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IAS Prelims 21:


Answers
1. 2 (​A. 50th anniversary of India-Bangladesh friendship was celebrated recently.;  C. India announced the establishment of the Bangabandhu Chair at Universityof Delhi.)​
2. 2
3. 2 (A. NISAR is a SUV-sized satellite being jointly developed ISRO and NASA.) 


Quiz 25


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Hurun Global Rich List 2021'?
​A. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the world added 8 billionaires every week in 2020.
​B. Mumbai became the capital for India’s rich followed by New Delhi & Bengaluru.
1. A Only
2. B Only
3. None above
4. Both Above

2. The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom ranks 12 indicators from which of the following categories?
A. Rule of law B. Size of government C. Regulatory efficiency 4. Open markets​
1. A, B & C
2. A, B & D
3. B & C
4. All Above

3. Consider the  following statements about 75 years of India’s independence celebrations.
A. It was formally launched on 8th August with 75 weeks of festivities on the occasion of 80th Anniversary of Quit India movement.
B. These celebrations are called ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.​​
Which of the above are correct?
1. A Only
2. B Only
3. None above
4. Both Above


ANSWERS


1. 4
2. 4
3. 2 (A. It was formally launched on 12 March 2021 with 75 weeks of festivities on the occasion of 91st Anniversary of Dandi March.)

Quiz 24


1. Which of the following are the constitutional provisions related to Cooperatives?
​A. The Article 19(1)(c) under Part III
B. Part IXB
C. Article 43 B
1. A Only
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above
2. Recently, India’s first cryptogamic garden was inaugurated in Uttarakhand. What is true about 'Cryptogams'?
​A. A cryptogam is a plant that produces seeds. reproduces with the help of spores
​B. They do not well developed vascular system.

C. Mosses are the examples of Cryptogams.
1. A & C
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above

3. Consider the  following statements. 
A. Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has been added to the finance ministry. 
B. Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has been removed from the ministry of heavy industries.
C. Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has been added to the ministry of heavy industries.
D. Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has been removed from the ministry Finance.
Which of the above are correct?
1. A & B
2. C & D
3. C Only
4. A only​​


Answers
1. 4
2. 3 (A. A cryptogam is a plant that reproduces with the help of spores.)
​3. 1​​​


QUIZ 23


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021'?​
​A. It aims to establish the appellate tribunals for Film Certification Tribunal.
B. It seeks to abolish nine appellate tribunals. 
C. It seeks to transfer of functions of certain key appellate bodies.
​D. Through this bill, Central government will get appellate powers on disputes arising from the disposal of properties left on airport premises by unauthorised occupants.
1. B, C & D
2. A & C
3. A, B & C
4. C & D

2. India recently became 4th largest forex reserves holder globally. India’s forex reserves cover which of the following?

A. Foreign Currency Assets (FCAs
B. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
C. Gold Reserves
D. The country’s reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).​
1. A, B & D
2. A & B
3. A, C & D
4. All Above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021?
​A. It removes a provision from General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 that requires that shareholding of the central government in the specified insurers must be at least 51%.  
B. It seeks to relinquishes control of the insurer by the central government related to powers over its management or policy decisions.
​1. B only
2. A Only
3. Both Above
4. None Above 


​ANSWERS

1. 1 (​A. It aims to abolish the appellate tribunals for Film Certification Tribunal.)

2. 4

3. 3


QUIZ 22

1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday proposed to tighten rules for NBFC. which of the statements are correct in this regard?​
​A. RBI has raised the net-owned funds requirement for these NBFCs to ₹5 crore from ₹2 crore earlier.
B. RBI has proposed to classify the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) into four categories, depending on their systemic importance and potential risk to the stability of the financial system.
C. All NBFCs with assets of up to ₹1,000 crore will come under the NBFC-Base Layer category.
1. B & C
2. A & B
3. A & C
4. All above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'SMILE Scheme'?
​A. It is a scheme meant for marginalized Individuals for livelihood.
B. This scheme aims at rehabilitation of persons engaged in begging’.
C. The objective of SMILE scheme is to improve the nutritious status of Childre
D. The scheme has been formulated by 'Ministry of Women & Child Development Social'.  
1. A,B & D
2. A & B
3. A,C & D
4. C & D

3. Which of the following statements are correct about “Vision for Everyone" resolution?
​A. WHO The UN General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision calling on its member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries. 
B. The “Vision for Everyone” resolution was sponsored by India Bangladesh, Antigua, and Ireland.
​1. B only
2. A Only
3. Both Above
4. None Above 

​​Answers

1. 1 (A. RBI has raised the net-owned funds requirement for these NBFCs to ₹20 crore from ₹2 crore earlier.)
2. 2. (D.The scheme has been formulated by 'Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment'.)
3. 4 (A. The UN General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision calling on its member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries. B. The “Vision for Everyone” resolution was sponsored by Bangladesh, Antigua, and Ireland.)


QUIZ 21

1. Consider the following statements.​​
​A. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred the usage of Mastercard Asia.
B. Government has imposed restrictions on Visa card from on-boarding new domestic customers onto its card network.​
​Which of the above is correct?
1. B Only
2. A Only
3. None above
4. Both above
2. Which of the following statements are correct about Global Liveability Index 2021?
​A. Global Liveability Index is published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
B. Adelaide has been ranked the best on liveability rankings due to the ability to contain Covid-19.
C. It is based on five categories which also include stability and culture.
1. A & C
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above 
3. Which of the following statements are correct about “Deep Ocean Mission” recently approved by Cabinet.
​A. This mission is proposed by The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF).
B. The objective of the mission is to explore the deep ocean for resources.
C. It aims at developing the deep-sea technologies for sustainable use of ocean resources.
​1. A & C
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above 
​​ANSWERS

1. 3 (The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on Mastercard from on-boarding new domestic customers (debit, credit or prepaid) onto its card network for non-compliance with the regulator’s directions.)​
2. 1 (B. 
Auckland has been ranked the best on liveability rankings due to the ability to contain Covid-19.)
​3. 3 (A. This mission is proposed by the 
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).


Quiz 20


1. Which of the following are the key purposes of 'Cryptocurrency Bill, 2021’?
​A. to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India
​B. to facilitative the framework for creation of official digital currency by RBI
1. B Only
2. A Only
3. None above
4. Both above

2. Zika Virus cases have been detected recently in Kerala. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Zika Virus'?
​A. Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus.
B. It was first detected in bats in Uganda in 1947. ​
C. It has been associated with a rare auto-immune disease known as Guillain-Barre syndrome
1. A & C
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above 

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Desertification and Drought Day?
​A. Agriculture Organization (FAO) has proclaimed June 17 as the World Day to combat desertification and drought.
B. The theme for Desertification and Drought Day 2021 is Restoration, Land, Recovery. 
​1. A Only
2. B Only
3. None above
4. Both above

ANSWERS
1. 4
​2. 1 (B. It was first detected in
monkeys in Uganda in 1947. )​
​3. 2 (A. T
he United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed June 17 as the World Day to combat desertification and drought .)


QUIZ 19

1. Which of the following statements are correct about '‘Net Zero by 2050’?
​A. It aims to ensure that any human-produced carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere through technological or natural means.
​B. Net zero emissions means eliminating all the emissions.
C. Recently, United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 climate change has released its Net Zero Emissions (NZE) Roadmap.
1. A & C
2. A Only
3. B & C
4. A & B 


2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Rapid Antigen Test'?
​A. It seeks to detect the antibodies produced by the body.
​B. It is a point-of-care test.
C. It helps in accomplishing the aim of mass surveillance.
1. A & C
2. A & B
3. B & C
4. All Above 


3. Which of the following statements are correct about ' China’s 17+1'?
​A. It includes China and twelve EU member states & five Balkan states.
B. It is a cooperation forum with central and eastern Europe.
​C. It focuses on infrastructure projects.
​D. Recently, Lithuania has quit China’s 17+1 forum.
​1.  A, B & C
2.  B, C & D
3. A, B & D
4.  All above



Answers 
1. 2 (B. Net zero
emissions is not the same as eliminating all the emissions.; C. Recently, has the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) released its Net Zero Emissions (NZE) Roadmap.)
2. 3 (A. It seeks to detect the virus rather than the antibodies produced by the body.)
​3. 4


Quiz 18


1. Which of the following surveys are being conducted by Government is through Labour Bureau?
A. All-India Survey on Migrant workers  B. All-India Survey on Domestic Workers
C. All-India Survey on Employment Generated by Professionals
D. All-India Survey on Employment Generated in Government Sector
E. All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey.
1. A, B, C & E
2. A, B & C
3. A, C, D & E
4. B, D & E
2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021'?
​A. It seeks to ensure online safety and dignity of users, specially women users.
​B. It categories two types of Social Media Intermediaries - the one for India registered social media and other for those who are registered in foreign country.  
C. It provides for voluntary user verification mechanism.
​D. It contains a provision for 'Removal of Unlawful Information' as ordered by a court or being notified by the Appropriate Govt. or its agencies.
1. A, B  & D
2. A, C & D
3. A, B & C 
4. ALL ABOVE
3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'G 7 Summit 2021.'.
​A. It will be held virtually with US being the host country.
​B. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the UK and the US constitute G 7 countries.
​1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  All above


ANSWERS
1. 1. (D. All-India Survey on Employment Generated in Transport Sector.)
2. 1 (​B. It categories two types of Social Media Intermediaries and this distinction is based on the number of users on the social media platform.) 
​3. 3 (A. It will be held in person at London with UK being the host country. B. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US constitute G 7 countries.)


QUIZ 17

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'SeHAT OPD Portal'?
​A. It is a portal to avail the telemedicine services.
​B. The main motive of the portal is to provide marketing linkages to Self Help Groups. 
C. The portal is basically meant for serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families.
1. A & C
2. B & C
3. A only
4. B only


2. First Meeting of the BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) held under the chairmanship of India. Which of the following statements are correct about 'BRICS / CGETI'?
​A. Jim O’Neill, a British economist, coined the term ‘BRIC’ to describe the four emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
​B. The theme of "BRICS@15 is Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus”.
1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  Both above

3. RBI has decided to transfer Rs. 99,122 crore surplus to Central Government for FY21. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
A. The Reserve Bank of India will be transfering a surplus of Rs.99,122 crore surplus with reference to 9 month period only.
B. RBI has calculated the surplus after keeping the Contingency Risk Fund at 7.5%. 
​1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  All above

ANSWERS
1. 1
2. 4
3. 1 (B. RBI has calculated the surplus after keeping the Contingency Risk Fund at 5.5%.) 


QUIZ 16


1. A new initiative called ‘Startup School’ has been launched recently. What is true about this?
A. Ministry of Education has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School and it aims to establish the kinder-garden schools across India.
B. Google has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School with the objective to train start-up founders and their teams.
C. It is a virtual programme which provides a series of free virtual courses.
1. A & C
2. B & C
3. A only
4. B only


2. ‘Mass migration of blue earthworms’ was recently observed in an Indian state. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard? 
A. ‘Mass migration of blue earthworms’ was recently observed in the slopes in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
B. The blue earthworms migrate twice annually, downhill in spring and uphill in autumn. 
1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  Both above

3. “Maveric Messiah”, a biography has released recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
A. “Maveric Messiah”, is a political biography on former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.G. Ramchandran.
B. It is authored by senior journalist Ramesh Kandula.
​1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  All above​


ANSWERS
1. 2
2. 1 (The blue earthworms migrate twice annually,
uphill in spring and downhill in autumn.)
3. 2 (A. “Maveric Messiah”, is a political biography on former 
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.)


