Current Affairs Questions

Gram Panchayat

Consider the following statements:

  1. Only 1% of the revenue collected by Panchayats comes from taxes, while the majority originates from Central and State grants.
  2. At the block level, the elected body is known as the Gram Panchayat.

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

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

Satellite INSAT-3DS

What objectives do the satellite INSAT-3DS, recently launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) intends to achieve?

A
To provide continuity of services to existing operational INSAT-3D (launched in 2013) and INSAT-3DR (September 2016).
B
To enhance the monitoring of Earth’s surface, atmosphere, oceans, and environment.
C
To elevate capabilities in data collection and dissemination and satellite-aided search and rescue services.
D
All the above

Phylloneura Rupestris

Consider the following statements:

  1. A new species of damselfly was discovered in Kerala’s Ponmudi hills.
  2. The discovery is significant because the genus Phylloneura was considered monotypic, with a single described species.
  3. The new species, Cliffside Bambootail (Phylloneura rupestris), lays eggs in the moss beds in seasonal rills that flow over rock cliffs.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Protection For The American Horseshoe Crab

Which of the following statements regarding the petition for endangered species protection for the American horseshoe crab is/are true?

  1. The petition aims to protect the horseshoe crab from commercial harvests, habitat loss, and climate change.
  2. Pharmaceutical companies harvest horseshoe crabs for their blue-colored blood
  3. The petition cites threats to the horseshoe crab stemming from human activities.
  4. All of the above.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and Australia have taken significant steps towards developing critical minerals supply chains between the two countries under the India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership.
  2. The partnership aims to invest in three lithium projects in Australia to help meet India's growing demand for electric vehicles and lower carbon emissions.
  3. The partnership also plans to invest in three cobalt projects in Australia to secure the critical mineral supply for India's manufacturing industry.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 18th March, 2023, the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline.
  2. It is a cross-border pipeline that has the capacity to supply one million metric tonnes of diesel per year from Assam's Numaligarh refinery to northern parts of Bangladesh.
  3. The 131.57 km. pipeline runs from Siliguri in India to Parbatipur in Bangladesh, facilitating the transportation of petroleum products from India to Bangladesh.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above​

Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India's Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways launched the Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP).
  2. The program will start with ‘Green Hybrid Tugs’, which will be powered by Green Hybrid Propulsion systems and will subsequently adopt non-fossil fuel solutions such as methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen.
  3. 3.Target has been set for the initial Green Tugs to start working in all major ports by 2030.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Use Of Antibiotics On Livestock

Consider the following statements:

  1. A recent study conducted at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has revealed that the use of antibiotics on livestock is affecting soil carbon storage and climate.
  2. Livestock grazing has been found to lead to higher carbon storage in soil compared to grazing by wild herbivores due to the use of veterinary antibiotics such as tetracycline.
  3. Antibiotics such as tetracycline are long-lived and can linger in the soil for decades, thereby exacerbating the problem.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

DNA Profiling Of Captive Elephants

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, informed that DNA profiling of 500 of the 2,675 captive elephants in the country has been completed.
  2. DNA profiling is the process by which a specific DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) pattern, called a profile, is obtained from a person or sample of bodily tissue of organisms.
  3. Project Elephant was launched in 1992 as a Centrally-sponsored scheme with an aim to protect elephants and improve their habitat and corridors, reduce human-elephant conflict and ensure their welfare.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Landslide Atlas Of India

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 11th March, 2023, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the Landslide Atlas of India, providing a detailed guide identifying landslide hotspots in the country.
  2. It provides the details regarding landslides in India including damage assessment of specific landslide locations.
  3. The Atlas is based on an all-India database created by the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre that includes three types of landslide inventory: seasonal, event-based, and route-wise, covering the period from 2015 to 2022.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above
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