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1. World Happiness Report was recently published by:

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to World Tuberculosis Day 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. It is observed on March 24 every year.
  2. The theme of World TB Day 2020 was “It’s TIME”.
  3. As per WHO report (2019), India accounts for 27 per cent of TB cases in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3.  Consider the following statements:

  1. SEBI has introduced a separate channel, namely ‘Fully Accessible Route’ (FAR), to enable non-residents to invest in specified government bonds with effect from April 1.
  2. All new issuances of Government securities of 5-year, 10-year and 30-year tenors from the financial year 2020-21 will be eligible for investment under the FAR as ‘specified securities’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

4.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Earth Hour, World Wildlife Fund’s annual initiative began in 1970.
  2. Earth Day began in 2007 and aims to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

5. With reference to National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), consider the following statements:

  1. It is steered jointly by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  2. Param Shivay, Param Shakti and Param Brahma are supercomputers developed under the mission

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

6. With reference to Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.15 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.
  2. Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected.
  3. Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any one or more Districts from any one State in the Country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

7. ‘Kuril islands’ sometimes seen in news is located in:

 
 
 
 

8.  With reference to NIDHI programme sometimes seen in news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups.
  2. It has six components among which the first component PRAYAS (Promoting and Accelerating Young and Aspiring Innovators & Startups) was launched on 2nd September, 2016.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The aim of the National Nutrition Strategy of 2017 is to achieve a malnutrition-free India by 2022.
  2. The plan is to reduce stunting prevalence in children (0-3 years) by about three percentage points per year by 2022 from NFHS-4 levels, and achieve a one-third reduction in anaemia in children, adolescents and women of reproductive age.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

10.  ‘Athena SWAN’ sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

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