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1.  Recently, Integrated Flood Warning System called ‘IFLOWS-Mumbai’ was launched. Consider the following statements about it:

  • 1. It will be able to relay alerts of possible flood-prone areas in advance.
  • 2. It’s an initiative of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) along with partner cities.
  • 3. Similar systems are being developed for other metro cities in India.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

2.  Which of the following are among the characteristics of the ‘green crackers’?

  • 1. In their manufacturing process, these crackers eschew the use of ash.
  • 2. These crackers also, as far as possible, have a significantly reduced presence of aluminium.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3.  Consider the following statements about the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme:

  • 1. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme was launched in January, 2015. 
  • 2. The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
  • 3. Ministry of Human Resource Development is the nodal agency to implement this scheme.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  • 1. The Grand Renaissance Dam is under construction in Egypt.
  • 2. The dam is being constructed on the Blue Nile River.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Which of the following are among the ‘neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as defined by the World Health Organisation?

  • 1. Rabies
  • 2. Trachoma
  • 3. Yaws
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. In news recently, the International Grains Council (IGC) is:

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about ‘Nivesh Bandhu’:

  • 1. It’s a portal to aid and assist potential investors in the food processing sector in taking an informed decisions.
  • 2. It facilitates sale/purchase of agricultural land to set up food processing units.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

8. Arrange the following States in decreasing order of the area under the mangroves they have: 

  • 1. Gujarat
  • 2. Maharashtra
  • 3. Andhra Pradesh
  • 4. A & N Islands
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9.  Consider the following statements about the ‘World Environment Day 2020: June 5’:

  • 1. The day was designed by the UN General Assembly in the year 1972, on the first day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
  • 2. The World Environment Day 2020’s theme was ‘COVID-19 and Wildlife Protection’.
  • 3. The World Environment Day 2020 was hosted in Colombia, in partnership with Germany. 
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about the ‘Payments Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF)’:

  • 1. It has been created by the Ministry of Finance to encourage acquirers to deploy Points of Sale (PoS) infrastructure in tier-3 to tier-6 centers and northeastern states.
  • 2. It will be entirely funded by the contribution from card-issuing banks and card networks operating in the country.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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