Welcome to your 13 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the CyberKnife, consider the following statements:

1. The CyberKnife System is a non-invasive treatment for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and other conditions where radiation therapy is indicated.

2. It can be an alternative to surgery or for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the according to a report by Satark Nagrik Sangathan on Right to Information Act, consider the following statements:

1. The highest number of pending cases was in Kerala.

2. Only 5% of the all positions in commissions are being occupied by women.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, consider the following statements:

1. The Central government recently announced the inclusion of skilling of girls in non-traditional livelihood (NTL) options in Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.

2. The scheme will focus on increasing the enrolment of girls in secondary education, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the collegium system, consider the following statements:

1. The Constitution of India does mention about the collegium system.

2. The Supreme Court collegium is headed by the CJI and comprises four other senior-most judges of the court.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Israel and Lebanon agreement, consider the following statements

1. It resolves a territorial dispute in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, in an area that Lebanon wants to explore for natural gas.

2. All of the Karish field would fall under Israeli control, while another potential gas field, Qana, would be divided but its exploitation would be under Lebanon’s control.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 12 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the North Eastern Council, consider the following statements:

1. It is a constitutional body established by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976.

2. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Consider the following statements with respect to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report on weapons imports:

1. India was the largest importer of arms for its armed forces in 2016-20.

2. Domestic arms companies provide more than 50 per cent of India’s total volume of defence procurement in 2016-20.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Mela, consider the following statements:

1. It is being organised by the Ministry of Education, as part of the Skill India Mission.

2. To be eligible to apply, the students must have a 5th-12th grade pass certificate, a skill training certificate, an ITI Diploma, or a graduate degree to participate. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Modhera Sun Temple, consider the following statements:

1. The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century.

2. It is a temple made to honour the Sun God on the bank of River Ganga.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Weapon System branch for officers in the Indian Air Force (IAF), consider the following statements:

1. The government has approved the creation of a Weapon System branch for officers in the Indian Air Force (IAF) which will bring all weapon systems operators of the force under one roof.
2. This is the first time since Independence that a new operational branch is being created. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 11 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the National Lok Adalat, consider the following statements:

1. National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) along with other Legal Services Institutions conducts Lok Adalats.

2. Lok Adalats have been given statutory status under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to:

3. With reference to the Revenue Deficit Grant, consider the following statements:

1. The Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grants are provided to the States under Article 275 of the Constitution.

2. The eligibility of States to receive this grant and the quantum of grant for the period from 2020-21 to 2025-26 was decided by the Fifteenth Commission.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Ayushman Bharat, consider the following statements:

1. It is National Health Protection Scheme.

2. It will be an entitlement-based scheme with entitlement decided on the basis of deprivation criteria in the Census 2011.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the ‘Vyommitra’, consider the following statements:

1. It is a humanoid designed and developed by the DRDO.

2. It aims to fly aboard unmanned test missions ahead of the Gaganyaan human space-flight mission, is undergoing pre-flight ground tests.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the African swine fever virus (ASFV), consider the following statements:

1. It is a large, double-stranded DNA virus in the Asfarviridae family.

2. The virus causes a hemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in domestic pigs; some isolates can cause death of animals as quickly as a week after infection.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the AlphaFold, consider the following statements:

1. It is an AI-based protein structure prediction tool.

2. It used processes based on “training, learning, retraining and relearning” to predict the structures of the entire 214 million unique protein sequences deposited in the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) database.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Gati Shakti University bill, consider the following statements:

1. Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya is an autonomous Central university.

2. The Bill seeks to expand the scope of the university from beyond just the Railways to cover the entire transport sector and support growth and modernisation in the field.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, consider the following statements:

1. The first Bill will amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005.

2. The Bill proposes to empower the Central government to freeze, seize or attach funds or financial assets or economic resources for preventing financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and to prohibit making available funds or resources for such activities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5.With reference to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (MMDR Act), consider the following statements:

1. It is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted in 1957, which forms the basic framework of regulating the mining sector in India and mandates the requirement for granting leases for mining operations.

2. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India, is responsible for the administration of the Act.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Welcome to your 07 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the Ethanol Blending with Petrol (EBP) Programme, consider the following statements:

1. The EBP programme was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in 2003, to promote the use of alternative and environment friendly fuels.

2. The Government has 10% blending target for mixing ethanol with petrol by 2022 & 20% blending target by 2030.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the UN Peacekeeping, consider the following statements:

1. UN peacekeepers provide security and the political and peacebuilding support to help countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.

2. UN peacekeepers are often referred to as Red Berets or Red Helmets.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), consider the following statements:

1. As per the modified ECLGS, an airline would be eligible for 50% of its fund- based or non-fund-based loan outstanding or ₹1,500 crore, whichever is lower.

2. ECLGS is under the operational domain of Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. ith reference to the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP), consider the following statements:

1. A new India-US Task Force on Biofuels was announced to build on the scope of work on cooperation in biofuels sector.

2. (PACE)-R initiative include smart grid and grid storage as part of the second phase of the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE)-R initiative.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the OPEC+, consider the following statements:

1. OPEC was established in 1960 by founding members Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

2. India is a member of the group.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 06 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), consider the following statements:

1. It is a type of Public funding Model.

2. In this type of model, full freedom to plan, design and construction is given to the private contractor and core requirements are specified in schedules.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), consider the following statements:

1. It is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India launched in 2021.

2. Any Indian Citizen who has a business plan for a non-farm sector income generating activities such as manufacturing, processing, trading or service sector.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the UAE's new immigration laws, consider the following statements:

1. Green visa holders can sponsor their family members themselves.

2. A 25-year expanded residency is offered under the golden visa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Matadata Junction, consider the following statements:

1. It is an initiative of Election Commission of India.

2. It will be broadcast in 23 languages across the country. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the tap water connections, consider the following statements:

1. Around 92% of rural households in India have fully functional tap water connections within their premises, according to a survey commissioned by the Union Ministry of Water Resources.

2. Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, and Puducherry reported more than 80% of households with fully functional connections.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the E-Courts Project, consider the following statements:

  1. E-Courts Project is a mission mode project undertaken by the Department of Justice, Government of India.
  2. The Chairperson of eCommittee Supreme Court is Dr Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. “Sankalp se Siddhi” – Village and Digital Connect Drive is an initiative of:

3. With reference to Sanatana Dharma, consider the following statements:

1. Sanātanī is a term used to describe Hindu movements that incorporate various teachings from the Vedas, Upanishads, and other Hindu texts such as the Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita.

2. Sanatana Dharma is presently a large facet of the collective synthesis of beliefs known as Hinduism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. Jordan is bordered by which of the following countries?

1. Saudi Arabia

2. Iraq

3. Syria

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

5. With reference to the Ingenuity, consider the following statements:

1. Ingenuity is a small robotic helicopter located on Mars since February 18, 2021.

2. It is intended to make the first powered atmospheric flight on a planet beyond Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often mentioned in news, is related to which of the following country?

2. With reference to the BIMSTEC, consider the following statements:

1. It came into being in 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

2. It consists of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Thailand.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Good Friday, consider the following statements:

1. Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

2. Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in:

5. With reference to the new emission norms for coal fired power plants, consider the following statements:

1. Central government recently postponed its 2017 deadline for thermal power plants to install Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) units that cut emissions of sulphur dioxides.