QUIZ 15


1. 1st Generation (1G) ethanol can be produced from which of the following sources?
A. molasses     B. agriculture residue    C. municipal solid waste         D. edible seeds
1.  A & D
2.  A, B & D
3.  A , C & D
4. B & D


2. Consider the following statements about 'Food Price Index'.
​A. UN World Food Programme releases the World Food Price Index.
B. The Food Price Index (FFPI) is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of cereals basket of food commodities.
1.  A Only
2.  B Only
3.  None above
4.  Both above


3. Exploration of Vanadium metal in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is being done by Geological Survey of India (GSI). What is true about Vanadium metal?
A. It is a hard, silvery-grey, malleable transition metal.
B. Vanadium is a high-value metal used for strengthening steel and titanium. 
C. Around 98 percent of mined vanadium ore comes from South Africa, Russia, and China.
​1.  A & B
2.  B & C
3.  A & C
4. ALL ABOVE


ANSWERS
1. 1 (B. 2G Ethanol is produced from agriculture residue    C. 3G Ethanol is produced from solid waste)
2. 3 (​A. FAO releases the World Food Price Index.; B. The Food Price Index (FFPI) is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of basket of 5 food commodities - sugar, oils, meat, dairy and cereals.)
3. 4


QUIZ 14

1.  World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice that which includes efforts to tackle of the following issues?
A. Gender Equality
B. Poverty
C. Unemployment
D. Human rights and social protections.
1.  A & D
2.  A, B & D
3.  B , C & D
4. ALL ABOVE
2. The United States has rejoined the Paris Agreement. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Paris Agreement'?
A. Countries are expected to enhance their commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions every three five years.
B. Paris Agreement at limiting global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
C. Paris agreement is binding on the setting of emissions targets for any individual country. 
1.  A & B
2.  B ONLY
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


3. What is true about 'The Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge'?
​A. It focuses on nutritional issue of early childhood development. 
​B. It is related to improve public space and neighborhood planning, access to early childhood services and amenities.
C. This initiative is taken by 'The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry'.
D. The challenge is being monitored and coordinated by Ministry of Women & Child Development Ministry. 
​1.  B ONLY
2.  A & C
3.  B & D
4. ALL ABOVE

ANSWERS
1. 4
2. 2. (A. Countries are expected to enhance their commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions every five years.; C. Paris agreement is not binding on the setting of emissions targets for any individual country. )
3. 2


QUIZ 13


1.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Covid-19 Vaccines'?
A. Johnson & Johnson Sputnik V uses a platform for their vaccine, a virus known as an adenovirus.
B. The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine.
C. The vaccine is developed using Whole-Virion Inactivated Vero Cell derived platform technology.


1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


2. 'The World Development Report 2021' has called for new rules about data. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​A. The report noted that a social contract for data is needed. 
B. there is a need for regulation of personal Data to prevent misuse.
​C. It calls for an integrated national data system (INDS). 

1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE

3. Recently a report titled as 'My Body is My Own' has been released. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?​
​A. 'The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women' has published the report ''My Body is My Own'.
​B. Only about 56 per cent of countries have laws which support the comprehensive sexuality education.
​C. 20 countries have “Marry-your-rapist” laws - where a man can escape criminal prosecution if he marries the woman or girl he has raped.

1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


Answers
1. 3 (A. Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca uses a platform for their vaccine, a virus known as an adenovirus.)
2. 4
3. 3 (C. 'The United Nations Population Fund' has published the report ''My Body is My Own'.)



QUIZ 12


1.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sinatra Doctrine'?
A. It aims at strengthening EU's sovereignty by protecting tech sectors of its economy.
B. It is based on continuing cooperation with China in regards to address global challenges.
C. it lays down the rules for economic cooperation among EU countries.  
1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


2. Union Cabinet has approved the 'Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme' for White Goods. The prime objective of the PLI scheme is -
1. to make manufacturing in India globally competitive by removing sectoral disabilities
2. to create economies of scale
3. to ensure efficiencies

1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


3. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology. Which of the statements are correct in this regard?
1.  Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology.
B. It aims at to safeguard the naval ships against enemy missile attack.​


1. A Only          
2. B Only       
3. None above   
4. Both above​


ANSWERS

1. 1

2. 4

3. 4


QUIZ 11


1.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021'?
A. It provides that no mine will be reserved for particular end-use.
B. The Bill provides that captive mines (other than atomic minerals) may sell up to 25% of their annual mineral production in the open market after meeting their own needs.
C. It provides that the period of mining leases of government companies may be extended on payment of additional amount prescribed in the Bill.
1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE


2. Consider the following statements are correct about "Assembly Elections 2021"?
​A. People with disabilities (PwD) and those aged above 70 years have been permitted to vote through postal ballots.
B. Elections are being held in 5 State Assemblies during March-May 2021.
1. A only          
2. B only       
3. None above   
4. Both above


3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'WEF’s gender gap index 2021'?
A. India has improved by 28 places to rank 140 among countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.
B. Bangladesh is the best performer in South Asia.
C. Iceland has topped the index as the most gender-equal country in the  world.
1. A & C           
2. A & B       
3. B & C   
4. All above

​ANSWERS
1. 2 (B. The Bill provides that captive mines (other than atomic minerals) may sell up to 50% of their annual mineral production in the open market after meeting their own needs.)
2. 3 (A. People with disabilities (PwD) and those aged above 80 years have been permitted to vote through postal ballots.; B. Elections are being held in 4 State Assemblies and Assembly of UT Pondicherry during March-May 2021.)
3. 3 (A. India has slipped 28 places to rank 140 among countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2021.)

Quiz 10


1.  English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev was launched recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard? 
A.  “Not One, But Many” is the name of English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev.
B. Sree Narayana Guru was the proponent of principle of non-duality put forward by Adi Shankara.
C. Sree Narayana Guru was a social reformer and was in the forefront of the movement for universal temple entry.
1.  A & B
2.  A & C
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE

2. Tamil Nadu government’s has notified an ‘elephant corridor’ to protect the migratory path of the animals through the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Which of the following statements were correct about Nilgiris Elephant Corridor? 
A. It is situated in the ecologically fragile Sigur plateau. 
B. Nilgiri Hills are on its southwestern side and the Moyar River Valley on its north-eastern side.
C. It is situated near the Periyar National Park in the Nilgiris district. 
1. A & C           
2. A & B       
3. B & C   
4. All above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Covid -19 vaccines'?
​A. Covishield is an inactivated vaccine and Covaxin is a live vaccine. 
B. India’s only indigenous Covid-19 vaccineis Covaxin.
C. Covishield is technically known as ChAdOx 1 nCoV-19.
1. A & C           
2. A & B       
3. B & C   
4. All above​



ANSWERS
​1. 3(A.  “Not Many, But One” is the name of English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev.)
2. 2 (It is situated near the Mudumalai National Park in the Nilgiris district.)
3. 3 (​A. Coxavin is an inactivated vaccine and Covishield is a live vaccine.)


Quiz 9


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Quad Summit 2021'?

A. Quad Summit 2021 was held in New York and attended by Foreign Secretaries of USA, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. 
​B. During summit, it was decided to work closely on climate issues and security.
C. As counter to China's widening vaccine diplomacy, the leaders of Quad ​to cooperate in providing up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses to developing countries by the end of 2022.
1.  A & B
2.  B ONLY
3.  B & C
4. ALL ABOVE

2. Which of the following statements are correct about Farmers Producer Organisation (FPO)?

A. FPOs are voluntary organizations.
B. These are formed for the purpose of  marketing of agricultural and allied sector. 
C. FPOs can engage farmers in collective farming.
1. A & C           
2. A & B       
3. B & C   
4. All above

3. China has won a contract to set up wind and solar energy projects on Sri Lankan islands. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
A. These islands are situated in Palk Strait off Jaffna peninsula.​
B. Delft, one of the islands, is the closest to Rameswaram,Tamil Nadu and between the two is Kachchativu, the tiny island that India ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974.

1. A ONLY
2. B ONLY       
3. NONE ABOVE   
4. BOTH ABOVE 


​Answers

1. 2 (A. Quad Summit 2021 was held virtually and attended President of USA and Prime Minsters of Japan, Australia and India. ;C. As counter to China's widening vaccine diplomacy, the leaders of Quad ​to cooperate in providing up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses to developing countries of Indo-Pacific region by the end of 2022.)

2. 4

​3. 4



Quiz 8
​1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'National Coal Index (NCI)'?
1. National Coal Index (NCI) is the criteria on which commercial auction of coal mines on a revenue share basis has being done now.
2. NCI  is a price index.
3. NCI reflects the quality of coal.


a. 1 & 2     b. 2 only     c. 3 only    d. 1 & 3

​2. For horizontal devolution (Allocation Between the States), 15th Finance Commission suggested certain weightage to certain parameters. Which of the following are correct?
​1. 12.5% weightage to demographic performance
2. 45% to income
3. 15% each to population and area
4. 10% to forest and ecology
5. 2.5% to tax and fiscal efforts

a. 2,3 & 5     b. 1, 2 & 3   c.  1,2,3 & 4     d. all above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020'?
1. It aims to decentralize the decision making and to promote professionalism of major ports governance.
2. The bill proposes to replace the existing Port Trusts by an Authority.
3. It will create a level-playing between major port terminals and PPP terminals.  


a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3    c.  1 & 2   d. All above


Answers

1. a

2. d

3. d


Quiz 7


​1. Recently the researchers in India have developed a novel Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS)-enabled soil mapping based technology.  Which of the following statements are correct about this?
1. The novel technology is aimed towards efficient use of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash for automated soil nutrition management.
2. It can reduce 30% of fertilizers used in manual methods thus improving the efficiency of the job and reducing manual labour.

a. 1 only     b. 2 only     c.  none above    d. both above


​2. GSL is building a Damage Control Simulator for the Indian Navy. Which of the following statements are correct about this? 
​1. It is being built at Visakhapatnam. 
​2. It will be used for training the crew to contain damage.
3. It will be useful as to how to respond to the threat with efficiency.

a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3   c.  1 & 2     d. all above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Mars 2020'?
1. NASA's Perseverance rover has recently landed at  Mars surface after almost seven days travelling from Earth.
2. GN & C operations of Mars initiative was headed by Indo-American scientist Swati Mohan.

a. 1 only     b. 2 only     c.  none above    d. both above

​​


1. d​
2. b (1. It is being built at Port Blair. )
​3. b (1. NASA's Perseverance rover has recently landed at  Mars surface after almost seven months travelling from Earth.)


​Quiz 6


​1. A single Securities Markets Code has been proposed in the Budget 2021 and the code would rationalize and consolidate which of the following securities laws?


1. The SEBI Act, 1992
2. The Depositories Act, 1996
3. The Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
4. The Government Securities Act, 2007.


a. 1 & 4     b. 1, 2 & 3    c.  1, 3 & 4    d. all abov

​2. Recently, inputs have been sought by 'The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) from tele companies on the future sale and use of radio frequency spectrum including the 5G bands. Which of the following statements are correct about 5G bands?

​1.5G mainly work in 2 bands - low and high frequency spectrum. 
​2. 5G is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. 
3. United States and South Korea have rolled out 5G to certain number of cities.

a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3   c.  1 & 2     d. all above

3. Recently a tigress was found dead in the buffer zone of Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Buffer zone' in context of tiger reserves?

​1.It provides habitat supplement to the spill over population of wild animals.
2.In buffer zone, both tigers and villagers can co-exist.
​3.Eco tourism can also be permitted in buffer zone. 

a. 1 & 3     b. 1 only   c.  1 & 2    d. all above


Answers
1. d
2. b (1.5G mainly work in 3 bands - low, mid and high frequency spectrum.) 
3. d​


Quiz 6

​1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'PANKH Abhiyan'?

1. In PANKH, 'P' stands for protection, 'A' for alleviate their rights, 'N' for nutrition, 'K' for knowledge and 'H' for health'.
2. It is launched under 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme by government of India. 


a. none above     b. 2 only   c.  1 only     d. all above

​2. Recently the foundation stone of statue of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial was laid. Which of the following statements are correct about Maharaja Suheldev?
​1. Raja Suheldev was king of 'Shravasti' during 11th centuary.
2. His army defeated and killed Ghazi Salar Masud, the nephew of Mahmud of Gazni. 
​3. Raja Suheldev  belongs to “Bhar Rajput” community of Eastern Rajasthan. ​​

a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3   c.  1 & 2     d. all above

3. Exim Bank of India will be providing USD 400 million to the Maldives to fund the Greater Male connectivity project which will connect Male with the which of the following neighbouring islands?

