1.    With reference to ‘naming of cyclones’, consider the following statements:

1.    The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC), New Delhi is responsible for naming the cyclonic storms formed over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
2.    There are three RSMCs in the world, including the IMD and five Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
(a)    1 only
(b)    2 only
(c)    Both 1 and 2
(d)    Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:
●    The Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC), New Delhi is responsible for naming the cyclonic storms formed over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea when they reach the relevant intensity.  Hence Statement 1 is correct.
●    The therapy helps in protecting CD4 cells thus keeping the immune system strong enough to fight off the disease. .
●    There are six RSMCs in the world, including the IMD and five Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres. Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/odisha-bears-brunt-of-cyclone-jawad-rain/article37849526.ece


2.  The ‘ Mithi River’ recently seen in the news, is located on the confluence of which of the following lakes ?

(a)    Powai and Vihar lakes
(b)    Tulsi and Vihar lakes
(c)    upvan and Powai Lakes
(d)    Tulsi and upvan lake

Explanation:
●    The Mithi River is a river on Salsette Island, the island of the city of Mumbai, India. It is a confluence of tail-water discharges of the Powai and Vihar lakes. The river is seasonal and rises during the monsoons.
●     Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is located right next to the section of river at Andheri.
●    Hence, Option (a) is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/we-are-trying-to-rejuvenate-mithi-dahisar-other-rivers-in-mumbai/article37859470.ece

3.  The ‘ Dahisar River’ recently seen in the news, flows through which of the following National Park ?

(e)    Chandoli National Park
(f)    Tadoba National Park
(g)    Navegaon National Park
(h)    Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Explanation:
●    Dahisar River is a river on Salsette island that runs through Dahisar, a suburb of Mumbai, India.
●     It originates in the Tulsi Lake in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the northern reaches of the city.
●    Hence, Option (d) is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/we-are-trying-to-rejuvenate-mithi-dahisar-other-rivers-in-mumbai/article37859470.ece


4. Consider the following:

1.    Litecoin
2.    Peercoin
3.    Namecoin
4.    Ethereum
5.    Cardana

Which of the following are famous altcoins ?
(a)    1, 2 and 3 only
(b)    1, 3 and 4 only
(c)    2 and 5 only
(d)    1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Explanation:
The competing cryptocurrencies that were created as a result of Bitcoin’s success are known as altcoins. Some of the well known altcoins are as follows:
○    Litecoin
○    Peercoin
○    Namecoin
○    Ethereum
○    Cardana

Hence, Option (d) is correct.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/business/be-aware-of-bitcoin-other-cryptocurrencies/article37843255.ece

5. With reference to  National Judicial Infrastructure Authority of India (NJIAI), consider the following statements:

1.    NJIAI will take control of the budgeting and infrastructure development of subordinate courts in the country.
2.    It will  suggest major policy changes to strengthen ground-level courts.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
(a)    1 only
(b)    2 only
(c)    Both 1 and 2
(d)    Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:
●    NJIAI will take control of the budgeting and infrastructure development of subordinate courts in the country. Hence Statement 1 is correct.
●    It will not suggest any major policy change but will give complete freedom to HCs to come up with projects to strengthen ground-level courts.
●    Hence Statement 2 is incorrect.

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/judicial-infrastructure-a-neglected-case/article37859686.ece#:~:text=The%20Indian%20judiciary's%20infrastructure%20has,20%2C143%2C%20including%20620%20rented%20halls.