1.Which one of the following is the nodal ministry for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala yojana?


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About Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana


Benefits to the citizens

Source: http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=393290

‘2.The Mongolian Kanjur’ which was in news recently is associated with

Infectious Diseases

Religious text in Mongolia

Military exercise between India and Mongolia

Mongolian martial art

Answer: (b) Religious text in Mongolia


In NEWS: Ministry of Culture to reprint 108 volumes of Mongolian Kanjur under NMM

About the National Mission for Manus:

Objectives of the mission:

About Mongolian Kanjur

Source: http://newsonair.com/News?title=Ministry-of-Culture-to-reprint-108-volumes-of-Mongolian-Kanjur-under-NMM&id=393359

3.Project Sampark is associated with which of the following?

Answer: (d) Border Roads Organisation


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About Project Sampark:

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rajnath-e-inaugurates-6-bridges-near-border-in-jk/article32033219.ece

4.Consider the following statements regarding Project Elephant

It aims to provide financial and technical support for protection of elephants, their habitats and corridors.

It includes only wild elephants and not domestic elephants.

It has been formally implementing Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants program of CITES.

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

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 only

Answer: (a) 1 and 3 only


In NEWS:Elephant found dead in Odisha’s Keonjhar, third within a month

About Project Elephant (PE)

Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/wildlife-biodiversity/elephant-found-dead-in-odisha-s-keonjhar-third-within-a-month-72209

5.Which of the following statements with respect to Malabar Exercise?

Answer: (a) It is an annual exercise between the navies of India, Japan, and the U.S


In NEWS: India to take call on Australia’s inclusion in Malabar exercises

About Malabar exercises

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-take-a-call-on-australias-inclusion-in-malabar-exercises-with-japan-us/article32034664.ece

6.Consider the following statements regarding Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 2016

Under this act, the registration certificate granted to the NGO’s with a five year validity.

Under the FCRA Act, registered NGOs can receive foreign contribution for five purposes -social, educational, religious, economic and cultural.

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


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About Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

Any “Person” can receive foreign contribution subject to following conditions

Who cannot receive foreign contribution?

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mha-sets-up-panel-to-probe-violation-of-legal-provisions-by-three-ngos-linked-to-congress/article32019549.ece

7.Rewa Solar Project is located in which of the following state in India?

Madhya Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Answer: (a) Madhya Pradesh


In NEWS: PM Modi to dedicate to nation a 750 MW Solar project at MP’s Rewa today

Source: http://newsonair.com/News?title=PM-Modi-to-dedicate-to-nation-a-750-MW-Solar-project-at-MP%26%2339%3bs-Rewa-today&id=393341

8.Consider the following statements regarding Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

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:Sure, pure and secure’: PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s largest solar plant in MP’s Rewa

About Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/sure-pure-and-secure-pm-modi-inaugurates-asia-s-largest-solar-plant-in-mp-s-rewa/story-D0PL4ssjPZ3UH7LNsfxZiO.html

9.Consider the following statements

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:Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella ahead of 2023 deadline

The Maldives and Sri Lanka have become the first two countries in the region to have eliminated both measles and rubella ahead of the 2023 deadline, said the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South East Asian Region (SEAR) office.

About Rubella (German Measles):

Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/maldives-sri-lanka-eliminate-measles-and-rubella-ahead-of-2023-deadline/article32020469.ece

10.With reference to India’s decision to levy an equalization tax of 6% on online advertisement services offered by non resident entities, which of the following statements is/are correct?

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Answer: (d) Neither 1 nor 2


Statements 1 and 2 are not correct: Equalisation Levy was introduced in India in 2016, with the intention of taxing the digital transactions i.e. the income accruing to foreign e-commerce companies from India. It is aimed at taxing business to business transactions. As the levy was not introduced as part of the Income Tax Act but as a separate legislation under the Finance Bill, global firms that offer such services in India cannot claim a tax credit in their home country under the double taxation avoidance agreements.