Current Affairs Questions

UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) recently announced the first Actions officially endorsed as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030 (Ocean Decade).
  2. The vision of the Ocean Decade is ‘The science we need for the ocean we want’.
  3. World Oceans Day is observed on 8th June.

Which of the above statements is/are true?


Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)

With respect to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), consider the following statements:

  1. It was established in 1975 via the Treaty of Lagos.
  2. There are 15 Members in the group.
  3. Recently, it has imposed sanctions on Mali for second military coup.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Launched Akash-NG

Consider the following statements:

  1. The recently launched Akash-NG is a surface-to-surface missile.
  2. The Akash-NG missile system has been developed by Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad.
  3. Production agencies of Akash-NG include Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).

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


A New Study On The Structure Of Mercury

Consider the following statements:

  1. A new study on the structure of Mercury has revealed that the planet has a big-sized core relative to its mantle.
  2. Mercury is the hottest planet in our solar system.
  3. When the planets began to form from clumps of that dust and gas, planets closer to the Sun incorporated more iron into their cores.

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


Buddha

Consider the following statements in contest to various gestures of Buddha:

  1. The Sitting Buddha symbolizes ‘Earth’ as being witness to his enlightenment.
  2. The Standing Buddha signifies rising to teach after reaching nirvana.
  3. The Walking Buddha is either beginning his journey toward enlightenment or returning after giving a sermon.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Consider the following statements regarding the Sustainable Development Report 2021 released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN):

  1. The report includes the SDG Index and Dashboards to track progress on the SDGs.
  2. Finland tops the 2021 SDG Index, followed by Sweden and Denmark.
  3. India ranks 125 out of 165 countries.

Which of the above statements is/are true?


Multipurpose Laboratory Module

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Russia’s Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), Nauka, successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
  2. In 1998, Russia launched the first module of the International Space Station (ISS), Zarya.
  3. The ISS orbits the Earth at an average altitude of approximately 800 miles.

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


Co-operatives In India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Co-operatives in India:

  1. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act, 2010 added a new Part IXB right after Part IXA (Municipals) regarding the cooperatives working in India.
  2. A new Article 43B was added in the Directive Principles of State Policy (Part IV) regarding the “promotion of cooperative societies.

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


NASA’s

Consider the following statements:

  1. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Mission is a part of NASA’s Discovery Program (1992).
  2. The InSight spacecraft touched down on Venus at the end of 2018.
  3. One Martian year is equivalent to almost two Earth years.

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


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Consider the following statements:

  1. The EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ package proposes to cut greenhouse gases by 55 per cent by 2050.
  2. The proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will require foreign producers to pay for the carbon emitted while manufacturing their products.
  3. As per the proposal, a new Emissions Trading System (ETS) for buildings and road transport, separate from the EU’s current ETS, will become operational by 2026.

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


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