1. Which of the following is/are correct about Rafale fighter jets?
  2. Rafale is Beyond Visual Range Air-to-ground Missile with a range of over 1500 KM.
  3. India has bought Rafale fighter jets from France.

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: Rafale is Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile. The range of this is more than 150 kilometers. So, from within the Indian border Rafale can launch a missile attack 150 kilometers inside the Chinese or Pakistan border.

 

Statement 2 is correct: India has bought Rafale fighter jets from France.

 

Source:

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-10-best-features-of-rafale-that-make-it-the-most-deadly-fighter-jet-2842192/proven-track-record-in-afghanistan-iraq-syria-and-libya-2842201

 

  1. Which of the following is/are correct about river Cauvery?
  2. The Mekedatu dam project is located on this river.
  3. It originates in Karnataka and flows through Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Despite being a non-starter, the Mekedatu dam project across the Cauvery, being pursued by Karnataka since the early 1960s, remains a source of friction between the upper riparian State and Tamil Nadu.

 

Statement 2 is incorrect: It rises on Brahmagiri Hill of the Western Ghats in southwestern Karnataka state, flows in a southeasterly direction for 475 miles (765 km) through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and descends the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls.

 

Source:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/karnataka-cm-urges-tn-counterpart-not-to-oppose-mekedatu-project/article35119211.ece

https://www.britannica.com/place/Kaveri-River#:~:text=It%20rises%20on%20Brahmagiri%20Hill,a%20series%20of%20great%20falls.

 

  1. Which of the following best describes OPEC plus countries?

(a) It is a group of petroleum oil importing countries.

(b) It is a group of most developed economies.

(c) It is a group of petroleum oil exporting countries.

(d) None of the above

 

Explanation:Option (c) is correct

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) is a loosely affiliated entity consisting of the 13 OPEC members and 10 of the world's major non-OPEC oil-exporting nations. OPEC+ aims to regulate the supply of oil in order to set the price on the world market.

 

Source:

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/060415/how-much-influence-does-opec-have-global-price-oil.asp

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/opec-seeks-consensus-on-oil-output/article35128980.ece#:~:text=Responding%20to%20oil%20demand%20destruction,would%20likely%20stay%20in%20place.

 

 

  1. Which of the following may lead to reduction of Inflation?
  2. Reduction in crude price
  3. Cutting of custom duty on imported crude
  4. Increasing cess on retail crude price

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Explanation: Option (a) is correct

Ratings agency ICRA recently postulated that the government had room to cut cess levies on retail prices of petrol and diesel, thereby easing prices. Lower fuel prices will likely help cool inflation levels.

 

Increasing cess on retail crude oil may lead to increase in inflation.

Source:

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/can-reducing-cess-levies-ease-high-fuel-prices/article35126349.ece#:~:text=The%20story%20so%20far%3A%20Ratings,Bank%20of%20India%20(RBI).

 

  1. Which of the following countries are black listed in the FATF list?
  2. Pakistan
  3. Syria
  4. Afghanistan

 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above

 

Explanation:Option (d) is correct

North Korea and Iran are the only two countries on the FATF blacklist.

 

Recently it continued to keep Pakistan on the FATF grey list.

 

Source:https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ed-arrests-freelance-journalist-on-money-laundering-charge/article35118868.ece#:~:text=The%20Enforcement%20Directorate%20has%20arrested,information%20to%20Chinese%20intelligence%20officials.

 

https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/senegal-morocco-caymans-added-to-fatf-watchlist/article33939599.ece