2. A task force will be constituted by the Central Pollution Control Board to categorise plants in three categories “on the basis of their location to comply with the emission norms”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 3 OCTOBER

1. With reference to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, consider the following statements:

1. It can be applied only after an area has been declared “disturbed” under section 2 of the act. 

2. Section (3) of AFSPA empowers the governor of the state/Union territory to issue an official notification declaring the state or a region within as a “disturbed area”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Black cocaine, consider the following statements:

1. It is a rare drug, is a mixture of regular cocaine and other chemicals of administrated quantity.

2. It neutralises the smell of cocaine so that it can pass through checkpoints easily.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Chief of Defence Staff, consider the following statements:

1. CDS is the military head and permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) of the Indian Armed Forces.

2. The Chief heads the Department of Military Affairs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve is located in:

5. With reference to 5G, consider the following statements:

1. It enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

2. In 5G the latency will be ten times higher than in 4G.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), consider the following statements:

2. With reference to the Government e-Marketplace (GeM), consider the following statements:

1. It is an online platform for public procurement in India.

2. The initiative was launched in 2021 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to typhoon, consider the following statements:

1. A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere.

2. Northwestern Pacific Basin is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the International Year of Millets (IYOM) 2023, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to bring back millets and create domestic, and global demand and to provide nutritional food to the people.

2. In 2021, India proposed to United Nations for declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the India and Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership Council, consider the following statements:

1. It was instituted in October, 2019.

2. It has two main pillars Political, Security, Social and Cultural Committee and the Committee on Economy and Investments.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 30 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), consider the following statements:

1. The Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces (CDS) is the military head and permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) of the Indian Armed Forces.

2. The Chief of Defence Staff is the highest-ranking uniformed officer on active duty in the Indian military and chief military adviser to the Minister of Defence.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, consider the following statements:

1. Under this welfare scheme, 5 kg of food grain per person per month is provided free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

2. The overall expenditure of PMGKAY will be about Rs. 3.91 lakh crore for all the phases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Potash, consider the following statements:

1. It is used both for direct application as MOP as well as in combination with ‘N’ & ‘P’ nutrients in NPK fertilizers.

2. India meets 100% of its Potash requirement through imports.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Clean India 2.0 program, consider the following statements:

1. The programme is being organised in all the villages across the country through the network of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), affiliated Youth Clubs & National Service Scheme Affiliated Institutions.

2. The Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (Government of India) will launch a month-long nationwide Clean India 2.0.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Which of the following river separates into the Kushiyara and Surma?

Welcome to your 29 JULY 2022

1. With reference to the Ram Setu, consider the following statements:

1. It is a 48-km chain of limestone shoals between Rameswaram on India’s southeast coast and Mannar Island near Sri Lanka’s northwest coast.

2. The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project aims to create a shipping route between India and Sri Lanka by building an 83-km-long deep water channel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the hurricane, consider the following statements:

1. A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.

2. When a storm’s maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, consider the following statements:

1. It is India’s highest award in the field of cinema.

2. The recipient is honoured for their “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), consider the following statements:

1. It is a NASA space mission aimed at testing a method of planetary defence against near-Earth objects (NEOs).

2. It is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), consider the following statements:

1. It is a NASA space mission aimed at testing a method of planetary defence against near-Earth objects (NEOs).

2. It is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. 1. It is a NASA space mission aimed at testing a method of planetary defence against near-Earth objects (NEOs). 2. It is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. It is an initiative of NITI Aayog.

2. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna is a Central Sector Scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 28 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), consider the following statements:

1. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is the operational name of NavIC.

2. It is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Bajjika is one of five dialects spoken in:

1. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is the operational name of NavIC.

2. It is an autonomous regional satellite navigation system that provides accurate real-time positioning and timing services.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Attorney General (A-G) for India, consider the following statements:

1. The A-G is the Government of India’s first law officer, and has the right of audience in all courts of the country.

2. The A-G is supposed to “discharge the functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution or any other law for the time being in force”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the "One Week One Lab" campaign, consider the following statements:

1. Objective of this campaign is to showcase the technological breakthroughs and innovations in each of the 37 CSIR laboratories/institutes spread across the country.

2. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), was established by the Government of India in 1942.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Adopt Heritage Project, consider the following statements:

1. It was launched in 2017.

2. It is a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 27 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Mid-Day Meal Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. The Mid-Day Meal Scheme was started in India on 15th August 1995 as ‘National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE)’.

2. The current version of the programme, renamed PM Poshan Shakti Nirman or PM Poshan in 2021.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Sounding Rockets, consider the following statements:

1. Sounding rockets are one or two stage solid propellant rockets used for probing the upper atmospheric regions and for space research.

2. They serve as easily affordable platforms to test or prove prototypes of new components or subsystems intended for use in launch vehicles and satellites.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft, consider the following statements:

1. It is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

2. A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. Mankading, recently seen in news, is related to which of the following sport?

5.Bathukamma festival is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri in:

1. To commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan on 24 November each year Lachit Divas (Lachit Day) is celebrated in which of the following state?

2. With reference to the Index Monitoring Cell (IMC), consider the following statements:

1. The Index Monitoring Cell (IMC) was set up by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry with stakeholders to improve India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index and to evolve an objective yardstick to gauge media freedom.
2. The panel has recommended that consent of the Press Council of India is a prerequisite before filing an FIR against the media or a publication.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. The Comoros is an island country in the:

4. With reference to the NewSpace India Limited, consider the following statements:

1. NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) is a Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) of Government of India and commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

2. It was established in 2010.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the NewSpace India Limited, consider the following statements:

1. The Central government has reconstituted an advisory committee to chalk out a plan for studying the mythical Sarasvati river for the next two years.

2. The committee would continue to be chaired by the Culture Minister.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 23 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Diving Support Vessels (DSVs), consider the following statements:

1. DSVs are first of the kind, ships indigenously designed and built at HSL for the Indian Navy.

2. These ships will be capable of sustained patrolling, conducting Search & Rescue operations and carrying out Helicopter Operations at high seas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the SPARSH, consider the following statements:

1. It is a web-based system for processing the pension claims and crediting the pension directly into the bank accounts of defence pensioners without any external intermediary.

2. This system is administered by the Defence Accounts Department through the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions), Prayagraj.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme on ‘National programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’, consider the following statements:

1. The Union Cabinet has approved the second tranche of Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme on ‘National programme on High Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ for achieving manufacturing capacity of Giga Watt scale in High Efficiency Solar PV Modules.

2. About 65 thousand Mega Watt per annum manufacturing capacity of fully and partially integrated solar PV modules will be installed.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, consider the following statements:

1. It includes acts of overburdening or overworking it and not providing the animal food, water and shelter.

2. Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960 deals with treating animals cruelly.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the PM CARES Fund, consider the following statements:

1. It was created as a dedicated fund in 2010.

2. The fund is administered on an honorary basis by a Joint Secretary (Administration) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as Secretary to the fund.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 22 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the INSPIRE awards, consider the following statements:

1. The award is instituted by NITI Aayog.

2. The scheme aims to help build a critical human resource pool for strengthening, expanding the science and technology system and increase the research & development base.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Samarkand is located in which of the following country?

