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Non-Proliferation Treaty

With reference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), consider the following statements:

  1. The Treaty defines nuclear weapon states (NWS) as those that had manufactured and detonated a nuclear explosive device prior to 1 January 1967.
  2. The treaty is reviewed every six years in meetings called Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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Duck-Billed Platypus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Platypus:

  1. The platypus is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
  2. Females have a spur on the back of their hind feet that is connected to a venom-secreting gland.
  3. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently downgraded the platypus conservation status to Vulnerable from Least Concern.

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International Convention For The Prevention Of Pollution From Ships

With reference to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), consider the following statements:

  1. MARPOL is the main international convention covering prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
  2. The current convention is a combination of 1973 Convention and the 1978 Protocol, which entered into force on 2 October 1983.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Chinese Paddlefish

Recently, the Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) has been declared extinct by Chinese scientists. Consider the following statements about the Chinese Paddlefish:

  1. Chinese Paddlefish was endemic to the Yangtze River in China.
  2. Prior to being declared extinct, it was listed as critically endangered, possibly extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Epiphany

Consider the following statements with reference to the Epiphany:

  1. Epiphany is among the three oldest and major festival days in Christianity, the two others being Christmas and Easter.
  2. Epiphany is a feast day, or a day of commemoration, which in Christianity marks the visit of the Magi (meaning the Three Wise Men or Three Kings) to the Infant Jesus (Christ from his nativity until age 12).

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Miyawaki Method

Consider the following statements with reference to the Miyawaki method:

  1. Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Philippines that helps build dense, native forests.
  2. In Miyawaki method multi-layered saplings are planted close to each other. This blocks sunlight from reaching the ground and prevents weeds from growing, thus keeping the soil moist. The close cropping further ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top thus enabling them only to grow upwards than sideways.

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Seke Language

In which of the following countries, Seke language is being spoken?


Blue Flag Certification

With reference to the Blue Flag Certification, consider the following statements:

  1. Blue Flag Certificationis accorded by an international agency -Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark, based on 31 stringent criteria.
  2. It started in France in 1985 and has been implemented in Europe since 1987, and in areas outside Europe since 2001, when South Africa joined.

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Microdot Technology

Consider the following statements with reference to the Microdot Technology:

  1. Microdot technology involves spraying the body and parts of the vehicle or any other machine with microscopic dots, which give a unique identification.
  2. The microdots and adhesive will become permanent fixtures/affixation which cannot be removed without damaging the asset i.e. the vehicle itself.

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Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation

Consider the following statements with reference to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC):

  1. The Organization was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco in 1969, following the criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
  2. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 58 countries, excluding Pakistan.

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