Current Affairs Questions

Current Affairs :

Credit Rating

With reference to the Sovereign Credit Rating, consider the following statements:

  1. A sovereign credit rating is an independent assessment of the creditworthiness of a country or sovereign entity.
  2. It can give investors insights into the level of risk associated with investing in the debt of a particular country, including any political risk.
  3. Another common motivation for countries to obtain a sovereign credit rating is to attract foreign direct investment (FDI).

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


National Green Tribunal (NGT)

Consider the following statements with reference to the National Green Tribunal (NGT):

  1. Established in 2011, as per the National Green Tribunal Act, it is a specialised judicial body equipped with expertise solely for the purpose of adjudicating environmental cases in the country.
  2. The Tribunal has jurisdiction over all civil cases involving a substantial question relating to environment and the question.
  3. Any person seeking relief and compensation for environmental damage involving subjects in the legislations mentioned in Schedule I of the National Green Tribunal Act may approach the Tribunal.

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


International Energy Agency (IEA)

Consider the given statements in contest to the India and the International Energy Agency (IEA):

  1. India in March 2017 became an associate member of the Paris-based body which advises industrialised nations on energy policies.
  2. According to IEA, a member country must maintain "crude oil and/or product reserves equivalent to 120 days of the previous year's net imports, to which the government has immediate access (even if it does not own them directly) and could be used to address disruptions to global oil supply."
  3. Also, a member of IEA has to show "a demand restraint programme to reduce national oil consumption by up to 10%."

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


United Nations Environment Programme

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 26th October, 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the ‘Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On’.
  2. Emissions gap is the difference between the low levels of emissions that the world needs to drop to, compared with the projected level of emissions based on countries’ current emission reduction commitments.
  3. According to the report, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 5.4 percent in 2020.

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


Indian Space Association (ISpA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. The recently launched Indian Space Association (ISpA) will act as an independent, single-window agency for enabling the opening up of the space sector to start-ups and the private sector.
  2. NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), incorporated in 2019, is a private entity in the space sector.
  3. Approved in 2020, Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) is an independent nodal agency under Department of Space.

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


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
  2. According to the study, the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record low last year.
  3. Roughly half of the CO2 emitted by human activities today remains in the atmosphere. The other half is taken up by oceans and land ecosystems.

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


National Aeronautics And Space Administration

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that its upcoming Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land at the Moon’s South Pole, near the western edge of the Nobile Crater.
  2. The mission aims to map and explore the South Pole’s surface and subsurface for water and other resources.
  3. Nobile crater is an impact crater that was formed through a collision with another smaller celestial body, and is almost permanently covered in shadows, allowing ice to exist there.

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


Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

Which of the following commissions recommended to repeal Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) law as it was "a symbol of oppression"?


United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) formally launched negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
  2. Currently the UAE is India’s second-largest trading partner.
  3. The UAE is the eighth-largest investor in India, having invested USD 11 billion between April 2000 and March 2021.

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


Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)

With reference to the Disturbed Area under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), consider the following statements:

  1. A disturbed area is one which is declared by notification under Section 3 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
  2. The Central Government or the Governor of the State or administrator of the Union Territory can declare the whole or part of the State or Union Territory as a disturbed area.
  3. Once declared ‘disturbed’, the region is maintained as disturbed for a period of six months straight, according to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976.

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


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