3. With reference to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, consider the following statements:

1. The SCO Summit 2022 was first held in Shanghai in June 2002.

2. IRAN is part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Kedarnath Temple, consider the following statements:

1. The temple is located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river, in the state of Uttarakhand.

2. The temple is one of the four major sites in India’s Chota Char Dham pilgrimage of Northern Himalayas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Kuno National Park, recently seen in news, is located in:

1. With reference to the Eurasian H5N1, consider the following statements:

1. This version of the virus, which has spread widely among North American and European birds.

2. Besides birds, the virus has earlier turned up in foxes, bobcats, skunks, and seals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2.With reference to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, consider the following statements:

1. It empowers DMs to give adoption orders.

2. The intent of the amendment was to prevent court-related delays during adoptions because of a large number of pending cases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Exercise Parvat Prahar, consider the following statements:

1. It was held in the Ladakh plateau at an altitude of 14,000 feet.

2. It used newly inducted all-terrain vehicles transported by Chinook heavy lift helicopters and K9-Vajra howitzers, among others.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Rabies, consider the following statements:

1. It is a disease that is caused by a family of viruses called the lyssaviruses and found in a range of mammals.

2. The virus targets the central nervous system and is nearly 100% fatal to the host animal if it succeeds in infecting it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the 2+2 Ministerial dialogue, consider the following statements

1. The 2+2 dialogue is a format of meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and its allies on strategic and security issues.

2. India has 2+2 dialogues with four key strategic partners: US, Australia, Japan, and Russia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), consider the following statements:

2. With reference to the Government e-Marketplace (GeM), consider the following statements:

1. It is an online platform for public procurement in India.

2. The initiative was launched in 2021 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to typhoon, consider the following statements:

1. A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere.

2. Northwestern Pacific Basin is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the International Year of Millets (IYOM) 2023, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to bring back millets and create domestic, and global demand and to provide nutritional food to the people.

2. In 2021, India proposed to United Nations for declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets (IYOM).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the India and Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership Council, consider the following statements:

1. It was instituted in October, 2019.

2. It has two main pillars Political, Security, Social and Cultural Committee and the Committee on Economy and Investments.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 19 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), consider the following statements:

1. On April 1, 2014, India became the first country to legally mandate corporate social responsibility.

2. The rules in Section 135 of India’s Companies Act make it mandatory for companies of a certain turnover and profitability to spend 2% of their average net profit for the past three years on CSR.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the India- Sri Lanka relations, consider the following statements:

1. India has emerged as the largest bilateral lender for Sri Lanka, overtaking China.

2. India has provided a total of 968 million US dollars in loans to the island nation in four months of 2022.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Nagaland Peace Accord, consider the following statements:

1. It is a peace treaty, signed, on 3 August 2015.

2. It is between the Government of India, and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), to end the insurgency in the state of Nagaland in Northeast India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the lumpy skin disease (LSD) virus, consider the following statements:

1. It is caused by a virus called the Capripoxvirus.

2. It is genetically related to the goatpox and sheeppox virus family.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Juvenile Justice (Care or Protection of Children) Act/JJ Act, 2015, consider the following statements:

1. The Act replaced the Juvenile Delinquency Law and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

2. One of the main provisions of the Act is allowing the trial of juveniles in conflict with law in the age group of 12-18 years as adults.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the INS Satpura, consider the following statements:

1. It is a frontline warship of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.

2. It was built by the Cochin Shipyard.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Gastech Milan 2022, consider the following statements:

1. It is the World’s largest gathering focussed on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

2. It will bring together leading Ministers and CEOs to discuss the evolving energy landscape, assess post-pandemic economic recovery and navigate a route to a just energy transition.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the road accidents according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), consider the following statements:

1. There are around 1.5 lakh deaths on India’s roads every year, of which one third are accounted for by National Highways.

2. In 2021, while the number of National Highway accidents dipped to 1,22,204, the number of deaths increased to 53,615.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Contempt of Court, consider the following statements:

1. According to The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, contempt of court can either be civil contempt or criminal contempt.

2. Civil contempt means “wilful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other process of a court, or wilful breach of an undertaking given to a court”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Kurki, consider the following statements:

1. It means attachment of a farmer’s land, already pledged to the money lending institution or individual, in case of a loan default.

2. Kurki orders are executed under Section 60 of Civil Procedure Code, 1908.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 16 SEPTEMBER

1.With reference to the Shoonya campaign, consider the following statements:

1. It is a consumer awareness campaign to reduce air pollution by promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) for ride-hailing and deliveries.

2. The National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Energy Storage (Part III) report was also launched during the event.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), consider the following statements:

1. It is under the union Ministry of Education.

2. It was established in 1998 under the Charitable Endowments Act 1890 and was notified by the Government of India in November, 1998.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the ‘BLO e-Patrika’, consider the following statements:

1. It was released by NITI Aayog.

2. BLOs are the primary source of information for every voter across the length and breadth of the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Indo-Pacific trilateral development cooperation, consider the following statements:

1. It would facilitate development projects, especially in the framework of the International Solar Alliance.

2. It provides a platform for Indian innovations and startups to demonstrate their relevance to the requirements of other societies.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Urban Wastewater Scenario in India, consider the following statements:

1. India has recently launched a joint whitepaper on ‘Urban Wastewater Scenario in India’ with Denmark at World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022 in Copenhagen.

2. The whitepaper aims at holistically capturing the current status of wastewater treatment in India and potential pathways for future treatment structures, co-creation, and collaborations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 15 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker, consider the following statements:

1. In 1858, he led the Achippudava Samaram strike at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha.

2. He was credited with building two temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, in which members of all castes and religions were allowed entry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the National Lists of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022, consider the following statements:

1. 384 drugs have been included in this list with addition of 34 drugs, while 26 from the previous list have been dropped.

2. The medicines have been categorized into 27 therapeutic categories.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA), consider the following statements:

1. It is an apex industry body of digital infrastructure providers.

2. It is hosting its Annual Flagship Event with new theme for this year, “Gati Shakti vision for 5G & Beyond”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the JIMEX 22, consider the following statements:

1. It involves two Phases; exercises at sea and a harbour phase at Visakhapatnam.

2. This edition marks the 10th anniversary of JIMEX, which began in Japan in 2012.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Cheetah, consider the following statements:

1. It is the world’s fastest land animal historically ranging throughout most of Sub-Saharan Africa and extending eastward to India.

2. Japan has the largest population of Cheetahs in the world, earning it the title “The Cheetah Capital of the World”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 14 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota, consider the following statements:

1. The Supreme Court will examine whether 10 per cent quota for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in government jobs and admissions, violates the basic structure of the Constitution.

2. The 103rd Amendment inserted Articles 15(6) and 16(6) in the Constitution to provide up to 10 per cent reservation to EWS other than backward classes, SCs, and STs in higher educational institutions and initial recruitment in government jobs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Which of the following countries are part of G7 group?

1. Japan

2. Germany

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

3. Which of the following judgements is/are the basis of the Indian Judicial collegium system?

1. S. P. Gupta v. Union of India – 1981

2. Supreme Court Advocates-on Record Association vs Union of India – 1993

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

4. With reference to the pornography, consider the following statements:

1. Child pornography is illegal and strictly prohibited across the country under section 67B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

2. The selling and distribution of pornographic material is illegal in India under section 292 of IPC.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), consider the following statements:

1. At present the BDS is a five-year course, which comprises four-year academics and one year of internship.

2. Dental Council of India falls under the Union Education Ministry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 13 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the World's Parliament of Religions of 1893, consider the following statements:

1. It was an attempt to create a global dialogue of faiths.

2. Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (1893).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Vinoba Bhave, consider the following statements:

1. He is best known for the Bhoodan Movement.

2. He is considered a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the National Clean Air Programme, consider the following statements:

1. It was launched in 2019, with a Goal of: 20% to 30% reduction in Particulate Matter concentrations by 2024 keeping 2017 as the base year.

2. The nodal Ministry is the Union Ministry of home Affairs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the National Air Quality Index (AQI), consider the following statements:

1. It was launched in October 2014 to disseminate information on air quality in an easily understandable form for the general public.

