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‘SHe-Box’ will help with better implementation of

[A] Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act), 2013
[B] The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
[C] The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006
[D] The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

Correct Answer: A [Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act), 2013]


“SHe-Box is an effort of the government of India to provide a single-window access to every woman, irrespective of her work status, whether working in organised or unorganised, private or public sector, to facilitate registration of complaint of sexual harassment.”

With reference to ‘Bitcoin mining’, a term often seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are true? 1.It involves solving complex mathematical problems 2.Most bitcoin mining operations are located usually concentrated where the cost of electricity is cheapest 3.More bitcoin miners means a more secure network Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 and 3 only
[C] 1 and 3 only
[D] 1, 2 and 3

Correct Answer: D [1, 2 and 3]


Bitcoin mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the public ledger, known as the block chain, and also the means through which new bitcoin are released.  Anyone with access to the internet and suitable hardware can participate in mining. (Bitcoin miners are required to approve/verify transactions. Therefore more miners means a more secure network.) The mining process involves compiling recent transactions into blocks and trying to solve a computationally difficult puzzle. The rewards, which incentivize mining, are both the transaction fees associated with the transactions compiled in the block as well as newly released bitcoin.

The ‘Wallace Line’, a floral boundary, roughly divides

[A] The Southeast Asian region from the Australian
[B] Russia from North America
[C] Madagascar from the rest of Africa
[D] The Central American region from the South American

Correct Answer: A [The Southeast Asian region from the Australian]


Wallace Line is boundary between the Oriental and Australian faunal regions, proposed by the 19th-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. The line extends (see image) from the Indian Ocean through the Lombok Strait (between the islands of Bali and Lombok), northward through the Makassar Strait (between Borneo and Celebes), and eastward, south of Mindanao, into the Philippine Sea. Although many zoogeographers no longer consider the Wallace Line to be a regional boundary, it does represent an abrupt limit of distribution for many major animal groups. Many fish, bird, and mammal groups are abundantly represented on one side of the Wallace Line but poorly or not at all on the other side.

SpaceX’s ‘Falcon Heavy’, launched recently, is capable of 1.Delivering a maximum payload to low-earth orbit that is more than double that of the world’s next most powerful rocket 2.Returning to earth all of its boosters (side cores) Select the correct answer using the code given below

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]


Inside each of Falcon Heavy’s three cores is a cluster of nine Merlin engines (developed by SpaceX itself). Falcon Heavy was designed to be fully reusable. Both the center core and side boosters carry landing legs, which will land each core safely on Earth after takeoff.

The single largest share of the central government’s annual expenditure is accounted for by

[A] Interest payments
[B] Subsidies
[C] Defence
[D] Pensions

Correct Answer: C [Defence]


The overall defence expenditure planned for FY 2021-2022 is Rs. 3,62,345.62 Crore (US$ 49.6 billion), an increase of Rs. 24,792.62 Crore (US$ 3.4 billion) over the Budget Estimates of FY 2020-2021.