1. Which of the following statements is not true regarding India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab?
Recently, India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab has been built in a record time of just eight days. It is a rapid response mobile laboratory built as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
It is built with the support of Department of Biotechnology. The lab is a BSL-2 facility and is equipped with on-site Elisa, real-time Reverse Tranion Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test and Biochemistry analyzers.
The lab can conduct 200 Elisa test and 50 RT-PCR tests each day.
Hence, the correct answer is C.
2. Raja Praba is an annual festival celebrated in which Indian State?
Raja Praba is celebrated in Odisha annually during the mid of June that continues for three days. The first day is called Pahili Raja, the second day is Mithuna Sankranti and the third day is Bhu daaha or Basi Raja. The final day is called Vasumati Snana, during which the ladies bath the grinding stone as a symbol of Bhumi. The second signifies the beginning of the rainy season.
It is believed that the mother Goddess Earth undergoes menstruation during the first three days.
Hence, the correct answer is A.
3. Which of the following portal has been launched for the healthcare supply chain?
Recently, the government has launched the AarogyaPath portal as a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain. The portal will remove supply chain bottlenecks and will help customers, suppliers and manufacturers to deal with COVID-19.
The portal is expected to become the national health care information platform of choice in the coming times. This CSIR portal aims to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies.
The portal was developed by the CSIR team in partnership with Sarvodaya Infotech.
Hence, the correct answer is A.
4. “It is one of the largest extant bovines. Its IUCN status is Vulnerable. It is the state animal of Goa and Bihar.”
Which of the following animal species is best described in the above given passage?
The first population estimation exercise of Indian Gaur was done in the Nilgiris Forest Division that was conducted in February 2020. The estimation revealed that around 2,000 Indian gaurs live in this division.
(Source: The Hindu)
The scientific name of Indian Gaur is Bos Gaurus. It is also known as Indian Bison. Its IUCN status is Vulnerable. The Indian Gaur is also protected under the Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act and Appendix I of CITES. It is one of the largest species among the wild cattle.
Gaur is the state animal of Goa and Bihar.
Hence, the correct answer is D.
5. Which of the following statements is correct?
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Recently, a Union Minister had demanded to include reservation-related laws under the Ninth Schedule of the Consitution to protect them from judicial review. He also argued that reservation had been attached to Fundamental rights. The demand came amid the Supreme Court’s observation that the Right to Reservation is not a fundamental right while adjudicating pleas for quota for OBC candidates in Tamil Nadu’s medical colleges. Therefore, Statement 1 is incorrect.
In February 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that reservation in the matter of promotions in public posts was not a fundamental right. Therefore, Statement 2 is incorrect.
Ninth Schedule was inserted in the Constitution through the 1st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1951. At present, the list contains 284 central and state laws that cannot be challenged in courts.
Hence, the correct answer is B.