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.Q.1) Consider the following statements with respect to 'Blaclk softshell turtle' 1. It is a species of freshwater turtle found in Assam 2. It is listed as Critically Endangered' under the IUCN Red List Select the correct statements a. 1 Only b. 2 Only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
Solution (a) The black softshell turtle or Bostami turtle (Nilssonia nigricans, previously placed in genus Aspideretes) is a species of freshwater turtle found in India (Assam) and Bangladesh (Chittagong and Sylhet). It was long believed to be inbred individuals of the Ganges softshell turtle (A. gangeticus or N. gangeticus) or the Indian peacock softshell turtle (A. hurum or N. hurum), . but while it is a close relative of the latter, it is a distinct species. The black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) figures in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List as "extinct in the wild".
. Q.2) 'Arikamedu' was recently in news. Where is it located? a. Goa b. Maharashtra c. Puducherry d. Kerala
Solution (c) It is the ancient Roman trade centre It is situated in the south of Puducherry on the right bank of Ariyankuppam River. . . VASANTH NAGAR D.R NAGAR HENGAITHITTU BAY OF VELRAMPET BENGAL MODGAM NAGA ARABIAN SEA COLA Arkam du CERA Noyl R MUR NGAPAKKAM Palghat GapKa Karu Muziris Ur R. NANDHAM NAGAR PANDYA Karkal Mantal MURUGASAMY 0 100 200 km. SAI
Q.3) 'Nilavembu kudineer' was recently in news. It is associated with a. Petroglyphs b. Dengue c. Night Frog d. Invasive Plant Species
Solution (b) Tamil Nadu government has distributed nilavembu kudineer (a Siddha medicine) concoction to treat people infected with dengue during the outbreak. Under in vitro conditions, nilavembu kudineer (a Siddha medicine) was found to provide protection against chikungunya virus while it was effective as a treatment during acute phase of dengue infection .
.Q.4) Consider the following statements with respect to 'The Strategic Framework on Accessible Elections' 1. t aims to build on sensitization through education and training, community involvement of different sections of society, effective partnership with institutions and originations and creation of facilities to cater to the specific needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a view to increasing their participation. It is a compilation of guidelines issued by Election Commission of India along with the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2. .Select the correct statements a. 1 Only b. 2 Only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
Solution (c) .The Strateaic Framework on Accessible Elections are a compilation of guidelines issued by Election Commission of ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA India and the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social justice and Empowerment, Government of India It aims to build on sensitization through education and training, community involvement of different sections of society, effective partnership with institutions and originations and creation of facilities to cater to the specific needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) with a view to increasing their participation. akingEle The Election Commission of India is committed to building Issa an equal access framework for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) supported by the fundamentals of responsiveness, respect and dignity to enhance elector confidence among them; and support initiatives for improved service offerings to enhance their electoral participation
Solution (a) Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Thursday (Feb 7) unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 kilometres, their official news agency Sepah News reported. . The move was the latest show of military might by the country as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. .The surface-to-surface missile called Dezful is an upgrade on the older Zolfaghar model that had a range of 700 kilometres