2. The measurement of air quality is based on eight pollutants, namely, PM10, PM2.5, NO2, SO2, CO, O3, NH3, and Pb

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the single-use plastic (SUP), consider the following statements:

1. Since July 1, 2022, India has banned the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic (SUP) items with low utility and high littering potential.

2. India is not a party to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the Eurasian H5N1, consider the following statements:

1. This version of the virus, which has spread widely among North American and European birds.

2. Besides birds, the virus has earlier turned up in foxes, bobcats, skunks, and seals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2.With reference to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, consider the following statements:

1. It empowers DMs to give adoption orders.

2. The intent of the amendment was to prevent court-related delays during adoptions because of a large number of pending cases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Exercise Parvat Prahar, consider the following statements:

1. It was held in the Ladakh plateau at an altitude of 14,000 feet.

2. It used newly inducted all-terrain vehicles transported by Chinook heavy lift helicopters and K9-Vajra howitzers, among others.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Rabies, consider the following statements:

1. It is a disease that is caused by a family of viruses called the lyssaviruses and found in a range of mammals.

2. The virus targets the central nervous system and is nearly 100% fatal to the host animal if it succeeds in infecting it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the 2+2 Ministerial dialogue, consider the following statements

1. The 2+2 dialogue is a format of meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and its allies on strategic and security issues.

2. India has 2+2 dialogues with four key strategic partners: US, Australia, Japan, and Russia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), consider the following statements:

1. It is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.

2. It was constituted vide Government of India Resolution dated 29th August 1997 as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2.With reference to the non-fossil fuel, consider the following statements:

1. By 2030, 50 percent of India’s energy production will be met by non-fossil fuel.

2. By 2070 India plans ‘Net Zero’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the full court meeting, consider the following statements:

1. A full court meeting literally means one which is attended by all the judges of the court.

2. As per convention, full-court meetings are called by the Chief Justice of India to discuss issues of importance to the judiciary.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to Kenya, consider the following statements:

1. It is a country in Southern Africa.

2. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the One Nation One Fertiliser Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. Under the scheme, all fertiliser companies, State Trading Entities and Fertiliser Marketing Entities will be required to use a single “Bharat” brand for fertilisers and logo under the Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna (PMBJP).

2. PMBJP is the Centre’s fertiliser subsidy scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 09 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the policy on long term leasing of Railway Land, consider the following statements:

1. The Union Cabinet has approved policy on long term leasing of Railway Land for implementing PM Gati Shakti framework.

2. 300 cargo terminals would be developed over next five years and about 1.2 lakh employment would be generated.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the solar-powered drones, consider the following statements:

1. China’s first fully solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully completed its maiden test flight with all onboard systems functioning optimally.

2. Named the Qimingxing-50, or Morning Star-50, this drone flies above 20-km altitude where there is stable airflow with no clouds.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Vostro account, consider the following statements:

1. Indian importers can pay for their imports in INR into the Vostro account.

2. A Vostro account is an account that a correspondent bank holds on behalf of another bank.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Ganga technical committee, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to conduct a study for optimum utilisation of water received by Bangladesh under the provisions of the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty, 1996.

2. The Ganga Water Sharing Treaty is a 30-year agreement which is expected to be reviewed or renewed in 2026.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), consider the following statements:

1. The scheme was launched to aid Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in view of the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. The scheme is under the operational domain of Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 08 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the India-Bangladesh relations, consider the following statements:

1. Seven MoUs, including on water resources, railways, science and technology, space technology were recently exchanged.

2. An agreement on water sharing from the Kushiyara River has been signed.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the iNCOVACC, consider the following statements:

1. This is India’s first intranasal vaccine for Monkeypox.

2. The product – iNCOVACC is stable at 2-8°C for easy storage and distribution.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, consider the following statements:

1. It is an Indian constitutional body under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

2. Article 123 of the Indian constitution deals with National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damages, consider the following statements:

1. It was set up in 2013.

2. It was the first formal acknowledgment of the need to compensate developing countries struck by climate disasters.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the EWS reservation, consider the following statements:

1. EWS reservation was granted based on the recommendations of a commission headed by Major General (retd) S R Sinho.

2. Constitution (103rd Amendment) provided reservation to EWS.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 07 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana, consider the following statements:

1. It aims for the development and upgradation of 14 thousand 500 schools across the country.

2. These PM-SHRI schools will become model schools which will encapsulate the full spirit of National Education Policy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Conversion or reparative therapy, consider the following statements:

1. It is an intervention aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual with the use of either psychiatric treatment, drugs, exorcism and even violence.

2. The conversion therapy umbrella also includes efforts to change the core identity of youth whose gender identity is incongruent with their sex anatomy.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the pupil-teacher ratio, consider the following statements:

1. According to the Ministry of Education, in Primary Schools, the pupil-teacher ratio which was at 43 in 2010-11 has come down to 26.3 in 2020- 21.

2. While in Upper Primary schools, the pupil-teacher ratio has reduced from 33 in 2010-11 to 18.9 in 2020-21.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Mohenjo-daro, consider the following statements:

1. It a group of mounds and ruins, is a 5000-year-old archaeological site located in Haryana.

2. It comprises the remnants of one of two main centres of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, the other one being Harappa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the preventive detention according to statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), consider the following statements:

1. Preventive detentions in 2021 saw a rise by over 23.7% compared with the year before, with over 1.1 lakh people being placed under preventive detention.

2. Over 24,500 people placed under preventive detention were either in custody or still detained as of 2021-end — the highest since 2017

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the INS Satpura, consider the following statements:

1. It is a frontline warship of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.

2. It was built by the Cochin Shipyard.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Gastech Milan 2022, consider the following statements:

1. It is the World’s largest gathering focussed on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

2. It will bring together leading Ministers and CEOs to discuss the evolving energy landscape, assess post-pandemic economic recovery and navigate a route to a just energy transition.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the road accidents according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), consider the following statements:

1. There are around 1.5 lakh deaths on India’s roads every year, of which one third are accounted for by National Highways.

2. In 2021, while the number of National Highway accidents dipped to 1,22,204, the number of deaths increased to 53,615.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Contempt of Court, consider the following statements:

1. According to The Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, contempt of court can either be civil contempt or criminal contempt.

2. Civil contempt means “wilful disobedience to any judgment, decree, direction, order, writ or other process of a court, or wilful breach of an undertaking given to a court”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Kurki, consider the following statements:

1. It means attachment of a farmer’s land, already pledged to the money lending institution or individual, in case of a loan default.

2. Kurki orders are executed under Section 60 of Civil Procedure Code, 1908.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 05 SEPTEMBER

With reference to the Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (IAD), consider the following statements:

1. It was designed and developed by DRDO.

2. It is a game-changer with multiple applications for future missions including to Mars and Venus.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the Nano urea, consider the following statements:

1. It is a patented and indigenously made liquid that contains nanoparticles of urea.

2. A single half-litre bottle of the liquid can compensate for a 45 kg sack of urea.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the bail provisions, consider the following statements:

1. Section 437 of the CrPC deals with bail in case of non-bailable offences.

2. Under Section 437 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), a woman is entitled to favourable treatment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the AIM-9 Sidewinder, consider the following statements:

1. It is a supersonic, heat-seeking, air-to-air missile carried by fighter aircraft.

2. It has a high-explosive warhead and an infrared heat-seeking guidance system. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the Projection and Trends of School Enrolments by 2025, consider the following statements:

1. It is a crucial exercise commissioned by the UGC’s Educational Survey Division for the country to understand how school education is progressing.

2. It studies the projection of enrollment of students (in the age group of 6 – 16 years) in schools for states and Union territories (covers 20 states and UTs) and for marginalised groups.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Tiangong space station is an initiative of which of the following country?