1.Villingili
2. Gulhifahu
3. Thilafushi
4. Bileffahi 

a. 1 & 3     b. 1, 2 & 3    c.  1, 3 & 4    d. all above


Answers

1. c (1. In PANKH, 'P' stands for protection, 'A' for awareness of their rights, 'N' for nutrition, 'K' for knowledge and 'H' for health'.; 2. It is launched under 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme by government of state of Madhya Pradesh. )
2. c (3. Raja Suheldev  belongs to “Bhar Rajput” community of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. ​​)
​3. b


QUIZ 5

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Asom Mala'?
​1. It is aimed at helping improve highways connecting major ports. 
2. It is aimed at helping improve state highways and major district roads network in the country.
3. "The programme emphasis on effective maintenance through continuous field data collection and its linkage with the Road Asset Management System (ROMS),"


a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3    c.  3 only   d. all above

2.  'Bellatrix Aerospace' has been in news recently. Which of the following statements are correct about this?
1. It is creating a vehicle that will work as "taxi in space".
2. It will manufacturing the satellites which will be launched by ISRO.
​3. It will offer ridesharing for small satellites and drop the passengers to their intended slots in space.


a. 1 & 3     b. 2 only   c.  1 only     d. all above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about Economic Survey?
​1. It is usually presented along with Union Budget is presented in the Parliament.
​2. Economic Survey is a report which depicts the the state of the economy in the past one year and presented by government. 
3. The foundational theme of the Economic Survey 2021 is "Saving Lives and Livelihoods".

a. 1 & 3     b. 2 & 3    c.  1 & 2     d. all above

Answers
1. 3. (It is aimed at helping improve state highways and major district roads network in the state of Assam. This programme was recently launched by PM)
2. a
3. b (1. It is usually presented a day before the Union Budget is presented in the Parliament.)




Quiz 4

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Toycathon 2021'?
​1. It is is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell.
2. It is launched under the ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ .
​3. It is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to solve the novel Toy Games.
​4. Ethos, technology and ethnicity are among the concepts on which toy and games are to be based.

a. 1 & 4     b. 2, 3 & 4    c.  1, 2 & 4   d. all above

2.  Khanij Bidesh India Ltd has been in news recently. Which of the following statements are correct about this?

1. Khanij Bidesh India Ltd was incorporated by three state-owned companies with the objective to acquire strategic mineral assets such as uranium lithium and cobalt abroad.
​2. It has recently as inked an agreement with an Argentine firm to jointly explore uranium. 


a. 1 only     b. 2 only   c.  none above     d. both above

3. Which of the following observations have been made in Economic Survey 2021?

​1. It has recommended setting up a Sectoral regulator and a rating agency to assess the quality of healthcare providers in the country.
2. It has observed that the sole focus on CPI inflation to set monetary policy may not be appropriate.
3. The survey expects the Indian economy to grow by 7.5 per cent during 2021-22.
4. Agricultural sector is the only sector expected to grow this year and is expected to grow by 3.4%.

a. 1, 3 & 4     b. 1, 2 & 4    c.  1 & 2     d. all above
​Quiz 4

Answers
1. c (3. It is conceived to challenge India’s innovative minds to conceptualize novel Toy and Games.)
​2. c (1. Khanij Bidesh India Ltd was incorporated by three state-owned companies with the objective to acquire strategic mineral assets such as lithium and cobalt abroad.; 2. It has recently as inked an agreement with an Argentine firm to jointly explore Lithium.)
​3. b (3. The survey expects the Indian economy to grow by 11 per cent during 2021-22.)


Quiz 3

1. Which of the following are the pillars referred to in Union Budget 2021?
1. Inclusive Development and Aspirational India     2. Innovation & R & D
​3. Corona and Health                                                  4.  Economy Revival

a. 1, 2 & 3     b. 2, 3 & 4    c.  1 & 2     d. all above

2. Which of the following core infrastructure assets to be rolled out under the Asset Monetization Programme as announced in Union Budget in 2021?
1. Oil and Gas Pipelines of GAIL      2. AAI Airports in Tier II and III cities
3. Warehousing Assets of CPSEs     4.  Sports Stadiums

a. 1, 2 & 3     b. 2, 3 & 4    c.  1 & 2     d. all above

3. Which of the following announcements were made in Union Budget in 2021?
​1. A single Securities Markets Code to be evolved
​2. To increase the permissible FDI limit in Insurance sector from 26 to 49% and allow foreign ownership and control with safeguards
3. To decriminalize the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Act, 2008


a. 1 & 3     b. 3 & 4    c.  1 & 2     d. all above


Answers 

1. c (3. Health and Wellbeing  4. Physical & Financial Capital, and Infrastructure; other pillars are - Reinvigorating Human Capital, Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.)
​2. d
3. a (2. To increase the permissible FDI limit in Insurance sector from 49% to 74% and allow foreign ownership and control with safeguards.)


Quiz 2

1. Which of the following statements are correct about "ShramShakti Portal"?
1. It is meant to collect data related to migrant workers and link them with the existing welfare schemes.
2. It is launched by Ministry of Labour & Employment. 

a. 1 only     b. 2 only    c.  none above     d. both above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Parakram Diwas'?
1. India celebrated first Parakram Diwas in 2021.
​2.Parakram Diwas has been named after the heroic deeds of Indian soldiers against China on LAC.


a. 1 only     b. 2 only    c.  none above     d. both above

3. UN’s Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) was in news as an India diplomat got elected to this committee. Which of the following statements are correct about this committee? 
1.Members serve as representatives of Member States and not in a personal capacity.
​2. It consider the auditors’ reports on the accounts of the United Nations and of the specialised agencies and report to General Assembly.

a. 1 only      b. 2 only     c. none above        d. both above


Answers
1. c [1. It is meant to collect data related to Tribal migrant workers and link them with the existing welfare schemes.; 2. It is launched by Ministry of Tribal Welfare.]
2. a [2. India celebrated January 23, 2021 as first 'Parakram Diwas', commemorating the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.]
3. b [1. Members serve in personal capacity and not as representatives of Member States.]

Quiz 1


1. What is true about “X-Band Doppler Weather Radars (DWR)”?
1. DWR has been designed, developed and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited.
2. These will closely monitor the weather changes over the coastal areas.
3. The X band radar operate on a smaller wavelength and is more sensitive and can detect smaller particles.

a. 1 only     b. 2 & 3    c. 3 only     d. all above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP)'?
1. It aimed to achieve 20% blending of ethanol by 2025.
2. The objective of blending ethanol with petrol is to bring it under the category of biofuels. 
3. Sugarcane production is not allowed to be converted into ethanol for procurement under the programme.

a. 1 & 2    b. 2 only    c. 2 & 3   d. all above

3. The government has signed a deal for 83 Aircrafts, Tejas. Which of the following statements are correct about this?
1. Tejas is a Light Combat Aircraft.
2. It is indigenously-designed by Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

a. 1 only      b. 2 only     c. none above        d. both above


ANSWERS 


1. c [1. DWR has been designed and developed by ISRO and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited.; 2. These will closely monitor the weather changes over the Himalayas.]
​2. a [3.Excess sugarcane production is allowed to be converted into ethanol for procurement under the programme.]

3. d


QUIZ PRLIMS 2020


Daily Quiz
1. What is true about “Ganga Data Collector”?
1. It is a survey taken up to check the extent of pollution.
2. It has been launched under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) by Ministry of Jal Shakti.
3. This is a mobile application aimed to collect and monitor data related to the presence of different species of fishes, amphibians and reptiles etc. 

a. 1 only     b. 2 & 3    c. 3 only     d. all above

2. 'The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Ac't penalises storage of pornographic material for commercial purposes. Which of the following recent amendments were introduced in this regard?
1. It added two other offences for storage of pornographic material involving children which includes 'failing to destroy, or delete, or report pornographic material involving a child'.,
2. The punishment was enhanced be imprisonment from up to three years or a fine or both to between three to five years, or a fine, or both.  

a. 1 only     b. 2 only    c. none above   d. both above

3. What is correct about RaIDer-X?
​1. It is developed by 'The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)' and the 'Indian Institute of Science'.
2. RaIDer-X is an explosives detection device.
​3. RaIDer-X  is an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM).

a. 1 & 2       b. 2 & 3      c. 1 & 3         d. all above

ANSWERS
​1. [2. It has been launched under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) by Wildlife Institute of India (WII) which comes under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change.]
​2. d
​3. a



Daily Quiz 52

1. Consider the following statement about classification of MSMEs?
A. There is a distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs with reference to its definition.​​
​B. As per recent amendment the criteria to classify MSMEs from “investment in plant and machinery” to “annual turnover” has been made.
C. ​A company with up to Rs 50 crore investments and up to Rs 250 crore turnover is classified as a medium enterprise.

Which of the above statements are correct?

1. B & C           2. A & C         3. A & B    4. ALL ABOVE​

2.Which of the following statements are correct about 'carbon nitride quantum dots (g-CNQDs),'?
A. These have been developed by Researchers at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) of USA.
B. It is a low-cost metal-free nano material which can be used for in Li ion battery. 
C. It can also be an alternative to silver and other metal-based materials.

Which of the above statements are correct?

1. B & C           2. A & C       3. A & B    4. C only​

3.Which of the following statements are correct about 'PM SVANidhi'?
​A. The Scheme was announced as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
B. The street vendors involved in goods and services related to textiles are one of the beneficiaries under this scheme.
C.  The beneficiary can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 50,000.
​D.  There will be no penalty on early repayment of loan.​

1. B & D         2. A, B & D      3. A & D       4. All Above



​ANSWERS

​1. 1 [B. As per a new amendment, there is a now no distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs with reference to its definition.]​
2. 4 [A. These have been developed by Researchers at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) of India.; B.It is a low-cost metal-free nano material which can be used for visible light microbial disinfection. ]
​3. 2 [B.  The beneficiary can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 10,000.]
 


​Daily Quiz 51

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit' ?
i. “VAIBHAV Summit 2020 celebrates Science and Innovation from India and World. 
ii. It is a global virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian Researchers and Academicians.
​iii. The initiative is based on 5 pillars of Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand.

a. i & iii       b. ii only   c. i & ii  d. all above

​2. Kesavananda Bharati has died recently. He was a petitioner in which of the following subjects in a 
landmark Supreme Court judgement?
​a. Separation of Power between Centre and States
b. Basic Structure of Constitution
c. Right to Privacy
d. Hindu Succession Act

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'INFLOWS'?
i. It is a an integrated flood warning system recently launched in Mumbai.
ii. Cochin was the first city in India to have such a system.
​iii. INFLOWS is developed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
​iv. The IFLOWS-Mumbai comprises seven modules. 

a. i, ii & iv       b. i, ii & iii    c. i & iv   d. all above​


Answers

1. d

2. b

3. c [ii. Chennai was the first city in India to have such a system.; iii. INFLOWS is developed by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).]


Daily Quiz 50

1. d

2. d

3. d



Daily Quiz 49


​​1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding SANT missile ?
​i. It is a indigenously developed  satellite linked Anti-tank missile recently launched from a ground-based platform off Odisha coast.
​ii. It has both lock-on before launch and lock-on after launch capability. 
iii. It is equipped with an advanced nose-mounted seeker the missile can destroy targets 150 km to 200 km away.

a. i & iii       b. ii only   c. i & ii  d. all above

​2.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Blue Flame Revolution'?
i. ​It is associated with off shore oil production.
​ii. It is associated with fisheries sector.
iii. Ujjwala scheme is an example of “The Blue Flame Revolution".

a. iii only       b. i & iii    c. ii only  d. none above

​​3.  Which of the following statements are correct about Weaving  Relations: Textile Traditions.” 
i. This exhibition was organized in the context of Gandhi ji's 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations.
​ii. It is a exhibition that will provide the opportunity to textile artists, artisans, weavers to showcase their products.

a. i only        b. ii only   c. none above  d. both above

​​​Answers 


1. b (i. It is a indigenously developed  Stand-off Anti-tank missile recently launched from a ground-based platform off Odisha coast.; iii. It is equipped with an advanced nose-mounted seeker the missile can destroy targets 15 km to 20 km away.)
2. iii
3. b( i. This exhibition was organized in the context of Gandhi ji's 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations.)


Daily Quiz 48


​1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Atal Tunnel ?
​i. The 9.02 Km long tunnel connects Manali to Nubra valley throughout the year. 
​ii. The tunnel reduces the road distance by 46 Kms between Manali and Leh and the time by about 4 to 5 hours.
​iii. It has state of the art electromechanical systems including semi longitudinal ventilation.

a. i & iii       b. ii only   c. i & ii  d. all above

​2.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit' ?
i. “VAIBHAV Summit 2020 celebrates Science and Innovation from India and World. 
ii. It is a global virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian Researchers and Academicians.
​iii. The initiative is based on 5 pillars of Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand.

a. i & iii       b. ii only   c. i & ii  d. all above

​​3.  Which of the following statements are correct about Weaving  Relations: Textile Traditions.” 
i. This is organized in the context of Gandhi ji's 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations.
​ii. It is a exhibition that will provide the opportunity to textile artists, artisans, weavers to showcase their products.

a. i only        b. ii only   c. none above  d. both aboveANSWERS

ANSWERS


1. b (​i. The 9.02 Km long tunnel connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year.; ​iii. It has state of the art electromechanical systems including semi transverse ventilation.)
2. d
3. a (ii. It was a day-long webinar which will provide the opportunity to textile artists, artisans, weavers and craftsmen to interact, deliberate and share textile traditions, similarities and intermingling of various influences​.)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Daily Quiz 47


​1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding 'Levels and Trends in Child Mortality report 2020'?
i. It is released by United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME).
​ii. Adolescent mortality, ages 10–19, has declined by nearly 40 per cent since 1990.
​iii. India Child Mortality Rate has declined from 3.4 million in 1990 to 82400 in 2019.

a. i & iii       b. ii & iii    c. i & ii  d. all above

​2.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'sensors for agriculture' ?
i. These sensors are tiny products and placed under the soil.
ii. They detect parameters such as moisture and temperature and help fine-tune inputs for higher produce. 
​iii. Indian Agricultural Research Institute has recently developed IoT-compatible sensors for agriculture. 

a. i & iii       b. ii & iii    c. i & ii  d. all above

​​3. Kesavananda Bharati has died recently. He was a petitioner in which of the following subjects in a 
landmark Supreme Court judgement?
​a. Separation of Power between Centre and States
b. Basic Structure of Constitution
c. Right to Privacy
d. Hindu Succession Act


ANSWERS

1. d
2. c [iii- IIT Bombay, Gauhati University and the Gandhinagar-based Dhirumbhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology – have jointly developed high-tech sensors for use in agriculture.]
3. b 




Daily Quiz 46

1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding 'Inclusive Internet Index 2020 Report'?

i. The overall Index score based on the scores of the Availability, Affordability, Relevance and Readiness categories.
ii. One of the finding has been that mobile data has been a game-changer for higher-income groups, but access is still too expensive.
​iii.  India has been ranked 46th in the Inclusive Internet Index 2020 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

a. i & iii       b. ii & iii    c. i & ii  d. all above

​2. Dr. Harsh Vardhan taken charge as the Chairman of WHO's Executive Board. Which of the following statements are correct  about WHO's Executive Board?
i. The Executive Board is composed of 24 persons who are technically qualified in the field of health.
​ii. The main functions of the Executive Board are to give effect to the decisions and policies of the Health Assembly of WHO.

a. i only        b. ii only       c. none above   d. both above

​3. Which of the following statements are correct 'UNCTAD's Investment Trends Monitor Report' released in January 2020?
​i. As per the report, India was among the top 5 recipients of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in 2019.
​ii. South Asia recorded a 10% increase in FDI and this growth.
​iii. Inflows into Bangladesh and Pakistan have declined.

a. ii & iii        b. ii only     c. i & iii   d. iii onlyDaily Quiz


ANSWERS 


1. a [ii. One of the finding has been that mobile data has been a game-changer for lower-income groups, but access is still too expensive.]
2. b [i. The Executive Board is composed of 34 persons who are technically qualified in the field of health.]
3. a [i. As per the report, India was among the top 10 recipients of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in 2019. India stood at 8th place in the year 2019 in terms of Foreign Direct Investment inflow in the world]


Daily Quiz 45


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'INFLOWS'?
i. It is a an integrated flood warning system recently launched in Mumbai.
ii. Cochin was the first city in India to have such a system.
​iii. INFLOWS is developed by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
​iv. The IFLOWS-Mumbai comprises seven modules. 

a. i, ii & iv       b. i, ii & iii    c. i & iv   d. all above


​2. Which of the following statements are correct  about RADT (Rapid Antigen Detection Tests)?
i. It is a test on swabbed nasal samples that detects antigens
ii. It is a point-of-care test and is used to quickly obtain a diagnostic result.

a. i only        b. ii only       c. none above   d. both above

​3. Which of the following defence technologies imported from Israel by India?
i. Hermes 900
ii. Phalcon
iii. BARAK
​iv. Apache Helicopters

a. i, ii & iii        b. ii, iii & iv      c. i & iii   d. ii, iii & iv


ANSWERS

1. c [ii. Chennai was the first city in India to have such a system.; iii. INFLOWS is developed by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).]
2. d
3. a [​iv. Apache Helicopters is to be imported from USA.]



Daily Quiz 44


​1. Recently there has been a news about  “Agneeprastha”. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
i. Agneeprastha is a latest missile aquired by Indian Navy.  
ii. It is a missile park which is proposed to be set up in INS Kalinga.

a. i only        b. ii only       c. none above   d. both above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about '‘Macadamisation Program’'?
i. Macadamisation Program’ is the programme for improvement of roads launched by Ministry Transport & Highways'.
ii. Macadamisation Program’ is the programme for improvement of quarries across Jammu and Kashmir.

a. i only        b. ii only       c. none above   d. both above

​3. Which of the following statements are correct about '‘​The Barakah plant’'?
i. It is a nuclear energy plant located in Saudi Arabia.
ii. It is expected to meet 25% of the host country’s electricity needs with zero carbon emissions.
iii. It’s the first new country to launch a nuclear power plant in three decades.

a. i & ii       b. ii & iii    c. i & iii    d. all above   



ANSWERS
1. b
2. a
3. b [i. It is a nuclear energy plant located in UAE.] 


 Daily Quiz 43


1. What is true about ''navigating the new normal''?
i. 'Navigating the New Normal' is a campaign for behaviour change.
ii. The campaign has been launched by National Institution for Transforming India.
iii. This media campaign focused on the wearing of masks.


a. i & ii           b. ii & iii       c. i & iii    d. all above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Terminal High Altitude Area Defense'?
i. 'Terminal High Altitude Area Defense' is strategic deployment of land focres at high altitude areas.
ii. It is a ground-based antiballistic missile defence system.

a. i only        b. ii only       c. none above   d. both above

​3. India has become non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2021-22. The ten non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis as follows €-
i. 5 for African and Asian countries, 1 for Eastern European countries, 2 for Latin American and Caribbean countries and 2 for Western European and other countries.
​ii. i. 4 for African and Asian countries, 2 for Eastern European countries, 2 for Latin American and Caribbean countries and 2 for Western European and other countries.
iii. i. 2 for African countries, 3 from Asian countries, 1 for Eastern European countries, 2 for Latin American and Caribbean countries and 2 for Western European and other countries.

a. i only        b. ii only    c. iii only    d. none above 
 

ANSWERS

1.d

2.a

3.a 


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Daily Quiz 43

1. What is true about 'India’s trans-shipping hub'?
i. The objective of developing trans-shipment facility on Indian port is to ensure that Indian cargo trans-ship through Indian Port. 
ii. The location of trans-shipping hub is selected with regard to proximity of port  to International sea routes.
iii. Kochi International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT)) of Cochin Port is proposed to develop as India’s second trans-shipping hub.

a. i & ii           b. ii & iii       c. i & iii    d. all above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Pied Cuckoo Bird'?
i. 'It is a bird with white and black plumage (pied) with a fancy crest on the head.
ii. Pied Cuckoo Bird' has been considered a harbinger of the monsoon rains due to the timing of its arrival.
​iii. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII), has proposed to study the migration of the Pied Cuckoo Bird by tagging the bird with satellite transmitters.

a. i & iii          b. iii only       c. ii & iii   d. all above

​3. Which of the following software applications constitute the Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES)?


​i. Action Soft        ii. PRAI Soft       iii. Area Profiler       iv. National Asset Directory (NAD)

a. i & iii          b. ii, iii & iv       c. i, ii & iii   d. all above


ANSWERS 


1. c.[ Kochi International Container Trans-shipment Terminal (ICTT)) of Cochin Port is proposed to develop as India’s  first trans-shipping hub.]
2. c [i. 'It is a bird with black and white plumage (pied) with a fancy crest on the head.]
3. d



Daily Quiz 42

​1. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in its “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update for 2020-2024” has made certain forecasts. Which of the following statements are correct about this?
i.  The annual mean global temperature is likely to be within the range 0.91 – 1.59°C. Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024).
ii. In 2020, the Arctic is likely to have warmed by more than twice as much as the global mean.
iii. The smallest temperature change is expected in the tropics and in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere.

a. i & ii           b. ii & iii       c. i & iii    d. all above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Amazonia -1'?
i. It is Brazil’s first satellite for Earth observation – designed, assembled and tested in India Brazil.
ii.  Amazonia – 1 will be launched by ISRO.
iii. Amazonia – 1 will help in observing and monitoring the deforestation in the region of Amazon through the satellite images.

a. i & iii          b. iii only       c. ii & iii   d. all above

​3. What is true about “Chi Lupo”?
​i. It is a book written by Kezang D Thongdok.  
ii. It depicts about the practice of collection of honey from the perched rocky hilltops.
​iii. It is a documentary which has won the best documentary at the 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Awards.

a. i & iii          b. iii only       c. ii & iii   d. all above


ANSWERS
1. d
2. c [. It is Brazil’s first satellite for Earth observation – designed, assembled and tested in Brazil.]
3. c [​i. It is a documentary written by Kezang D Thongdok.  ]


​Daily Quiz 41


​1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sowa-Rigpa'?
i. It is a plant "Sowa-Rigpa" is a medicinal plant which is used for preparing anti malarial medicines.
ii. It is a commonly known as Amchi system of medicine, one of the oldest, living and well documented medical tradition of the world. 

a. i only           b. ii only       c. none above    d. both above

2. What is true about 'SpaceX Dragon'?
i. It is a popular gaming app.
ii. The SpaceX Dragon is a class of reusable cargo spacecraft.
iii. It is developed by SpaceX, an American company.

a. i only           b. ii only       c. ii & iii   d. none above

​3. ‘Guidelines for Evaluation of Nano-based Agri-input and food products in India’ has been released recently. These guidelines will be helpful in significant benefits for which of the following missions?
i. Doubling Farmers Income by 2022
ii. National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture

a. i only           b. ii only       c. none above    d. both above


ANSWERS


1. b
2. c
3. d



Daily Quiz 40
​1. Which of the following statements are correct about "Sapno ki Udaan”?
​i. It is a scheme launched as a part of “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”.
​ii. It is a Centrally Sponsored Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme.
iii. It is a new scheme launched for upgrading the skill of new entrepreneurs.

