Dhaulasidh Hydro Project is proposed on which of the following river in india?

  1. Beas River
  2. Teesta River
  3. Damodar River
  4. Ganga River

Answer: (a) Beas River


In NEWS: Along with the inauguration of Atal Tunnel, another decision was taken for the people of Himachal, the PM said, adding that a 66 MW Dhaulasidh Hydro Electric Project in Hamirpur was recently approved.

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/pm-modi-addresses-public-rally-at-himachal-pradesh-s-solang-after-atal-tunnel-inauguration-in-rohtang/story-O2IFmKJtxY3yVSkJ9fJjJJ.html

Sometimes the term SMART is seen in news, it is associated to

  1. Renewable Energy
  2. Carbon Storage
  3. Solid waste Management
  4. Torpedo

Answer: (d) Torpedo


In NEWS: India conducts successful flight test of SMART; ‘Game-changer,’ says DRDO chief

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/drdo-successfully-flight-tests-supersonic-missile-assisted-release-of-torpedo/story-W9pJlC9KtQiXslItHoRt9K.html

Consider the following statements regardingHS code

  1. It is a six-digit identification code.
  2. It was developed by World Customs Organization as a multipurpose international product nomenclature.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (c) Both 1 and 2


In NEWS: GST Council meet key updates: ₹20,000 crore cess to be released soon, change in GST return filing

About Harmonized System

Source: https://www.livemint.com/politics/policy/gst-council-meet-key-updates-rs-20-000-crore-cess-to-be-released-tonight-change-in-gst-return-filing-11601908530693.html

Consider the following statements regardingHepatitis C

  1. It is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus and is not a bloodborne virus
  2. It is not sexually transmitted and there is no known vaccine for hepatitis C

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (d) Neither 1 nor 2


In NEWS: Hepatitis C discovery earns trio Nobel Prize for Medicine

About Hepatitis C

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/hepatitis-c-discovery-earns-trio-nobel-prize-for-medicine/story-cfnLSEylOY4sk8v9rLjsqJ.html

Consider the following statements regardingPOCSO Act

  1. It says that when a person is prosecuted for committing an offence of sexual assault against a minor, the special court trying the case shall presume the accused to be guilty.
  2. National Commission for Human Rights is mandated to monitor the implementation of POCSO Act, 2012.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (a) 1 only


In NEWS: Section 29 of POCSO Act applicable only after trial begins: Delhi High Court

About Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), 2012:

Salient features:

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/section-29-of-pocso-act-applicable-only-after-trial-begins-hc/article32768133.ece

Recently, the term Eriocaulon parvicephalum and Eriocaulon karaavalense is seen in news, it is related to :

  1. An eel fish species
  2. A paddy field small frog
  3. A new species of brackish water fish
  4. A pipeworts species

Answer: (d) A pipeworts species


In NEWS: 2 new species of pipeworts discovered by scientists in Western Ghats

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/it-s-viral/2-new-species-of-pipeworts-discovered-by-scientists-in-western-ghats/story-j8mgJcZVbem6s36rEoDTkM.html

Consider the following statements regardingIndelible Ink in India

  1. It was first used during India’s first General Elections in 1951
  2. It is a semi-permanent ink and is made up of the chemical called silver nitrate.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: (b) 2 only


In NEWS: Ink used for COVID-19 quarantine stamp at Delhi airport raises concern

About Indelible Ink in India

Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/delhi-airport-changes-quarantine-stamp-ink-after-congress-leader-posts-this-photo-11601896803945.html

What is Xoo infection?

  1. It is an bacterial leaf blight disease in rice.
  2. It is a chilblains occur due to inflammation of blood vessels and response to repeated exposure of cold air
  3. It is a common children’s virus causing sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet.
  4. It is a lethal fungal disease in Indian banana

Answer: (a) It is an bacterial leaf blight disease in rice.


In NEWS: Moving towards a vaccine to reduce yield loss due to diseases in rice

About Xoo infection


In which one of the following States is Suchindram Theroor Bird Sanctuary located?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Manipur
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Kerala

Answer: (a) Tamil Nadu


In NEWS: Housing projects pose threat to Suchindram Theroor Bird Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu

About Suchindram Theroor Bird Sanctuary

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/housing-projects-pose-threat-to-suchindram-theroor-bird-sanctuary-in-tamil-nadus-kanniyakumari-district/article32767615.ece

Siachen Glacier is situated to the

  1. East of Aksai Chin
  2. East of Leh
  3. North of Gilgit
  4. North of Nubra Valley

Answer: (d) North of Nubra Valley


Siachen Glacier: