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Mineral Accretion Technology

Consider the following statements with reference to the Mineral Accretion Technology:

  1. Mineral Accretion Technology is a coral reef restoration technology that utilizes low voltage electricity to improve the health and growth rates of corals and other marine organisms.
  2. As electricity flows to the metal structures placed underwater, minerals, much the same as those the corals use to create their skeletons, fall out of the water and accumulate onto the structure, thus giving the technology its name.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Legislative Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. Assam was the first Indian state to abolish its Legislative Council in 1947.
  2. After Assam, Punjab had abolished its Legislative Council in 1968, while West Bengal abolished it in 1971.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Anti-satellite (A-SAT) Missile

Consider the following statements:

  1. Anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile essentially a missile that can destroy or jam an enemy country's satellite in space.
  2. USA first tested the A-SAT technology in 1958 which was followed by USSR in 1964.
  3. In March 2019, India tested an anti-satellite weapon during an operation code named ‘Mission Shakti’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Shamlat Land

Consider the following statements with reference to the Shamlat land in Punjab:

  1. Shamlat is one of three categories of common land in Punjab villages. ‘Shamlat’ land is owned by the village panchayat.
  2. This land is mainly used for cultivation, and is allotted for this through an open auction that is conducted by the Rural Development and Panchayat Department every year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Reciprocating Territory

Recently, which of the following country was declared as the “reciprocating territory” by the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice?


Hydrochlorofluorocarbons

Consider the following statements:

  1. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are a group of man-made compounds containing hydrogen, fluorine and carbon.
  2. These are ozone depleting substances and potent greenhouse gases that are controlled under the Montreal Protocol.
  3. HCFCs usually dissolve in water, but do not dissolve in organic (carbon-containing) solvents.
  4. HCFCs are used in a wide variety of applications, including refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, solvents, aerosols, and fire suppression.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


The Anti-Defection Law

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1986 through the 54th Amendment to the Constitution.
  2. It lays down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection by the Presiding Officer of a legislature based on a petition by any other member of the House.
  3. The law does not specify a time-period for the Presiding Officer to decide on a disqualification plea.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


Centre Of Excellence In Blockchain Technology

Recently, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Blockchain Technology was inaugurated in which of the following cities?


Letter Of Intent

Consider the following statements:

  1. A letter of intent (LOI) is a document declaring the preliminary commitment of one party to do business with another.
  2. A Memorandum of Understanding is often used at the beginning of a business partnership.
  3. A Term Sheet is used to show interest in an investment opportunity. Often it is used to outline a potential agreement between an entrepreneur and investors.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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