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Assam Roofed Turtle

Consider the following statements about the Assam Roofed Turtle:

  1. The species is endemic to India, found only in the state of Assam.
  2. The turtle is classified as vulnerable and is listed in Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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Etalin Hydroelectric Project

Recently, the Union Government recommended a biodiversity study of the proposed 3,097 MW Etalin Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh : Consider the following statements about the Etalin Project:

  1. The proposed hydropower project is supposed to be built in the biodiversity-rich Dihang valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. The project involves the construction of two concrete gravity dams, one on the Tangon and other on the Dri rivers.

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Central Road And Infrastructure Fund

Consider the following statements about the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF):

  1. The budget 2018 has amended the Central Road Fund Act, 2000, and has renamed the Central Road Fund as Central Road and Infrastructure Fund.
  2. As per the amendment, the share for each infrastructure areas and projects from the CRIF shall be finalised by a Committee, constituted by the Central government.
  3. The fund comprises of a cess imposed along with excise duty on petrol and diesel.

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Sumatran Rhino

Recently, with the death of the last known specimen, the Sumatran Rhino is now officially extinct in Malaysia. Consider the following statements about the Sumatran Rhino:

  1. The Sumatran Rhino is the biggest of the rhinoceros species and the only rhino with two horns in Asia.
  2. Sumatran Rhino have been placed in the list of Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Fundamental Duties

Recently, the Government decided to assign its different Ministries with the task of spreading awareness about Fundamental duties among people.Consider the following statements about the Fundamental Duties:

  1. The idea of Fundamental Duties is inspired from the Constitution of French.
  2. Fundamental Duties were incorporated in Part IV-A of the Constitution by the 44th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1978 on the recommendations of Swaran Singh Committee.

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Budapest Convention

Consider the following statements about the Budapest Convention:

  1. It is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime (cybercrime) by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques, and increasing cooperation among nations.
  2. It was opened for signature in Budapest, on 23 November 2001 and it entered into force on 1 July 2004.

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Avian Botulism

Consider the following statements regarding the Avian Botulism:

  1. The avian botulism is a neuro-muscular illness caused by Botulinum (natural toxin) that is produced by a bacteria-Clostridium botulinum
  2. Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum.

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Consultative Committees

Recently, Farooq Abdullah and Pragya Thakur have been nominated as members of the consultative committee of Parliament for the Ministry of Defence. Consider the following statements about the consultative committee:

  1. These committees are constituted by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
  2. Consultative committees are attached to various ministries/departments of the Central Government.
  3. It consists of members of both the Houses of Parliament.

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National Institute For Sowa-Rigpa

Recently, Cabinet approved the establishment of National Institute for Sowa-Rigpa (Traditional Medical system of the Himalayan).At which of the following place the institute will be established?


Maha Bodhi Temple Complex

Recently, Bhutan’s Foreign Minister recently visited Maha Bodhi Temple Complex (MBTC) in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Consider the following statements about the MBTC:

  1. He Maha bodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment.
  2. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries.
  3. The complex was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001

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