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The Anti-Defection Law

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1986 through the 54th Amendment to the Constitution.
  2. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.
  3. The law does not specify a time-period for the Presiding Officer to decide on a disqualification plea.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


Xenobots

Recently, scientists in the United States have created the world’s first living machines- Xenobots, tiny robots that can move around on their own. Which of the following animal’s cell was used in making the Xenobots?


Centre Of Excellence In Blockchain Technology

Recently, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology was inaugurated in which of the following cities?


Letter Of Intent

Consider the following statements:

  1. A letter of intent (LOI) is a document declaring the preliminary commitment of one party to do business with another.
  2. A Memorandum of Understanding is often used at the beginning of a business partnership.
  3. A Term Sheet is used to show interest in an investment opportunity. Often it is used to outline a potential agreement between an entrepreneur and investors.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Non-Proliferation Treaty

With reference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), consider the following statements:

  1. The Treaty defines nuclear weapon states (NWS) as those that had manufactured and detonated a nuclear explosive device prior to 1 January 1967.
  2. The treaty is reviewed every six years in meetings called Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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Duck-Billed Platypus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Platypus:

  1. The platypus is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
  2. Females have a spur on the back of their hind feet that is connected to a venom-secreting gland.
  3. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently downgraded the platypus conservation status to Vulnerable from Least Concern.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Jallikuttu

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jallikuttu:

  1. Jallikattu is a traditional bull-chasing sport of Tamil Nadu which is organised during the harvest festival Pongal.
  2. Manju Virattu, Vaeli Virattu and Vadam Manju Virattu three versions of Jallikattu, which take place throughout the Tamil Nadu.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


GSAT-30 Satellite

Consider the following statements with reference to the recently launched GSAT-30 satellite:

  1. GSAT-30 was launched with the help of indigenously developed geostationary launch vehicle GSLV-MkII.
  2. GSAT-30 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series and will replace INSAT-4A in orbit.
  3. It is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Article 131

Consider the following statements with reference to the Article 131:

  1. Article 131 vests the Supreme Court with original jurisdiction over disputes occurring between states or between states and the Centre.
  2. Article 131 can be used to settle political differences between state and central governments headed by different parties.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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