1.    Consider the following statements regarding Moplah Uprising?

1.    The trigger of the uprising came from the Civil Disobedience Movement.

2.    It was led by Variyamkunnath Kunjahammed Haji.
  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

Explanation
Statement 1 is incorrect: The trigger of Moplah Rebellion came from the Non-Cooperation Movement launched by the Congress in 1920 along with the Khilafat agitation.
Statement 2 is correct: Moplah Rebellion was led by Ali Musliyar and Variamkunnath Ahmad Haji.
The year 2021 will mark the 100th year anniversary of the Malabar rebellion of 1921.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/387-moplah-martyrs-to-be-removed-from-dictionary/article36044808.ece


2.    With reference to the Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), which of the following statements are correct?

1.    This scheme is implemented through NGOs with 100% grants from the Government of India.

2.    It is under the Ministry of Education.

3.    Under it, the priority groups include women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a)    1 and 2 only

(b)    2 and 3 only

(c)    1 and 3 only

(d)    1,2 and 3

Explanation
Statement 2 is incorrect: Jan Shikshan Sansthan scheme was transferred from the Ministry of Education (erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development) to the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in July, 2018.
The JSSs are imparting vocational skill training programmes at the door step of the beneficiaries with a minimum cost and infrastructure.
Statement 3 is correct: The priority groups are women, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minorities and other backward sections of the society.
Statement 1 is correct: It is implemented through NGOs with 100% grants from the Government of India. JSSs are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/high-speed-net-comes-to-a-deep-jungle/article36046892.ece


3.    Recently, Malabar Exercise was in the news. It is conducted between:

(a)    India,U.S., Australia and Japan

(b)    India, the U.K., Russia and Japan

(c)    India, Bangladesh, Australia and South Korea

(d)    India, the U.S., South Korea and Japan

Explanation
Option a is correct: The Quad countries, India, the U.S., Australia and Japan, are conducting the new edition of the high-voltage Malabar naval exercise from August 26 to 29 off the coast of Guam in the face of China’s growing military muscle-flexing in the Indo-Pacific.
Indian stealth frigate INS Shivalik and anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kadmatt will take part in the exercise that will feature an array of complex drills.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/two-indian-naval-ships-arrive-in-guam-to-take-part-in-malabar-exercise/article36044432.ece



4.    Consider the following statements regarding the Narcotics Control Bureau:

1.    It is an Indian federal law enforcement agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

2.    It enables the full implementation of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

3.    It is represented on the Economic Intelligence Council.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)    1 only

(b)    1 and 2 only

(c)    2 and 3 only

(d)    1,2 and 3

Explanation
Statement 1 is correct: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is an Indian federal law enforcement and intelligence agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Statement 2 is correct: The Narcotics Control Bureau was created on 17 March 1986 to enable the full implementation of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and fight its violation through the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1988.
Statement 3 is correct: The Narcotics Control Bureau is also represented on the Economic Intelligence Council.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/drug-abuse-on-rise-will-have-huge-consequences-says-hc/article36051928.ece

5.    With reference to the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), consider the following statements:
1.    It functions under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

2.    It regulates the public exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952.
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
Explanation
The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) based in Mumbai is the central agency established in 1975, to encourage high quality Indian cinema.
Statement 1 is correct: It functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution and under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of the Indian Film Industry and foster excellence in cinema.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ib-ministry-to-mark-indias-75-years-of-independence/article36047831.ece