2. Chabahar port, recently seen in news, is located in:

3. With reference to the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, consider the following statements:

1. It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia-based NPO Mashinostroyeniya.

2. The missile derives its name from the Brahmani and Moskva rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), consider the following statements:

1. The digital fiat currency or CBDC can be transacted using wallets backed by blockchain.

2. It is different from decentralised virtual currencies and crypto assets.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Pandurang Khankhoje, consider the following statements:

1. He was one of the founding members of the Ghadar Party.

2. Ghadar Party aims was to lead a revolutionary fight against the British in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 2 SEPTEMBER

1. With reference to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, consider the following statements:

1. An NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country.

2. The first education policy came in 1986 on the recommendation of the Education Commission, headed by D S Kothari.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, consider the following statements:

1. The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) is an independent body.

2. It is a statutory body.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Special Marriage Act, 1954, consider the following statements:

1. The Special Marriage Act, 1954 is an Act of the Parliament of India with provision for civil marriage for people of India and all Indian nationals in foreign countries, irrespective of religion or faith followed by either party.

2. The Act lays down the procedure for both solemnization and registration of marriage, where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, or Sikhs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the Section 9A in The Representation of the People Act, 1951, consider the following statements:

1. Section 9A in The Representation of the People Act, 1951 deals with Disqualification for Government contracts, etc.

2. Recently Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has been disqualified under Section 9(A).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (VPHEP) is in:

Welcome to your 1 septemeber

1. With reference to the Scheme for Economic Empowerment of Denotified, Nomadic, Semi-nomadic (SEED) Tribes, consider the following statements:

1. The scheme aims to provide free competitive exam coaching to students, health insurance and financial assistance for housing and uplift clusters of these communities through livelihood initiatives.

2. The Ministry has been allocated ₹200 crore for this scheme to be spent over five financial years from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the crimes in India, consider the following statements:

1. Murders, which did not come down even in 2020, continued to increase in 2021 too, according to data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s 2021 report.

2. Murder cases continued their consistent increase with 29,272 cases in 2021, up from 29,193 in 2020 and 28,915 in 2019.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the floods in Pakistan, consider the following statements:

1. The same southwest monsoon that brings the bulk of India’s annual rainfall causes rain in Pakistan as well.

2. The monsoon season in Pakistan, however, is a little shorter than in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Development of Enterprises and Services Hub (DESH) Bill, 2022, consider the following statements:

1. The government plans to facilitate easier financing norms to activities pertaining to the manufacturing and services hubs envisaged under the proposed revamped law for Special Economic Zones (SEZs), also known as Development (Enterprise and Services) Hub Bill, 2022.

2. This will be done by giving them infrastructure status, at par with sectors such as road, rail waterways, airports, to improve access to finance and enable long-term borrowing from lenders at easier terms.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the standalone 5G architecture, consider the following statements:

1. 5G networks are deployed only in one mode that is standalone.

2. The standalone mode provides access to full 5G capabilities and new network functionalities such as slicing that provides greater flexibility to operators to efficiently use their spectrum holdings.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), consider the following statements:

1. It is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.

2. It was constituted vide Government of India Resolution dated 29th August 1997 as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2.With reference to the non-fossil fuel, consider the following statements:

1. By 2030, 50 percent of India’s energy production will be met by non-fossil fuel.

2. By 2070 India plans ‘Net Zero’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the full court meeting, consider the following statements:

1. A full court meeting literally means one which is attended by all the judges of the court.

2. As per convention, full-court meetings are called by the Chief Justice of India to discuss issues of importance to the judiciary.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to Kenya, consider the following statements:

1. It is a country in Southern Africa.

2. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the One Nation One Fertiliser Scheme, consider the following statements:

1. Under the scheme, all fertiliser companies, State Trading Entities and Fertiliser Marketing Entities will be required to use a single “Bharat” brand for fertilisers and logo under the Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna (PMBJP).

2. PMBJP is the Centre’s fertiliser subsidy scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to a report on Global air pollution by IQ Air, consider the following statements:

1. Delhi remained the most polluted capital city in the world.
2. India is the third most polluted country in 2020, unlike in 2019, when its air was the fifth most noxious.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India Limited (HHEC), consider the following statements:

1. The Union Cabinet has approved the closure of Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India Limited (HHEC).

2. It was under the administrative control of the Ministry of Finance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the development finance institution (DFI), consider the following statements:

1. The Union Cabinet has recently cleared a Bill to set up a government-owned development finance institution (DFI) with initial paid-up capital of Rs 20,000 crore.

2. The DFI will be fully government-owned initially and the promoter’s stake will be brought down to 26 per cent in the next few years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. World Energy Transitions Outlook report, recently seen in news, released by:

5. Which of the following state government has recently announced 75% reservation in private sector jobs with a salary of up to Rs 30,000 for locals?

Welcome to your 26 AUGUST 2022

1. With reference to the Indian diaspora, consider the following statements:

1. E-chip and a few more features will be added to the passport book which will provide security upgradation of the Indian passport and enable machine reading.

2. 87 billion dollars have been remitted to India by diaspora last year, compared to the 83 billion dollars in the previous year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Moonlighting, consider the following statements:

1. It is the act of working at an extra job beyond regular working hours, usually without the knowledge of the employer.

2. The term gained popularity when workers in the US started seeking a second job beyond their regular 9-to-5 work for additional income.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, consider the following statements:

1. In Vijay Madanlal Choudhary & Ors v Union of India case, the Supreme Court upheld the key provisions of the PMLA.

2. Recently Supreme Court drastically curtailed the powers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022, consider the following statements:

1. It seeks to amend the Competition Act, 2002.

2. The bill broadens the scope of anti-competitive agreements and the inclusion of a party facilitating an anti-competitive horizontal agreement under such agreements.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the National Food Security Act (NFSA), consider the following statements:

1. The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Centre to increase coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

2. The coverage under the NFSA is still decided by the population figures of the 2011 census.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Tiangong space station is an initiative of which of the following country?

2. Chabahar port, recently seen in news, is located in:

3. With reference to the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, consider the following statements:

1. It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Russia-based NPO Mashinostroyeniya.

2. The missile derives its name from the Brahmani and Moskva rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), consider the following statements:

1. The digital fiat currency or CBDC can be transacted using wallets backed by blockchain.

2. It is different from decentralised virtual currencies and crypto assets.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Pandurang Khankhoje, consider the following statements:

1. He was one of the founding members of the Ghadar Party.

2. Ghadar Party aims was to lead a revolutionary fight against the British in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Consider the following statements:

1) Only the Supreme Court can decide the matter of recognition of the party symbols in case of dispute between different factions of a party.
2) Election Commission deals with the elections to Parliament, state legislatures, and for the offices of President and Vice-President.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Consider the following statements

1) Private sector accounts for majority of defence exports from India.
2) US is the biggest customer of India’s defence exports.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. LiFE (Lifestyle for the Environment) Movement was introduced in which of the following events?

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4. Consider the following statements regarding India’s Cooling Action Plan

1) It provides a 20-year road map (2018 to 2038) to address the cooling requirements
2) Plan has a provision to fulfill the commitments under Montreal Protocol.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Which of the following is the striking feature of INS Tarkash?

1. With respect to “lateral entry”, consider the following statements:

1. The induction of personnel at middle and senior management levels recommended by NITI Aayog, in its three-year Action Agenda.

2. Individuals would be contracted for three to five years for “reserved/unreserved” posts in the central government.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. What is “Anand”, recently seen in news?

