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1. Consider the following statements regarding recent changes in the FDI rules:

  1. Prior approval from the Ministry of Finance is mandatory for foreign direct investments (FDI) from countries that share a land border with India.
  2. Countries that don’t share a land border with India only have to inform the Reserve Bank of India after the completion of a transaction, irrespective of the sector, rather than seek prior clearance from the administrative ministry.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. Prior government approval or security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is required for foreign direct investments in which of the following sectors?

  1. Media
  2. Private security agencies
  3. Civil aviation
  4. Mining
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3.  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India is allowed through the automatic route in:

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements about the scheme “Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports”:

  1. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  2. It is a central sector scheme.
  3. It supplements Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) and Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) in the field of sports development.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

5. The U.S. has made a proclamation restricting the issuance of non-immigrant work visas across the board till year-end. Which of the following has been correctly matched in this context?

  1. H-1B visa: skilled workers
  2. H-2B visa: seasonal workers in the landscaping and hospitality industries
  3. L-1 visa: intra-company transfers
  4. J-1 visa: students on work-study summer programs
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about the ‘Contempt of Court’ proceedings in India:

  1. The objective for contempt is to safeguard the interests of the judges.
  2. Truth and good faith are recognized as valid defenses in the Contempt of Courts proceedings.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7.  Lonar lake in Maharashtra recently made headlines when its water turned pink. Which of the following have been correctly matched in the context of some of the pink and red lakes across the world?

  1. Chott el Djerid: Jordan
  2. Laguna Colorada: Bolivia
  3. Lake Hillier: Australia
  4. Lake Urmia: Iran
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. There are many lakes in the world whose water is not clear; instead, it is of many different colours. The colour of the water in the lakes is generally because of:

  1. Presence of algae.
  2. Presence of bacteria.
  3. Presence of colourful minerals.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about the pink-colored ‘Hutt Lagoon’:

  1. It is a marine salt lake located in Western Australia.
  2. Its color comes from the carotenoid-producing algae and Dunaliella bacteria.
  3. It has the world’s largest microalgae production plant.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Our country recently observed the birth anniversary of Chandrashekhar Azad. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. He was the founder of the Hindustan Republican Association.
  2. He participated in the Non-Cooperation movement.
  3. He was involved in the Kakori train robbery.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

11. Recently, heads of ‘satras’ sought divine intervention through prayers for ridding the earth of the novel coronavirus. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. A ‘satra’ is a monastery of the Vaishnav order that the 16th-century saint-scholar Srimanta Sankaradeva had propagated.
  2. Bihar has some hundreds of ‘satras’ that are central to the Bihari culture.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

12. Which of the following countries recently announced the “New Deal” based on two central pillars: digitization and decarbonization?

 
 
 
 

13. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s work is based around five normative areas of activity which includes:

  1. Terrorism
  2. Human Trafficking
  3. Corruption
  4. Strengthening criminal justice systems
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. The “Blue Heart Campaign” is concerned with Human Trafficking.
  2. The “Blue Heart Campaign” has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements about the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC):

  1. It is the first binding global anti-corruption instrument.
  2. It addresses both the public and private spheres.
  3. India has ratified UNCAC.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements about the ‘Central Victim Compensation Fund’:

  1. It is governed by the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  2. It has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  3. It has been funded under the Framework of Nirbhaya Fund.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements about the ‘Nirbhaya Fund’:

  1. It is a non-lapsable corpus fund aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women across the country.
  2. It is administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

18. Summoning the Assembly is a routine constitutional function of the Governor. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. The Governor of a State summons the Assembly under Article 174 of the Constitution.
  2. The power to summon the Assembly is a discretionary power of the Governor.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

19. Democratic governments in our times are usually referred to as representative democracies because?

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution provides that there shall be a 21 days gap between the date of the summons and of the commencement of the House of a State Legislature.
  2. It is not an inflexible rule, and says “unless the Governor otherwise decides”.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

21. The initiative ‘AIM iCREST’ has recently been launched in the context of:

 
 
 
 

22. The ‘Gandhi-King initiative’ is associated with:

 
 
 
 

23.  Consider the following statements about the “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar”:

  1. These awards are announced on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose every year.
  2. These awards have been instituted to recognize the excellent work done by the individuals, and not institutions, in the field of disaster management.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

24. Which of the following statements are correct?

  • 1) The Constitution guarantees the rights of individuals against the State as well as against other individuals.
  • 2) The Constitution guarantees the rights of minorities against the majority.
  • Choose the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements:

  1. Representative democracy produces a perfect reflection of society.
  2. Some seats are reserved in the Parliament for SCs and STs.
  • Choose the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

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