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1. Which of the following statements is correct about ‘Institutes of Eminence’?

 
 
 
 

2. In the context of proposals to the use of hydrogen-enriched CNG (H-CNG) as fuel for buses in public transport, consider the following statements:

  1. The main advantage of the use of H-CNG is the elimination of carbon monoxide emissions.
  2. H-CNG as fuel reduces carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon emissions.
  3. Hydrogen up to one-fifth by volume can be blended with CNG as fuel for buses.
  4. H-CNG makes the fuel less expensive than CNG.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. ‘Polymetallic Nodules’ often in news are related to

 
 
 
 

4. Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) and Head on Generation (HOG) technology recently in news are related to?

 
 
 
 

5. Aditya L1 is a solar mission by ISRO. L1 refers to the Lagrangian point. Consider the following statements about Lagrangian points

  1. Lagrangian points are the locations in space where the combined gravitational pull of two large masses roughly balance each other.
  2. There are 6 such Lagrangian points in Sun- Earth system

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Recently ISRO initiated “Project Netra”. It is related to

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about the Basel Convention 

  1. It is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent the transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs).
  2. It does not address the movement of radioactive waste 

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements about ‘Shola Grasslands’

  1. They are thick forests with tall trees found in Nilgiris 
  2. They are tropical montane forests 
  3. It is being threatened by invasive species like eucalyptus

Which of the following statements is/are INCORRECT?

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about ‘Black Carbon’

  1. It is formed through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuel, and biomass
  2. Black carbon (BC) is a pollutant known to aggravate breathing disorders.
  3. It can upset the monsoon system
  4. It can quicken the melting of glaciers

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  1. It is established by UNEP and UNDP 
  2. Its aim is to provide political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

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