3. Which of the following is the only industrialised nation where having different surnames for married spouses is illegal?

4. Which of the following state is trying to revive a “khujli ghar “, a traditional form of punishment that seeks to check crime with an itch in time? A

5. With respect to “Tuni”, consider the following statements:

1. It is a town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

2. It is known for mango export, with nearly 250 varieties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the Asian Regional Forum, consider the following statements:

1. The Election Commission of India will be hosting a virtual meet of the ‘Asian Regional Forum’.

2. The theme is “Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the G20, consider the following statements:

1. It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union (EU), founded in 1999, with representatives of the IMF and the World Bank.

2. The G20 accounts for 95% of the world’s patents, 85% of global GDP, 75% of international trade and 65% of the world population.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Biofuel, consider the following statements:

1. Biofuel is a fuel that is produced over a short time span from biomass, rather than by the very slow natural processes involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as oil.

2. Most of biofuel consumption occurs as a blend with refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, and kerosene-type jet fuel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the fare cap on air tickets, consider the following statements:

1. The Union Government has decided to remove the fare cap on air tickets from 31st of August 2022.

2. The cap on airfares was imposed by the Civil Aviation Ministry in May, 2020.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty, consider the following statements:

1. Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an Audio Visual C0-Production Treaty, between India and Australia with a view to promote co-production of films.

2. The proposed agreement will boost ties with Australia, lead to exchange of art and culture, showcase the soft power of our country and lead to generation of employment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Consider the following statements

1) Energy Conservation Act, 2001 covers the issue of energy conservation in large residential buildings.
2) The concept of carbon trading was initiated by Kyoto Protocol at the global level.
Select the correct answer using the codes below:

2. Which of the following is/are the advantages of Ocean thermal energy conversion?

1. It can produce energy at all times.
2. It produces clean, environmentally friendly renewable energy.

3. With reference to Soil Mapping, consider the following statements;

1. It is the process of delineating natural bodies of soils, classifying and grouping the delineated soils into map units.
2.It can reduce wastage when applying fertilizers and increase their effectiveness.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4 With reference to National Register of Citizens, consider the following statements;

1. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India.
2. It has been updated only in Assam and Kerala.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Exercise Skylight, consider the following statements;:

1. The exercise aims to test combat readiness of armed forces in North Eastern States.
2. It is conducted by Indian Army..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 19 AUGUST

1.  Equator passes through which of the following South East Asian countries?

1. Malaysia
2. Indonesia
3. Philippines

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 

2.  Consider the following pairs:

Wetland ———— State/UT
1. Wular lake ———— Jammu and Kashmir
2. Asan barrage ————Assam
3. Lonar lake ————Telangana

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

3. With reference to the Waves, consider the following statements:

1. Waves transfer energy and the size of a wave depends on the amount of energy that it carries.
2. Waves produce erosional formations like cliffs, wave cut platforms, sea arches.
3. Breakwaters and sea walls are structures that increase the intensity of waves.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

4. What is/are the consequences of high Out of Pocket Expenditure on health?

1. It can lead to an increased level of poverty.
2. It can reduce the life expectancy of the population.
3. It is directly proportional to public health expenditure.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to All India Service officers, consider the following statements;

1. Suspension of an AIS officer from the service by a State government will have to be ratified by the Centre before the end of three months.
2. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is the cadre controlling authority of all the AIS officers.
3. Before any officer of the AIS is called for deputation to the Centre, his or her concurrence is required.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below;

Welcome to your 18 AUGUST

1. With reference to the Space Kidz India, consider the following statements:

1. Space Kidz India is an organization creating ‘young scientists for the country and spreading awareness among children for a borderless world.’

2. The organization recently launched a satellite into High Earth Orbit.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to Ondiveeran Pagadai, consider the following statements:

1. The Government of India authorized a commemorative postal stamp for freedom fighter Ondiveeran.

2. He was an Indian commander-in-chief who fought against the British East India Company in Tamil Nadu.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Article 161 of the Constitution, consider the following statements:

1. Under Article 72 of the Constitution, the Governor of a state possesses the pardoning power.

2. The advice of the state cabinet is binding on the Governor in matters relating to commutation /remission of sentences under Article 161.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the human corneas, consider the following statements:

1. For the first time, researchers in Sweden have been able to create a successful alternative bioengineered cornea implants made of collagen derived from pig skin.

2. Keratoconus is a disease that leads to thinning of the cornea.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Navroz, consider the following statements:

1. It is the most widely celebrated festival of the Parsi community.

2. This is seen as a harbinger of peace and prosperity.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 17 AUGUST

1. With reference to the women freedom fighters, consider the following statements:

1. Rani Laxmibai is known for her role in the First War of India’s Independence in 1857.

2. Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga spiritual and political leader who fought the British.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the National Flag, consider the following statements:

 

1. It was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on July 22, 1947.

2. The ratio of the width to the length of the Flag shall ordinarily be 2:3.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Talc, consider the following statements:

1. Talc is the softest known mineral and is mined from underground deposits.

2. Asbestos, the name for another group of naturally occurring silicate minerals, can also be found near talc deposits.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the PIN code, consider the following statements:

1. According to the Department of Posts, there were 23,344 post offices, primarily in urban areas, in India at the time of Independence.

2. The PIN is made up of six digits.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the DigiYatra, consider the following statements:

1. It is a passenger processing system based on facial recognition technology.

2. DigiYatra envisages that travellers pass through various checkpoints at the airport through paperless and contactless processing, using facial features to establish their identity, which would be linked to the boarding pass.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 16 AUGUST

1. With reference to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), consider the following statements:

1. It is a political and military alliance of 28 European countries and two countries in North America (United States and Canada).

2. It was set up in 1981 by the US, Canada, and several western European nations to ensure their collective security against the Soviet Union.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Ayush Grid project, consider the following statements:

1. An MoU was signed between Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for providing technical support to Ministry of Ayush for digitalisation of Ayush Sector under the Ayush Grid project for a period of 3 years.

2. The Ayush Grid project was initiated by the Ministry in 2018 for creating a comprehensive IT backbone for the entire sector.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), consider the following statements:

1. CPI is a metric that measures retail inflation by collecting data on the prices of goods and services that are consumed by the retail population of the country.

2. The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) releases CPI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the SMILE Project, consider the following statements:

1. It aims to provide welfare measures to the Transgender community and people engaged in the act of begging.

2. Union Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal ministry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the International Labour Organisation, consider the following statements:

1. It was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles.

2. In 1946, the ILO became a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Consider the following statements

1) India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) is more than 1%
2) Karnataka tops NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

2. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Directorate General of Civil Aviation?

1) Air Traffic coming into India is not responsibility of DGCA, it is just responsible for regulation of air transport services within India and going from India.
2) It co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Answer using the codes given below

3. Consider the following statements

1)Black tigers are only found in Odisha’s Simlipal.
2) The fencing of tiger reserves can lead to their extinction.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

4. With reference to the suspension of MPs, consider the following statements;:

1. In Lok Sabha, the House must move a motion to suspend the MP until the end of the session.
2.In Rajya Sabha, the Chairmen can “name” an MP, who shall then automatically stand suspended for five days or the remaining part of the session.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Samudrayaan Mission, consider the following statements;

1. The project proposes to send a submersible vehicle with robots to a depth of about 6000 meters.
2.The project is being undertaken by the National Institute of Ocean Technology.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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1. Dr JB Ekka committee, recently seen in news, is related to:

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2. The Lakshmi Vilas Palace is located in:

3. With reference to the Guru Ravidas, consider the following statements:

1. The 41 hymns of Guru Ravidas have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib.

2. The famous saint poetess, Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the RBI Ombudsman Schemes, consider the following statements:

1. RBI has three Ombudsmen- Banking, Non-Banking Finance Company and digital transactions.

2. The three Ombudsman Schemes are being merged and integrated into a single scheme which will be rolled out starting from June this year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Which of the following became the first state or Union Territory in India to launch Carbon Watch, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of an individual?

