Medha IAS

Current Affairs Questions

State Of The World’s Birds

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, 'The State of the World’s Birds', an annual review of environmental resources was published.
  2. Almost half of the 12,000 recognised extant species of birds are threatened owing to the expanding human footprint on the natural world and climate change.
  3. The study underlines birdwatching, a global pastime involving millions of people, as a form of avian conservation but warns of “local negative impacts” of bird feeding valued at $5-6 billion per year and growing by 4% annually.

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


Food And Agriculture Organization

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the XV World Forestry Congress was co-organised by the Republic of Korea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).
  2. 141 participants at the Congress endorsed the Seoul Forest Declaration to convey the urgent need for action to achieve a green, healthy and resilient future with forests.
  3. This was the second congress held in Asia; Indonesia hosted the first Congress in Asia in 1978.

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


Real Estate Investment Trusts

Consider the following statements in context to the Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs):

  1. InvITs invest in infrastructure projects such as roads or highways.
  2. REITs are an investment vehicle that owns and manages investment grade and income-producing real estate properties such as offices, malls, industrial parks, warehouses, hospitality and healthcare centres.
  3. While InvITs can be publicy listed, private listed or private unlisted, REITs must be publicly listed.

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


Reserve Bank Of India

Which of the following committee has been constituted by the Reserve Bank of India to evaluate the efficacy, adequacy and quality of customer service in regulated entities (REs) vis-a-vis the existing RBI guidelines on customer service?


Rocket Booster

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out the static test of the HS200 solid rocket booster.
  2. The HS200 is the human-rated version of the S200 rocket booster of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkIII (GSLV Mk III), also known as LVM3.
  3. It was designed and developed at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram.

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


Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and the United States signed an Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA) at Tokyo, Japan.
  2. It supersedes the Investment Incentive Agreement signed between the Government of India and the Government of the United States of America in the year 2015.
  3. Significant developments have taken place since the signing of the earlier IIA, including the creation of a new agency called US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a development finance agency of the Government of the USA.

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


Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 24th May, 2022, India’s Prime Minister participated in the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo, Japan along with Prime Minister of Japan, President of the United States of America and Prime Minister of Australia.
  2. India, the US, Japan and Australia are the members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad).
  3. This was the fourth interaction of the Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March 2021.

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


Memorandums Of Understanding

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, during the visit of the Indian Vice President to Senegal, three MoUs (Memorandums of Understanding) were signed.
  2. These MoUs are related to cultural exchange, visa free regime and cooperation in youth matters.
  3. Both India and Senegal have relatively older population.

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


Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) facility revealed the first image of the black hole named Sagittarius A* (SgrA*) at the centre of our galaxy, i.e., the Milky Way.
  2. It is a supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, located near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.
  3. SgrA* possesses 1 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth.

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


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update.
  2. The report is produced by the United Kingdom’s Met Office, the WMO lead centre for such predictions.
  3. The annual mean global near-surface temperature for each year between 2022 and 2026 is predicted to be between 1.7°C and 2.1°C higher than preindustrial levels (the average over the years 1850-1900).

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


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