Q1:

With reference to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), consider the following Statements and choose the correct option:

  1. ASEAN is a regional grouping of India and South East Asian nations.
  2. ASEAN is the second largest trading partner of India.

 

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

 

Answer : d

Explanation

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation.

It was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the founding fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Ten Members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

‘ASEAN+1’ comprises India and ASEAN

ASEAN countries have a total population of 650 million people and a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 2.8 trillion. It is India’s 4 largest trading partner with about USD 86.9 billion in trade.

 

Q2: With reference to Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana, consider the following statements and choose the correct option:

  1. It will provide subsidy for provident fund contribution.
  2. Establishments registered with EPFO will be eligible under this scheme.

 

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

 

Answer : c

Explanation

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana is aimed at incentivising the creation of new employment opportunities during the Covid-19 economic recovery phase.

 

It will provide subsidy for provident fund contribution for adding new employees to establishments registered with the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

Establishments registered with EPFO will be eligible for the benefits if they

add new employees compared to the reference base of employees as in September

2020.

Establishments, with up to 50 employees, would have to add a minimum of two new employees.

The organisations, with more than 50 employees, would have to add at least five employees.

 

Q3: Consider the following statements with respect to submarine ‘Vagir’and choose the incorrect option

  1. It is the last one of the six Kalvari-class submarines being built in India.
  2. It is a part of Indian Navy’s Project 75.
  3. It was built in India with technology transfer from Russia.

 

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

 

Answer: c

Explanation:

Vagir is part of the Indian Navy’s Project-75 that includes the building and induction of six Kalvari-class submarines designed by French naval defence outfit.

It is the fifth of the six Kalvari-class submarines being built in India.

It is built by the Mazagon Docks Ltd. with technology transfer from France.

 

 

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