a. i & ii   b. ii & iii   c. i & iii     d. i only

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about "India’s Venus mission"?
i. India’s 1st Venus Mission is named as S -1.
ii. It is scheduled for launch at the end of 2023 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
iii. The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) will explore Venus for the second time through the India’s 1st Venus Mission.

a. i & ii   b. ii & iii   c. i & iii     d. all above

3.  Which of the following statements are correct about “COPAL-19”?
​i. This is an app which enables users to track willing plasma donors who have recovered from COVID-19.
ii. This is an launched by Delhi government to track the home  quarantine COVID-19 cases.
a. i only   b. ii only   c. none above   d. both above​

​ANSWERS
1. a
2. b [i. India’s 1st Venus Mission is named as  Shukrayaan-1.]
​3. a


Daily Quiz 39


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'United Nations Security Council'? 

i. Non-permanent members are elected for three year terms.
ii. This is the eighth time that India has become non-permanent member of UN Security Council.
iii. India will serve as the President of the UN body during 2021.

a. i only   b. ii only    c. i & iii     d. i & ii

​2. Indian start ups have been named in 'List of Technology Pioneers of 2020'. Which of the following statements are correct about this.
i. Two Indian startups 'Stellapps' and 'Zestmoney' were featured in the List of Technology Pioneers of 2020.
​ii. The list was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

a. ii only  b. i only   c. none above   d. both above

3. Consider the following statements about 'Senkaku Islands'.
​i. These are group of Islands with sparse population.
ii. These islands have been a point of disagreement between Japan and China since 1972.
iii. Senkaku Islands are known as the Diaoyus by China and Tiaoyutai by Taiwan. 


a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above​


​DAILY QUIZ ANSWERS
1. b [ i. Non-permanent members are elected for two year terms.; iii. India will serve as the President of the UN body for the month of August, 2021.]
2. d
3. c [i. These are group of uninhabited islands.]

Daily Quiz 38

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Placebos' ?
i. Researchers use placebos to understand effect a new drug on a particular condition.
ii. A placebo is a real medical treatment. 
iii. All placebos contain an active substance meant to affect health. 


a. i only   b. ii & iii    c. i & iii     d. none above

​2. Consider the following statements about ' ​The 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan'.
i. It will be implemented on a mission mode in 125 days.
ii. It will be implemented in all the states. 
iii. the scheme is aimed for migrant workers.


Which of the above are correct?

a. ii only  b. i & iii   c. i & ii   d. all above

3. Consider the following statements about 'Herbal Roads'.
​i. Ministry of Ayush has launched this project.
ii. These herbal roads will have medicinal and herbal trees. 
iii. Along the herbal roads, a small herbal medicine production units will be established. ​

a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above​


Answers
1. a [ii. A placebo is not a real medical treatment; it is anything that seems to be a "real" medical treatment but isn't; iii. All placebos do not contain an active substance meant to affect health. ]
2. b [ii. It will be implemented in 116 districts of six states.]
3. b [​i. Government of Uttar  Pradesh has launched this project. iii. Not correct -There is no such provision in the project.]

Daily Quiz 37


1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding 'Global Report on Food Crises 2020'?
i. 135 million people were facing the issue of acute food insecurity and hunger in 2019.
​ii. Economic shocks and weather extremes are the main driver of the food crisis in 2019. 
​iii. South Asia had the largest number of the population facing an acute food shortage.


a. i only   b. ii & iii    c. i & iii     d. all above

​2. What is 'Operation Twist'?
i. It is RBI’s recent announcement regarding simultaneous selling of long-term securities and buying of short-term securities through open market operations (OMO).
​ii. Operation Twist is a move taken by U.S. Federal Reserve in 2011-12 to make long-term borrowing cheaper.

a. ii only  b. i only   c. none above   d. both above

3. Consider the following statements about 'The Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2019'.
​i. It proposes to amalgamate two Acts namely -The Trade Unions Act, 1926 and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.
​ii. It presents the legal framework for the concept of ‘fixed-term employment’ through contract workers on a pan-India basis.
​iii. The trade union with the support of at least 51% of workers will be recognised as the negotiating union by the government.


a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above​


ANSWERS
1. a [ii.
Conflict/insecurity was still the main driver of the food crisis in 2019, but the weather extremes and economic shocks became increasingly significant factors.; ​iii. Africa had the largest number of the population facing an acute food shortage.]
2. a [i. It is RBI’s recent announcement regarding simultaneous selling of
short-term securities and buying of long term securities through open market operations (OMO).]
3. b [i. It proposes to amalgamate
three Acts namely -The Trade Unions Act, 1926, The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, and The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.;iii. The trade union with the support of at least 75% of workers will be recognised as the negotiating union by the government.]


Daily Quiz 36

​1. Pan-India Real Time Market (RTM) in electricity has been launched recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
i. It will allow utilities to manage their power demand dynamically and integrate renewables in an effective way.
​ii. It intends to make the power market dynamic by enabling trade in electricity through Six-hourly auctions.
​iii. It will also support the grid operators to enhance overall safety and security of the grid.

a. i & ii   b. ii & iii    c. i & iii     d. all above

​2.  Open Skies Treaty (OST) has been in the news recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​i. Recently, the United States of America (USA) has announced that it will exit the Open Skies Treaty (OST) due to continuous violation of the treaty by China.
​ii. India is a member of this treaty.

a. ii only  b. i only   c. none above   d. both above

3. Problem of stubble burning is again been experienced in Punjab. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Stubble Burning'?
i. Stubble burning is an act of setting fire to crop residue to remove them from the field to sow the next crop.  
​ii. Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 regulates the ban and action against people burning the crop residue.
​iii. Though he burning of wheat straw pollute the environment, it however improve the soil fertility.

a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above


​​Answers
1. ​c [ii. It intends to make the power market dynamic by enabling trade in electricity through half-hourly auctions.]
​2. c [​i. Recently, the United States of America (USA) has announced that it will exit the Open Skies Treaty (OST) due to continuous violation of the treaty by Russia. ii. India is not a member of this treaty.]
3. a [The burning of wheat straw reduces the soil fertility, besides polluting the environment.]

Daily Quiz 35

1. Which of the statements are correct about 'Immunoglobulin'?
i. Immunoglobulins are glycoprotein molecules produced by white blood cells.
ii. Immunoglobulin is also known as 'Antibody'.
iii. There are 5 different isotypes of Immunoglobulin and the most abundant isotype in the plasma is IgA.


a. i & ii   b. ii & iii    c. ii only     d. all above

​2.  What is true about 'Desert Locusts'?
i.  They belong grasshoppers family.
ii.  They lay eggs in areas with dense vegetation.
​iii. A single swarm of locust can travel up to 150 km a day.


a. i & ii   b. i only   c. i & iii    d. all above

3.  A change in the Earth’s seismic noise and vibrations have been reported recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​i. Seismic noise refers to the relatively persistent vibration of the ground.
​ii. Scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) have observed a 30-50 per cent fall in levels of ambient seismic noise during lock down due to Covid -19.
​iii.  The seismic noise vibrations caused by human activity are of high frequency. 

a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above


Answers 
1. a [ iii. There are 5 different isotypes of Immunoglobulin and the most abundant isotype in the plasma is IgG.]
​2. c [ii.  They lay eggs in areas of barren lands.]
3. d


Daily Quiz 34

1. Bhopal’s CSIR-AMPRI faculty has developed a lightweight carbon foam. Which of the statements are correct in this regard?
i. Carbon foam has good mechanical strength and is non-toxic.
ii. Carbon foam can be used as an electrode for lead acid batteries and water purification systems.
iii. It would also be quite economical in separating arsenic, oil and other metals from contaminated water.

a. i & iii   b. ii & iii    c. ii only     d. all above

​2.  'Coir Geo textiles' has been permitted for rural road construction under the third phase of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, (PMGSY-III) by government recently. What is true about 'Coir Geo textiles'?
i.  'Coir Geo textiles' is a synthetic fabric. 
ii. It is a permeable and resistant to moisture.
iii. Coir Geotextiles protect land surface and promote quick vegetation. ​ 

a. i & ii   b. i only   c. ii & iii    d. all above

3.  Registrar General of India has released its Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin based on data collected for 2018 (reference year). According to this SRS -
​i. India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has improved very marginally from 33 per 1,000 live births in 2017 to 32 in 2018.
​ii. With regard to percentage reduction during period 2009-2018, there is a more decline of IMR  in rural areas as compared to urban areas.
iii. Kerala and Tamil Nadu are the only states which has now achieved the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for IMR reduction, set at eight for the year 2020.

a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above


ANSWERS
1. d
2. c (i-'Coir Geo textiles' is a natural fabric.)
​3. a (iii. Kerala is the only state which has now achieved the United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for IMR reduction, set at eight for the year 2020.)


Daily Quiz 33

1. Which of the following statements are correct about newly purposed Parliament building for India?
i. The project aims to build a recatangular parliament building. 
ii. It will revamp the 3-km long Raj Path from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.​
​iii. It is expected that parliament will be holding its sessions in a new building in 2025.

a. i & iii   b. ii & iii    c. ii only     d. all above

​2. Hydroxychloroquine has been in the news. Which of the following statements are correct about Hydroxychloroquine ?
i. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
​ii. Hydroxychloroquine act as a Steroid-sparing Agent in the treatment of Immune disease. 
​iii. It is not included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

a. i & ii   b. i only   c. ii & iii    d. all above

3.  Recently GI tags have given to products. Which of the combinations of such product and the respective places are correct?
i. Chak-Hao: Odisha                    ii. Terracotta work: Gorakhpur                          iii. Kovilpatti kadalai mittai: Kerala


a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above


​​​Answers


1. c [i. The project aims to build a triangular parliament building.; 3.iii. It is expected that parliament will be holding its sessions in a new building in 2022.]
2. a [​iii. It is included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.]
​3. b [i. Chak-Hao: Manipur  iii. Kovilpatti kadalai mittai: Tamil Nadu]


Daily Quiz 32


1.  According to a CRISIL Research report regarding renewable energy capacity-
i.Tamil Nadu retained its 1st position in terms of total installed renewable capacity in FY20 followed by Karnataka. 
ii. There are three states which have more than 10 GW of installed capacity. 
​iii. Tamil Nadu continues to be the leader in wind energy.

a. i & iii   b. ii & iii    c. i only     d. all above

​2. Labour Ministry declared banking industry as public utility service till October 21, 2020. Which of the following statements are correct about this?
i. It implies that the employees and officers of the banking sector are barred to do any strikes. 
ii. The banking industry has been declared as a public utility is to ensure protection to the customers and to serve them in a better way.
​iii. A public utility service (PUS) is defined under Section 2(n) of the Industrial Disputes Act (ID Act), 1947 Trade Unions Act, 1926.


a. i & ii   b. ii only   c. ii & iii    d. all above


3.  Which National Park has become the India’s 1st quarantine centre for animals with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).
​a. Jim Corbett National Park   b. Gir National Park     c. Guindy National Park      d. Kanha National Park


ANSWERS
1. b [i. Karnataka retained its 1st position in terms of total installed renewable capacity in FY20 followed by Tamil Nadu.]
2. a [iii. A public utility service (PUS) is defined under Section 2(n) of the Industrial Disputes Act (ID Act), 1947.
3. a


DAILY QUIZ 31

1.  India has signed agreement for use of which of the following ports with Bangladesh?
i. Chattogram        ii. Hambantota         iii. Chabahar          iv.  Mongla


a. i & iii   b. i & iv     c. i only     d. i, ii & iv

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Chandrayaan-3'?
i. 'Chandrayaan-3' will have lander, rover and propulsion module.
ii. ISRO has decided to launch in same area as the one from Chandrayaan -2. 

a. i only   b. ii only   c. none above    d. both above

3.  Consider the following statements about Union Territories.
i.  When the Indian Constitution was adopted in 1949, there was only one union territory namely Andaman and Nicobar Islands.​
ii. There are three Union territories with their own elected legislatures and governments.
iii. As of 2020 there are nine union territories.

