Current Affairs Questions

Exclusive Economic Zone

Consider the following statements with reference to the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ):

  1. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as generally extending 200 nautical miles from shore, within which the coastal state has the right to explore and exploit, and the responsibility to conserve and manage, both living and non-living resources.
  2. The EEZ includes the territorial sea but does not include the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
  3. The EEZ does not include the contiguous zone.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Hoolock Gibbons

Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Hoolock Gibbons’:

  1. The Hoolock gibbons are three primate species of genus Hoolock in the Gibbon family and are native to Eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China.
  2. Eastern Hoolock is listed as ‘Vulnerable’in the IUCN Red List.
  3. Western Hoolock is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’in the IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

Recently, which of the following country formally launched its Navigation Satellite System under the name BeiDou?


Whip

Consider the following statements with reference to the ‘Whip’:

  1. A whip is an official of a political party who acts as the party’s ‘enforcer’ inside the Legislative Assembly or House of Parliament.
  2. There are some cases such as Presidential elections where whips cannot direct a Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) to vote in a particular fashion.
  3. India inherited the concept of the ‘Whip’ from the Australian Constitution.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Green-Ag Project

In which of the following north-eastern state, Green-Ag Project has been launched in order to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices?


Melaghat Tiger Reserve

Consider the following statements with reference to the Melaghat Tiger Reserve:

  1. The Tapti Riverand the Gawilgadh ridge of the Satpura Range forms the boundaries of the reserve.
  2. It was among the first nine tiger reserves notified in 1973-74 under Project Tiger.

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Monasteries

Consider the following pairs:

Famous Shrine Location

  1. Tabo Monastery and Temple Complex :Spiti Valley
  2. NakoMonastery :Kinnaur
  3. Alchi Temple Complex : Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?



Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Consider the following statements with reference to Bal Gangadhar Tilak:

  1. He published two papers – ‘Kesari’ in English and ‘Mahratta’ in Marathi.
  2. He was one of the founders of All India Home Rule League, along with Annie Besant and G S Khaparde.
  3. The two important books written by Tilak are ‘Gita Rahasya’ and ‘The Arctic Home in the Vedas’.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Zoram Mega Food Park

In which of the following north-eastern states, Zoram Mega Food Park has been established?


Madhubani Paintings

Consider the following statements with reference to the Madhubani paintings:

  1. Madhubani art has four distinctive styles: Bharni,Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar.
  2. The themes of these paintings are chiefly nature and mythological events.It revolves around Hindu deities like Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Rama, and Saraswati.

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