.Recently, the new genus Rohanixalus vittatus is seen in news, is associated with

1.Tree Frog

2.Freshwater turtle

3.Rubber Species

4.Teak Wood

Answer: (a) Tree Frog


In NEWS: New genus of tree frog discovered, found in Andamans and Northeast India

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/new-genus-of-treefrog-discovered-in-andaman-islands/article33083907.ece/amp/

Consider the following statements regardingAriel Space Mission

1.It is the first mission dedicated to measuring the chemical composition and thermal structures of hundreds of transiting exoplanets, enabling planetary science far beyond the boundaries of the Solar System.

2.It is an initiative of the European Space Agency

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: Explained: What is the Ariel Space Mission adopted by the European Space Agency?

About Ariel Space Mission

What are exoplanets?

Why do scientists study exoplanets?

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/ariel-space-mission-europe-7050574/

Recently, Scientists have identified a new species of primate the Popa langur is belonged to which of the following IUCN Red List of Threatened Species?

1.Extinct in the wild

2.Critically endangered


4.Near threatened

Answer: (b) Critically endangered 



Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/newly-discovered-primate-in-myanmar-already-facing-extinction/article33072633.ece

Arun Goel committee’ which was in news recently, is associated with which of the following?

1.Coastal Regulation Zones

2.Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

3.Code on Wages

4.Capital Goods (CG) Sector.

Answer: (d) Capital Goods (CG) Sector. 


In NEWS: Government forms inter-ministerial panel to boost country’s capital goods sector

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/government-forms-inter-ministerial-panel-to-boost-countrys-capital-goods-sector/2126773/lite/

He was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. He was the first Indian to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and wrote several bird books that popularized ornithology in India. He was a well-known environmental crusader who often stood for protecting the wildlife. He was called the Birdman of India. He was

1.Biswamoy Biswas

2.Salim Ali

3.Satish Pande

4.Humayun Abdulali

Answer: b) Salim Ali


In NEWS: Birth Anniversary of ‘Birdman of India’ Salim Ali today

Source: http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=Birth-Anniversary-of-%26%2339%3BBirdman-of-India%26%2339%3B-Salim-Ali-today&id=404110

Which of the following Pair(s) is/are correctly matched?

1.Sarna –              Jharkhand

2.Angami – Nagaland

3.Santhal – Madhya Pradesh

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Answer: (c) 1 and 2 only


In NEWS: Why Jharkhand is seeking a separate religious code for Sarna tribals

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/why-jharkhand-is-seeking-a-separate-religious-code-for-sarna-tribals-7048700/

With reference to World diabetes day, consider the following statements

1.It is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on November each year.

2.The theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes.

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: World Diabetes Day 14 November

Source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/diabetes-day

With reference to Atma Nirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana, consider the following statements

1.It aims to incentivize job creation during COVID-19 recovery.

2.It will benefit any new employee joining employment in EPFO registered establishments on monthly wages less than Rs.8000.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Answer: (a) 1 only


In NEWS: Finance Minister announces measures on Atma Nirbhar Bharat 3.0

Source: https://pib.gov.in/Pressreleaseshare.aspx?PRID=1672321#:~:text=Nirmala%20Sitharaman%20has%20announced%2012,to%20%E2%82%B9%202.65%20Lakh%20crore.&text=Out%20of%20this%2C%20stimulus%20worth,been%20provided%20by%20the%20government

Consider the following statements

1.India is the leading Importer of the Basmati Rice in the world.

2.Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has registered Basmati Rice as a product with Geographical Indication (GI).

Select the incorrect answer using the code given below:

Answer: (a) 1 only


In News: Basmati Rice

Source: http://apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/SubHead_Products/Basmati_Rice.html

With reference to the period of Gupta dynasty in ancient India, the towns Ghantasala, Kadura and Chaul were well known as

1.ports handling foreign trade

2.capitals of powerful kingdoms

3.places of exquisite stone art and architecture

4.important Buddhist pilgrimage centres

Answer: (a) ports handling foreign trade


In India evidences of ship building, port and warehouses installations are datable to Harappan culture. The important Harappan and late Harappan ports were Lothal, Lakhabawal, Kindarkhera, Kuntasi, Megham, Prabhasa, Todio, Amra. The excavations of these sites have yielded antiquities of Bahrain island, Persian gulf, Egypt and Mesopotmia cities. Hence option (a) is correct