1. Which of the following places in news are located in Afghanistan?
  2. Herat
  3. Bamyan
  4. Tel Aviv

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Explanation: Option (a) is correct

Herat and Bamyan are located in Afghanistan.

 

Tel Aviv is the Capital city of Israel.

 

Source:

https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/cities/afghanistan

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/taliban-captures-several-districts-in-afghanistan/article35134805.ece

 

  1. Which of the following assets is most liquid?

(a) Real Estate

(b) Stock

(c) Fixed deposit

(d) Cash

 

Explanation: Option (d) is correct

Cash is the most liquid asset followed by cash-equivalents, which are things like money markets, CDs, or time deposits. Marketable securities such as stocks and bonds listed on exchanges are often very liquid, and can be sold quickly via a broker.

 

Source:https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/liquidity-can-impact-financial-well-being/article35127615.ece

 

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/liquidity.asp#:~:text=Cash%20is%20the%20most%20liquid%20asset%20followed%20by%20cash%2Dequivalents,sold%20quickly%20via%20a%20broker.

 

 

  1. Which of the following best describes “Tiangong”?

(a) A military exercise between China and Philippines

(b) A disputed Island in South China Sea

(c) A Space station launched by China

(d) Cryptocurrency launched by China

 

Explanation: Option (c) is correct

Chinese astronauts successfully performed the country’s first tandem spacewalk on Sunday, working for seven hours outside the new Tiangong station in orbit around the Earth.

 

Source:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/chinese-astronauts-complete-first-spacewalk-at-new-station/article35136697.ece

 

  1. Which of the following is correct about the recently launched NIPUN Bharat initiative?
  2. It aims to ensure that every young graduate is skilled enough to get employment.
  3. It derives its goal from National Education Policy 2020.

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Union Minister for Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today virtually launched a National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat), for ensuring that every child in the country necessarily attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.

Minister said that NIPUN Bharat aims to cover the learning needs of children in the age group of 3 to 9 years.  He said that teachers need to focus on every child for developing basic language; literacy and numeracy skills which will help them develop into better readers and writers. Thus, NIPUN Bharat envisages making the experience of learning at the foundational stage Holistic, Integrated, Inclusive, Enjoyable, and Engaging, he added.

Statement 2 is correct: The Minister underlined that the National Education Policy 2020 has laid down that attaining foundational literacy and numeracy for all children must become an immediate national mission.

Source:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1732830

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/literacy-numeracy-mission-deadline-pushed-back-two-years/article35136526.ece

 

  1. Which of the following is correct about a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC)?
  2. It is a permanent committee.
  3. It has equal members from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Select the correct statements using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is an ad-hoc body. It is set up for a specific object and duration. Joint committees are set up by a motion passed in one house of Parliament and agreed to by the other.

 

Statement 2 is incorrect: The details regarding membership and subjects are also decided by Parliament. For example, the motion to constitute a JPC on the stock market scam (2001) and pesticide residues in soft drinks (2003) was moved by the government in the Lok Sabha. The motion on the stock market scam constituted a JPC of 30 members of which 20 were from the Lok Sabha and 10 were from the Rajya Sabha.

 

Source:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cpim-demands-jpc-into-rafale-deal-role-of-modi/article35132846.ece