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Question:
Ethmostigmus centipedes are found in which of the following regions? 
 
1. Western Ghats
 
2. Eastern Ghats
 
3. Western Himalayas
 
4. North Eastern India 
 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) All of the above

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/moving-continents-created-new-centipede-species/article26224724.ece

Question:
Consider the following statements.
 
1. Foreshocks are events where a local area experiences sequences of many earthquakes striking in a relatively short period of time. 
 
2. Earthquake Swarm is an earthquake that occurs before a larger seismic event and is related to it in both time and space. 
 
Which of the above statements is/are correct? 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: D
Explanation

Question:
Which of the following are correct regarding angel investors?
 
1. Angel investment generally comes from well-off investors, investment banks and any other financial institutions.
 
2. Angel investors and venture capitalists are one and the same.
 
3. Angel investors are individuals who invest their personal income in start-ups .
 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

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Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Which of the following are true regarding The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019? 
 
1.  The Bill seeks to amend Article 15 
 
2.  The Bill seeks to amend Article 16 
 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: C
Explanation

https://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/constitution-one-hundred-and-twenty-fourth-amendment-bill-2019

Question:
Which of the following are incorrect regarding Asiatic lion?
 
1. It’s habitat is found only in Gujarat state of India.
 
2. Listed in schedule II of Wildlife (protection) act, 1972.
 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Consider the following statements: 
 
1. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISHAN) are targeted cash transfer schemes.
 
2. Landless people can avail the benefits of both the schemes. 
 
Which of the above statements is/are correct? 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: C
Explanation

Question:
Consider the following statements:
 
1. Generalised System of Preferences is a trade package given to India by USA in 2010.
 
2. As per the package, India can export certain products at relatively lower or zero tariffs. 
 
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect? 
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer: A
Explanation

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-requests-us-to-maintain-gsp-beneficiary-status/articleshow/64653060.cms

Question:
Which of the following are incorrect regarding UNFCCC?
 
1. It aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere
 
2. Kyoto Protocol was negotiated under this framework.
 
3. Parties to UNFCCC are classified as Annex I, Annex II countries and developing countries.
 
4. India is in Annex II countries. 
 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 4 only

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Answer: B
Explanation

Question:
Which of the following statements are correct regarding UDAN scheme? 
 
1. Scheme launched in the year 2016
 
2. Aims that at least half the seats on every flight should have a fare cap of Rs.2, 500 per seat per hour of flying. 
 
3. It is applicable on flights covering distance between 200 km and 800 km. 
 
4. Government will provide subsidy to airlines for first five years of operations when they will have exclusive flying rights on the selected routes. 
 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 2, 3 and 4 only

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Answer: C
Explanation

Question:
Consider the following statements regarding Interest subvention scheme: 
 
1. Scheme for farmer’s aims at providing short term credit to farmers at subsidized interest rate.
 
2. Under this scheme, the farmers can avail concessional crop loans of up to Rs.3 lakh at 7 per cent rate of interest.
 
3. Implemented by NABARD and RBI. 
 
Which of the above statements are true? 
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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Answer: D
Explanation

http://vikaspedia.in/agriculture/agri-credit/interest-subvention-scheme-for-farmers