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Current Affairs :

Community Reserves

Consider the following statements:

  1. Community reserves are protected areas which typically act as buffer zones to or connectors and migration corridors between established national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserved and protected forests of India.
  2. These protected area categories were first introduced in the Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Act of 2002 − the amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

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Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment Follow-on Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) Mission:

  1. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)-France.
  2. The GRACE miss ions measure variations in gravity over Earth's surface, producing a new map of the gravity field every 30 days.
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Malabar Civet

Consider the following statements with reference tom the Malabar Civet:

  1. The Malabar large-spotted civet is a viverrid endemic to the Western Ghats of India.
  2. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

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India’s Assistance Operation

Recently, India conducted an assistance operation in order to supply essential medicines to one of the SAARC country. Choose both the name of the operation and country from the options given below:


Countercyclical Capital Buffer

Consider the following statements with reference to the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (CCyB):

  1. The countercyclical capital buffer is intended to protect the banking sector against losses that could be caused by cyclical systemic risks increasing in the economy.
  2. Banks can use the capital buffers they have built up during the growth phase of the financial cycle to cover losses that may arise during periods of stress and to continue supplying credit to the real economy.
  3. The rule was first introduced in Basel III as an extension of another buffer (called the capital conservation buffer).

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority And Price Monitoring & Resource Unit

Recently, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has set up price monitoring and resource unit (PMRU) in one the state/UT. Choose the state/UT name from the options given below:


The Ways And Means Advances (WMA) Scheme

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Ways and Means Advances (WMA) scheme is designed to meet temporary mismatches in the receipts and payments of the government.
  2. Under this, the government can avail of immediate cash from the RBI, if required. But it has to return the amount within 60 days.
  3. Interest rate for WMA is currently charged at the repo rate.
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Sodium Hypochlorite

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sodium Hypochlorite:

  1. Sodium Hypochlorite is a chlorine compound often used as a disinfectant or a bleaching agent.
  2. Dakin's solution is a dilute solution of sodium hypochlorite (0.4% to 0.5%) and other stabilizing ingredients, traditionally used as an antiseptic.
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Schedule H1 Drug

Recently, which of the following drug was categorised as a Schedule H1 drug by the Government?


Biological Weapons Convention

Consider the following statements with reference to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC):

  1. The Biological Weapons Convention is the first multilateral disarmament treaty banning the development, production and stockpiling of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction, was opened for signature on 10 April 1972.
  2. The BWC does not ban the use of biological and toxin weapons but reaffirms the 1925 Geneva Protocol, which prohibits such use. It also does not ban biodefense programs.

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