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Red Crowned Roofed Turtle

Consider the following statements with reference to the Red Crowned Roofed Turtle:

  1. The red-crowned roofed turtle is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to South Asia.
  2. It is categorized as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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


Bureau Of Energy Efficiency

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE) is an agency of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the nation's Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
  2. BEE co-ordinates with designated consumers, designated agencies and other organizations and recognize, identify and utilize the existing resources and infrastructure, in performing the functions assigned to it under the Energy Conservation Act.

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


Land Ports Authority Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Land Ports Authority of India:

  1. The Land Ports Authority of India is a statutory body established under Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010.
  2. It functions under the administrative control of the Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs.

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


Red Snow Phenomenon

Recently, red snow phenomenon was observed off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost peninsula. Which of the following is responsible for red snow?


Project Monitoring Group

Consider the following statements with reference to the Project Monitoring Group (PMG) Portal:

  1. Project Monitoring Group (PMG) is an institutional mechanism for expedited resolution of issues and regulatory bottlenecks in projects with an investment of INR 500 crores and above in India.
  2. It was set up as a special cell in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India in 2014 and was subsequently brought under the administrative control of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in 2016.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Exercise Indradhanush

Between which of the following given countries, Exercise Indradhanush is being conducted?


PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Consider the following statements with reference to the PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana:

  1. PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is an umbrella scheme with its period coterminous with the cycle of 15th Finance Commission.
  2. It is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

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


H1N1 Virus

Consider the following statements:

  1. H1N1 virus is a subtype of influenza B virus that is the most common cause of human influenza.
  2. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase.

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


Sendai Framework For Disaster Reduction

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-30:

  1. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  2. It considered as the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), which had been the most encompassing international accord to date on disaster risk reduction.

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


Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements with reference to Olive Ridley turtles:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles are the largest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting cold waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Olive Ridley is classified as ‘endangered’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

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


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