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Question1) .The minimum support prices (MSP) of paddy, sesamum, tur and urad were hiked recently. These are ……… crops.

[A] Rabi

[B] Kharif

[C] Zaid

[D] None of the above

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: B [Kharif]

Notes:

The Union Cabinet has approved an increase in minimum support prices (MSP) for various kharif crops or the summer-sown crops for marketing season 2021-22.

MSP of paddy was hiked by ₹72 to ₹1,940 per quintal for 2021-22 crop year from ₹1,868 per quintal last year.

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Question2) Which country has launched the ‘Project O2 for India’ to tackle the medical oxygen demand after Covid 19 second wave?

[A] Sri Lanka

[B] India

[C] Russia

[D] Indonesia

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: B [India]

Notes:

The Indian Government has introduced the ‘Project O2 for India’ to tackle the medical oxygen demand after Covid 19 second wave.

Under the project, a National Consortium of Oxygen would enable the national level supply of critical raw materials.

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Question3) Which state is set to form an economic advisory council composed of Esther Duflo and Raghuram Rajan?

[A] Kerala

[B] Tamil Nadu

[C] Andhra Pradesh

[D] Telangana

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: B [Tamil Nadu]

Notes:

The state Government of Tamil Nadu has proposed to set up an Economic advisory council, which would comprise of eminent economists like Nobel laureate Esther Duflo, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, development economist Jean Dreze and former Union Finance secretary S Narayan.

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Question4) Which crop has been identified as an alternate feedstock source for Ethanol production in India?

[A] Cotton

[B] Jute

[C] Cassava

[D] Potato

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: C

Explaination: C [Cassava]

Notes:

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) has found cassava (tapioca) as a promising raw material for bioethanol production.

As a biofuel crop, cassava has several advantages compared to sugarcane. Cassava has high starch content and ability to grow under low management conditions.

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Question5) Which Indian state has declared itself as the first Rabies-free state?

[A] Haryana

[B] Goa

[C] Sikkim

[D] Arunachal Pradesh