​a. i & ii   b. ii & iii     c. i & iii    d. All above

ANSWERS
1. b
2. d
3. a (iii. As of 2020 there are eight union territories.)

QUIZ 30


1. Which of the following statements are correct about “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”.
​i. It is non-​digital geological map of the moon.
ii It was released by ISRO United States Geological Survey.
iii. Informative tool for for present & future lunar missions.

a. i & iii   b. ii & iii     c. iii only    d. All above

​2. What is “Vilokana”?
​i. It is a new app to trace Covid-19 cases.
​ii. It is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) semantic search engine.
iii. It enable researchers to get deeper insights into scientific studies and to find an early solution to the COVID-19 crisis.

a. i & ii   b. ii & iii     c. i & iii    d. All above

3. Transcorp International Limited (TIL) has been in news recently. Which of the following statements are correct about this?
​i. It is leading forex and payment solutions provider.
​ii. It is the 1st non-bank company to receive Reserve Bank of India (RBI) nod to enter into co-branding arrangements for prepaid Instruments. 
iii. It is the 1st non-bank player in India to issue National Common Mobility Cards.

​a. i & ii   b. ii & iii     c. i & iii    d. All above


Answers

1. c (​i. -It is digital geological map of the moon.; ii It was released by United States Geological Survey.)

2. b

3. d


Daily Quiz 29


​1. Consider the following statements about 'The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR)'.
​i. ​The government has reconstituted the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) with Union Defence Minister as its chairperson.
ii. Mayors & municipal commissioners  of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad, of these cities will also be the  members.
iii. The functions of NPDRR are to review the progress made in the field of disaster management and to advise about the coordination between the central & state governments.

Which of the above are correct?

a. i & ii   b. ii & iii     c. ii only    d. All above

​2. Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has notified the new Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Rules, 2020 by replacing the earlier 2012 rules. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?

​i. It mandates the police verification of staffs in schools and care centers.
​ii. Child Welfare Committee along with the District Legal Services Authority are mandated to check any amount of fine imposed by the Special Court under the Act which is to be paid to the child victim.
​iii. Any person who has get any pornographic material involving a child should report the contents to the special juvenile police unit (SJPU). 

a. i, ii & iv    b. ii & iv     c. i, ii & iii    d. All above





3. Maharashtra Government renamed one of its Airport as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport. Match the airports in Maharashtra with their new names.
​A. Aurangabad Airport    B. Mumbai airport      C. Kolhapur airport

i. Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Airport   ii. Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj    iii. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport  

a. A-i, B-iii, C-ii         b. A-ii, B-iii, C-i            c. A-i, B-ii, C-iii  d. A-ii, B-iii, C-i

ANSWERS 

​1. b (i. -​The government has reconstituted the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) with Union Home Minister as its chairperson.)
​2. d
​3. a


Daily Quiz 28 


​​1. Consider the following statements about 'Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL)'.
​i. ​ATL is a workspace where young people can learn innovation skills. 
ii. ATL enable the students to learn multiple STEM concepts.
​iii. ATLs is a flagship initiative of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Which of the above are correct?


a. i & ii   b. ii & iii     c. ii only    d. All above

​2. Consider the following statements about 'Hurun Global Rich List 2020'.
i. It is a compilation of the richest individuals across the globe having a net worth of $1 million or more.
ii. The world has added more than one billionaire a day. 
iii. US has more billionaires than the China and India combined.
​iv. In adding billionaires, India rose to third rank.

Which of the above are correct?

a. i, ii & iv    b. ii & iv     c. i, ii & iii    d. All above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Chandrayaan-3'?
i. India's manned mission to space - 'Chandrayaan-3' is likely to be launched in first half of 2021.
ii. 'Chandrayaan-3' will have lander, rover and propulsion module.
iii. ISRO has decided to launch in different area than the one from Chandrayaan -2. 
a. ii & iii    b. i & iii   c. i & ii      d. ii only



Answers


1. a (iii.- ATLs is a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog.)
2. b (i. -It is a compilation of the richest individuals across the globe having a net worth of $1 billion or more; iii. -China has more billionaires than the US and India combined.)
3. d (i. India's unmanned mission to space - 'Chandrayaan-3' is likely to be launched in first half of 2021; iii.- ISRO has decided to launch in same area as the one from Chandrayaan -2.) 


Daily Quiz 27


1. Consider the following statements about 'Rare Disease'.
​i. A rare disease is the one that affects the population all a sudden
​ii. Most rare diseases are genetic in nature.
​iii. The theme of Rare Disease Day 2020 is 'Reframe Rare'.
iv. Coronavirus is a rare disease.

Which of the above are correct?

a. ii & iii    b. ii, iii & iv     c. i, ii & iii    d. All above

​2. The GoI has decided to establish Central Consumer Protection Authority under the Consumer Protection act, 2019. which of the following are consumer acts as per section 6 of Consumer Protection act, 2019?
i. right to safety   ii. right to be informer    iii. right to choose     iv. right to be heard.


a. i, ii & iv    b. ii, iii & iv     c. i, ii & iii    d. All above

3. The first anniversary of 'National War Memorial' was commemorated in February 2020.Which  of the following statements are correct about 'National War Memorial'?
​i. The National War Memorial draws inspiration from the 'Chakravyuh' formation.
​ii. The main structure has been built in the form of six concentric circles, each chakra signifying different values of the armed forces.
iii. It was for the first time that Prime Minister paid homage to fallen soldiers at 'National War Memorial' on the Republic Day of 2020 instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti beneath the India Gate arch.


a. ii & iii    b. i & iii   c. iii only     d. all above

Answers

1. a

2. d

3. b (​ii. The main structure has been built in the form of four concentric circles, each chakra signifying different values of the armed forces.)


​Daily Quiz 26 


1. Biometric enabled Centralised Access Control System (CACS) and ‘e-BCAS Project Training Module’ were launched to -
​i. enhance security and to improve ease of doing business at airports.
ii. enhance security and to improve ease of doing business at SEZs.
​iii. The project is envisaged to achieve “paperless office” under e-Governance initiative of Govt. of India.

a. i & iii    b. iii only     c. ii & iii    d. none above

​2. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)'?
​i. It aims to reduce poverty of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment. 
ii. It aims to reduce poverty of the urban poor households by enabling them to access unskilled wage employment opportunities.
iii. Its mission is to provide for shelters for urban homeless.

a. i & ii    b. i & iii   c. ii & iii    d. all above

3. Which  of the following statements are correct about festival 'Dhanu Jatra’?
​i. It is an open-air theater festival held annually in  Odisha.
ii. Jatra’s drama is based on the story of Ramayana.  
​iii. It is the world’s longest open-air drama named in the Guinness book of records.
iv. Government of India gave the National Festival Sttus to Dhanu Jatra.

a. i, ii & iii    b. i & iv    c. i, iii & iv     d. all above


Answers


1. a
​2. b (ii. It aims to reduce poverty of the urban poor households by enabling them to access skilled wage employment opportunities.)

3. c (ii. Jatra’s drama is based on the story of  Lord Krishna and his uncle Kansa.  )


Daily Quiz 25


​1. Which  of the following banks are participating in reconstruction plan of 'Yes Bank'?
i. SBI ii. ICICI  iii. Axis iv. LIC


a. i, ii & iii    b. i,ii & iv      c. i & iv    d.i, ii & iv

​2. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'Bhoomi Rashi Portal'?
​i.It is a web based Utility –BhoomiRashi to fully digitize land records. 
ii. It is a web based Utility –BhoomiRashi to fully digitize and automate the entire process of land acquisition. 
​iii. It is launched by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
iv. Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)

a. i & iv    b. ii & iii   c. ii & iv    d. i & iii

3. What are the key outcomes of India's initiative for SAARC on COVID-19?
​i.India has proposed the creation of COVID-19 Emergency Fund through proportional contributions from all SAARC Nations.  
​ii. SAARC Disaster Management Centre locted will be used for effective and efficient practises.
​iii. A common Research Platform will be created to coordinate research on controlling epidemic diseases within the South Asian region (SAR).

a. i & iii    b. i & ii     c. ii & iii     d. all above

Answers

1. a

2. b

3. c (​i-India has proposed the creation of COVID-19 Emergency Fund through voluntary contributions from all SAARC Nations.)


Daily Quiz 24


​1. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently released its report on “Trends in International arms transfers 2019”. According to the report - Which  of the following statements are correct about this?
​i. India is the second largest arms importer in the world.
​ii. Indian Weapons import from Russia declined from 72% to 56%.
​iii. China has been ranked as the world's second-largest weapons manufacturer.

Which  of the following statements are correct about this?


a. i & iii    b. ii & iii      c. i only    d. all above

​2. Government of India has recently constituted a delimitation panel. Which  of the following statements are correct about this?
​i. The Commission will delimit the constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the provisions the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act.
ii. The Commission will delimit the constituencies of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland in accordance with the provisions of the Delimitation Act, 2002.

a. i only    b. ii only     c. none above     d. all above

3. Supreme Court has recently passed orders regarding NGOs on the issue of foreign funds. Which  of the following statements are correct about this?
i. NGOs supporting public causes through lawful means can't be barred from receiving foreign funds.
​ii. By resorting to legitimate means of dissent like 'bandh', 'hartal', etc., cannot deprive an organisation of its legitimate right of receiving foreign contribution.
iii. Foreign donations can be stopped for those organisations, which have connection with active politics or take part in party politics.
a. i & iii    b. ii & iii     c. iii only     d. all above


Answers​

1. d

2. d

3. d


Daily Quiz 23​


1. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'Zero Discrimination Day'?
​i.  It is observed every year on 1st March to end discrimination against physically challenged.
ii. It is observed every year on 1st March to end discrimination against girls and women. 
iii. Zero Discrimination Day also promotes the necessity of equal rights, opportunities and treatments.

a. i & iii    b. ii & iii      c. i only    d. all above

​2. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'Smart Meter National Programme'?
​i. It aimed at retrofitting conventional meters with smart variants to improve billing efficiency.
​ii. It can help in controling AT&C losses, due to power pilferage / bypassing meters.
a. i only    b. ii only     c. none above     d. all above

3. Losar festival was celebrated recently. Which  of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​i. Losar is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism.
ii. Losar is a festival celebrated in Odisha.
iii. The holiday is a new year's festival.

a. i & iii    b. ii & iii     c. iii only     d. all above


​Answers


1. b

2. d

3. a


Daily Quiz 22


1. Bharat Stage VI is the new emission standard that all vehicles in the country will have to adhere to from April 1, 2020. Which of the following statements are correct about BS VI.

​i. The sulphur content of BS-VI fuel is five times lower than that in BS-IV fuel
​ii. The particulate matter (PM) limit has been capped at 4.5mg/km for petrol engines.
​iii. BS-IV vehicles purchased up to March 2020 will remain operational for 5 years only from their registration.

a. i & iii    b. ii only      c. i & ii     d. all above

​2. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'Worldwide Education for The Future Index (WEFFI) 2019'?
​i. India ranked 35th with a score of 53.
​ii. Index is based on 3 categories -Policy environment, Teaching environment and Socio economic environment. ​

a. i only    b. ii only     c. none above     d. all above

3. Which  of the following statements are correct about 'State of India’s Bird 2020 report'?
​i. 80 % among 146 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past 5 years.
ii. The numbers of India’s national bird -Peacock, has increased suddenly over the past few decades. 

a. i only    b. ii only     c. none above     d. all above



Answers 

1. c (iii-BS-IV vehicles purchased up to March 2020 will remain operational the entire duration of their registration.)

