Q1. The term ‘Union’ was preferred over the term ‘centre’ by the legislatures in the Constitution of India, for which of the following reasons?

  1. Both the union and the states are created by the Constitution and both derive their respective authority from the Constitution.
  2. The constitution clearly demarcated the legislative and Executive powers between the Union and states.

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. Both the union and the states are created by the Constitution and both derive their respective authority from the Constitution.  The constitution clearly demarcated the legislative and Executive powers between the Union and states.

https://ncert.nic.in/textbook/pdf/jess402.pdf

Q2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sugarcane does not grow in cold, frost-prone climate.
  2. Sugarcane plantations, just like cotton farms, became a major driver of large and forced human migrations in 19th century and early 20th century of people from Africa and from 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. Sugarcane does not grow in cold, frost-prone climate. Sugarcane plantations, just like cotton farms, became a major driver of large and forced human migrations in 19th century and early 20th century of people from Africa and from India.

http://indiaplantation.com/india-plantation-agriculture-information/

Q3. Mission Karmayogi, often seen in news, was launched for which one of the following section of employees serving in India?

(a) Civil Servants

 (b) Doctors

(c) Teachers

(d) Army personels

Option A is correct. Mission Karmayogi was launched on September 20, 2020 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet. Mission Karmayogi - National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) – is meant to reform Indian bureaucracy and prepare civil servants for the future. The programme aims “comprehensive reform of the capacity building apparatus at individual, institutional and process levels for efficient public service delivery”.

https://www.business-standard.com/about/what-is-mission-karmayogi#:~:text=Mission%20Karmayogi%20was%20launched%20on,civil%20servants%20for%20the%20future.

Q4. Consider the following statements:

  1. People who develop behaviour of living with stress almost all the time, are said to suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome.
  2. The World Health Organization recognize Peter Pan Syndrome as a health disorder. 

 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. Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist James Matthew Barrie in the early 1900s. His character is one of a care-free young boy, who never grows up. He features in several of Barrie’s books and plays, and has since been adapted in numerous films, television series and comics. These works describe stories of Peter and his friend Wendy travelling to Neverland, a mythical island, where they meet fairies, pirates and mermaids, amongst other creatures. People who develop similar behaviours — of living life carefree, finding responsibilities challenging in adulthood, and basically, “never growing up” — suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome.

While the World Health Organization does not recognise Peter Pan Syndrome as a health disorder, many experts believe it is a mental health condition that can affect one’s quality of life.

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/peter-pan-syndrome-explained-7371824/

Q5. Black Sea connects to the Mediterranean Sea, through

(a) Kara Sea

 (b) Bosporus strait

(c) Dead Sea

(d) Kerch strait

Option B is correct.

Ques  Ans:

1-(c)

2-(c)

3-(a)

4-(d)

5-(b)