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Current Affairs Questions

International:

UN Security Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that country's interests are affected.
  2. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council's discussions.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

Boko Haram

Boko Haram, a terrorist organization finds it origin in one of the West African country. What is the name of that country?


Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

On which of following river, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is being built in Africa?


Red Crowned Roofed Turtle

Consider the following statements with reference to the Red Crowned Roofed Turtle:

  1. The red-crowned roofed turtle is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to South Asia.
  2. It is categorized as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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


Free Public Transport

Recently, which of the following countries became first in the world to make public transport free?


Red Snow Phenomenon

Recently, red snow phenomenon was observed off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost peninsula. Which of the following is responsible for red snow?


Sendai Framework For Disaster Reduction

Consider the following statements with reference to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-30:

  1. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  2. It considered as the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), which had been the most encompassing international accord to date on disaster risk reduction.

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


H1N1 Virus

Consider the following statements:

  1. H1N1 virus is a subtype of influenza B virus that is the most common cause of human influenza.
  2. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase.

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


Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements with reference to Olive Ridley turtles:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles are the largest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting cold waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Olive Ridley is classified as ‘endangered’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

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


Financial Action Task Force

Consider the following statements with reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):

  1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.
  2. The FATF's decision making body, the FATF Plenary, meets two times per year.

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


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