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UN Convention On Migratory Species

Recently, three animals were included in Appendix I of UN Convention on Migratory Species at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) in Gandhinagar (Gujarat).

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Kambala

Consider the following statements with reference to the traditional buffalo race Kambala:

  1. Kambala is a traditional buffalo race in paddy fields filled with slush and mud which generally takes place in coastal Karnataka (Udupi and Dakshina Kannada) from November to March.
  2. There are three types of Kambala: Bare Kambala, Pokare Kambala and Arasu Kambala.

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


Asur Tribe

In which of the following Indian state, Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) Asur is found?


Tribunal

Consider the following statements:

  1. Part XIV-A of the Constitution provides for the Tribunals.
  2. The Administrative Tribunals Act in 1985 enacted by the Parliament authorises the Central Government to establish Central Administrative Tribunal and the State Administrative Tribunals.

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


Khadi And Village Industries Commission

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament - Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956.
  2. The KVIC is authorized to establish and maintain separate organisations for the purpose of carrying out any or all of the above matters besides carrying out any other matters incidental to its activities.

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


Bay Of Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC):

  1. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of six nations of South Asia and South East Asia.
  2. The organization functions as per the founding principles of BIMSTEC as laid down in the Bangkok Declaration of 6 June 1997 and directions given by the Leaders of the Member States.

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


The Sun Temple Of Konark

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Sun Temple of Konark exhibits the traditional Odisha style of architecture, also known as Kalinga architecture, on a grand scale.
  2. The temple has been declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1984.

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


Jal Jeevan Mission

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jal Jeevan Mission:

  1. Announced in August 2018, the chief objective of the Mission is to provide piped water supply (Har Ghar Jal) to all rural households by 2025.
  2. The goal of JJM is to provide functional household tap connection to every household with service level at the rate of 45 litres per capita per day (lpcd).

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Repo Rate

Consider the following statements:

  1. Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank of a country lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds.
  2. In Overnight Repo, banks sell securities to the RBI for money, and repurchase those the following day, thus, returning the money to the central bank.

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


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