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Current Affairs Questions

Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) facility revealed the first image of the black hole named Sagittarius A* (SgrA*) at the centre of our galaxy, i.e., the Milky Way.
  2. It is a supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, located near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius.
  3. SgrA* possesses 1 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth.

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


World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update.
  2. The report is produced by the United Kingdom’s Met Office, the WMO lead centre for such predictions.
  3. The annual mean global near-surface temperature for each year between 2022 and 2026 is predicted to be between 1.7°C and 2.1°C higher than preindustrial levels (the average over the years 1850-1900).

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


Shirui Lily

In which of the following north-eastern states of India, the festival Shirui Lily, is being celebrated in the month of May every year?


Buddhism

Consider the following statements with reference to one of the sects of Buddhism:

  1. It did not believe in the divinity of the Buddha.
  2. It believes in the original teaching of Buddha or Doctrine of elders.
  3. It believes in salvation by works, that each man should work for his own salvation.

The above statements are true for which sect of Buddhism?


National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that its InSight Mars lander detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet.
  2. The rover first landed on Mars in November 2020, and has since heard 1,313 quakes.
  3. According to NASA, ‘marsquakes’ are caused due to stresses that cause rock fractures or faults in its crust.

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


​Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework

Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework (USAF) developed by UN-Habitat under the Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot project is being implemented in which of the following cities of India?


Kanheri Caves

With reference to the Kanheri Caves, consider the following statements:

  1. The caves are located within Chandoli National Park in Maharashtra.
  2. The earliest reference of Kanheri is ascribed to Fa-Hein who visited India during 399-411 CE.
  3. These caves boast an ancient Buddhist architectural style, with viharas, stupas, prayer halls and more.

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


Indus Water Treaty

Consider the following statements with reference to the Indus Water Treaty:

  1. The Indus Waters Treaty was signed in 1960 between India and Pakistan with the help of the World Bank, which is also a signatory.
  2. The Treaty allocates the Western Rivers (Indus, Jhelum, Chenab) to Pakistan and the Eastern Rivers (Ravi, Beas, Sutlej) to India.
  3. It sets out a mechanism for cooperation and information exchange between the two countries regarding their use of the rivers, known as the Permanent Indus Commission, which has a Commissioner appointed by World Bank.

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


Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC)

With reference to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. It is a statutory body constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  2. It functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.
  3. The body also looks into proposals regarding the use of living modified organism that comes in the risk category III and above in the import/manufacture of recombinant pharma products, or where the end-product of the recombinant pharma product is a modified living organism.

Choose the correct answer from the options below:


Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF):

  1. RUTF is the gold standard for effectively treating severely wasted children in complex emergency settings.
  2. RUTF is a past made using peanuts, sugar, oil, and milk powder, packaged in individual sachets.
  3. It can be consumed without adding water, eliminating the risk of contamination.

Choose the correct answer from the options below:


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