46 UPSC Civil Services Mains 2021 Questions asked from Civil Services Chronicle Hindi

Current Affairs Questions

Bengal Initiative For Multi-Sectoral Technical And Economic Cooperation

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the 5th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held.
  2. No agreements were signed during the Summit.
  3. The 5th BIMSTEC Summit’s theme is “Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy People”.

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


Colombo Security Conclave (CSC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) was formed in 2015 as a trilateral maritime security grouping of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
  2. Recently, the fifth meeting of National Security Advisers of the Colombo Security Conclave was held in the Maldives.
  3. Maritime Safety and Security is one of the five pillars of cooperation agreed to by the Member States.

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


United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, at its fifth session held in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted a resolution to formulate an international legally-binding instrument to end plastic pollution.
  2. The resolution establishes an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) which is expected to submit its draft agreement by 2026.
  3. The resolution identifies the threat that plastic pollution poses to human health and all environments, and focuses on the need to undertake measures throughout the lifecycle of plastics in order to efficiently reduce their negative impact.

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


Disaster Management Plan Of Ministry Of Panchayati Raj (DMP-MoPR)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Disaster Management Plan of Ministry of Panchayati Raj (DMP-MoPR) was released.
  2. It has been prepared with a larger perspective of community-based planning starting from Village to District Panchayat level.
  3. It incorporates many innovations in addition to being in compliance with Disaster Management Act 2005, National Disaster Management Policy 2009, and guidelines issued by NDMA.

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


Ministerial Dialogue On Trade & Investment (MDTI)

Consider the following statements:

  1. On 11th March, 2022, India and Canada held the fifth Ministerial Dialogue on Trade & Investment (MDTI) in New Delhi.
  2. Bilateral trade in goods between the two countries reached US$ 6.29 billion, registering a growth rate of 12% as compared to the previous year.
  3. During the dialogue, India and Canada agreed to formally re-launch the India-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations.

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


Programme Of Cooperation (POC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India and Oman signed a Programme of Cooperation (POC) in the fields of science and technology for the period 2022-2025.
  2. The POC was signed in pursuance of the Agreement for Cooperation in Science and Technology concluded on 5th October, 1996, between the Government of Oman and the Government of India.
  3. There is no provision of exchange programmes in the Programme of Cooperation.

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


​Narasingapettai Nagaswaram

Narasingapettai Nagaswaram - a classical wind musical instrument - belongs to which South Indian state that was recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag?


Carbon-neutral

Recently, which of the following states became the first State in the country to introduce carbon-neutral farming methods in selected locations?


Centre For Nano And Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Indian scientists from the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) designed an electrocatalyst system for energy-efficient hydrogen production with the help of electrolysis of urea.
  2. The low-cost, earth-abundant Platinum-based catalysts are widely applied for this process.
  3. The energy requirement for production of hydrogen through water electrolysis can be reduced by 70% through urea electrolysis.

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


Military Engineering Services (MES)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Indian Army’s Military Engineering Services (MES) constructed two houses using 3D Rapid Construction Technology.
  2. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes.
  3. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced cross-section of the object.

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


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