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1. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Indian Sunderbans comprise almost 80% of the mangrove cover in the country.
  2. The Bhitarkanika mangrove ecosystem in Orissa is the second largest mangrove forest of Indian mainland.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. Governor of a state should necessarily reserve bills for the consideration of the President relating to subjects:

  1. Affecting powers and position of High Courts.
  2. Compulsory acquisition of property.
  3. Financial powers of Urban Local Bodies.
  4. Notifying additional ‘State Language’.
 
 
 
 

3. Union territories are administered by the President acting to such extent, as he thinks fit, through an administrator appointed by him. In this regard President may:

  1. Appoint Governor of a neighbouring state as Administrator.
  2. Appoint single Administrator for one or more Union Territories.
  3. Administrators of some of the Union Territories are designated as Lieutenant Governors.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements with reference to Consumer Welfare Fund:

  1. Its aim is to protect the welfare of the consumer particularly in rural areas.
  2. It is set up under Competition Act, 2002.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 2016:

  1. This Act establishes the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the national Standards Body of India.
  2. This act enables Government to bring under compulsory certification any goods or process or service in the public interest.
  3. This act made ‘Hallmark’ mandatory for gold items.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements with reference to the Consumer Protection Act, 1986:

  1. It sets up a three-tier quasi-judicial mechanism in the country to adjudicate complaints.
  2. Each tier of the complaint mechanism has a corresponding pecuniary jurisdiction.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about National Food Security Act, 2013:

  1. In some states/UT, cash transfer of food subsidy is undertaken rather than distribution of food grains.
  2. Sugar as a subsidized food item is also provided to Antodaya households.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is implementing private entrepreneurs guarantee (PEG) scheme. It is aimed towards:

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following with respect to Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (NWRs):

  1. It is issued against stocks of farm products deposited by farmers in warehouses.
  2. It increases credit flow in the farm sector.
  3. It can be issued only against farm produces procured by FCI.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

10. In India, Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme (EBP) is set up to:

  1. Conserve foreign exchange
  2. Reducing pollution
  3. Support to sugarcane growers
  4. Meet fuel quality norms for BS-VI stage
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

11. Recently, Integrated Flood Warning System called ‘IFLOWS-Mumbai’ was launched. Consider the following statements about it:

  1. It will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas in advance.
  2. It’s an initiative of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) along with partner cities.
  3. Similar systems are being developed for other metro cities in India.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

12. Which of the following are among the characteristics of the ‘green crackers’?

  1. In their manufacturing process, these crackers eschew the use of ash.
  2. These crackers also, as far as possible, have a significantly reduced presence of aluminium.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements about the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme:

  1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme was launched in January, 2015.
  2. The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
  3. Ministry of Human Resource Development is the nodal agency to implement this scheme.                           Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Grand Renaissance Dam is under construction in Egypt.
  2. The dam is being constructed on the Blue Nile River.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

15. Which of the following are among the ‘neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as defined by the World Health Organisation?

  1. Rabies
  2. Trachoma
  3. Yaws
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

16. In news recently, the International Grains Council (IGC) is:

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements about ‘Nivesh Bandhu’:

  1. It’s a portal to aid and assist potential investors in the food processing sector in taking informed decision.
  2. It facilitates sale/purchase of agricultural land to set up food processing units.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

18. Arrange the following States in decreasing order of the area under the mangroves they have:

  1. Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. A & N Islands
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements about the ‘World Environment Day 2020: June 5’:

  1. The day was designed by the UN General Assembly in the year 1972, on the first day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
  2. The World Environment Day 2020’s theme was ‘COVID-19 and Wildlife Protection’.
  3. The World Environment Day 2020 was hosted in Colombia, in partnership with Germany.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements about the ‘Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF)’:

  1. It has been created by the Ministry of Finance to encourage acquirers to deploy Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure in tier-3 to tier-6 centres and north eastern states.
  2. It will be entirely funded by the contribution from card-issuing banks and card networks operating in the country.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following statements about the ‘Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar)’:

  1. It is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances to the Earth.
  2. It helps to generate precise, three-dimensional information about the shape of the Earth and its surface characteristics.
  3. It can’t be used to measure seafloor and riverbed elevations.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

22. The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) gives quarterly estimates of key employment and unemployment Indicators like the:

  1. Labour Force Participation Rates
  2. Worker Population Ratio
  3. Unemployment Rate
  4. Skilled and Unskilled People
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

23. Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian Sunderbans the largest protected wetland in India after Vembanad-Kol Wetland.
  2. The Sundarbans is a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
  3. The Sunderbans is a World Heritage Site.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements:

  1. Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is defined as the percentage of persons working or seeking or available for work in labour force in the population.
  2. Worker Population Ratio (WPR) is defined as the percentage of employed persons in the population.
  3. Unemployment Rate (UR) is defined as the percentage of persons unemployed among the persons in the labour force.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements about ‘GAVI – The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations’:

  1. GAVI is a global health partnership of public and private sector organizations dedicated to “immunization for all”.
    1. GAVI model encourages manufacturers to lower vaccine prices for the poorest countries in return for long-term, high-volume and predictable demand from those countries.
    • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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