• 1. Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) is a defined area around the Taj Mahal to protect the monument from pollution.
    2. Supreme Court banned the use of coal/ coke in industries located in the TTZ.
    3. Taj Mahal is the only monument covered in TTZ.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • 1. Committee meetings are ‘closed door’ and members are not bound by party whips.
    2. Most committees are standing committeesas their existence is uninterrupted and usually reconstituted on an annual basis.
    3. Select committees are formed for a specific purpose, for instance, to deliberate on a particular bill.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • 1. The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva.
    2. UPOV’s mission is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.
    3. India has not joined International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) due to conflict with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) over plant varieties.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • 1. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) provided for prior informed consent of farmers before the use of genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of their use.
    2. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) recognised farmers’ rights as the rights to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seeds.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • 1. Tyre pyrolysis refers to a technique of breaking down used tyres in the absence of oxygen.
    2. Tyre pyrolysis is considered a safer technique than burning tyres, without leaving any carbon matter.
    3. India is a recipient of used tyres from other countries for recycling and disposal.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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