2. d

3. d


Daily Quiz 21

​1. As per Union Budget 2020, which of the following have been announced for a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables?
​i. Launching of Kisan Rail
​ii. Launching of Krishi Uddan
iii. Launching of Krishi Vahan 


a. i & iii    b. ii & iii      c. i & ii     d. all above

​2. Which  of the following announcements have been made in Union Budget 2020 with regard to health sector?
​i. Viability gap funding proposed for setting up hospitals in the PPP mode
​ii.  Expansion of Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to all districts by 2022
​iii. “TB Harega Desh Jeetega” campaign to end TB by 2025. 

a. i & iii    b. ii & iii      c. i & ii     d. all above

3. Which  of the following announcements have been made in Union Budget 2020 with regard to 'New Economy'?
i. Knowledge Translation Clusters for emerging technology sectors 
ii. Scaling up of Technology Clusters harbouring test beds and small scale manufacturing facilities.
iii. National Mission on Quantum Technologies and applications with an outlay of Rs.8000 crore proposed.

a. i & iii    b. ii & iii      c. i & ii     d. all above
Daily Quiz 21


Answers

1. c

2. ​a (ii-Expansion of Jan Aushadhi Kendra Scheme to all districts by 2024)

3. d


Daily Quiz 20


​1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Coronavirus'?
i. China outbreak is caused by a novel coronavirus designated as 2019-nCoV.
​ii. MERS and SARS are also coronavirus which cause severe symptoms. 
​iii. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. 
iv. There are no vaccine for its treatment. 

a. i, ii & iv b. ii & iii c. i, iii & iv d. all above

2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Ramsar Sites'?
i. Ramsar sites are biospheres of national importance.
ii. These are wetlands of national importance.
​iii. India has a total of 37 Ramsar sites.

a. i & iii b. ii & iii c. i & ii  d. all above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about recent announcement by government for sale of'Air India'?
i. Government has invited bids for 50% stake sale of Air India (AI). 
ii. It is proposed to hive off liabilities worth nearly Rs 40,000 crore to sweeten the deal. 
iii. The new buyer will get a total of 146 aircraft.

a. i & iii b. ii & iii c. i & ii  d. all above


Daily Quiz Answers 19


1. d

2. b

3. b (i. Government has invited bids for 100% stake sale of Air India (AI). )


Daily Quiz 18


1. Which of the Indian airports have received international recognition for reducing the carbon emission level as per the standards set by Airports Council International (ACI)?
​i. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
ii. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
iii. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata, West Bengal
iv. Biju Patnaik International Airport Bhubaneswar, Odisha

a. i, ii & iv b. ii & iii c. i, iii & iv d. all above


​​2. It has been recently decided to set up Fast Track Courts under safety of women mission. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
i. 1023 Fast Track Courts will be set up in 24 states.
​ii. These fast-track special courts will cover pending cases of rape of children below the age of 12 years. 
iii. Cases of rape of women pending in various courts across the country will be dealt in such fast track courts. 
iv. The FTSC will be set up as part of National Mission for Safety of Women (NMSW).

a. i, ii & iv b. ii & iii c. i, iii & iv d. all above

3. Paperless licensing process for petroleum road tankers has been launched. What is true about this? 
i.Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas Commerce and Industry, has launched paperless licensing process. 
ii.The authenticity of the license can be verified through public domain available on PESO’s website.
iii. This will help towards paperless and green India that provides ease of doing business for petroleum road tankers.


a. i & iii b. ii & iii c. i & ii  d. all above


Answers Daily Quiz 18
1. c (ii-Trivandrum International Airport, Kerala.)
2. d
3. b (i. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has launched paperless licensing process.)


Daily Quiz 17

​1. Recently scientists have found something unique in Milky way. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard? 
​i. Titanic wave of star-forming gases have been found in the Milky way.
ii. Titanic stars have been found in the Milky way.
iii. New discovery was noticed by the researchers who were building a 3-D map of our galaxy’s interstellar matter.

a. i & ii  b. iii only c. i & iii  d. all above

​2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set up a regional academic center. What is true about this?​
i. It is located in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district.
ii. The center will conduct research and development in space technology applications to meet the needs of our space programs.
iii. It will act as second spaceport for launching small satellites.

​a. i & iii  b. ii only  c. ii & iii  d. both above

3. The Cabinet has approved the promulgation of Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
i. Coal sector are opened up completely for commercial mining for all local and global firms.
ii. The ordinance puts an end to captive coal block auctions in future.

a. i only  b. ii only & iv  c. none above  d. both aboveDaily Quiz 17 Answers

1. c
​2. b (i-It is located at the National Institute of Technology (NITK) at Surathkal in Karnataka's southwest Dakshina Kannada district.) 
3. d

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Daily Quiz 16

​1. Consider the following statements about the 'Carbon Tax'.
​i. India levies nationwide carbon tax on coal both produced and imported into India but it does not include coal indigenously produced.
​ii. Carbon tax is a form of pollution tax.
iii. The current 'carbon Tax' rate is Rs. 50 rupee per tonne of coal.

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. i & ii  b. ii only c. ii & iii  d. all above

​2.The American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2018 released recently shows that -
i. 21.9% of US residents speak a foreign language at home.
ii. Telugu continues to be the most widely spoken Indian language.
iii. The Bengali-speaking US-based population at 3.75 lakh has shown a rise by nearly 68% over the same eight-year period.​

​a. i & iii  b. i & ii  c. ii & iii  d. both above

3. Which of the following are the pillars of the justice system are covered in ‘India Justice Report 2019'?
i. Prison  ii. Police  iii.Judiciary iv. Legal Aid

a. i, ii & iv  b. i, iii & iv  c. i, ii & iii  d. all above






Answers Daily Quiz 16
1. b (i-India levies nationwide carbon tax on coal both produced and imported into India; iii- The current 'carbon Tax' rate is Rs. 400 rupee per tonne of coal.)
2.a (ii - Hindi continues to be the most widely spoken Indian language.)
3.d 


Daily Quiz 15

​1. Consider the following statements about the 'Periodic Table Of Chemical Elements'.
​i. UNESCO will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the organisation of the periodic table by Russian scientist Dmitry Chernov.
​ii. The four new elements—with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 round out the sixth row of the table.

Which one of the above is/are correct?

a. i only  b. ii only c. none above  d. both above

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about recent amendments made regarding ' Special Protections Group'?
​i. As per latest amendment to SPG Act, all the family members of Prime Minister would be covered irrespective whether they are residing with him or not at the official residence.
​ii. The SPG act provided that the SPG security will be provided in cases where the threat emanates from a military or terrorist organization.

​a. i only  b. ii only c. none above  d. both above

3. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘RISAT-2B'?
i. It was launched by NASA in May 2019.
ii. It is radar imaging earth observation satellite
iii. It is built for a 5 year operational life. 

a. i only  b. ii & iii c. i & iii d. both above

Answers Daily Quiz 15


​1.c (​i -UNESCO will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the organisation of the periodic table by Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev; ii - The four new elements—with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 round out the seventh row of the table.
2. b (i. As per latest amendment to SPG Act, only those family members of Prime Minister who are residing with him at the official residence would be covered.)
3. b (i -It was launched by ISRO in May 2019.)


Daily Quiz 14


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2020'?

​i. Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network publish the index annually.  
ii. India lies at bottom ten countries in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) for the first time. 
iii. ​United States included in the worst-performing countries for the first time.
iv. It also measures the countries status - on track to meet the global goals of the Paris Agreement with reference to a well-below 2°C pathway.

a. i & iii & iv  b. i, ii, & iv c. i, iii & iv  d. all above

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'National Mathematics Day'?
​i. The Indian government declared 26th February 22 December to be National Mathematics Day.
​ii. It was announced in 2012 at Madras University, during the inaugural ceremony of the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
iii. 'National Mathematics Day' is announced after Akshay Venkatesh, a renowned Indian-Australian mathematician, won the mathematics' prestigious Fields Medal which known as the Nobel Prize for math.

a. i & iii & iv  b. i & ii c. ii only  d. all above

​3. Which of the following statements are correct about Disha 2019 Bill?
​i. Disha Bill has been passed by Parliament to award death penalty to rapists. 
ii. The Disha Bill provides for expediting trials in cases of rapes within 21 days.


a. ii only  b. none above c. i only  d. both above


Anawrs

1.  c (ii- India joins the top ten countries in this year's Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) for the first time.)

2. c (​i- The Indian government declared 22 December to be National Mathematics Day, birthday of Ramajunam.)

3. a (​i -Disha Bill has been passed by Andhra Pradesh to award death penalty to rapists.)



Daily Quiz 13

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019'?​
​i. The bill allows altruistic surrogacy.
​ii. The intending couple should have a ‘certificate of eligibility’ which is dependent upon fulfilment of the certain conditions that includes the couple being Indian citizens and married for at least ten five years.
iii. The surrogate mother has to be a married woman having a child of her own.

a. ii only  b.ii & iii c. i & iii d. all above

​2. The Central Government banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of Colistin and its formulations . Which of the following statements are correct about 'Colistin'?
i.  This ban in livestock is to tackle anti-microbial Resistance.
ii. Colistin, also known as polymyxin E which is an antibiotic.
iii. Government has banned 'Colistin' in exercise of the powers conferred by section 26A2 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

a. i only  b. ii only c. none above d. iii both above

​3.  'Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR)' project is aimed at -
​i. blocking of reported lost or stolen mobile phones across mobile networks
ii. facilitating in tracing of lost phones
iii. reduced health risks to the users with the control of use of counterfeit mobile phones

a. i & iii  b. ii only  c. ii & iii d. all above​

​Answers Daily Quiz 13


1. c (ii - The intending couple should have a ‘certificate of eligibility’ which is dependent upon fulfilment of the certain conditions that includes the couple being Indian citizens and married for at least five years.)

2. d

3. d


Daily Quiz 12

1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Nirbhaya Act'?​
​i. The offence is no longer gender-neutral and only a man can commit the offence on a woman. 
​ii. A man committing the offence of stalking would be liable for imprisonment up to three years for the first offence.
iii. "Prostitution" has been removed from the explanation clause in case of Trafficking of person.

a. ii only  b.ii & iii c. i & iii d. all above

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'COPA 25?​
i.  COP25 was originally supposed to be held in Brazil.
ii. The conference is being held in context of the framework of the Paris Agreement, which seeks to keep global temperature rises to well below 3 degrees centigrade. 

a. i only  b. ii only c. none above d. iii both above

​3. GDP of India has come down to 4.5 % during the second quarter of 2019-2020. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to calculation of GDP?​
​i. India's GDP is calculated with two different methods viz. one based on economic activity and the other on expenditure.
​ii. The factor cost method assesses the performance of ten different industries.
​iii. Real gross domestic product (GDP) is an inflation-adjusted one.


a. i & iii  b. ii only  c. ii & iii d. all above​


Daily 12 


1. d

2. a (ii-The conference is being held in context of the framework of the Paris Agreement, which seeks to keep global temperature rises to well below 2 degrees centigrade.)

3. a (ii. The factor cost method assesses the performance of eight different industries.)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Daily Quiz 11

1. Isro successfully launches CARTOSAT-3. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​i. It is a advanced communication satellite. 
​ii. CARTOSAT-3 is a third-generation agile satellite.
iii. The PSLV-C43 carried the CARTOSAT-3 satellite along with the other commercial nano-satellites for US. 

a. ii only  b.ii & iii c. i & iii d. all above


​2. Prohibition of E-Cigarettes Bill was passed recently. Which of the following statements are correct about  E-Cigarette?
i.  e-cigarettes has documented adverse effect on humans which include DNA damage. 
ii. e-cigarettes contain tobacco.
iii. e- cigarettes have so far being regulated under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003.​

a. i only  b.i & iii c. ii & iii d. iii only

​3. A bill in support of the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong has been by passed recently. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
​i. Chinese Taipei has passed a bill in support of the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. 
​ii. It slaps economic sanctions on individuals who commit human rights violations in Hong Kong.
​iii. It aims at banning the export of certain munitions to Hong Kong police.

a. i & iii  b. ii only  c. ii & iii d. all above​Daily Quiz 11


Answer Quiz 11


1. a (​i-It is a advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite; iii- The PSLV-C47 carried the CARTOSAT-3 satellite along with the other commercial nano-satellites for US.)

