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Question 1
Consider the following statements regarding Asian Development Bank;
  1. The membership of the bank is limited to Asian countries.
  2. India is the biggest recipient of funds from ADB.
  3. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
1 and 2only
2 only
3 only
All of the above
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Question 1 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. ADB has 68 members-of which 49 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.

Statement 2 is correct. India has received $43 billion cumulatively as of December 2018; $3 billion was received in 2019.

Statement 3 is incorrect. ADB is headquartered at Manila, Philippines,.

Question 2
Which of the following is the significance of the 103rd constitutional amendment act?
Reservation for Economically weaker sections
Establishment of GST Council
Constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes
Ratification of land boundary agreement between India and Bangladesh
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Question 2 Explanation: 
  • 100th CAA: 2015
    • Exchange of certain enclave territories with Bangladesh and conferment of citizenship rights to residents of enclave's consequent to signing of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Treaty between India and Bangladesh.
  • 101th CAA: 2017
    • Introduced the Goods and Services Tax.
  • 102nd CAA: 2018
    • Constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes
  • 103rd CAA: 2019
    • A maximum of 10% Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) of citizens of classes other than the classes mentioned in clauses (4) and (5) of Article 15, i.e. Classes other than socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. Inserted Clause [6] under Article 15 as well as Inserted Clause [6] under Article 16.
  • 104th CAA: 2019
    • To extend the reservation of seats for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and states assemblies from Seventy years to Eighty years.
Question 3
Which of the following statements associated with the Zika Virus is NOT correct?
In majority of the cases, the infection remains asymptomatic
It is the main cause for microcephaly
The virus could possibly be spreading through bodily fluids
It was discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda
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Question 3 Explanation: 

From the given statements, 'b' is wrong.

"The World Health Organization has declared that the outbreak of Zika and congenital malformations and neurological disorders in newborns believed to be connected to the virus is a global public health emergency."

How might Zika cause brain damage in infants?

"The possibility that the Zika virus causes microcephaly - unusually small heads and damaged brains - emerged only in October, when doctors in northern Brazil noticed a surge in babies with the condition.

It may be that other factors, such as simultaneous infection with other viruses, are contributing to the rise; investigators may even find that Zika virus is not the main cause, although right now circumstantial evidence suggests that it is." "

Question 4
Which of the following will be the benefits associated with the Goods and Service Tax system?
  1. It will create a common Indian market
  2. Improve tax compliance and governance
  3. Boost investment and growth
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
1 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Question 4 Explanation: 
Against the backdrop of robust macro-economic stability, the year 2016was marked by two major domestic policy developments, the passage of the Constitutional amendment, paving the way for implementing the transformational Goods and Services Tax (GST), and the action to demonetise the two highest denomination notes. The GST will create a common Indian market, improve tax compliance and governance, and boost investment and growth; it is also a bold new experiment in the governance of India's cooperative federalism.
Question 5
'Adopt a Heritage' Scheme is launched recently. Under this scheme who among the below mentioned is/are invited to adopt the sites?
1) Private Sector Companies
2) Public Sector Companies
3) Corporate individuals
Only 1 and 2
Only 2 and 3
Only 1 and 3
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Question 5 Explanation: 
The 'Adopt a Heritage Scheme' of Ministry of Tourism was launched on World Tourism Day i.e. 27thSeptember, 2017 by the President of India. Thereafter, Ministry of Tourism invited Private Sector Companies, Public Sector Companies and Corporate individuals to adopt the sites and to take up the responsibility for making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through conservation and development. "
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