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Olive Ridley Turtles

Consider the following statements with reference to Olive Ridley turtles:

  1. The Olive Ridley turtles are the largest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world, inhabiting cold waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
  2. The Olive Ridley is classified as ‘endangered’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), and is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

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


Financial Action Task Force

Consider the following statements with reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):

  1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions.
  2. The FATF's decision making body, the FATF Plenary, meets two times per year.

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


Adjusted Gross Revenue

Consider the following statement(s) with reference to the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR):

  1. Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) is the usage and licensing fee that telecom operators are charged by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
  2. It is divided into spectrum usage charges and licensing fees, pegged between 3-5 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.

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


Mt. Aconcagua

Consider the following statements:

  1. Mt. Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside Asia and by extension the highest point in both the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.
  2. It is of volcanic origin, but it is not itself an active volcano.

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Shallow Gas

Recently, in which of the following country, fourth largest reservoir of shallow gas in the world has been discovered?


Blue Dot Network

Consider the following statements with reference to the Blue Dot Network:

  1. The United States, Australia and Japan’s new Blue Dot Network will serve as a globally recognized seal of approval for major infrastructure projects, letting people know that projects are sustainable and not exploitative.
  2. The network is “ratings mechanism” that would grade infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific region on different parameters to ensure transparency and is planned as direct counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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


North American Free Trade Agreement

Consider the following statements:

  1. The North American Free Trade Agreement(NAFTA) is a treaty between Canada, Mexico and the United States.
  2. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994, and superseded the 1988 Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
  3. The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is an updated version NAFTA which includes major changes on cars and new policies on labor and environmental standards, intellectual property protections, and some digital trade provisions.

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The Oslo Accords

Consider the following statements with reference to the Oslo Accords:

  1. The Oslo Accords is an agreement signed between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), meant to effectively bring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to its end by means of territorial concessions and facilitating the creation of the Palestinian Authority.
  2. The first phase of the Oslo Accords was implemented on May 4, 1994, as Israel and the PA signed the Cairo Agreement, giving the Palestinians control over Gaza and Jericho.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Hypersonic Weapons

Consider the following statements:

  1. Hypersonic weapons refer to weapons that travel faster than Mach 3 and have the capability to maneuver during the entire flight.
  2. Hypersonic vehicles typically consist of a Supersonic Combustion Ramjet, or Scramjet propulsion system to enable such high speeds.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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