Current Affairs Questions

CRISPR-Cas9

Consider the following statements:

  1. CRISPR-Cas9 stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9.
  2. It is fast, accurate and cheaper than other gene editing techniques.
  3. CRISPR-Cas9 was adapted from a genome editing system in bacteria.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

SWOT Satellite

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite.
  2. Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is not a part of this project.
  3. SWOT incorporates advanced microwave radar technology to collect high-definition measurements of oceans, lakes, reservoirs and rivers over 90% of the globe.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

HAKUTO-R Mission.

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Japanese space startup ispace Inc launched its own private lander M1 to the Moon under its HAKUTO-R Mission.
  2. HAKUTO-R is Japan’s second lunar mission.
  3. HAKUTO-R means ‘white rabbit’ in Japanese.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of the above

Friends Of Library’ Program

Recently, which of the following state has started ‘Friends of Library’ Program?

A
Karnataka
B
Tamil Nadu
C
West Bengal
D
Rajasthan

Anti-drug & Illicit Liquor Campaign

Recently, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the US-based international organisation has selected an anti-drug & illicit liquor campaign of Chhattisgarh police for ‘Leadership in Crime Prevention’ award in the institutional category. What is the name of the campaign?

A
Nijaat Campaign
B
Nivaran Campaign
C
Moksh Campaign
D
Mukti Campaign

Biofloc Fish Farming Technology

With reference to the Biofloc Fish Farming Technology, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a technique of improving the quality of water by balancing carbon and nitrogen in the system.
  2. This technology is based on the principle of flocculation within the system.
  3. Fishes like Singhi (Heteropneustes fossilis), Magur (Clarias batrachus), Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Rohu (Labeo rohita), Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Milkfish (Chanos chanos) are considered suitable for biofloc fish farming.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the codes given below:

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 3
D
Only 3

India’s First Infantry Museum

India’s First Infantry Museum has been opened for the general public at which of the following place?

A
Indore, Madhya Pradesh
B
Hyderabad, Telangana
C
Surat, Gujarat
D
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Dhokra Art

Consider the given statements with reference to the Dhokra art of metal crafting in India:

  1. Dhokra uses the traditional Indian technique of bronze casting using the ‘lost wax’ method, i.e. casting in moulds.
  2. Most Dhokra artefacts are human or animal figurines.
  3. The famous statue of the dancing girl of Mohenjo-Daro is one of the earliest known ‘lost wax casting’ artifacts.

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

A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 3
D
1 and 3

India’s First Green Steel Brand

What is the name of India’s first Green Steel Brand, recently launched by the government?

A
KALYANI FeRRESTA
B
AMARFeRRESTA
C
VAJRAFeRRESTA
D
TEZFeRRESTA

UNESCO’s Tentative List Of World Heritage Sites

Recently, which of the following Indian site was added to UNESCO’s Tentative List of World Heritage Sites?

A
Sun Temple of Modhera
B
Keibul Lamjao Conservation Area
C
Temples of Kanchipuram
D
Apatani Cultural Landscape
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