Welcome to your 06 JANUARY

1. With reference to the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal (SYL) Dispute, consider the following statements:

 

1. The dispute regarding sharing of river water emerged after Punjab was reorganised in 1966, and the state of Haryana was created (out of Punjab).

2. The river Beas joins river Sutlej in Haryana.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. With reference to the sixth schedule of the constitution of India, consider the following statements:

1. The sixth schedule under Article 244 of the Constitution protects the autonomy of tribal populations through creation of autonomous development councils which can frame laws on land, public health and agriculture.

2. As of now ten autonomous councils exist in Assam, Nagaland, Tripura and Odisha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3. With reference to the study published in Science on termite behavior, consider the following statements:

1. The Earth gets warmer, termites will rapidly spread across the world.

2. For every 10 degrees Celsius increase in temperature, their decomposition activity goes up by almost seven times.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

4. With reference to the Microplastics, consider the following statements:

1. Primary microplastics are tiny particles designed for commercial use, such as cosmetics, as well as microfibers shed from clothing and other textiles, such as fishing nets.

2. Secondary microplastics are particles that result from the breakdown of larger plastic items, such as water bottles.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

5. With reference to the India Meteorological Department, consider the following statements:

1. It has the responsibility of naming tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region.

2. It works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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