P.T. Practice Questions 10th April 2021

Q. 1 what is NanoSniffer:

  1. It is a device to detect nano particles used in Large Hadron Collider.
  2. It is an explosive trace detector device.
  3. It is a device used to transport nano particles in medicine field.
  4. None of the above.

Ans: b (it is an explosive trace detector).

Explanation

NanoSniffer is a 100% Made in India product in terms of research, development & manufacturing. The core technology of NanoSniffer is protected by patents in the U.S. & Europe. This home-grown Explosive trace detector device (ETD) – NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than 10 seconds and it also identifies and categorizes explosives into different classes. It detects all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives. NanoSniffer gives visible & audible alerts with sunlight-readable color display. 

Q. 2 Consider the following statements about Post-Matric Scholarship for Schedule Caste Students:

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme, implemented by the Ministry of Education.
  2. The scholarships are available for studies in India only.
  3. Benefit under scheme is eligible for 2 elder children of households only.

Choose the correct alternative:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All of the above

Ans: c (2 and 3 Only)

Explanation

Statement 1 incorrect as the scheme is implemented by the ministry of social justice and empowerment.

Statement 3 is incorrect as all children of same parents will be eligible to take benefits under the scheme.

Q. 3 Consider the following statements:

  1. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Kerala.
  2. Siroe National Park is situated in Meghalaya.
  3. Baghmara is situated in Meghalaya.

Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?

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

Answer: b (1 and 3 Only)

Explanation:

Shirui/siroe National Park is a national park located in the state of Manipur in India. It was established in 1982. Among the animals that make their homes here include the tragopan, the tiger and leopard. It is here that the famous shirui lily (Lilium maclineae) grows naturally.

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, India. Established in 1973, the sanctuary is now an integral part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is bounded by the protected area network of Nagarhole and Bandipur of Karnataka in the northeast, and on the southeast by Mudumalai of Tamil Nadu.

Baghmara is in Meghalaya . It has a famous river Someshwari also known as Simsang in Garo tribal language flowing through its expanse and is also covered in hills and tracts along the way.

Q. 4 Consider the following statements about Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN):

  1. The scheme has been launched in ten States this year and will be rolled out across the country by March 2022.
  2. In this scheme land records database will be integrated with revenue court records and bank records, as well as Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis.

Choose the correct alternative:

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

Ans: c ( Both 1 and 2)

Explanation

The Centre plans to issue a 14-digit identification number to every plot of land in the country within a year’s time. It will subsequently integrate its land records database with revenue court records and bank records, as well as Aadhaar numbers on a voluntary basis.

The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN) scheme has been launched in ten States this year and will be rolled out across the country by March 2022, the Department of Land Resources told the Standing Committee on Rural Development.

  • It is being described as “the Aadhaar for land” — a number that would uniquely identify every surveyed parcel of land and prevent land fraud, especially in rural India, where land records are outdated and disputed.
  • The identification will be based on the longitude and latitude of the land parcel, and is dependent on detailed surveys and geo-referenced cadastral maps.

Benefits:

The single source of information can authenticate the ownership and in turn it can end the dubious ownership. It will help identify the government lands easily and protect land from shabby land transactions.