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The International Solar Alliance
1.Is the first international and inter-governmental body that will house its secretariat in India
2.Requires a hundred billion dollars worth dedicated investments to achieve its solar power generation capacity target by 2030
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

Correct Answer: A [1 only]


The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of 105 signatory countries, most being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.


Consider the following pairs:
Fighter plane – Manufacturer
1.Typhoon – Russia
2.F-18 – USA
3.Gripen – Sweden
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 and 3 only
[C] 2 only
[D] 1 and 3 only

Correct Answer: B [2 and 3 only]


The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab AB. The Gripen has a delta wing and canard configuration with relaxed stability design and fly-by-wire flight controls. Later aircraft are fully NATO interoperable.

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft.

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a European multinational twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter. The Typhoon was designed originally as an air superiority fighter and is manufactured by a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo that conducts the majority of the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH. The NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, representing the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, manages the project and is the prime customer.


 ‘PEER’ and ‘EDGE’ ratings certification are issued for

[A] Healthcare systems of countries
[B] Road safety of countries
[C] Disaster resilience of cities
[D] Reducing energy components

Correct Answer: D [Reducing energy components]


For the mass housing segment, the EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) rating, requiring compliance on lesser specifications, has been developed by GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc., a part of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)) with the help of IFC and the World Bank.

EDGE, will help save 20% in energy, 20% on water costs and 20% reduction in embodied energy that goes into materials, reducing the energy components. If LEED (Leadership  in Energy and Environmental Design) is the preferred choice, savings will be more.

GBCI has also introduced its global rating system called Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) in India with an aim to issue certification for the power sector, as it has done with LEED for buildings.


The ‘Aspirational Districts’ programme will enable India to improve its ranking in

[A] Global Innovation Index
[B] Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index
[C] Global Slavery Index
[D] Human Development Index

Correct Answer: D [Human Development Index]


The Government of India has launched the 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' initiative in January, 2018 with a vision of a New India by 2022 where the focus is to improve India's ranking under Human Development Index, raising living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth of all.


Biofuels in India can be extracted from which of the following components
2.Municipal waste
4.Palm oil
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[A] 1,2,3 and 4
[B] 1 only
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1 and 3

Correct Answer: A [1,2,3 and 4]


Biofuels are transportation fuels such as ethanol and biomass-based diesel fuel that are made from biomass materials. These fuels are usually blended with petroleum fuels (gasoline and distillate/diesel fuel and heating oil), but they can also be used on their own.