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World Meteorological Organization

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town, experienced a temperature of 380 C on 20th June, 2020, the highest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic region.
  2. On 6th February, 2020, at the Esperanza station in Argentina - a part of the Antarctic region – the highest temperature of 18.3°C was recorded.
  3. The Arctic region is warming at the same rate as the rest of the world, mainly because of human-made greenhouse gas emissions.

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


United Nations Security Council

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, India voted against a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution that linked climate change to security.
  2. The resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and Niger. It was first proposed by Germany in 2020.
  3. India said that the resolution was an attempt to shift climate talks from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to the Security Council and a step backward for collective action on the issue.

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


Regular Bail

Consider the following statements:

  1. Regular Bail is a direction given by the Court (any Court within the country) to release a person who is already under arrest and kept in police custody.
  2. Anticipatory Bail is issued to release a person on Bail even before the person is arrested.
  3. Interim Bail is the bail granted for a temporary and short period by the Court till the application seeking Anticipatory Bail or Regular Bail is pending before a Court.

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


Solar

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe officially “touched” the Sun, plunging through the unexplored solar atmosphere known as the corona.
  2. Parker Solar Probe was launched in 2020.
  3. The mission’s central aim is to trace how energy and heat move through the Sun’s corona and to study the source of the solar wind’s acceleration.

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


Magnetars

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, scientists found the first clues to understand violent short duration flares from a compact star of rare category called magnetar.
  2. The magnetar is located in the direction of the NGC 253, a prominent galaxy in the Sculptor group of galaxies.
  3. Magnetars are compact type of neutron stars with the most intense magnetic field and energy.

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


Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, NASA launched a new mission named Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE).
  2. The mission will study the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe – supernova remnants, supermassive black holes, and dozens of other high-energy objects.
  3. IXPE observatory is a joint effort of NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.

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


Defence Research And Development Organisation

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight-test of ‘Pralay’ Missile.
  2. Pralay is India’s first surface-to-surface conventional cruise missile.
  3. The missile has a range of 150-500 kilometres.

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


Double Asteroid Redirection Test

Consider the following statements:

  1. NASA launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission, the world’s first full-scale planetary defence test mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards.
  2. DART’s one-way trip is to the Didymos (Greek for “twin”) asteroid system, which comprises a pair of asteroids.
  3. DART’s target is the moonlet, Dimorphos which orbits Didymos.

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


Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)

Consider the following statements:

  1. Recently, a team of Indian scientists from the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, has discovered a new exoplanet orbiting too close to an evolved (aging) star.
  2. The discovery was made using PRL Advanced Radial-velocity Abu-sky Search (PARAS) optical fiber-fed spectrograph, the first of its kind in India, on the 1.2 metre Telescope of PRL at its Mt. Abu Observatory (Rajasthan).
  3. The star, known as HD 82139 (as per the Henry Draper catalogue) and TOI 1789 (as per the TESS catalogue), has a mass 3 times that of our Sun.

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


European Space Agency

Consider the following statements:

  1. The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind.
  2. Established in 1990, ESA works together with its 15 Member States to push the frontiers of science and technology, and promote economic growth in Europe.
  3. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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


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