1. With reference to the Asian Regional Forum, consider the following statements:

1. The Election Commission of India will be hosting a virtual meet of the ‘Asian Regional Forum’.

2. The theme is “Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the G20, consider the following statements:

1. It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union (EU), founded in 1999, with representatives of the IMF and the World Bank.

2. The G20 accounts for 95% of the world’s patents, 85% of global GDP, 75% of international trade and 65% of the world population.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Biofuel, consider the following statements:

1. Biofuel is a fuel that is produced over a short time span from biomass, rather than by the very slow natural processes involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as oil.

2. Most of biofuel consumption occurs as a blend with refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, and kerosene-type jet fuel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the fare cap on air tickets, consider the following statements:

1. The Union Government has decided to remove the fare cap on air tickets from 31st of August 2022.

2. The cap on airfares was imposed by the Civil Aviation Ministry in May, 2020.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Audio Visual Co-Production Treaty, consider the following statements:

1. Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an Audio Visual C0-Production Treaty, between India and Australia with a view to promote co-production of films.

2. The proposed agreement will boost ties with Australia, lead to exchange of art and culture, showcase the soft power of our country and lead to generation of employment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Consider the following statements

1) Energy Conservation Act, 2001 covers the issue of energy conservation in large residential buildings.
2) The concept of carbon trading was initiated by Kyoto Protocol at the global level.
Select the correct answer using the codes below:

2. Which of the following is/are the advantages of Ocean thermal energy conversion?

1. It can produce energy at all times.
2. It produces clean, environmentally friendly renewable energy.

3. With reference to Soil Mapping, consider the following statements;

1. It is the process of delineating natural bodies of soils, classifying and grouping the delineated soils into map units.
2.It can reduce wastage when applying fertilizers and increase their effectiveness.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4 With reference to National Register of Citizens, consider the following statements;

1. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India.
2. It has been updated only in Assam and Kerala.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Exercise Skylight, consider the following statements;:

1. The exercise aims to test combat readiness of armed forces in North Eastern States.
2. It is conducted by Indian Army..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act (HMGA), 1956, consider the following statements:

1. It does not provide for joint guardianship nor does it recognise the mother as the guardian of the minor legitimate child unless the father is deceased or is found unfit.

2. The Act gives preference to father over mother, it goes against the right to equality and right against discrimination envisaged under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), consider the following statements:

1. It was set up in 1942as an autonomous body (under the Societies Registration Act, 1860).

2. It comes under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Commonwealth, consider the following statements:

1. The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 independent and equal countries.

2. The last two countries to join the Commonwealth were India and Togo in 2022.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Electricity Act, 2003, consider the following statements:

1. Electricity is on the Concurrent List (Centre and states have equal rights to frame laws) of the Constitution of India.

2. Before the Electricity Act, 2003, the generation, distribution and transmission of electricity were carried out mainly by the State Electricity Boards in various States.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. Indo-Israel Center of Excellence for Vegetables is located in:

Welcome to your 9 AUGUST 2022

1. With reference to the Chicago Convention, consider the following statements:

1. In 1944, Chicago Convention was held which led to the formation of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

2. ICAO headquarters is located in London.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), consider the following statements:

1. Monetary policy refers to the policy of the central bank with regard to the use of monetary instruments under its control to achieve the goals specified in the RBI Act.

2. MPC shall determine the Policy Rate required to achieve the inflation target.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022, consider the following statements:

1. Section 42 of the Electricity Act will be amended to allow ‘non-discriminatory open access’ to the distribution network, allowing private companies to supply electricity provided they get a license.

2. Section 14 of the Electricity Act has also been proposed to be amended, allowing private companies to use distribution networks built by public sector electricity companies, enabling competition and enhancing the efficiency of power supply across the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), consider the following statements:

1. The International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI is a unique number that is used to identify a device on a mobile network.

2. It has 15 digits, and is like the phone’s unique identity.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA Act), consider the following statements:

1. The PESA Act was enacted in 1996 “to provide for the extension of the provisions of Part IX of the Constitution relating to the Panchayats to the Scheduled Areas”.

2. Under the PESA Act, Scheduled Areas are those referred to in Article 244(1), which says that the provisions of the Fifth Schedule shall apply to the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in states other than Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Mizoram.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 8 AUGUST

1. With reference to the Taiwan’s “porcupine doctrine”, consider the following statements:

1. The “porcupine doctrine”, which was proposed in 2008 by US Naval War College research professor William S Murray.

2. It is a strategy of asymmetric warfare focused on fortifying a weak state’s defences to exploit the enemy’s weaknesses rather than taking on its strengths.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Monetary Policy, consider the following statements:

1. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India unanimously decided to raise the policy repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.4%.

2. The RBI retained its inflation and GDP growth projections for the current fiscal year ending in March 2023 at 9% and 11%, respectively.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, consider the following statements:

1. The Bill seeks to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

2. It provides for the regulation of energy consumption by equipment, appliances, buildings, and industries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Carbon markets, consider the following statements:

1. Carbon markets allow the trade of carbon credits with the overall objective of bringing down emissions.

2. The creation of a domestic carbon market is one of the most significant provisions of the proposed amendment The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the ‘Badhe Chalo’ movement, consider the following statement

1. It is designed to involve the youth of the country encouraging them to come forward and imbibe the true spirit of our democracy and celebrate 75 years of India’s independence with youthful fervour.

2. Through this mass movement or ‘Jan Bhagidari’ initiative, the Ministry of Culture also intends to amplify and support the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Welcome to your 4 AUGUST

1. With reference to the Exercise Pitch Black, consider the following statements:

1. It is the biennial exercise hosted by the Australian Air Force.

2. The 2020 edition of the exercise was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the Education in Mother Tongue, consider the following statements:

1. The NIPUN Bharat Mission of the Government of India through its Mission Implementation Guidelines suggests that teaching learning process and development of teaching learning material should be done in mother tongue.

2. Education is in the state list of the Constitution and majority of the schools are under the domain of the States/UTs. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021, consider the following statements:

1. The Bill amends the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.  

2. Currently, the Act has six schedules for specially protected plants (one), specially protected animals (four), and vermin species (one).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the street dogs, consider the following statements:

1. The number of dogs on India’s streets declined from 1.71 crore in 2012 to 1.53 crore in 2019, according to figures tabled in Lok Sabha by Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister.

2. The Union Territory of Chandigarh had not a single dog on the streets, in either of the two Livestock Censuses.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), consider the following statements:

 

1. SSLV is a rocket that is designed to orbit satellites weighing less than 500kg in Low Earth Orbit and 300 kg to Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

2. It is a 3 stage Launch Vehicle configured with three Solid Propulsion Stages and liquid propulsion-based Velocity Trimming Module (VTM) as a terminal stage.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. With reference to the African swine fever virus (ASFV), consider the following statements:

1. It is a large, double-stranded DNA virus in the Asfarviridae family.

2. The virus causes a hemorrhagic fever with high mortality rates in domestic pigs; some isolates can cause death of animals as quickly as a week after infection.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the AlphaFold, consider the following statements:

1. It is an AI-based protein structure prediction tool.

2. It used processes based on “training, learning, retraining and relearning” to predict the structures of the entire 214 million unique protein sequences deposited in the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) database.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Gati Shakti University bill, consider the following statements:

1. Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya is an autonomous Central university.

