1. With reference to the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the statutry body constituted by National Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 1993.
  2. It recommends to the Government regarding specific programmes for welfare of Safai Karamcharis, study and evaluates the existing welfare programmes for Safai Karamcharis.

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


2. Which of the following constitute the Appointments committee of the Cabinet?

  1. Prime Minister of India
  2. Cabinet Secretary
  3. Home Minister of India
  4. Minister-in-charge of the concerned Ministry

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. With reference to the Open Market Operations (OMO), which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. OMOs are conducted by the RBI by way of sale or purchase of government securities (g-secs) to adjust money supply conditions.
  2. The central bank buys g-secs to remove liquidity from the system and sells back g-secs to infuse liquidity into the system.
  3. RBI carries out the OMO through commercial banks and does not directly deal with the public.

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4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Essential Commodities Act, 1955 was enacted to ensure the easy availability of essential commodities to traders which are sold to the consumers later.
  2. Essential items under the Act include drugs, fertilisers, pulses and edible oils, and petroleum and petroleum products.
  3. The Centre recently brought masks and hand sanitisers under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (EC Act) in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. Consider the following with regard to Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC):

  1. It is a digital platform that enables online transactions between buyers and sellers in India.
  2. It is a government-led initiative that seeks to create a common digital infrastructure for e-commerce players in India.
  3. It Is a private consortium of e-commerce companies in India that aims to streamline their operations and increase efficiency.
  4. It Is a certification program for Indian e-commerce websites to ensure that they meet certain standards of quality and security.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Consider the following with regard to Flu Gas Desulphurization (FGD) Plants:

  1. It removes Sulphur Dioxide from the flue gas before it is released into the atmosphere.
  2. Gypsum generated by the FGD plant can be used in fertiliser, cement, paper, textile and construction industries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. In context to James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), consider the following:

  1. It is a result of an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Canadian Space Agency.
  2. It’s the largest, most powerful infrared space telescope ever built.
  3. It can see backwards in time to just after the Big Bang.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal.
  2. They are native to the rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia.
  3. All three orangutan species are considered critically endangered.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. ‘Sabang Port’, often seen in the news, is part of which country? 



10. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ scheme? 

  1. It is a tourism campaign intended to boost domestic travel in India.
  2. It was launched by the Union Ministry of Culture.
  3. The scheme is intended to offer financial help to tourists travelling to different parts of India.



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