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Current Affairs Questions

MIST Submarine Cable System

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) matters has given its go-ahead for the construction of Myanmar/ Malaysia- India- Singapore Transit (MIST) Submarine Cable System.
  2. It has a total length of 8,100km, connecting Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, India (Mumbai and Chennai).
  3. It is being executed by the global technology provider NEC Corp.

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


Cheetah Reintroduction

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Government of India and Government of the Republic of Namibia entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on wildlife conservation and sustainable biodiversity utilization for establishing the cheetah in its historical range in India.
  2. The main goal of Cheetah reintroduction project in India is to establish viable cheetah metapopulation in India that allows the cheetah to perform its functional role as a top predator and provides space for the expansion of the cheetah within its historical range.
  3. Bringing the cheetah back to India would have important conservation ramifications.

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


Snow Leopards

Consider the following statements:

  1. Snow leopards have been categorized as ‘Vulnerable’ by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in its Red List and in the Schedule II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  2. They are also listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).
  3. India has identified three large landscapes for conservation: Hemis-Spiti across Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, Nanda Devi-Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Khangchendzonga-Tawang across Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

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


Perovskites

Consider the following statements:

  1. Perovskites are leading candidates for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels.
  2. A perovskite is a material that has the same crystal structure as the mineral calcium titanium oxide, the first-discovered perovskite crystal.
  3. Generally, perovskite compounds have a chemical formula ABX2, where 'A' and 'B' represent cations and X is an anion that bonds to both.

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


Karakoram Anomaly

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Indian researchers postulated a new theory towards solving the mystery of Karakoram Anomaly.
  2. They attributed this phenomenon to recent revival of western disturbance.
  3. The study found that the precipitation intensity of western disturbances impacting Karakoram has increased by around 20% in last two decades.

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


Sodium-ion (Na+) Battery

Consider the following statements:

  1. A sodium-ion (Na+) battery is a kind of rechargeable battery which primarily relies on the movement of sodium ions between the positive and negative electrodes to work.
  2. Its working principle and cell construction are different from those of lithium-ion batteries.

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


Nanocomposites

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, a team of Indian scientists has developed a nanocomposite using lignin and nanoparticles of cadmium sulfide called L@CdS QDs (quantum dots).
  2. Lignin is a complex, woody biopolymer that gives mechanical support to plants and helps transport water and nutrients.
  3. Lignin is rich in carbon, polyphenols, and antioxidants, besides having antimicrobial properties.

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


Post Devolution Revenue Deficit

Consider the given statements with reference to the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit:

  1. It is provided to the States under Article 276 of the Constitution.
  2. The grants are released as per the recommendations of the Finance Commission in monthly installments to meet the gap in revenue accounts of the States post-devolution.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options below:


Multispectral Maps Of Mars

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released the first portions of the multispectral maps of the surface of Mars.
  2. The first batch of the map comprises 20000 images, with each image representing a strip of land 540 km long and 10 km wide.
  3. The multicoloured map covers 86 percent of the Martian surface. NASA will release the map in its entirety over the next six months in batches.

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


National Project (NP) Status

Recently, which of the following irrigation projects was denied inclusion under the National Project (NP) status in the absence of investment clearance?


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