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Question:

Which of the following state has launched the 'SCATFORM' project to address the issue of forest cover loss and forest degradation due to shifting cultivation?

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(a) Tripura

(b) Nagaland

(c) Meghalaya

(d) Mizoram

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

https://wap.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/tripura-cm-launches-rs-1-000cr-forest-management-project-119011600932_1.html Tripura has launched the Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project with the assistance of JICA to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation mainly caused by shifting cultivation. The project would be implemented mainly in upper catchment areas where forest degradation and soil erosion are severe and livelihood improvement needs are high. The activities undertaken under the project involves promotion of bamboo plantation, agroforestry based livelihood, eco-tourism development, development of value addition for bamboo and other Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) in order to create alternate livelihood opportunities for local communities.

Question:
Which of the following statements regarding 'Global Risks Report' 2019 is/are correct?
 
1. It is an exclusive report on credit risks faced by banks and financial institutions on the backdrop of rising infrastructure bubble.
 
2. It is published by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in collaboration with International Monetary Fund.
 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Question:
What is the significance of recently launched Exseed Sat-1 satellite?
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(a) It is the tiniest satellite ever to be launched from India.

(b) It is India's first privately built satellite without the help of ISRO.

(c) It is an ultra low cost satellite built by an Indian firm.

(d) It is the first satellite in India dedicated to serve amateur radio community.

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

Question:

What do you mean by the term 'White Shipping'?

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(a) Sharing and exchange of advance information regarding identity and movement of non-military commercial vessels.

(b) Fishing vessels employing sustainable methods of fishing.

(c) Commercial shipping in inland waterways of a country.

(d) Cruise shipping with in the Exclusive Economic Zone of a country.

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:
'Metal Magna' launched in 106th Session of Indian Science Congress is a 
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(a) Robot

(b) High end Mainframe computer

(c) Non corrosive statue charaka

(d) Non corrosive heat proof steel made by DRDO

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187287

Question:
Dolaithabi Barrage Project is in
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(a) Manipur

(b) Nagaland

(c) Assam

(d) Arunachal Pradesh

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/pm-to-launch-projects-in-manipur/article25903266.ece The Dolaithabi Barrage Project is located in Dolaithabi village in Manipur over the Iril river also known as ‘Zildung’ has become a threat to thousands of residents of Saikul area. When the shutters of Dolaithabi Barrage Project are closed, the water levels in Zildung swelled up enormously and inundated vast areas of land.

Question:

With reference to Jan Aushadhi Kendras, consider the following statements: 

1. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) is responsible for co-coordinating procurement, supply and marketing of generic drugs through the Jan Aushadhi Kendras. 

2. Jan Aushadhi Kendras can be opened only by State Governments and not by private hospitals.
 
3. Surgical items are also sold in Jan Aushadi Kendras.
 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 Only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: C
Explanation

Question:

With  reference  to  the  Solar  Energy Corporation  of  India  Limited  (SECI),  which  of the  following  statements  is/are  correct?

1.  It  is  the  only  public  sector  undertaking in India dedicated  to  the  solar  energy  sector

2.  It  is a founding member of International Solar Alliance

Select  the  correct  answer  using  the  codes given below. 

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(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Check Answer:

Answer: A
Explanation

Question:
Which of the following statements regarding 'Discovered Small Field (DSF)' Policy is/are correct?
 
1. It is based on New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) of the Government
 
2. 100% FDI is allowed under the policy
 
3. Crude oil produced from the fields under the policy shall be sold only in domestic market
 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 Only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Check Answer:

Answer: B
Explanation

Question:

"Monocrotophos" that was in news refer to

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(a) Living Fossils

(b) Himalayan Trees

(c) A medicinal herb that is unique to Western Ghats

(d) None of these

Check Answer:

Answer: D
Explanation

Monocrotophos is an organophosphate insecticide. - https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/home-minister-insecticide-was-mixed-with-prasada/article25766958.ece