.Consider the following statements regarding Purple Frog

1.It is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

2.It is one of the rarest frog speciesendemic to the himalayas region

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: ‘Mahabali frog’ may be Kerala’s official amphibian

About Purple Frog

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/mahabali-frog-may-be-keralas-official-amphibian/article33057593.ece

Sometimes the term Debt Service Suspension Initiative is seen in news, is associated with:


2.G-7 Nation


4.G-20 Nation

Answer: (d) G-20 Nation


In NEWS: Union Minister of Finance Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman had participated in the 1st BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the BRICS Russian Chairmanship.

About Debt Service Suspension Initiative

Access to the Initiative will be limited to countries which:

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1671481

Dobra Chanti Bridge is being built over which of the following LAKE in India?

1.Tehri lake

2.Renuka Lake

3.Pulicat Lake

4.Pangong Tso

Answer: (a) Tehri Lake


In NEWS: Now, drive over Tehri lake on India’s longest motorable suspension bridge

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/now-drive-over-tehri-lake-on-india-s-longest-motorable-suspension-bridge/story-q5p5s5mvxwsxNMLJoL8GFO.html

Consider the following statements regarding Food Coalition

1.It is a voluntary multi-stakeholder and multi-sector alliance which will support innovative initiatives to ensure global food access and increase the resilience of agri-food systems

2.It is led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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: COVID-19: New UN alliance to stave off ‘catastrophic food crises

The Food Coalition would work towards:

Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/food/covid-19-new-un-alliance-to-stave-off-catastrophic-food-crisis–74139

With reference to the mink, which of the following statements is incorrect?

1.Mink are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals and part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, otters and ferrets.

2.The American mink and the European mink are two extant species referred to as mink

3.The European mink is listed by the IUCN as Endangered due to an ongoing reduction in numbers.

4.Denmark is the largest producer of the mink in the world

Answer: c) The European mink is listed by the IUCN as Endangered due to an ongoing reduction in numbers.


In NEWS: Why Denmark is culling its 17-million strong mink population

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-why-denmark-is-culling-its-17-million-strong-mink-population-7033907/

Consider the following statements

1.Saffron production has long been restricted to a limited geographical area in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

2.North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) supported a pilot project to explore the feasibility of growing saffron in North East region of India, with the same quality and higher quantity.

3.Budgam region in India is commonly known as Saffron bowl of Kashmir

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

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

Answer: (c) 3 only


In NEWS: NECTAR undertakes a pilot project to explore feasibility of growing saffron in North East region

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1671408

Consider the following statements regarding Hunaar hat

1.It is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the minority communities.

2.These are organized by the Ministry of Tribal affairs under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme.

3.It aims to provide market exposure and employment opportunities to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts.

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

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

Answer: (a) 1 and 3 only


In NEWS: Hunar Haat to restart from tomorrow after 7-month gap due to Corona pandemic

Source: http://newsonair.com/News?title=Hunar-Haat-to-restart-from-tomorrow-after-7-month-gap-due-to-Corona-pandemic&id=404016

Jingtang Port is located in which of the following countries?



3.South Korea


Answer: (a) China


In NEWS: No clarity on release of stranded Indian merchant ship at China’s Jingtang port

Source: http://newsonair.com/News?title=No-clarity-on–release-of-stranded-Indian-merchant-ship-at-China%26%2339%3bs-Jingtang-port&id=404023

With reference to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), consider the following statements

1.It envisages a research based management system where strategies of air pollution mitigation go hand in hand with nation’s economic development to target a win-win scenario.

2.It was introduced by the Ministry of Earth Science

Select the incorrect answer using the code given below:

Answer: (c) Both 1 and 2


In News: CAQM reviews air quality scenario in NCR & adjoining areas

Parameters monitored:

Source: http://newsonair.com/News?title=CAQM-reviews-air-quality-scenario-in-NCR-%26-adjoining-areas&id=403987

With reference to India’s biodiversity, Ceylon frogmouth, Coppersmith barbet, Gray -chinned minivet and White -throated redstart are





Answer: (a) Birds