Current Questions

Civil Services Chronicle Online, January,2020:

Reciprocating Territory

Recently, which of the following country was declared as the “reciprocating territory” by the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice?


Indian Ocean Dipole

Consider the following statements:

  1. Sustained changes in the difference between sea surface temperatures of the tropical western and eastern Indian Ocean are known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).
  2. The IOD affects the climate of Australia and other countries that surround the Indian Ocean Basin, and is a significant contributor to rainfall variability in this region.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?


Blue Corner Notice

Consider the following with reference to the Blue Corner Notice:

  1. A Blue Corner Notice is issued by the international police cooperation body to collect additional information from its member countries about a person's identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.
  2. There are six types of notices — Red Notice, Yellow Notice, Blue Notice, Black Notice, Green Notice and Orange Notice.

Choose 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?


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:


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?


Centre Of Excellence In Blockchain Technology

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


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:


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.

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?


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