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Current Affairs Questions

CICA

Consider the following statements:

  1. Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures iXn Asia (CICA) is an intergovernmental forum aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and ensuring peace, security, and stability in Asia.
  2. To be a member of CICA, a state need not have its territory in Asia.
  3. India co-chairs two CICA CBMs (Confidence Building Measures) on ‘Development of Secure and Effective Systems of Transportation Corridors,’ and ‘Energy Security’.

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


Association Of Southeast Asian Nations

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8th August, 1985, 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.
  2. It is a ten-nation regional organization which was established to promote political and social stability amid rising tensions among the Asia-Pacific’s post-colonial states.
  3. The Member States are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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


India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 18th October, 2022, the second India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  2. The theme of the dialogue was ‘Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defence and Security Cooperation’.
  3. The first-ever India-Africa Defence Dialogue (IADD) was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in conjunction with DefExpo in 2015.

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


The Lancet Countdown On Health And Climate Change

Consider the following statements in the context of 'The Lancet countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels' report:

  1. Between 2012-2021, infants under one year old experienced a higher number of heatwave days compared to 1985–2005.
  2. Globally, between 2017-21, heat-related deaths increased 40%, reaching 3.1 lakh deaths per year.
  3. In India, the number of heat-related deaths among those over 65 increased by 55% between 2000-04 and 2017-21.

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


Mission Life

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India's Prime Minister along with the Secretary General of the United Nations launched Mission LiFE.
  2. It is a new initiative for sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
  3. The Mission incorporates the spirit of the P3 model, i.e., Pro Planet People, as it is premised on the basic principles of ‘Lifestyle of the planet, for the planet and by the planet’.

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


Swiss Alps Glacier Melting

Consider the following statements:

  1. According to a new study, in 2022, glaciers in the Swiss Alps melted more than any other year on record.
  2. This year, Switzerland’s glaciers have lost an average of 8.2 per cent of their ice.
  3. The last time glaciers had an extreme melt season was in 2003, when 3.8 % of glacier ice melted across Switzerland.

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


Climate Tipping Points (CTPs)

Consider the following statements:

  1. According to a recent study, the climate crisis has driven the world to the brink of multiple disastrous tipping points.
  2. Climate Tipping Points (CTPs) are markers of a larger climate system which when triggered beyond a threshold, perpetuate warming on their own.
  3. According to the study, five dangerous tipping points may already have been passed due to the 1.1°C of global heating caused by humanity to date.

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


NewSpace India Limited (NSIL)

Consider the following statements:

  1. NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) has been incorporated in 2022 as a wholly-owned Government of India Company, under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS).
  2. It is the commercial arm of ISRO.
  3. It aims to excel in providing space-related products and services emanating from Indian Space Programme to global customers and to further spur the growth of Indian Industry in undertaking technologically challenging space-related activities.

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


Pillars Of Creation

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released stunningly detailed images of the Pillars of Creation taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
  2. The images were taken by the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) of the James Webb Space Telescope.
  3. These pillars are essentially very dense clouds of molecular helium gas and dust that have survived longer than their surroundings.

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


Insolvency And Bankruptcy Board Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

  1. It was established on 2nd October, 2015 under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015.
  2. It has regulatory oversight over the Insolvency Professionals, Insolvency Professional Agencies, Insolvency Professional Entities and Information.
  3. It has also been designated as the ‘Authority’ under the Companies (Registered Valuers and Valuation Rules), 2017 for regulation and development of the profession of valuers in the country.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the options given below:


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