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Strawberry Moon

Which of the following conditions prevail, when Strawberry Moon is formed?

  1. The Full Moon appears ‘opposite’ the Sun.
  2. The Moon appears smaller than it is and will be visible through a shorter arc.
  3. The Moon cast a longer shadow on the Earth

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Clouds

Consider the following statements with respect to the clouds:

  1. High level clouds primarily are composed of ice crystals, and often appear thin, streaky, and white.
  2. The two main types of mid-level clouds include stratus, which develop horizontally, and cumulus, which develop vertically.
  3. Altostratus and altocumulus are low level clouds.

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Dead Zones

Consider the following statements with respect to Dead Zones:

  1. They are the hypoxic zones in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration.
  2. Dead zones unique to the Gulf of the Mexico

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma

Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma (SRG) which was launched into space was in news recently. What is it?


International Space Station

Consider the following statements with respect to the International Space Station:

  1. The International Space Station launched its first piece in 1998.
  2. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields
  3. The ISS programme is a joint project between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe), CSA (Canada) and ISRO (India).

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U.K. Sinha Committee

Recently, an expert committee under U.K. Sinha has submitted its final report to the government. For which of the following sector was it constituted to suggest reformative measures?


WTO-Compliant Export Promotion Scheme

Consider the following statements regarding the newly proposed World Trade Organization (WTO)-Compliant Export Promotion Scheme:

  1. The government proposed a World Trade Organization (WTO)-Compliant Export Promotion Scheme along with a production based support scheme to boost Make in India.
  2. It is one of the 100-days agenda of the Modi 2.0 government.
  3. The new export promotion scheme may replace the existing Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) as the US has challenged India’s existing export subsidy schemes at the WTO on the grounds of its incompatibility with multilateral rules.
  4. It will be on the nature of refund of all un-rebated central and state taxes and levies scheme on inputs consumed in exports in all sectors.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?


ATM Pricing

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted an expert to review the ATM Interchange Fee. Who among the following is the head of the expert group?


Polavaram Multipurpose Project

Recently, the government extended the construction of Polavaram Multipurpose Project. In which of the following state is it situated?


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