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Current Affairs :

Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, published the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2022.
  2. The new rules will replace Batteries (Management and Handling) Rules, 2001.
  3. The rules cover all types of batteries except industrial batteries.

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

Decarbonizing Transport

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India, jointly launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project.
  2. The project aims to bring down the peak level of GHG emissions (from transport sector) in Asia resulting in problems like congestion and air pollution.
  3. India’s transport sector is the country’s third largest CO2 emitter.

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

United Nations Convention On The Law Of The Sea

Consider the following statements:

  1. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an international agreement that was adopted in 1982. It is also known as the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea Treaty.
  2. It lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources.
  3. India is not associated with UNCLOS.

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

Ramsar Convention

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Ramsar Convention refers to the Convention on Wetlands held in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.
  2. An intergovernmental treaty was adopted in the Convention. It came into force in 1985.
  3. The Convention aims for the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

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

Group Of Seven (G7)

Which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct about Group of Seven (G7)?

  1. It is an intergovernmental organisation of seven countries that are the world’s most industrialized and developed economies.
  2. It does not have a formal constitution or a fixed headquarters and the decisions taken by leaders during annual summits are non-binding.
  3. It traces its origin to an informal meeting of the Finance Ministers of France, West Germany, the US, Great Britain and Japan (Group of Five) in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.
  4. It was called the G8 after the original seven were joined by Russia in 1997 and it returned to being called G7 when Russia was expelled as a member in 2014 following the latter’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of a country extends from its coast to about 200 nautical miles or 370 km into the sea, till where it has special rights for exploration. Waters beyond that are known as open seas or high seas.
  2. The high seas comprise nearly 60% of the Earth’s surface.
  3. Typically the focus of mining activity in the high seas has been for gas hydrates, precious metals and other fossil fuel resources.

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

Universal Postal Union(UPU)

With reference to the Universal Postal Union(UPU), consider the following statements:

  1. Established in 1874, UPU, it is the oldest international organization worldwide.
  2. Established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874, it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system.
  3. Any member country of the United Nations may become a member of the UPU.
  4. India joined the UPU in 1896.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) from the codes given below:

Porcupine Strategy

Recently, which of the following country invoked the ‘porcupine strategy’ to protect itself if China attacks?

Types Of Steel

Consider the statements with reference to the different types of steel:

  1. Stainless steels contain a minimum of 10% chromium and are more resistant to corrosion than normal steels.
  2. Electrical steel, also known as silicon steel, it is specialty steel made from the alloying of silicon with iron.
  3. Tool steels are wear-resistant, ferrous alloys based on iron and carbon with high levels of alloying (hardenability and property modifying) elements such as chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, and vanadium.

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

Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Observatory

In which State, India's first commercial space situational awareness (SSA) observatory to monitor space activity, is going to be setup?

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