1.  With regard to the Forest Conservation Act 1980, consider the following statements:
1.  The Forest Conservation Act gives complete authority to the Central government to carry out the objectives of the act.
2. The Forest Conservation Act will have an advisory committee which will help the Central government with regard to forest conservation.
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 Forest Conservation Act of 1980 come with the following features:
1.    The Act restricts the state government and other authorities to take decisions first without permission from the central government.
2.    The Forest Conservation Act gives complete authority to the Central government to carry out the objectives of the act.
3.     The Act levies penalties in case of violations of the provisions of FCA.
4.    The Forest Conservation Act will have an advisory committee which will help the Central government with regard to forest conservation.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-moots-easier-clearance-for-forest-land-use/article36829816.ece

2. With reference to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), consider the following statements:
1. NCB was constituted by the Government of India under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
2. NCB comes under the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
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:
Narcotics Control Bureau
    It was constituted by the Government of India in 1986 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
    It is the apex coordinating agency under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
    The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is based on Article 47 of the Indian Constitution which directs the State to endeavour to bring about prohibition of the consumption, except for medicinal purposes, of intoxicating drugs injurious to health.
    Drug abuse control is the responsibility of the central government.
    Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
o    It provides for the penalty of property derived from or used in illegal traffic in narcotic drugs.
o    The Act made an express provision for constituting a Central Authority for the purpose of exercising the powers and functions of the Central Government under the Act.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/court-extends-ncb-custody-of-aryan-khan-till-oct-7/article36825471.ece

3. The ‘Right to Free Movement’ within India comes under which fundamental right?
(a) Article 14
(b) Article 19
(c) Article 21
(d) None of the above
Explanation:
Article 19(1)(d) and (e) of the Indian Constitution guarantees to every citizen of India right to move freely throughout the territory of India and to reside and settle in any Part of the of the Territory of India.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sc-asks-43-farmers-organisations-and-leaders-to-respond-to-noida-residents-plea/article36821199.ece

4. Recently in news ‘i-Drone’, is related to:
(a) Vaccine delivery model
(b) Light Combat Helicopter
(c) New photography technique
(d) None of the above
Explanation:
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the ICMR’s drone response and outreach in the north-east (i-Drone) . The delivery model is aimed at ensuring that life-saving vaccines reach everyone.
This is for the first time that a ‘Make in India’ drone has been used in South Asia to transport COVID vaccine over an aerial distance of 15 km in 12-15 minutes from the Bishnupur district hospital to Loktak lake, Karang island in Manipur for administration at the primary health centre. The actual road distance between these locations is 26 km. Today, 10 beneficiaries will receive the first dose and eight will receive the second dose at the primary health centre.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/icmrs-drone-based-vaccine-delivery-model-launched/article36821258.ece

5. Consider the following statements:
1. India is the world’s third largest oil importer and consumer.
2. Iraq has been India’s top oil supplier for the past few years.
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:
As the world’s third-largest oil importer and consumer, India is running out of options as the relentless surge in international oil prices make it imperative to pass them on to consumers. India imports 85% of its crude oil needs and about half of its natural gas requirement.
Iraq has been India's top supplier for the past few years, staying ahead of Saudi Arabia, which has been producing less than its capacity to meet OPEC supply curb commitments. US has now overtaken Saudi Arabia.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/business/net-oil-importer-india-left-with-few-options-as-price-surges/article36830637.ece#:~:text=Share%20Article-,Country%20imports%2085%25%20of%20crude%20needs%2C%2050%25%20of%20its,to%20consumers%2C%20officials%20said%20Monday.