Harike Wetland is one of the largest man-made wetlands of

1.Punjab State

2.Haryana State

3.West Bengal State

4.Bihar State

Answer: (a) Punjab state


In NEWS: Water birds make a beeline to Punjab’s Harike wetland


Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/water-birds-make-a-beeline-to-punjabs-harike-wetland/article33588042.ece

Recently, a team of archaeologists has discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting (a wild pig) in



3.South Africa


Answer: (d) Indonesia


In NEWS: World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/worlds-oldest-known-cave-painting-found-in-indonesia/article33575968.ece

Consider the following Statements regarding 5G technology

It is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks

It is mainly works in 3 bands

It will have even faster speeds with latency down to between 1-10 milliseconds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Answer: d) 1, 2 and 3


In NEWS: What is 5G and how prepared is India to adapt to this tech?

What is 5G technology?

Where does India stand in the 5G technology race?

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/what-is-5g-and-how-prepared-is-india-to-adapt-to-this-tech-7150641/

Consider the following Statements regarding Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The treaty prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from possessing, testing and deploying ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles of ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometres

The treaty exempted the air-launched and sea-based missile systems in the same range.

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 Russia’s exit means for the Open Skies Treaty

In November, the United States left the OST first after accusing Russia of violating the pact– allegations that Russia denied. Moscow has now blamed Washington for its own decision of leaving the treaty.

What happens now that both the US and Russia are out?

The failure of the Open Skies Treaty follows the demise of another significant arms control accord, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, after both the US and Russia left it in 2019.

About Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/what-russias-exit-means-for-the-open-skies-treaty-7150167/

Consider the following statements regarding SKOCH Challenger Award

It was instituted in 2003 and recognizes people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.

It recognizes the best of efforts in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion, governance, inclusive growth, excellence in technology and applications

Recently, Tribal Affairs Minister to receive this award for e-governance

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Answer: d) 1. 2 and 3


In News:Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda to receive SKOCH Challenger Award virtually tomorrow

Source: http://newsonair.com/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=408024

With reference to the Startup India Seed Fund, consider the following statements

It aims to support startups and help budding entrepreneurs pursue innovative ideas.

It was announced during the Prarambh: Startup India International summit

The corpus of the fund is 100 crore

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: PM interacts with Startups and addresses ‘Prarambh: Startup India International Summit’

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1689160

Among the following which is not a member of G7 nations





Answer: c) Russia


In NEWS: Britain invites PM Modi to attend G7 Summit to be held in June this year



Adaptation Gap Report is released by which of the following organization?

United Nations Environment Programme

International Union for Conservation of Nature

World Wide Fund for Nature

Greenpeace International

Answer: a) United Nations Environment Programme


In NEWS: Adaptation Gap Report 2020

About Adaptation Gap Report (AGR)

Source: https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020

In which state Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary is located at?



Uttar Pradesh


Answer: d) Bihar


In NEWS: 1st bird festival at Nagi- Nakti bird sanctuaries in Bihar to start from Jan 15

Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/patna-news/1st-bird-festival-at-nagi-nakti-bird-sanctuaries-in-bihar-to-start-from-january-101610613205676.html

The term ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ often appears in the news in the’ context of the affairs of a group of countries known as





Answer: (b) ASEAN