1. Consider the following statements with respect to National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA): 

  1. It is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  2. Its aim is to study the impact of climate change on agriculture.
  3. The project studies crops, livestock, horticulture as well as fisheries to develop and promote climate-resilient technologies in agriculture.

How many of these statements is/are correct?


2. With respect to differences between Section 144 and Curfew, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. Section 144 prohibits gathering of four or more people in the concerned area, while during curfew people are instructed to stay indoors for a particular period of time. 
  2. Section 144 also empowers the authorities to block the internet access while Markets, schools, colleges and offices remain closed under the curfew and only essential services are allowed to run on prior notice.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The rate at which the central bank extends a short-term loan to the commercial bank is called the repo rate.
  2. Under the expansionary monetary policy, RBI reduces the repo rate and the bank rate to increase liquidity in the banking sector.

Which of these statements is/are correct?


4. Consider the following with regard to ‘Keoladeo National Park’:

  1. Phumid is a special feature found only in the Keoladeo National Park.
  2. The national park is an important wintering ground of Palaearctic migratory waterfowl.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. With respect to the suspension of Internet services, which of the following statements are correct?

  1. According to the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services [Public Emergency or Public Service] Rules, 2017 only the Home Secretary of the country and a secretary of a state’s home department can pass such an order.
  2. It also states that any such order should be taken up by a review committee within five days.
  3. Before 2017, Internet suspension orders were issued under section 144 of the CrPC.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The rate at which banks buy back the securities they keep with the RBI at a later period is called as Repo Rate. 
  2. Cash Reserve Ratio corresponds to the percentage of cash each bank has to keep as cash reserve with RBI (in their current accounts) corresponding to the deposits they have.
  3. The banks and other financial institutions in India have to keep a fraction of their total net time and demand liabilities in the form of liquid assets to be called as statutory liquidity ratio.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


7. In context to the AI chatbot Bard, consider the following:

  1. It is based on the Language Model for Dialogue Application (LaMDA), Google’s own conversational AI chatbot.
  2. It is built on Transformer technology.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements regarding the Monetary Policy Committee:

  1. The policy interest rate required to achieve the inflation target is decided by the Monetary Policy Committee. 
  2. Monetary Policy Committee is a six-member committee headed by the Finance Minister.
  3. Each member of the MPC has one vote, and in the event of an equality of votes, the Governor has a second or casting vote.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?


9. Consider the following statements with respect to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR): 

  1. It is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
  2. It has a chairperson and six members, out of which at least two are women.
  3. The members of the commission are appointed by the Central Government for five years.

Which of these statements is/are correct?


10. In context to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA), 2006, consider the following:

  1. Child marriages are considered voidable under this act.
  2. The Act punishes child marriage with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to two years.
  3. The punishment can extend to anyone who performs, conducts, directs, or abets any child marriage.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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