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Question1) Which country launched the Initiative for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) at COP 26 summit?


[A] UK

[B] USA

[C] India

[D] Australia



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: C

Explaination: Correct Answer: C [India]


Notes:

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Initiative for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) for developing infrastructure of small island nations.

The Prime Minister said that the Small Island Developing States or SIDS face the biggest threat from climate change. India’s space agency ISRO will build a special data window for them to provide them information about cyclones, coral-reef monitoring, coast-line monitoring. through satellite.



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Question2) A glacier located in which region has been named as ‘Glasgow Glacier’, to mark the COP26 summit?


[A] Canada

[B] Antarctica

[C] Alaska

[D] Iceland




Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination:

Correct Answer: B [Antarctica]


Notes:

A glacier in Antarctica has been formally named Glasgow Glacier in honour of the city hosting the UN climate summit which formally opened recently.

The 100-km long body of ice, which has been experiencing rapid melting, was named by a team of researchers at the University of Leeds to mark the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).



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Question3) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has created ‘Single Window Filming mechanism’, along with which Ministry?


[A] Ministry of Defence

[B] Ministry of Railways

[C] Ministry of Culture

[D] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Railways]


Notes:

An integrated Single Window Filming mechanism has been created by the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The objective of the scheme is to make the permission for filming across Railways premises easier and more efficient. Under the mechanism, filmmakers can submit online applications for filming at various railway locations under jurisdiction of any zonal railways in a centralized way.



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Question4) In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, the leaders promised to end and reverse deforestation by which year?


[A] 2030

[B] 2040

[C] 2050

[D] 2070



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [2030]


Notes:

In the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal, as many as 110 world leaders promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.

Named ‘Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use’, the pledge includes $12 billion in public funds and $7.2 billion of private investment of public and private funds. A previous deal in 2014 had failed to slow deforestation at all.



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Question5) Which country is set to provide “India Green Guarantee” to the World Bank, to finance green projects?


[A] USA

[B] UK

[C] France

[D] Germany



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [UK]


Notes:

The UK will provide an “India Green Guarantee” to the World Bank, to unlock 750 million pounds for green projects across India.

This was announced at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. The green guarantee financing will support clean and resilient infrastructure in sectors including clean energy, transport and urban development. UK committed over 210 million pounds at the UN climate summit under Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG



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Question6) IIT Kharagpur researchers have found the presence of which mineral in the Katol L6 Chondrite meteorite?


[A] Bridgmanite

[B] Olivine

[C] Garnet

[D] Pyroxene



Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [Bridgmanite]


Notes:

A study led by IIT Kharagpur researchers have found the presence of mineral bridgmanite, which is the most abundant mineral in the interior of the Earth, within the Katol L6 Chondrite meteorite.

The key findings of the study could help us understand the formation and evolution of the Earth. The meteorite fell near the town of Katol in Nagpur District of Maharashtra in 2012. This finding also adds evidence to the Moon-forming giant impact hypothesis.



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Question7) Which country is currently excavating the ancient kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan?


[A] Saudi Arabia