbing of branches with each other

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Option D is correct. In India, forest fires are most commonly reported during March and April, when the ground has large quantities of dry wood, logs, dead leaves, stumps, dry grass and weeds that can make forests easily go up in flames if there is a trigger. Under natural circumstances, extreme heat and dryness, friction created by rubbing of branches with each other also have been known to initiate fire. El-Nino is also among the reasons.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-forest-fires-break-out-in-the-spring-and-why-they-have-been-so-frequent-this-year-7259057/

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the Stand Up India Scheme, often seen in news:

  1. It facilitate bank loans between 10 lakh and 1 crore to atleast one scheduled caste or Scehduled Tribe, borrower and atleast one women per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise.
  2. In case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman entrepreneur.

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 Stand Up India Scheme, facilitate bank loans between 10 lakh and 1 crore to atleast one scheduled caste or Scehduled Tribe, borrower and atleast one women per bank branch for setting up a greenfield enterprise. In case of non-individual enterprises at least 51% of the shareholding and controlling stake should be held by either an SC/ST or Woman entrepreneur.      

startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/government-schemes/stand-up-india.html

Q4. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has initiated Affordable Rental Housing Complexes, which is a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. 
  2. The Mission addresses urban housing shortage mainly among the slum dwellers.

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. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has initiated Affordable Rental Housing Complexes, which is a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.                                                       

Statement 2 is incorrect. The Mission addresses urban housing shortage among the EWS/LIG and MIG categories including the slum dwellers by ensuring a pucca house to all eligible urban households by the year 2022, when Nation completes 75 years of its Independence               

https://pmaymis.gov.in/

Q5. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sankalp se Siddhi, is a village and digital connect drive which aims to aid a complete transformation of the tribal ecosystem in India.
  2. It has been launched by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

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. Sankalp se Siddhi, is a village and digital connect drive which aims to aid a complete transformation of the tribal ecosystem in India. 

 Statement 2 is incorrect. It has been launched by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Tribal Affairs Ministry.            

swarajyamag.com/news-brief/centre-launches-sankalp-se-siddhi-scheme-to-transform-tribal-ecosystem

Q6.  Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by taking the height and mass of an individual.
  2. A high BMI is an indicator of high level of wasting.

 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 D is correct.

Statement 1 is incorrect. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters.

Statement 2 is incorrect. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/index.html

Q7. With reference to the data localization norms in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The payment data of the Indian customers should only be stored in India, as per the RBI guidelines.
  2. The data can only be shared with the foreign regulators after the approval of the Central government.

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. Reiterating its stand on data localisation norms, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently said that payment data of the Indian customers should only be stored in India. 

Statement 2 is incorrect. The central bank also clarified that the data can only be shared with the foreign regulators after its approval.           

https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/rbi-reiterates-its-stand-on-data-localisation-says-payment-data-of-indian-customers-to-remain-in-india/1619933/

Q8. If any social media platform, such as wats app, wishes to roll out its payments services in India, it needs to take approval from which one of the following authorities?

(a) Ministry of Finance  

 (b) RBI   

 (c) National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

 (d) UIDAI

Option C is correct. If any social media platform, such as wats app, wishes to roll out its payments services in India, it needs to take approval from NPCI. WhatsApp on Friday announced the roll out its payments services in India following approval from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) after about over two years of waiting.

https://www.thehindu.com/business/payments-on-whatsapp-go-live-in-india/article33037143.ece

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(a)

5-(a)

6-(d)

7-(a)

8-(c)