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1. Consider the following statements about the ‘Rajya Sabha’ elections: 

  • 1. Not voting for the party candidate attracts disqualification under the anti-defection law. 
  • 2. A party is free to take disciplinary action against the legislator concerned for not voting for the party candidate.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. The central government recently promulgated two ordinances that seek to free inter-state trade in agricultural commodities and facilitate contract farming between growers and processors. Which of the following subjects are in the Concurrent List as per the eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution? 

  • 1. Agriculture 
  • 2. Agricultural markets
  • 3. Trade and commerce in foodstuffs
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3. The Union Government has recently passed ‘the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  • 1. It allows any trader to engage in interstate and intra-state trade of scheduled agricultural produce with a farmer or another trader in an area outside the APMC acts or existing private mandis. 
  • 2. No transactions done within this zone will be subject to any state market fee, cess or levy.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

4. The ordinance called The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020 allows any trader to engage in inter-state and intra-state trade of scheduled agricultural produce with a farmer or another trader in a trade area.

  • A trade area is defined as the any area, which is outside the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) acts and existing private mandis. 

No transactions done within this zone will be subject to any state market fee, cess or levy.

 
 
 
 

5. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, 2020, deals with:

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following have been correctly matched?

  • 1. Agroforestry: combining food crops with tree crops and/or livestock on the same unit of land.
  • 2. Social forestry: production of forest goods for the needs of the local people. 
  • 3. Farm forestry: commercial tree growing by farmers on their own land.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  • 1. In an agroforestry system there are both ecological and economical interactions between the various components.
  • 2. India was the first country in the world to formulate a National Agroforestry Policy in 2014. 
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

8. The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) has done away with mandatory washing of coal having ash content of 34 per cent or more for use in power stations located beyond 500 km from coal mines. Coal is washed because:

  • 1. Washed coal does not catch fire while transporting over longer distances.
  • 2. Washed coal burns longer thus providing more energy. 
  • 3. Washed coal reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following statements regarding India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) targets for meeting climate change commitments are correct?

  • 1. Emissions intensity of GDP to be reduced by 33-35 percent by 2030 from 2005 level.
  • 2. 40 percent of total power capacity to come from non-fossil fuel-based energy sources by 2030.
  • 3. Carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 through additional forests by 2030.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Which of the following explains, partly if not wholly, the rise in relatively expensive import of thermal coal by India, while Coal India Limited (CIL) struggles with unmanageable accretion of coal stock?

 
 
 
 

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