1. With reference to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY), consider the following statements:
1. PM-GKAY is a scheme as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat to supply food grains to migrants and poor at minimal cost.
2. Families belonging to the Below Poverty Line - Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Households (PHH) categories will be eligible for the scheme.
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:
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) is a scheme as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat to supply free food grains to migrants and poor.
Phase-I and Phase-II of this scheme was operational from April to June, 2020 and July to November, 2020 respectively. Phase-III of the scheme was operational from May to June, 2021. Phase-IV of the scheme is currently operational for July-November, 2021 months.
The PMGKAY scheme for Phase V from December 2021 till March, 2022 would entail an estimated additional food subsidy of Rs. 53344.52 Crore.
Statement 2 is correct: Eligibility for scheme:
•    Families belonging to the Below Poverty Line - Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Households (PHH) categories will be eligible for the scheme.
•    PHH are to be identified by State Governments/Union Territory Administrations as per criteria evolved by them. AAY families are to be identified by States/UTs as per the criteria prescribed by the Central Government:
•    Households headed by widows or terminally ill persons or disabled persons or persons aged 60 years or more with no assured means of subsistence or societal support.
•    Widows or terminally ill persons or disabled persons or persons aged 60 years or more or single women or single men with no family or societal support or assured means of subsistence.
•    All primitive tribal households.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-extends-5-kg-free-foodgrains-scheme-till-march-2022/article37660568.ece
2. Consider the following statements:
1. Stunting is defined as low weight for height.
2. Wasting is defined as low height for age.
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:
Wasting is defined as low weight-for-height. Stunting is defined as low height-for-age. It is the result of chronic or recurrent undernutrition, usually associated with poverty, poor maternal health and nutrition, frequent illness and/or inappropriate feeding and care in early life.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/more-hospital-births-but-limited-gains-in-childhood-nutrition-national-family-health-survey-5/article37668503.ece

3. Which all Indian states shares its land border with Bangladesh?
1. Assam
2. West Bengal
3. Mizoram
4. Tripura
5. Meghalaya
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 3, 4 and 5 only
(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
(d) All the above
Explanation:
Five Indian states – Assam, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura shares borders with Bangladesh. West Bengal having the highest length of border shares 2,217 km with Bangladesh
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/disaster-relief-india-has-proved-itself-to-be-first-responder-in-indian-ocean-region-says-rajnath/article37667077.ece
 
4. Which among the following are the features of the Federal System in India?
1. Dual Government Polity
2. Rigidity of Constitution
3. Bicameralism
4. Integrated Judiciary
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Explanation:
Features of the Federal System of India
1.    Dual government polity
2.    Division of powers between various levels
3.    Rigidity of constitution
4.    Independence judiciary
5.    Dual citizenship
6.    Bicameralism

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/do-not-disturb-federal-structure-mamata-to-modi/article37666812.ece

5. How much equalization levy is applied by India on e-commerce supply of services?
(a) 2 %
(b) 3 %
(c) 5 %
(d) 7 %
Explanation: Option (a) is correct
India and the United States have agreed that the same terms, shall apply between the United States and India with respect to India’s charge of 2% equalisation levy on e-commerce supply of services and the United States’ trade action regarding the said equalisation levy.”
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/india-us-agree-on-transitional-approach-for-digital-tax-on-e-commerce-supplies/article37671032.ece