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Q1. With reference to Article 35 of the Indian Constitution, consider the following statements

1. The power to make laws to give effect to certain specified fundamental rights shall vest only in the Parliament.
2. Both Parliament and the legislature of a state shall have powers to make laws for prescribing punishment for acts declared to be offences under fundamental rights.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Q2. Consider the following statements with reference to ‘child stunting’

1. It is defined as the percentage of children, aged 0 to 59 months, whose height for weight is below minus two standard deviations (moderate and severe stunting) and          minus three standard deviations (severe stunting) from the median of the WHO Child Growth Standards.
2. India has the highest number of stunted children in the world, representing one-third of the global total of stunted children under the age of five.
3. High stunting districts are heavily clustered in the southern of India.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Q3. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY):

1. PMVVY is a pension scheme launched by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to provide social security during old age and protect elderly persons aged 60            years and above.
2. The scheme has been implemented through the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.                                                                                                                          3.  There is no tax benefit available on the purchase price (amount invested to earn pension). Further, income from the annuities of pensions is fully taxable.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Swachh Survekshan 2018:

1. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is responsible for carrying out the assessment
2. Jharkhand was adjudged the best performing state
3. Negative marking has also been introduced this year

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


Q5. World Health Organization’s 71st World Health Assembly primary focus was: