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Q.11) Consider the following statements 1. GM foods are within the scope of the Cartagena Protocol only if they contain LMOs that are capable of transferring or replicating genetic material. 2. Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) functions in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) Select the correct statements a. 1 Only b. 2 Only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2
Solution (c) The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, an environmental treaty egally binding for its Parties which too effect in 2003, regulates transboundary movements of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) GM foods are within the scope of the Protocol only if they contain LMOs that are capable of transferring or replicating genetic material. GENETIC ENGINEERING APPRAISAL COMMITTEE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE .The cornerstone of the Protocol is a requirement that exporters seek consent from importers before the first shipment of LMOs intended for release into the environment.
Q.12) Consider the following statements with respect to Land Acquisition Act. 2013 1. It replaced the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 2. The scope of the Act includes all land acquisition whether it is done by the Central Government of India, or any State Government of India, except the state of Jammu & Kashmir. 3. The provisions of the Act does not apply to acquisitions under the Railways Act, 1989 Select the correct code: 1 and 2 2 and 3 1 and 3 All of the above
Paradigm shifts from the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 to the LARR Act, 2013 Shift1894 Act 2013 LARR Act No provision Return of land to land owner Acquired land if not used within 5 years, it will be returned to Land Bank or land owners. Sharing of /appreciation R&R If the acquired land is unused and is transferred, 20% of the profits shall be shared with the original land owners. No provision. No provision for R&R R& R necessary for all affected families. Minimum R&R entitlements to be provided to each affected family specified
Solution (d) The Right to Fair Compensation and ransparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (also Land Acquisition Act, 2013) is an Act of Indian Parliament that regulates land acquisition and lays down the procedure and rules for granting compensation rehabilitation and resettlement to the affected persons in India. The Act has provisions to provide fair compensation to those whose land is taken away, brings transparency to the process of acquisition of land to set up factories or buildings, infrastructural projects and assures rehabilitation of those affected. The Act establishes regulations for land acquisition as a part of India's massive industrialisation drive driven by public-private partnership. The Act replaced the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, a nearly 120- year-old law enacted during British rule Amendments to Land Acquisition Act
Q.13) 'Noney was in recently in news. Where is it located? Mizoram Manipur Arunachal Pradesh Assam
Q.14) Consider the following statements with respect to 'Council on Energy Environment and Water (CCEW) 1. It was launched during the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 2. It is a brainchild of India and China Select the correct statements 1 Only 2 Only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2
Q.15) Edaphic factors are included in a. Abiotic components b.- Biotic components c. Consumers d. Producers
Q.16) Consider the following statements with respect to 'Chiller Star Labeling . Program 1. It has been formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE 2. It envisages providing rating in terms of its energy performance Select the correct statements 1 Only 2 Only Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2
Solution (a) A Web portal and an App namely PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators) has been developed to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and PRAAPTI Discoms. The App and Web Portal will capture the Invoicing and payment datafor various ong term PPAs from the Generators. This will help the stakeholders in getting month-wise and legacy data on outstanding amounts of Discoms against power purchase. Google Play App and Web portal launched to bring transparency in electricity payments to generators To help the stakeholders in getting month-wise and legacy data on outstanding amounts of DISCOMS against power purchase APP Will allow users access payments made by DISCOMS to power generation company The app will also allow users to know the s detais related to the payments made by the Discoms to the power generation company Tsvic upiruo at uuzataen and when they were made.
Q.18) Which one of the following is a purpose of 'UDAY', a scheme of the Government? a. Providing for financial turnaround and revival of power distribution companies b. Providing technical and financial assistance to start-up entrepreneurs in the field of renewable sources of energy c. Providing electricity to every household in the country by 2020 d. Replacing the coal-based power plants with natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and tidal ower plants over a period of time
UDAY (Ujjwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme Solution (a) It is a scheme for the financial turnaround of Power distribution companies (DISCOMs) was approved by the Government of India with an objective to improve the operational and financial efficiency of the state DISCOMS. 17,352 cr or 50% nnual reduction in discoms' losses at end of FY18 32,071 cr or 150% Increase in discoms' outstanding dues to generators during FY18 Power Value Chain including Discoms with highest dues (ter) Telangana Tamil Nadu 3,69914,091 cr Karnataka3,614 toIP UP FUEL 3,954 3,704 Maharashtra DISCOMs are the weakest link in providing 24X7 Power for All to NTPC
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