Q1. Consider the following statements about the Constitution Bench of Supreme Court of India:
1) It is constituted by Chief Justice of India under article 145(3) and he also refers the cases to it.
2) It consists of atleast two judges of the court, who decides the cases which involves the substantial question of law.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: A

Q2. With reference to the ‘Institutes of Eminence’ Scheme, consider the following statements:
1) It is aimed at developing all the engineering and medical education institutions, which would put India on the global education map.
2) These institution shall be provided with greater autonomy with respect to admission, faculty, courses, fees among others.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: B

Q3. Consider the following statements about the ‘Chandrayaan 2’ mission of ISRO:
1) It is India’s second lunar lander rover mission which was launched by using GSLV MK-III.
2) ‘Apollo 11’ was the first manned mission to land on the Moon in 1969.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: B

Q4. “Ramon Magsaysay Award” is
a) associated with the outstanding contribution in scientific field.
b) highest literary award.
c) Asia’s premier prize and highest honor which celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia.
d) None of the above.
ANS: C

Q5. The concept of ‘Zero Hour’ in Indian Parliament is
1) referred to as the time gap between the Question Hour and the regular business, which doesn’t find mention in the Rules of the Procedure.
2) the one during which the members of both the Houses get a chance to raise the matters of public importance that need immediate attention.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
ANS: C

Mains Question:
Q. How has Forest Rights Act, 2006 strengthened the conservation regime and affected the rights of the forest dwellers?

 

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