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SAARC Currency Swap Framework

Consider the following statements:

  1. The SAARC currency swap facility came into operation on 15th November, 2012.
  2. Under the agreement, RBI can offer a swap arrangement within the overall corpus of USD 2 billion.
  3. The framework does not provide any concession for swap drawals in Indian rupee.

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


Global Minimum Tax

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 15th December, 2022, the European Union (EU) adopted a plan for a global minimum 15 percent tax on multinational businesses.
  2. Global Minimum Tax, a landmark agreement between nearly 140 countries, establishes a system under which a company from a specific country will pay at least a certain percentage of its profits in taxes, regardless of where in the world those profits are being earned.
  3. Major economies are aiming to discourage multinationals from shifting profits - and tax revenues - to low-tax countries regardless of where their sales are made.

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


Cryomesh Technology

Consider the following statements:

  1. In the recent lab trial, the world's first with Great Barrier Reef coral, scientists used the cryomesh to freeze coral larvae at the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS).
  2. The mesh technology will help store coral larvae at -196°C (-320.8°F).
  3. The new lightweight cryomesh can be manufactured cheaply and better preserves coral.

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


Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

Consider the following statements:

  1. Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Churu district is a distinctive shelter of the most graceful Antelope seen in India, the Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra).
  2. It was established in 1986.
  3. Recently, the sanctuary received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce the size of its eco-sensitive zone.

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


Nuclear Fusion

Consider the following statements:

  1. Controlled nuclear fusion can provide an unlimited amount of clean energy.
  2. Nuclear fusion does not emit harmful molecules like carbon dioxide or any greenhouse gas (GHG) into the atmosphere.
  3. Nuclear fusion produces any high-activity, long-lived radioactive waste.

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


Namami Gange Programme

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the United Nations (UN) recognized Namami Gange initiative to rejuvenate India’s sacred River Ganga as one of the top 10 World Restoration Flagships to revive the natural world.
  2. Namami Gange Programme is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as a ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2018 to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution and conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
  3. The programme is being operated under the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.

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


Pralay

Consider the following statements:

  1. Pralay is a quasi-ballistic surface-to-surface short-range missile.
  2. It can hit targets 150-500 kms away.
  3. The missile can carry 1000 kg high grade explosive.

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


CRISPR-Cas9

Consider the following statements:

  1. CRISPR-Cas9 stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9.
  2. It is fast, accurate and cheaper than other gene editing techniques.
  3. CRISPR-Cas9 was adapted from a genome editing system in bacteria.

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


SWOT Satellite

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite.
  2. Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is not a part of this project.
  3. SWOT incorporates advanced microwave radar technology to collect high-definition measurements of oceans, lakes, reservoirs and rivers over 90% of the globe.

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


HAKUTO-R Mission.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Japanese space startup ispace Inc launched its own private lander M1 to the Moon under its HAKUTO-R Mission.
  2. HAKUTO-R is Japan’s second lunar mission.
  3. HAKUTO-R means ‘white rabbit’ in Japanese.

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


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