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1. Consider the following statements

  1. National Policy on Biofuels – 2018 categorises biofuels as “Basic Biofuels” viz. First Generation (1G) bioethanol & biodiesel, “Advanced Biofuels” viz. 2G ethanol, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to drop-in fuel and ” Super-Advanced Biofuels” viz 3G Biofuels, bio-CNG etc.  
  2. It expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of sugarcane juice, sugar containing materials like sugar beet, sweet sorghum, starch containing materials like corn, cassava, damaged food grains like wheat, broken rice, rotten potatoes, unfit for human consumption for ethanol production.
  3. Policy allows use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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2. Consider the following pairs

    Country/State                            Geographical features          

  1.   Hawaii                                     Mauna Kea                       
  2.   New Zealand                       White Island
  3.   Indonesia                              Mount Agung               
  4.    Australia                              Anak Krakatoa                          

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

3. With reference to the Broadband Readiness Index, consider the following statements

  1. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). 
  2. This index will appraise the condition of the underlying digital infrastructure and related factors at the State/UT level.
  3. The first estimate will be made in 2020 and subsequently every year until 2025

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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4. Consider the following statements
1. The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority was constituted with the objective of protecting and improving the quality of the environment and preventing and controlling the environmental pollution in the National Capital Region.

  1. EPCA is also mandated to enforce Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
  2. Under GRAP, the nature, scope and rigour of measures to be taken is linked to levels of pollution.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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5. Consider the following statements regarding “Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI)” :

  1. It is a sub-scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.
  2. The pattern of funding is 100% Central Government Grant.

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6. Consider the following statements

  1. International Charter ‘Space and Major Disasters’ was initiated by the European Space Agency and the French space agency CNES.
  2. It officially came into operation on November 1, 2000after NASA signed onto the charter on October 20, 2000.
  3. Only agencies that possess and are able to provide satellite-based Earth Observation data can be members of the International Charter.
  4. It is a non-binding charter and members cooperate on a voluntary basis.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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7. With reference to Polymetallic Nodules programme (PMN), consider the following

  1. The Polymetallic Nodules programme is oriented towards exploration and development of technologies for eventual extraction of nodules from the western Indian Ocean Basin 
  2. India is one among the top 8-countries/contractors and is implementing a long-term programme on exploration and utilization of Polymetallic Nodules. 
  3. The Polymetallic Nodules Programme consists of four components viz. Survey and Exploration, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study, Technology Development (Mining) and Technology Development (Extractive Metallurgy).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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8. With reference to National Green Tribunal, consider the following statements

  1. Section 4 of the NGT Act prescribes that the tribunal shall consist of a full-time chairperson and at least 10, but not exceeding 20 judicial and expert members at all times.
  2. NGT can provide relief and compensation to the victims of pollution and other environmental damage arising under environmental acts.
  3. It can hear appeal from any person aggrieved by any order or decision related to environmental matters. 
  4. The Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but shall be guided by principles of natural justice.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

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9. Consider the following statements

  1. A Red Notice is an international arrest warrant published by INTERPOL.
  2. A Yellow Notice is a global police alert for a missing person. It is published for victims of parental abductions, criminal abductions (kidnappings) or unexplained disappearances.
  3. Blue Notice’s objective is to collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.    

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10.  IORA member countries include

 
 
 
 

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