Daily Short Quiz 25 Feb 2021

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Welcome to your Daily Short Quiz 25 Feb 2021

1.Consider the following statements regarding international Solar Alliance (ISA) in news
  1. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  2. The alliance is a treaty-based inter-governmental organization.
  3. Countries that do not fall within the Tropics cannot join the alliance.
  4. The initiative was launched at the India Africa Summit in 2015.

Which of the above statements are correct?

2. Consider the following statements regarding Five Eyes community (FVEY) in news
  1. The Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  2. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.
  3. During the course of the Cold War, the ECHELON surveillance system was initially developed by the FVEY to monitor the communications of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc.

Which of the above statements are correct?

3. Consider the following statements regarding the Pangolin in news
  1. The species is legally protected under Schedule I (on a par with the Bengal tiger) of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  2. It is categorised as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
  3. The Indian pangolin is a diurnal mammal and also very shy.
  4. It inhabits grasslands and secondary forests, and is well adapted to dry areas and desert regions, but prefers more barren, hilly regions.

Which of the above statements are correct?

4. Consider the following statements regarding Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in news
  1. The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is an international coalition of the countries bordered by the water bodies in the world.
  2. It was launched by the US and other permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.
  3. CDRI's initial focus is on developing disaster-resilience in ecological, social, and economic infrastructure.

Which of the above statements are correct?

5. RBI Kept the policy rates unchanged for the third time in a row in its last monetary policy review for 2020-21. Which of the following instruments are referred to as policy rates by RBI?
  1. Bank Rate
  2. Repo Rate
  3. Reverse repo
  4. Marginal Standing Facility
  5. Open Market Operation Rates

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below

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