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Astra Missile

Recently, Astra Missile has been successfully flight tested from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials. Consider the following statements about the Astra Missile:

  1. Developed by DRDO, it is an Air-to-Surface missile.
  2. It is a beyond visual range missile (BVRM), capable of engaging different targets at different altitudes.
  3. With a range of 500 km, it can carry a payload of 15 kg with it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Rudrasagar Lake

Recently, the Tripura government distributed free ducklings for people residing near Rudrasagar Lake in order to increase income of the citizens as well as boost tourism. Consider the following statements regarding the Rudrasagar Lake:

  1. Rudrasagar Lake is located in Kailashahar, North Tripura.
  2. It has identified as one of the wetlands of National Importance for conservation and sustainable use and designated as a Ramsar site under Ramsar convention on wetlands of international importance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Certificates Of Origin

Recently the Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched a common digital platform for the issuance of electronic Certificates of Origin (CoO).Consider the following statements about CoO:

  1. Certificate of Origin is an instrument which establishes evidence on origin of goods imported into any country.
  2. There are two categories of Certificate of Origin, preferential and non-preferential.

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International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

Recently, the International Criminal Police Organization(INTERPOL) has issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against fugitive diamond merchant NiravModi's brother Nehal in connection with the multi-billion dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.Consider the following statements about the INTERPOL:

  1. It is an inter-governmental organization that helps coordinate the police force of 190 member countries all over the world.
  2. It is headquartered in Nice, France.
  3. A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.

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Collegium System Of Supreme Court

The recent controversy over the transfer of the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice VijayaKamleshTahilramani, to the Meghalaya High Court has once again brought to the fore a long-standing debate on the functioning of the ‘Collegium’ of judges that makes appointments and transfers in the higher judiciary. Consider the following statements about the Collegium System of Supreme Court:

  1. The Collegium of judges is purely the Supreme Court’s invention and not figure in the Constitution.
  2. The First Judges Case (1981) led to the introduction of the Collegium system.
  3. The Second Judges Case(1993)expanded the Collegium to a five-member body, comprising the CJI and four of his senior-most colleagues.

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Jan Soochna Portal-2019

Which of the following State hasrecently launched the first-ever public information portal named “Jan Soochna Portal-2019”?


Recently, the Home Ministry held a meeting to discuss the revival of NATGRID, an intelligence program that has been regularly delayed. Consider the following statements about the NATGRID Program:

  1. NATGRID was conceptualised in 2009 in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
  2. Natgrid is the integrated intelligence grid connecting databases of core security agencies of the Government of India to collect comprehensive patterns of intelligence that can be readily accessed by intelligence agencies.

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Pangong Tso Lake

Recently, Indian and Chinese Army soldiers were engaged in a face-off near the northern bank of PangongTso Lake in Ladakh, ahead of a massive military exercise to be held along the China border.Consider the following statements about the PangongTso lake:

  1. Pangong Lake is located in the Changthang region of eastern Ladakh region.
  2. It is an example of an Exorheic lake.
  3. The eastern part of the lake is fresh while the western part of the lake is saline.

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Drought-forecasting Toolbox

Recently, Drought-forecasting toolbox was unveiled atthe ongoing 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Consider the following Statements about the Drought-forecasting toolbox:

  1. The drought toolbox uses 30 parameters, including soil moisture, rainfall data and temperature data of the present and past can accurately evaluate the vulnerability of different geographic regions to drought.
  2. It has been developed by UNCCD in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) and World Meteorological Organization(WMO).

Which of statements given above is/are correct?

Curriculum For Life Skills (JeevanKaushal) Programme

Recently, the Government has launched the Curriculum for Life Skills (JeevanKaushal) programme designed by the University Grants Commission (UGC).Consider the following statements about the programme:

  1. The program has been framed for Undergraduate and Postgraduatecourses across the country.
  2. It will comprise of four courses:Communication skills,Professional and Leadership skills,Problem-solving and Decision-making,Universal human values.

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