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Civil Services Chronicle Online June 2020 :

Golden Triangle And Golden Crescent

Consider the following statements:

  1. Golden Triangle is represented by the region coinciding with the rural mountains of Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia.
  2. Golden Crescent region comprises Afghanistan, Iran, and China, whose mountainous peripheries define the crescent.

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Seabed 2030 Project

Consider the following statements with reference to the Seabed 2030 Project:

  1. Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between the Nippon Foundation of Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO).
  2. The project was launched at the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in June 2017 and is aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal-14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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Article 340 & 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018

Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 340 of the Constitution deals with the appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of schedule tribes.
  2. 102nd Constitution Amendment Act, 2018 provides constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
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Ashadhi Bij | Sajibu Cheiraobai | Losoong

Consider the following statements:

  1. Ashadhi Bij festival is associated with the beginning of rains in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
  2. Sajibu Cheiraobai is celebrated by Meiteis (an ethnic group in Manipur) which is observed on the first day of Manipur lunar month Shajibu.
  3. Losoong, also known as Namsoong is the Sikkimese New Year.

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Solar Eclipse

Consider the following statements with reference to the Solar Eclipse:

  1. In a total solar eclipse, the narrowest part of the path (where the Sun is completely blocked and the Moon casts its darkest shadow (called the umbra)) is called the “zone of totality”.
  2. An annular solar eclipse occurs occurs when Earth moves through the lunar penumbra (the lighter part of the Moon’s shadow) as the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun.

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Schizothorax Sikusirumensis Fish

In which of the following state, a new species of fish named ‘Schizothorax sikusirumensis’ has been discovered?


Mount Merapi

In which of the following country active volcano Mount Merapi is being located?


Gee's Golden Langur

Consider the following statements with reference to the Gee's golden langur:

  1. The Gee's golden langur belongs to the Old World monkey family and is one of the most endangered primate species of India.
  2. They are listed in Appendix I of CITES and Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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Pangolins

Consider the following statements:

  1. Pangolins are mammals of the order Pholidota.
  2. Chinese pangolin has been listed as “critically endangered”.
  3. Indian pangolin has been listed as “endangered”.


Mugger Or Marsh Crocodile

Consider the following statements:

  1. The mugger or marsh crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) is listed as a Critically Endangered by IUCN.
  2. The estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.
  3. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is being listed as least concern by IUCN.

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