1. Recently in news, the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant is situated in which Indian state?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Gujarat
Explanation: Option (a) is correct
After 11 years of being on the drawing board, there is some progress in the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra with the French company EDF and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) working together to take this project off the ground.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jaitapur-would-be-the-worlds-most-powerful-nuclear-plant/article37731290.ece

2. With which country India’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could be delayed to 2022?
(a) Brazil
(b) UK
(c) Indonesia
(d) Australia
Explanation: Option (b) is correct
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) could be delayed to January 2022, with a Cabinet change in the U.K. and the need for more “pre-negotiation” talks being the main reasons for the talks not taking off in November as expected, officials said.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/fta-negotiations-with-uk-could-be-delayed-to-january-2022/article37722645.ece

3. Consider the following statements:
1. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal rate of Caesarean section (C-section) is between 10% and 15%.
2. One in two women who go to a private hospital undergoes a Caesarean section (C-section), according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data.
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:
One in two women who go to a private hospital undergoes a Caesarean section (C-section), according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data.
The increasing trend in private medical facilities, which have seen a rise in such operations from 40.9% to 47.4%, has led to a jump in pan-India numbers — from 17.2% in 2014-2015 to 21.5% in 2019-2020, according to NFHS-5. This means that one in five women who go to any medical facility, private or public, undergoes a C-section.
When medically justified, a C-section can effectively prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal rate is between 10% and 15%. When the rates rise towards 10% across a population, the number of maternal and newborn deaths decreases. When the rate goes above 10%, there is no evidence that mortality rates improve.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/one-in-two-women-undergoes-c-section-in-private-hospitals-shows-nfhs-data/article37715642.ece#:~:text=new%20born%20baby.-,According%20to%20WHO%2C%20the%20ideal%20rate%20of%20C%2Dsection%20deliveries,Health%20Survey%20


4. With reference to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), consider the following statements:

1. The CDSCO is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
2. CDSCO works under the Home Ministry.

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 Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the Central Drug Authority for discharging functions assigned to the Central Government under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. CDSCO has six zonal offices, four sub-zonal offices, 13 port offices and seven laboratories under its control.
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO)under Directorate General of Health Services,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,Government of India is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India.
Source: https://cdsco.gov.in/opencms/opencms/en/About-us/Introduction/
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/cdsco-for-infra-upgrade-to-ensure-pandemic-readiness/article37720942.ece

5. With reference to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, consider the following statements:
1. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to fast-track citizenship for persecuted minority groups in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
2. The six minority groups that have been specifically identified are Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis.
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 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to fast-track citizenship for persecuted minority groups in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The six minority groups that have been specifically identified are Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians and Parsis. The Bill aims to change the definition of illegal migrants. However, the Act doesn’t have a provision for Muslim sects like Shias and Ahmedis who also face persecution in Pakistan.
Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/assam-agitation-touch-to-anti-caa-stir/article37727134.ece#:~:text=The%20anti%2DCitizenship%20(Amendment),illegal%20migrants%E2%80%9D%2040%20years%20ago.&text=The%20day%20is%20marked%20in,Assam%20Agitatio
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