Chronicle English Books  2022 for Mains

Current Affairs Questions

Tropical Legumes Project

With reference to the Tropical Legumes Project, consider the following statements:

  1. Tropical Legume Project was taken by ICRISAT between 2007 and 2019 in Africa for improving the food security among the deprived section of the population.
  2. The projects ran in three phases: Phase I (2007–2011), Phase II (2012–2014) and Phase III (2015–2019).

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

Intellectual Property Rights

Consider the following statements with reference to the treaties and conventions related to Intellectual Property Rights:

  1. Paris Convention: Under this, any person from a signatory state can apply for a patent or trade mark in any other signatory state, and will be given the same enforcement rights and status as a national of that country would be.
  2. Berne Convention: Under this, each member state recognises the copyright of authors from other member states in the same way as the copyright of its own nationals.
  3. Madrid Protocol: This is a central system for obtaining a ‘bundle’ of national patent applications in different jurisdictions through a single application.
  4. Patent Cooperation Treaty: Under this, a person can file a single trade mark application at their national office that will provide protection in multiple countries.

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

Section 498A

Which of the following Committee proposed that Section 498A of Indian Penal Code be made bailable and compoundable due tomisuseofthissection in the Indian Society?

God Vishnu

Consider the following sayana murthis (reclining posture) of God Vishnu:

  1. Ardhasayana Vishnumurti: When Vishnu is reclining on the serpent couch with right arm placed on the pillow and the other hand stretched out straight and left leg slightly bent, he is Ardhasayana Vishnumurti.
  2. Bhogasayanam: When the space between the two legs is as prescribed in sastras with Sri Devi seated on his right and Bhoodevi near his feet, the posture is called Bhogasayanam.
  3. Virasayanam: When the Vishnu image is seen reclining with the right arm on the pillow, the left stretched out and the two upper hands holding conch and disc, it represents Virasayanam.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

Technological Innovation Fund (I4F)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the 8th Governing Body Meeting of the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) was virtually held.
  2. Both sides approved 3 joint R&D projects with an overall budget of USD 5.4 million.
  3. India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund (I4F) is a co-operation between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Israel Innovation Authority, Government of Israel, to promote, facilitate and support joint industrial R&D projects between both countries to address the challenges in the agreed Focus Sectors.

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

ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the 2nd ASEAN Digital Ministers (ADGMIN) meeting with India was held on a virtual platform, where two sides finalized India-ASEAN Digital work plan 2022 for future collaboration in the field.
  2. ADGMIN is an annual meeting of Telecom Ministers of 10 ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) countries and dialogue partner countries.
  3. Mutual interest led ASEAN to invite India to become its full dialogue partner in 2000.

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

Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Kazakhstan called on the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) to help manage ongoing protests in the country.
  2. The Collective Security Treaty Organization originates from the conclusion of the Collective Security Treaty, which was signed in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on May 15, 1992.
  3. India is a member of CSTO.

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

World Economic Forum

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the Global Risks Report 2022.
  2. The report is based on a survey that tracked global risk perceptions among risk experts and world leaders in business, government and civil society.
  3. Climate action failure, extreme weather and biodiversity loss appear as top risks in the short-, medium-and long-term outlooks.

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

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) - an international NGO - has released a report, titled “Connecting the Dots: Plastic Pollution and the Planetary Emergency”.
  2. The report pulls together recent scientific data on the impact of plastics on climate, biodiversity, human health and the environment.
  3. According to the report, there is no need of a new global plastics treaty.

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

Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Commerce & Industry Minister of India and the Minister for Trade of the Republic of Korea held discussions on a wide range of issues pertaining to trade and investment.
  2. India and Korea agreed to conclude the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) upgradation negotiations as soon as possible.
  3. The discussions did not include B2B interactions on trade and investment between both countries’ Industry leaders.

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

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