Current Affairs Questions

Law Commission Of India

Consider the following statements with referenceto the Law Commission of India:

  1. It is an executive body, constituted by a notification of the Government of India, with definite terms of reference to carry out research in the field of law.
  2. It works as an advisory body to the Ministry of Law and Justice.
  3. The first Law Commission of independent India was established in 1965.

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

A
Only 1
B
2 and 3
C
Only 3
D
None of the above

Ninth Schedule Of The Constitution Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India:

  1. The Schedule became a part of the Constitution in 1951, when the document was amended for the first time.
  2. It contains a list of central and state laws which can be challenged in courts.
  3. Most of the laws protected under the Schedule concern agriculture/land issues.

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

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

India-Australia Economic Cooperation And Trade Agreement

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Australian Parliament ratified the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (IndAus ECTA).
  2. The India-Australia ECTA is the first trade agreement of India with a developed country in more than a decade.
  3. As per the agreement, India will do away with Customs duties on 20 percent of products immediately and on 70.3 percent of tariff lines over a period of 10 years.

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

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2022 (IPRD)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the fourth edition of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2022 (IPRD), the annual apex-level regional strategic dialogue of the Indian Navy, was held in New Delhi.
  2. Based on the overarching theme of “Operationalising the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative” (IPOI), the IPRD 2022 explored sub-themes that could provide a greater degree of specificity and traction to the seven ‘pillars’ or ‘spokes’ of the IPOI.
  3. IPRD-2022 was organised by the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi, as the Indian Navy’s knowledge partner.

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

19th COP Of CITES

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held at Panama City.
  2. The Conference accepted a proposal to include sea cucumbers in Appendix II of the Convention.
  3. India’s Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) was included in Appendix II of the Convention, thereby requiring it to follow CITES regulations for the trade of the species.

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

Global Offshore Wind Alliance

Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, more than 2 GW of wind energy was installed in 2021 exceeding the 1.1 GW of installations during the previous year.
  2. Global Offshore Wind Alliance was recently formed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Denmark and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
  3. Its target is to contribute to achieving a total global offshore wind capacity of a minimum of 380 GW by 2030.

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

Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the ‘Indian Biological Data Centre’ (IBDC) was dedicated to the nation. It has been established at the Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad.
  2. IBDC is the first national repository for life science data in India. The data bank is supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
  3. It has a data storage capacity of about 8 petabytes and houses the ‘Brahm’ High Performance Computing (HPC) facility.

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

Mangrove Alliance For Climate (MAC)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, at the 27th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP27) held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) was launched with India as a partner.
  2. An initiative led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Indonesia, the Mangrove Alliance for Climate also includes India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Japan, the US, Argentina and Spain.
  3. It seeks to educate and spread awareness worldwide on the role of mangroves in curbing global warming and its potential as a solution for climate change.

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

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) provided unprecedented details of the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet, WASP-39 b.
  2. It is a ‘hot Saturn’ orbiting a star some 1000 light-years away.
  3. One of the key observations is the first detection in an exoplanet atmosphere of sulfur dioxide (SO2), a molecule produced from chemical reactions triggered by high-energy light from the planet’s parent star.

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

Photonic Crystal

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, researchers from the Centre for Nano and Soft Sciences (CeNS) have developed soft tunable photonic crystal with enhanced thermal stability and optical purity.
  2. The crystal reflects vivid colours in the visible spectrum and has potential applications in making more durable and better reflective displays and laser devices.
  3. Photonic crystals are optical nanostructures in which the refractive index changes periodically.

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
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