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Reunion Island

Recently, India and France have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island for the first time. Where is the Reunion Island situated?


Kuril Island

Consider the following statements with reference to the Kuril Island:

  1. It is a volcanic archipelago which separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the north Pacific Ocean. It forms part of the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire.
  2. The Islands are currently under Russian administration. However, they are also claimed by China.

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Kurzarbeit Scheme

Kurzarbeit scheme, which provides for partial compensation for a worker’s earnings in adverse situation, belongs to which of the following country?

Hantavirus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hantavirus:

  1. The hantaviruses are a family of viruses that spread in rodents and to humans from rodents.
  2. Hantaviruses belong to the order called Bunyavirales and have 12 families.

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Finance Bill

Consider the following statements with reference to the Finance Bill:

  1. The Finance Bill is a part of the Union Budget, stipulating all the legal amendments required for the changes in taxation proposed by the Finance Minister.
  2. This Bill encompasses all amendments required in various laws pertaining to tax, in accordance with the tax proposals made in the Union Budget.
  3. The Finance Bill, as a Money Bill, needs to be passed both by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Traditional New Year Festivals

Consider the following statements:

  1. Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional New Year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus.
  2. Cheti Chand is a festival that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for Sindhi Hindus.
  3. Navreh is a Hindu Festival, which is celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits as the New Year's Day.
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National Innovations On Climate Resilient Agriculture

Consider the following statements:

  1. National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate vulnerability through strategic research and technology demonstration.
  2. The project consists of three components viz. Strategic Research, Technology Demonstration and Sponsored/Competitive Grants.

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Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti

Consider the following statement(s) with reference to the Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti:

  1. It was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Defence with the objective of creating greater Intellectual Property (IP) in Defence Production Ecosystem.
  2. Under the mission, an Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) has been established under aegis of Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA).
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Namda

Namda is a type of traditional carpet making art made from sheep wool. In which of the following Indian State/UT does this art belong to?


World Water Day

Consider the following statements:

  1. Water Day is an annual UN observance day, which is observe on 21st February, that highlights the importance of freshwater.
  2. The theme for 2020 is ‘Water and Climate Change’ which aims to explore interrelation between water and climate change.
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