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International Renewable Energy Agency

According to a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which country is now the lowest-cost producer of solar power globally?


National Remote Sensing Centre

Consider the following statements with National Remote Sensing Centre:

  1. It is responsible for remote sensing satellite data acquisition and processing, data dissemination, aerial remote sensing and decision support for disaster management.
  2. NRSC Ground station at Shadnagar acquires Earth Observation data from Indian remote-sensing satellites but not from different foreign satellites.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Cyclones

Consider the following statements with respect to Cyclones:

  1. A cyclone is an area of low pressure around which the winds flow counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere.
  2. It halts the onwards progression of Monsoon.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Indian Monsoon

Consider the following statements with respect to Indian Monsoon:

  1. The onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala marks the beginning of the four-month monsoon season over India.
  2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands generally start getting monsoon rainfall before Kerela.
  3. A delayed onset of Monsoon in Kerela means the delay the arrival of the monsoon in other parts of the country.

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C-ATFM System

Recently, C-ATFM System has been in news. What is its function?


Indian Missiles

Consider the following statements with respect to Indian Missiles:

  1. Akash is a medium-range surface-to-air missile defence system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  2. Agni-I was developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and tested in 1989.
  3. Invar is high velocity jamming immune missile with tandem warhead designed to defeat explosive reactive armour.

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​Scramjet And Ramjet

Consider the following statements with respect to Scramjet and Ramjet:

  1. Scramjet is a type of experimental engine designed for speeds greater than that of sound whereas Ramjet isn’t.
  2. The scramjet is an innovation on the ramjet in which the combustion chamber is specially designed to operate with supersonic airflow.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Strawberry Moon

Which of the following conditions prevail, when Strawberry Moon is formed?

  1. The Full Moon appears ‘opposite’ the Sun.
  2. The Moon appears smaller than it is and will be visible through a shorter arc.
  3. The Moon cast a longer shadow on the Earth

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Clouds

Consider the following statements with respect to the clouds:

  1. High level clouds primarily are composed of ice crystals, and often appear thin, streaky, and white.
  2. The two main types of mid-level clouds include stratus, which develop horizontally, and cumulus, which develop vertically.
  3. Altostratus and altocumulus are low level clouds.

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U.K. Sinha Committee

Recently, an expert committee under U.K. Sinha has submitted its final report to the government. For which of the following sector was it constituted to suggest reformative measures?


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