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Coking Coal

According to a recent report published by Fitch Solutions Macro Research, India will overtake China as the largest importer of coking coal by 2025.Consider the following statements about the coking coal:

  1. Coking coal, also known as metallurgical coal, is used to create coke, one of the key irreplaceable inputs for the production of steel.
  2. Coke is produced by heating coking coals in a coke oven in oxidizing atmosphere.
  3. The property that really sets coking coals apart from other coals is its coking ability, which is the specific property required in order to make coke suitable for steel making.
  4. Coking coals generally have volatile matter contents of 20% to 32% – i.e., the low- and medium-volatile anthracite ranks.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?


GI Tags In Tamil Nadu

Which of the following two products of Tamil Nadu, recently received the Geographical Indication(GI) tag?


North East Rural Livelihood Project

Recently, astudy found that North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) improves livelihoods of 300,000 households in various districts of North Eastern States.Consider the following statements regarding the NERLP:

  1. NERLP is Asian Development Bank (ADB) aided, multi-state livelihood project under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), launched in 2012.
  2. It is being implemented in the districts of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya.
  3. It has focussed on five development strategies, namely, social empowerment, economic empowerment, partnership development, project management and livelihood & value chain developments.

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World’s First Ever Biometric Seafarer Identity Document

Recently, which of the following country launched the World’s First Ever Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID)?


Integrated Online Junction For School Education ‘Shagun’

Ministry of Human Resources and Development(HRD) has recently launched an Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’.Consider the Following statements regarding Shagun:

  1. It is an initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories.
  2. Websites of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, other CBSE affiliated schools, SCERTs, among others are integrated with Shagun.
  3. It also provides to set up an Integrated National School Education Treasury (INSET).

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New Light Urban Rail Transit System

Recently, the government, in an attempt to make commuting smooth and easy in small cities, has proposed a new light urban rail transit system. What is the name of this new rail transit system?


Digitization Of The Collections Of Museums

Recently, the Ministry of Culture came out with an ambitious project of the digitization of the collections of museums under it with the help of software. What is the name of the software?


Gooty Tarantula

Recently, a rare Tarantula(Gooty Tarantula) was discovered in Pakkamalai Reserve Forests in Tamil Nadu. Consider the following statements:

  1. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has categorised it as Extinct in the Wild.
  2. The species is endemic to India.
  3. The species is known to inhabit the Eastern Ghats area as well as in the forest of north eastern regions.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?


Open Acreage Licensing Policy

Recently, the government offered for bidding seven new areas for prospecting of oil and natural gas on revamped exploration terms that look to expedite cut in import dependence by raising domestic output under the fourth bid round of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP).Consider the following statements regarding the OALP:

  1. OALP was introduced as part of the new fiscal regime in exploration sector called Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP).
  2. The OALP, a critical part of the Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy, provides uniform licences for exploration and production of all forms of hydrocarbons, enabling contractors to explore conventional as well as unconventional oil and gas resources.
  3. Setting up of National Data Repository is one of the milestones achieved for Open Acreage Licensing Policy.

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5th Dharma-Dhamma

Recently, among which of the following given places, 5th Dharma-Dhamma was held?


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