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Current Affairs Questions

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Indus Water Treaty

Consider the following statements with reference to the Indus Water Treaty:

  1. The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory.
  2. The Treaty allocates the Western Rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab) to Pakistan and the Eastern Rivers (Ravi, Beas, Sutlej) to India.
  3. It sets out a mechanism for cooperation and information exchange between the two countries regarding their use of the rivers, known as the Permanent Indus Commission, which has a Commissioner appointed by World Bank.

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

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC)

With reference to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. It is a statutory body constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  2. It functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
  3. The body also looks into proposals regarding the use of living modified organism that comes in the risk category III and above in the import/manufacture of recombinant pharma products, or where the end-product of the recombinant pharma product is a modified living organism.

Choose the correct answer from the options below:

Nidhi Companies

Consider the following statements with reference to the Nidhi Companies:

  1. Nidhi companies cannot accept Deposit from the public, nor lend to the public, so they are not purely NBFCs, and out of the scope of RBI.
  2. It cannot carry any business related to chit fund, hire purchase finance, leasing finance, insurance, or acquisition of securities issued by anybody corporate.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

National Panchayati Raj Day

With reference to the National Panchayati Raj Day, consider the following statements:

  1. It is celebrated every year on the 25th of April.
  2. The day marks the enactment of the 73rd amendment of the Constitution in 1993, which came into force with effect from 24th April 1993.
  3. The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 2011.

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

Sujalam 2.0

Recently, the government launched the Sujalam 2.0 campaign, for the management of which of the following?

World Health Organization (WHO)

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of India signed an agreement to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in which of the following states?

Intellectual Property Rights

Consider the following statements with reference to the treaties and conventions related to Intellectual Property Rights:

  1. Paris Convention: Under this, any person from a signatory state can apply for a patent or trade mark in any other signatory state, and will be given the same enforcement rights and status as a national of that country would be.
  2. Berne Convention: Under this, each member state recognises the copyright of authors from other member states in the same way as the copyright of its own nationals.
  3. Madrid Protocol: This is a central system for obtaining a ‘bundle’ of national patent applications in different jurisdictions through a single application.
  4. Patent Cooperation Treaty: Under this, a person can file a single trade mark application at their national office that will provide protection in multiple countries.

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


Consider the following statements with reference to the Lokayukta:

  1. The Administrative Reforms Commission headed by Late Morarji Desai in 1966 recommended the setting up of the institution of Lokayukta.
  2. Odisha was the first state to introduce the institution of Lokayukta through The Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act in 1971.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

Mekedatu Drinking Water Project

Mekedatu drinking water project has been proposed in Karnataka’s Ramanagara district. The site of the proposed Project is at:

India Celebrated Their 50th Statehood Day

Recently, which of the following three Northeast States of India celebrated their 50th statehood day?

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