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1. Consider the following statements

  1. In India, the GI tag is governed by the Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act which came into being in 1999.
  2. A GI tag is valid for twenty years.
  3. Jeeraphoolrice from Chhattisgarh became the country’s first product to bag a GI tag.
  4. Ministry of commerce’s department for the promotion of industry and internal trade is responsible for registering GIs in India. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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2. TMT recently seen in news is a

 
 
 
 

3.  Consider the following statements

  1. Zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) is a method of chemical-free agriculture drawing from traditional Indian practices.
  2. It was developed in the mid-1990s as an addition to the Green Revolution’s methods. 
  3. ZBNF promotes the application of jeevamrutha — a mixture of fresh desi cow dung and aged desi cow urine, jaggery, pulse flour, water and soil — on farmland.
  4. ZBNF method is scientifically validated for its the long-term impact and viability of the model in sustainable development 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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4. With reference to the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, consider the following

  1. India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project is to be built jointly with the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology. 
  2. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is the nodal institution of the project.
  3. The project aims to set up a 51000 ton Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector to observe naturally occurring atmospheric neutrinos in a cavern at the end of an approximately 2 km long tunnel in a mountain.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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5. India has ratified the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI), Consider the following statements-

  1. The MLI is a result of concerted work by the G20 countries to tackle the issue of base erosion and profit shifting, something that affects them all.
  2. BEPS is a tax avoidance strategy used by multinational companies by exploiting gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations.
  3. India was part of the Ad Hoc Group of more than 100 countries and jurisdictions from the G20, OECD and other interested countries, which worked on the finalizing the text of the Multilateral Convention.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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6. ‘Ramanujan Machine’ recently seen in news is a/an

 
 
 
 

7. National Productivity Council (NPC) comes under the 

 
 
 
 

8. Ploonets recently seen in news are

 
 
 
 

9. ‘Illuminating Inequalities’ released in 2019 is related to

 
 
 
 

10. ‘HR 1044’ recently seen in news is related to which of the following countries

 
 
 
 

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