2. The Bill seeks to expand the scope of the university from beyond just the Railways to cover the entire transport sector and support growth and modernisation in the field.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, consider the following statements:

1. The first Bill will amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005.

2. The Bill proposes to empower the Central government to freeze, seize or attach funds or financial assets or economic resources for preventing financing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and to prohibit making available funds or resources for such activities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5.With reference to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (MMDR Act), consider the following statements:

1. It is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted in 1957, which forms the basic framework of regulating the mining sector in India and mandates the requirement for granting leases for mining operations.

2. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India, is responsible for the administration of the Act.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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Welcome to your 2 AUGUST

1. With reference to the President’s Colour, consider the following statements:

1. The President’s Colour is the highest honour given to the military, paramilitary and police forces of States and Union Territories.

2. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presented the President’s colour to the Tamil Nadu Police.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Chabahar Port is a seaport located in:

3. Joint military exercise ‘AL NAJAH-IV’ is between India and which of the following country?

4. With reference to the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), consider the following statements:

1. A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) uses an ICE (a petrol/diesel engine) and one or more electric motors to run.

2. It is powered by the electric motor alone, which uses energy stored in batteries, by the ICE, or both.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, consider the following statements:

1. So far, only 2 nations have the capability of manufacturing an aircraft carrier.

2. With an overall indigenous content of 76%, the aircraft carrier is a perfect example of the quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Consider the following statements

1) India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) is more than 1%
2) Karnataka tops NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index 2021.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

2. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Directorate General of Civil Aviation?

1) Air Traffic coming into India is not responsibility of DGCA, it is just responsible for regulation of air transport services within India and going from India.
2) It co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Answer using the codes given below

3. Consider the following statements

1)Black tigers are only found in Odisha’s Simlipal.
2) The fencing of tiger reserves can lead to their extinction.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

4. With reference to the suspension of MPs, consider the following statements;:

1. In Lok Sabha, the House must move a motion to suspend the MP until the end of the session.
2.In Rajya Sabha, the Chairmen can “name” an MP, who shall then automatically stand suspended for five days or the remaining part of the session.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to Samudrayaan Mission, consider the following statements;

1. The project proposes to send a submersible vehicle with robots to a depth of about 6000 meters.
2.The project is being undertaken by the National Institute of Ocean Technology.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 29 JULY 2022

1. With reference to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022, consider the following statements:

1. It is scheduled to be held in  China between 11th and 30th October 2022.

2. The Union Cabinet has approved the Signing of Guarantees for hosting Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Under 17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the National Anti-Doping Bill,2021, consider the following statements:

1. The bill provides for constitution of the National Anti-Doping Agency- NADA for regulating anti-doping activities in sports.

2. It seeks to give effect to the UNESCO International Convention against doping in sports and compliance of such other obligations and commitments.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), consider the following statements:

1. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the signing of MoU between National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) and University of Reading (UoR), United Kingdom (UK) for collaboration in the field of agriculture and rural development in developing countries.

2. NIRD&PR is an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Finance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), consider the following statements:

1. The Supreme Court recently read down the core amendments made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

2. The recent amendments gives the government and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) virtually unbridled powers of summons, arrest, and raids, and makes bail nearly impossible while shifting the burden of proof of innocence on to the accused rather than the prosecution.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the National Geospatial Policy (NGP) 2021, consider the following statements:

1. It was launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2. It aims to boost geospatial entrepreneurship for the socio-economic development of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 28 JULY

1. With reference to the International Space Station, consider the following statements:

1. The space station is jointly run by the space agencies of India, the U.S., South Korea, Japan and Canada.

2. The first piece was put in orbit in 1998, and the outpost has been continuously inhabited for nearly 22 years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, consider the following statements:

1. Spending on ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign declared CSR activity under Companies Act.

2. Under the Companies Act, 2013, certain class of profitable companies are required to shell out at least two per cent of their three-year annual average net profit towards CSR activities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. Karikili Bird Sanctuary and Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest is located in:

4. Which of the following union ministry is implementing Suryamitra Skill Development Programme through National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram since Financial Year 2015-16?

5. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is headed by:

Welcome to your 27 JULY 2022

1. Consider the following statements regarding Joint Theatre Command

1) India is yet to establish any joint theatre command force.
2) It can be established only on the basis of geographical regions of a country.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Which of the statements given below is/are correct, regarding Special Economic Zones (SEZs)?

1) WTOs rules of fair trade does not apply on the Indian SEZs.
2) All states in India have atleast one SEZs.
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3. With reference to Genetically Modified (GM) Crops, consider the following statements;

1. Bt cotton is the only GM crop which has been approved for commercial cultivation in India.
2. Clearance of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBSC) is mandatory for the environmental release of GM crops.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. N-Treat Technology which was seen in news recently, is related to which of the following statements?

5. With reference to Migratory Monarch Butterflies, consider the following statements;

1. They are important pollinators and provide various ecosystem services such as maintaining the global food web.
2.These are listed as Vulnerable under IUCN Red list..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 26 JULY

1. Consider the following statements regarding Fiberisation

1. Fiberisation is an alternative to the radio towers.
2. It help in carrying large amounts of data.
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2. With reference to Tetrapods, consider the following statements;

1. The tetrapod dissipates the force of the incoming waves by making the water flow against it.
2. These are placed along coastlines to prevent erosion and water damage.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. For which of the following reason/s the court can deny bail to an accused?

1.To prevent the accused from fleeing justice
2. Any scope that the accused might tamper with the evidence

4. SHINYUU Maitri is a bilateral exercise between India and which of the following country?

5. Consider the following options:

Type of agriculture ———– Method
1. Greenhouse agriculture ————- Protected cultivation in polythene enclosures
2. Aeroponics —— agriculture without soil
3. Hydroponics ——- Agriculture in water solution.
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REVISION TEST 

Welcome to your 13 JULY

1. With reference to Consumer Protection framework in India, consider the following statements:

1.Hotels and restaurants can restrict entry or services to consumers based on the collection of service charges.
2.Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) is empowered to recall unsafe goods and services.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to Natural Gas, consider the following statements:

1. The largest component of natural gas is methane.
2.The volume of natural gas in its liquid state is smaller than its volume in its gaseous state.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the Southwest Monsoon, consider the following statements;

1. The onset of southwest monsoon is announced by Kerala Government.
2.Southwest monsoon season brings more than 70 per cent of the country’s annual rainfall.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. World Population Prospects (WPP) Report was released by which of the following organization?

5. With reference to Dark matter, consider the following statements;

1.Dark matter is made up of particles that have a positive charge in them.
2.The visible part of the universe is much less compared to the presence of dark matter and dark energy.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Welcome to your 23 JULY

1. India Innovation Index was released by which of the following organization/Ministry?

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2. With reference to Glasgow Breakthrough agenda, consider the following statements;

1. The agenda sets ambitious goals for 2030 to dramatically accelerate the innovation and deployment of clean technologies.
2. It was launched by Scotland and Finland.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. Consider the following statements

1) Cryptocurrency mining uses huge amount of energy and emit pollutants
2) ‘Proof of work’ is a consensus mechanism that allows miners to validate cryptocurrency transactions
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. Which of the following is/are the applications of Synthetic biology?

1. Developing synthetic organisms for vaccination
2.Dyeing jeans without producing hazardous waste
3.Deliver fixed nitrogen to plants
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5. Which of the following is an application of Antibiotic Adjuvants?

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