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New Light Urban Rail Transit System

Recently, the government, in an attempt to make commuting smooth and easy in small cities, has proposed a new light urban rail transit system. What is the name of this new rail transit system?


Digitization Of The Collections Of Museums

Recently, the Ministry of Culture came out with an ambitious project of the digitization of the collections of museums under it with the help of software. What is the name of the software?


Gooty Tarantula

Recently, a rare Tarantula(Gooty Tarantula) was discovered in Pakkamalai Reserve Forests in Tamil Nadu. Consider the following statements:

  1. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorised it as Extinct in the Wild.
  2. The species is endemic to India.
  3. The species is known to inhabit the Eastern Ghats area as well as in the forest of north eastern regions.

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


Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Recently, the government offered for bidding seven new areas for prospecting of oil and natural gas on revamped exploration terms that look to expedite cut in import dependence by raising domestic output under the fourth bid round of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP).Consider the following statements regarding the OALP:

  1. OALP was introduced as part of the new fiscal regime in exploration sector called Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP).
  2. The OALP, a critical part of the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy, provides uniform licences for exploration and production of all forms of hydrocarbons, enabling contractors to explore conventional as well as unconventional oil and gas resources.
  3. Setting up of National Data Repository is one of the milestones achieved for Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


5th Dharma-Dhamma

Recently, among which of the following given places, 5th Dharma-Dhamma was held?


Deep Ocean Mission

Consider the following statements regarding the newly approved Deep Ocean Mission (DOM):

  1. DOM is three-year mission aimed at exploring Deep Oceanwith major thrust to help India harness various living and non-living (water, mineral and energy) resources from the seabed and deep water.
  2. Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will be the implementing agency for DOM.
  3. India has been allotted a site of 85,000 sq. km. in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) by the UN International Sea Bed Authority for exploitation of poly-metallic nodules (PMN).
  4. For DOM, a remotely operable submersible (ROSUB 6000) - capable of operating at depths of 6,000 metres, has already been developed and tested successfully up to 5,289 metres depth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below.


Fly Ash

Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad have developed a waterproofing material using fly ash. Consider the following statements regarding the fly ash.

  1. Fly ash is a fine powder that is a byproduct of burning pulverized coal in electric generation power plants.
  2. Most fly ash is pozzolanic, which means it’s a siliceous and ferrous material reacts with calcium hydroxide to form cement.
  3. There are two common types of fly ash: Class F and Class E.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correctanswer from the codes given below:


Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)

According to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF), Special Data Dissemination Standard(SDDS) for 2018, India failed to comply with multiple requirements prescribed in the SDDS. Consider the following statements regarding the SDDS.

  1. The IMF launched the SDDS initiative in 1996 to guide members to enhance data transparency and help financial market participants with adequate information to assess the economic situations of individual countries.
  2. There are over 20 data categories which IMF considers for this report to capture a nation’s economic health including national accounts (GDP, GNI), production indices, employment, and central government operations.
  3. India subscribed to the SDDS on December 27, 1997.

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


India’s 7th Economic Census

From which of the following state, India’s 7th Economic census begun recently?


Conclave Of Himalayan States

Which of the following state given below recently hosted the first ever Conclave of Himalayan States?


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