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International :

Reunion Island

Recently, India and France have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island for the first time. Where is the Reunion Island situated?


Kuril Island

Consider the following statements with reference to the Kuril Island:

  1. It is a volcanic archipelago which separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the north Pacific Ocean. It forms part of the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire.
  2. The Islands are currently under Russian administration. However, they are also claimed by China.

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Kurzarbeit Scheme

Kurzarbeit scheme, which provides for partial compensation for a worker’s earnings in adverse situation, belongs to which of the following country?

Hantavirus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hantavirus:

  1. The hantaviruses are a family of viruses that spread in rodents and to humans from rodents.
  2. Hantaviruses belong to the order called Bunyavirales and have 12 families.

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UN Security Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. A State which is a Member of the United Nations but not of the Security Council may participate, without a vote, in its discussions when the Council considers that country's interests are affected.
  2. Both Members and non-members of the United Nations, if they are parties to a dispute being considered by the Council, may be invited to take part, without a vote, in the Council's discussions.
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Boko Haram

Boko Haram, a terrorist organization finds it origin in one of the West African country. What is the name of that country?


Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

On which of following river, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is being built in Africa?


Free Public Transport

Recently, which of the following countries became first in the world to make public transport free?


Red Crowned Roofed Turtle

Consider the following statements with reference to the Red Crowned Roofed Turtle:

  1. The red-crowned roofed turtle is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to South Asia.
  2. It is categorized as ‘Vulnerable’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Red Snow Phenomenon

Recently, red snow phenomenon was observed off the coast of Antarctica’s northernmost peninsula. Which of the following is responsible for red snow?


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