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Organisation Of Petroleum Exporting Countries

Consider the following statements about Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC):

  1. Iran is the only major oil producing country which is not a member of OPEC.
  2. OPEC is concerned mainly with oil which is the reason why Qatar has quit the bloc recently.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Zayed Medal Awarded To PM

The Prime Minister was recently awarded with the ‘Zayed Medal’ by which of the following countries?


RATS – Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure

Consider the following about RATS – Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure recently seen in news:

  1. It is a permanent body of SCO created to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism.
  2. It is a policy making and coordinating body and does not concern with staging of exercises on ground.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


UN’s Economic And Social Council

Consider the following about UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC):

  1. Apart from economic and social issues ECOSOC also gives recommendations on environment issues.
  2. It engages a variety of stakeholders like policy makers, parliamentarians, business sector representatives and NGOs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Desertification

Which of the following are the causes of Desertification?

  1. Animal Grazing 2. Tsunami
  2. Drought 4. Deforestation

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Air Pollution

Consider the following statements with regard to Air Pollution:

  1. The government has banned import of pet coke for purpose of trading in Delhi and its neighbouring states.
  2. Government launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling.
  3. National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has set a target to reduce 10 per cent of the pollution in three years and 30 per cent in the next 5 years.

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Kappaphycus Alvarezii

Recently, Kappaphycus alvarezii has been in news. What is it?


Paddy Frogs

Consider the following statements with respect to Paddy Frogs:

  1. This is the first known species of this genus which was originally described from the island of Sri Lanka.
  2. It is currently endemic to Northeast India.
  3. It has been declared the state amphibian

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