2. a

3. c (i- US has passed a bill in support of the pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.)




Daily Quiz 10
1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Kayakalp initiative'?
​i. It aims at to promote infection control practices in public healthcare facilities.
​ii. It aims at to promote  cleanliness and hygiene in Railways stations. 
iii. Waste management is one the thematic area of the initiative. 


a. i only  b.ii & iii c. i & iii d. iii only


​2.  The Survey of India on Friday released a new political map of India. Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Survey of India (SOI)'?
i. The National Survey and Mapping Organisation of the country is oldest scientific department. 
ii. It comes under the archaeological department of India. 
iii. First postage stamp was designed and printed by SOI in 1854.

a. i only  b.i & iii c. ii & iii d. iii only

​3. Which of the following will get removed from BSE’s benchmark Sensex wef December 23, 2019?
​i. Vendata
​ii. Yes Bank
​iii. Tata Motors


a. i & iii  b. ii only  c. ii & iii d. all above​

​Answer Quiz 10 


1. c

2. b (ii. It comes under the Department of Science & Technology.)

3. d


Daily Quiz 9

1. The government has notified the Code of Wages 2019 and the Code has subsumed which of the following labour laws -
i. Minimum Wages Act
ii. Payment of Wages Act
iii. Payment of Bonus Act 
iv. Equal Remuneration Act

a. i, ii & iii  b. i & ii c. i, ii & iv d. all above

​2.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sri Lanka election / polity'?
i.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has won the presidential election, was candidate of 'The United National Front (UNF)'.
​ii. Sri- Lanka polity works in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic. 

a. i only  b. ii only  c. none above d. both above​

​3. Which of the following statements are correct about latest 'first elephant memoria"?
​i. India's first elephant memorial has been unveiled in Guruvayur, Kerala. 
​ii. The memorial is a unique way to honour elephants that lost their lives to illegal trafficking.
​iii. It has been established by  MOEF. 

a. i only  b. ii only  c. i & iii d. all above​


​Answer Daily Quiz 9


1. d  

2. b (i- Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who has won the presidential election, was candidate of 'The Sri Lanka People's Freedom Alliance'.)

3. b (​i- India's first elephant memorial has been unveiled in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh; ii-The memorial is a unique way to honour elephants that lost their lives to illegal trafficking; iii-It has been established by Wildlife SOS, India-based conservation charity.)



​Daily Quiz 8


1. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara'?
​i. 'Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara' is situated on the banks of river Satlej.
ii. Gurdwara Sahib remained closed for 53 years after the Partition of India and Pakistan.
iii. The distance between Dera Baba Nanak and Kartarpur Sahib is 6.3 kilometres.

a. i only  b. ii & iii c. i & iii d. all above

​2. Which of the following ASI Findings in Ayodhya are correct?
i. ASI excavations have found the remains of the Kushan and Shung periods to the Gupta period and the early middle ages.
ii. As per report that a platform of 15x15 meters was found in the excavation. 


a. i only  b. ii only  c. none above d. both above


​3. Which of the following statements are correct about latest 'Sample Registration System Report on MMR'? 
i. MMR has decreased by 6.15 per cent as compared to the previous survey 2014-2016. 
ii. The largest fall in MMR was registered in Kerala.
iii. The report indicates that India has prevented about 2000 MMR per year.

a. i only  b. ii only  c. i & iii d. all above​

​Answer: Quiz 8


1. b (i - 'Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara' is situated on the banks of river Ravi.)

2. d

​3. c (ii - The largest fall in MMR was registered in Assam.)


Daily Quiz 7

1. Of late there has been debate on 'One nation one language'. Which of the following statement are correct about provisions of Indian constitution' about Hindi?
​i. Article 120 provides for 'It is the duty of Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language.'
ii. Article 343 gives power to parliament to decide by law, the languages to be used for official work. 
iii. Article 210 provides for language to be used in state legislature and gives the option of transacting business in Hindi as well in English.

a. i only  b. ii & iii c. i & iii d. all above

​2. Which of the following statement are correct about 'Stubble burning'?
i. Burning of crop residue improves soil's organic quality.
ii. Burning crop residue is a crime under IPC and under the Air and Pollution Control Act of 1981.

a. i only  b. ii only  c. none above d. both above

​3. The new 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index ranks 167 countries by measuring  the well-being of women based on 11 indicators which include -
i.  Cell phone use
ii. son's bias
iii. Partner's violence

a. i only  b. ii only  c. ii & iii d. all above​



Quiz 7 

1. b (i- Article 351 provides for 'It is the duty of Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language.')

2. b

3. d


Quiz 6


​Daily Quiz 6

1. Which of the following statement are correct about 'New Map of India'?
​i. There are now 28 States and 9 Union Territory.
ii. It shows three districts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) – Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Punch as a part of the Union Territory of Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan, another Pakistan administered territory, as a part of J & K.
iii. The Union Territory of Ladakh includes two districts Kargil and Leh. 

a. i only  b. ii only c. i & iii d. all above

​2. Which of the following statement are correct about ' Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)'?
i. It is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between eleven member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its five FTA partners.
ii. While China is a member of ASEAN, India is its FTA partner. 

a. i only  b. i only  c. none above d. both above

​3. Which of the following statement are correct about 'The Air Quality Index (AQI)'?
i. AQI is based on the concentrations of five air pollutants:.
ii. Ground-level ozone and carbon dioxide are considered as pollutants for AQI. 

a. i only  b. i only  c. none above d. both above​


Answer


1. c (ii-It shows three districts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) – Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and Punch as a part of the Union Territory of J & K and Gilgit-Baltistan, another Pakistan administered territory, as a part of Ladakh.)

2. c (i-It is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six FTA partners; ii-Both China and India are FTA partners)
3. a( ii-Ground-level ozone and carbon monoxide are considered as pollutants for AQI.) 



Quiz 5


​1. United Nations Global Climate Action Award (UNGCAA) in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category has been won by for “Infosys’ for Carbon Neutrality”in 2019. Which of the following statements are correct about Carbon Neutrality?
​i. It refers to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions through carbon offsetting.
ii. It refers to simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether. 
iii. The concept of Carbon Neutrality can be extended to include other greenhouse gases (GHGs) measured in terms of their carbon dioxide.

a. i only  b. ii only c. i & iii d. all above

​2. Which of the following statement are correct about 'Doing Business 2020'?
i. It measures regulations across world economies in ten business regulatory areas. 
ii. Both India and Pakistan have improved  the most in their ease of doing business score.
​iii. India made trading across borders easier by cutting the costs and time associated with border and documentation requirements.

a. i only  b. i & iii  c. ii & iii d. all above

​3. Which of the following statement are correct about 'Guru Nanak's words'? 
​i. These are registered in the form of poetic hymns in the holy text of Sikhism.
ii. Some of the major prayers being the Japji Sahib, the Asa di Var and the Sidh-Gosht. 
​iii. Nanak's teachings found in the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib, as a collection of verses are in Punjabi.

​a. i & ii  b. iii only c. i & iii & iii d. all above



​Answer


1. d

2. c (i- It measures regulations across world economies in 12 business regulatory areas.) 

3.a (iii. Nanak's teachings found in the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib, as a collection of verses are in Gurmukhi.)


Quiz 4

​​i. CWMI is an important tool to assess and improve the performance of States/ Union Territories in efficient management of water resources.
ii. It is an important tool to assess and improve the performance of countries in efficient management of water resources and this has been released by World Economic Forum.
iii. The Index comprises nine themes.

a. i only  b. ii only c. i & iii d. ii & iii

​2. Which of the following statements are correct about 'K2-18b' ?
i.  K2-18b ​ is a planet about 110 light-years from Earth.
​ii. K2-18 b lies in its parent star's "unhabitable zone".
iii. Latest discovery suggests that it could support the existence of liquid water on a world's surface.

a. i only  b. i & iii  c. ii & iii d. all above

​3. Which of the following statement are correct about 'Kiran Nagarkar'?
​i. 'Kiran Nagarkar' is renowned Gujarati novelist and playwright.
ii. Kiran Nagarkar is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner for the novel 'Ravan and Eddie'.
ii. Cuckold on mystic Meerabai's husband, Bhoj Raj was his epic novel.

​a. i & iii  b. iii only c. i & iii d. all above



Answer

1. c

2. b (ii. K2-18 b lies in its parent star's "habitable zone".)

3. ​b (i- 'Kiran Nagarkar' is renowned Marathi novelist and playwright; ii- Kiran Nagarkar is a Sahitya Akademi Award winner for the novel "Cuckold''.)



Quiz 3


1. Which of the following statements are correct about CERAWeek?

​i. It is a world’s premier energy event.
ii. It is a sanitary ware solutions event. 
iii. It is organized annually by IHS Markit.

a. i only  b. ii only c. i & iii d. ii & iii

​2.  Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were jointly awarded The 2019 Nobel Prize for economics for their -

​i. experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
​ii. human development approach to global poverty. 
iii. devising a unique poverty line for developing countries.

a. i only  b. ii only  c. iii d. none above

​3. Which of the following statement is correct about Shirui Lily.”?

​a. Shirui Lily, is a unique species of ground lily that it is found only in Kerala.
​b. It is a three-feet tall white bluish-pink bell-shaped lily.
c. The botanical name of lily is Lilium Mackliniae.

​a. i only  b. ii only c. i & iii d. ii & iii


​Answer

1. c
2. a
3. b (i-Shirui Lily, is a unique species of ground lily that it is found only in Manipur; ii- It is a three-feet tall white bluish-pink bell-shaped lily)


​​Daily Quiz 2

​1. Which of the following statements are correct about recent launch of 'Green Crackers'?

​i. It is estimated to reduce particulate emissions by 50 per cent.
ii. It will improve the traditional crackers through reduction in the level of Potassium Nitrate or at replacing Barium Nitrate with a more benign Barium Nitrate. 


a. i only  b. ii only c. both above d. none above


​2.  Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Global Competitiveness Index, 2019?
​i. In the annual global competitiveness index 2019, India has improved by 10 spots from last years ranking.
​ii. Global Competitiveness Index is compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). 
iii. As per basic enablers of competitiveness, Information, communication and technology adoption in India, poor health conditions and low life expectancy are the reasons for India ranked low in terms of competitiveness.

a. i only  b. iii only  c. ii only d. i & iii


​3. Which of the following statement is correct about Mini-Satellite “Ramansat-2”?
​a. ISRO has launched the Minisatellite Ramansat-2.
​b. It is a miniature satellite made by Aabhaas Sikka, a 17-year-old student.


1. d (​​i. It is estimated to reduce particulate emissions by 30 per cent. ii. It will improve the traditional crackers through reduction in the level of Barium Nitrate or at replacing Barium Nitrate with a more benign Potassium Nitrate.)

​2. a (i. In the annual global competitiveness index 2019, India has slipped 10 spots from last years ranking.)

​3. b (a - NASA has launched the Minisatellite Ramansat-2.)


Daily Quiz 1
1. National Physical Laboratory  has recently synthesised a novel security ink. Which of the following statements are correct?
i. It will emit intense red colour when exposed to 254 nm wavelength UV and emits green colour soon after the UV source is turned off.
ii. The emission of red is due to phosphorescence while green is due to fluorescence phenomenon.  


a. i only b. ii only iii. both above iv. none above

2. In context of recent Chennai Connect, India has has announced significant relaxations in its policy on e-TV. What does it imply?
a. Relaxation of custom duties on TV sets from Chinese Manufacturers.
b. Relaxation of electronic visa policy for Chinese tourists.

3. Recently 'DHRUV' has been launched from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is related to -
a. launching of a satellite made by students.
b. Innovative Learning Programme for students


ANS

1. a (ii. The emission of red is due to fluorescence while green is due to phosphorescence phenomenon.)

2. b

3. b


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