Q1. With reference to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, consider the following statements:

  1. Schedule IV of the act includes the names of individuals involved in the terrorist activities, which is a new provision added to the act recently.
  2. It does not deal with the offences done by companies, as these are dealt under a separate act.
  3. International Convention for Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism is a part of the act.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only   

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

Option A is correct.

Statement 1 is correct. Schedule IV of the act includes the names of individuals involved in the terrorist activities, which is a new provision added to the act recently.         

Statement 2 is incorrect. It also deals with the offences done by companies.

Statement 3 is correct. International Convention for Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism is a part of the act.

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Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Indira Gandhi Canal passes through four north-western states of India.
  2. It was mainly constructed for the irrigation purpose.

 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.  Indira Gandhi Canal passes through two north-western states of India, viz; Punjab and Rajasthan. It was constructed for various purposes including,  drinking, irrigation, army cantonment along the international border as well as industrial usages in the state’s border districts.

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Q3.  With reference to the Bt cotton, consider the following statements:

  1. Its usage has led to decline in the environmental and human health impact, associated with the insecticide use.
  2. Only variety 1 and 2 of Bt cotton are allowed 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.

 Both statements are correct. Amid the perpetual debate surrounding Bt cotton’s positive and negative impacts, a recent study titled — ‘Long-term impact of Bt cotton: An empirical evidence from North India’ — has said its adoption in Punjab in the past over a decade has resulted in net economic and environmental benefits. Only variety 1 and 2 of Bt cotton are allowed in India.                                   

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Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The concept of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by United Nations.
  2. The world celebrated the International Yoga Day for the first time recently.

 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 concept of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on September 27, 2014. In 2015, the world celebrated the first International Yoga Day.

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Q5. With reference to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, consider the following statements:

  1. Three members, including one woman, acts as the ex-officio members of the commission.
  2. Its chairman is appointed by the president on the recommendations of a six member committee.

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 National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October, 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006. Chairmans of NCSC, NCST, NCBC, Minority among others acts as the ex-officio members.

Statement 2 is correct. Its chairman is appointed by the president on the recommendations of a six member committee.                       

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2-(d)

3-(c)

4-(d)

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