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The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of

[A] Fluoride
[B] Mercury
[C] Lead
[D] None

Correct Answer: B [Mercury]


The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.


In the context of science and technology, the term ‘Long March’ refers to/is used in the context of

[A] The rise of ‘renewable superpowers’ – countries that have the largest reserves of Cobalt, Lithium and such metals that are important for the renewable energy industry
[B] An expendable satellite launch system
[C] The gradual acceptance among the public, globally, of ‘green’ alternatives, especially in the automobile sector
[D] The fourth Industrial Revolution

Correct Answer: B [An expendable satellite launch system]


“The Chinese seemed to have narrowed down on Long March-7 rockets as the heavy-duty vehicle of choice for building the space station. The plans are only getting bigger. By 2030, China wants to perfect a heavy-lift carrier rocket, currently called Long March-9, according to the Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. The Long March-9 rocket aspires to lift a jaw-dropping 100 tonnes of payload into space.”