Consider the following:
Rajghat Dam
Paricha Dam
Matatila dam
Gangau Dam
Ban Sagar Dam

Which of the following dams are situated on the river Betwa ?
1, 2 and 3 only
1, 3 and 4 only
2 and 5 only
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Explanation:
Following are the dams on River Betwa :
Rajghat Dam
Paricha Dam
Matatila dam
Dhurwara Dam
Gangau Dam has been constructed at the confluence of the Ken and Simri rivers.
Ban Sagar Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Sone River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh.
Hence, Option (a) is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/union-cabinet-clears-ken-betwa-river-interlinking-project/article37904178.ece


 ‘Mi­17V5’, recently seen in the news , is manufactured by which of the following country?

(a) France
(b) Russia
(c) Russia-India
(d) USA

Explanation:
The Mi-17V-5 is a Russian-made military transport helicopter designed to carry personnel, cargo and equipment.
It is fitted with an external sling which can carry cargo on the outside too.
Its primary task includes tactical air drops, to destroy targets on the ground and carry the wounded.
Hence, Option (b) is correct.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indian-air-force-helicopter-crash-chopper-is-a-trusted-bird/article37904472.ece

With reference to ‘ The Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (ART), 2021’ in the parliament, consider the following statements:

The bill has included live-in couples, single men and the LGBTQ community.
The bill is silent on the rights of children.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:
The bill has excluded live-in couples, single men and the LGBTQ community. Hence Statement 1 is incorrect.
The bill violates Article 14 of India's constitution and is also silent on the rights of children.
According to Article 14, equality before law and equal protection of law to any person within India cannot be denied. Hence Statement 2 is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/bills-on-assisted-reproductive-technology-surrogacy-passed/article37904427.ece

With reference to ‘central bank digital currency(CBDC)’ in the parliament, consider the following statements:

CBDC is a digital form of Fiat Currency.
It is same as decentralised virtual currencies and crypto assets.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:
Central bank digital currency
CBDC is a digital form of Fiat Currency which can be transacted using wallets backed by blockchain and is regulated by the central bank. It is a legal tender issued by a central bank in a digital form.
Fiat money is a government-issued currency that is not backed by a commodity such as gold. Fiat money gives central banks greater control over the economy because they can control how much money is printed. Hence Statement 1 is correct.
Though the concept of CBDCs was directly inspired by bitcoin, it is different from decentralised virtual currencies and crypto assets, which are not issued by the state and lack the ‘legal tender’ status. Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/cybersecurity-a-key-concern-with-cbdc/article37905204.ece#:~:text=As%20the%20RBI%20moves%20ahead,and%20possibility%20of%20digital%20frauds.

This river has the Sonar River  as its largest tributary, whose entire basin lies in Madhya Pradesh. The River valley separates the Rewa Plateau from the Satna Plateau. The Raneh Falls on this river and Gharial Sanctuary are tourist attractions.

Identify the River body that has been described above?

River Ken
River Sabarmati
River Tapti
River Luni.

Explanation:
Ken  river has  Sonar River  as its largest tributary, whose entire basin lies in Madhya Pradesh. The Ken River valley separates the Rewa Plateau from the Satna Plateau. The Raneh Falls on this river and Gharial Sanctuary are tourist attractions.
Gangau Dam has been constructed at the confluence of the Ken and Simri rivers.
Ken meets with Yamuna in Banda district of UP and with Betwa in Hamirpur district of UP.
Ken River passes through the Panna tiger reserve.
Hence, Option (a) is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/union-cabinet-clears-ken-betwa-river-interlinking-project/article37904178.ece