Consider the following statements –

1. National Framework for Malaria Elimination has been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development, which outlines India’s strategy for Elimination of Malaria by 2030.

2. One of its major objective is to reduce the instance of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population by 2024.

3. The milestones and targets are set for 2016, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2027 and 2030.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Exp. The framework has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Ans. (c) 2 and 3

Consider the following statements-

1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is an Scheme launched by Haryana in January 2015 at Panipat.

2. The scheme is aimed at improving child Sex Ratio and girl child education.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

Exp. The scheme was launched by Government of India, through Ministry of Women and Child Development

Answer: (b) 2 only

Himalayan Griffon was recently spotted by bird watchers in Goa, consider the following statements –

1. Spotted species has been listed as ‘near threaten’ by bird watchers.

2. It is a kind of old world vulture from family Accipitridae.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

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Answer: (c) both 1 and 2

Which of the following Indian firm has developed Zika Vaccine-

(a) Bharat Biotech

(b) Hindustan Lifescience

(c) Ranbaxy

(d) None of above

Exp. Recently Bharat Biotech as announced two vaccines for Zika Virus.

Ans. (a) Bharat Biotech

Zika is a name of –

(a) Country

(b) Monkey

(c) Forest

(d) Tribe

Exp. Zika forest is a tropical forest in Uganda. The name of Zika Virus has been given after this forest.

Ans. (c) Forest

Consider follwoing statements –

1. D. J. Pandian has been appointed as Vice President of newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

2. Its head office is located in Beijing.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) none

Ans. (c) both 1 and 2

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Which of the following research firm came with a plan before government officials to abolish income tax and over 30 other local, state and central taxes. Replacing the present tax system with a single 2% levy per receipt in bank accounts.


(b) TaxPlan

(c) Finman

(d) Arthkranti

Ans: (d) Arthkranti

Which of the following has got ‘India Handloom’ tag recently?

(a) Tasar Silk Sari

(b) Kosa Silk Sari

(c) Banarasi Silk Sari

(d) Chettinad Silk Sari

Exp. In the state of Tamilnadu Chettinad is a region of the Sivaganga district of southern Tamil Nadu state, India. It is famous for its cuisine and Silk Sari.

Ans: (d) Chettinad Silk Sari

Intellectual Property Appellate Board has ordered issue of the “Geographical Indication” tag for Basmati rice. This popular variety of rice is grown in which of the following regions?

(a) Himalayan Mountain Region

(b) Gigantic Plains

(c) Deccan Plateau

(d) North East Hilly Region

Ans. (b) Gigantic Plains

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