1. Which of the following is true about IRDAI?
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is the regulatory body of the insurance sector in India established via IRDAI Act 1999. The organization consists of a chairman, 5 whole-time members, and 4 part-time members all appointed by the government of India. The duties of the IRDAI include:
Hence, B is the correct answer.
2. Which of the following is true about the Locust attack?
Locusts are the species of short-horned grasshoppers belonging to the Acrididae family. They are attracted by green crops and attack them. The favorable condition for their breeding is warm and moist season. Due to climate change, the locust attacks have increased. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the main areas affected are Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, etc.), Red Sea region (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen), and the southwest Asia region (Iran, India, and Pakistan).
They need to be controlled at the time of breeding, and the main controlling method is the use of an insecticide. Apart from this, the microbial biopesticides are also used. Natural controllers like wasps, birds, and reptiles are also used. The main species of Locust are Desert, Italian, Moroccan, and Asian migratory locusts.
Desert locusts are most dangerous and breed in moist, sandy or clayey soil. India, in 1913 established Permanent Locust Warning and Control Organization under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research with field offices at Jodhpur and Bikaner, etc. Its headquarters is in Faridabad in Haryana.
Hence, B is the correct answer.
3. Which of the following is correct about the Microfinancing scheme?
The microfinancing scheme is under the Department of Empowerment of Disabilities under the Ministry of Social justice and empowerment. National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation is the nodal agency. The scheme aims to provide economic assistance to the weaker section of the disabled to help them start a new business and other small enterprises. In case the loan is provided through Special Central Assistance, there is no maximum limit of the loan, but in case the loan is provided to NGOs either through SCA or directly by NHFDC, the maximum amount of loan is INR 10 lakh. 100% of funding is to be provided by NHFDC.
Eligibility criteria to get the loan
Hence, A is the correct answer.
4. Which of the following is true about Palm Oil cultivation?
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Palm oil is cultivation requires a temperature of 21-32°C with high humidity (rainfall-200 cm). It is grown at an altitude of 450-900m and above. The appropriate soil is moist, deep, loamy soil with rich humus and good water permeability. It is one of the highest yielding crops and gives 25-30 tonnes/hectare. India is the world's largest importer of palm oil, with about 23% of imports being received from Indonesia and Malaysia. In India, various states are involved in the cultivation of palm oil, which involves Karnataka, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, etc.
Hence, D is the correct answer.
5. Which of the following military exercises are correctly matched?
Hence, C is the correct answer.