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General Knowledge – Current Affairs

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1. India, on December 3, 2009, announced per cent carbon emission intensity cuts on the 2005 levels by 2020.


2. On which recent date did India and Russia sign a breakthrough long-term pact for expanding civil nuclear cooperation in Moscow?


3. India liberalized its trade with on January 1, 2010, by slashing duties on several products like seafood, chemicals and apparel among others.


4. Governor S.K. Singh, a former Foreign Secretary, died in New Delhi on December 1. 2009.


5. – based Institute of Genomics and INtegrative Biology, on December 8, 2009, announced to have succeeded in completely sequencing the genome of an individual.


6. The World Bank, in December 2009, announced a soft loan of $ – billion for the recently launched National Ganga River Basin Authority to clean and conserve the river.


7. On which recent date did the Union Cabinet clear the National Green Tribunal Bill paving the way for setting up a National Green tribunal?


8. Which Indian State, in December 2009, brought out its first ever individual Forest Policy, proposing to achieve 20 per cent of its total land mass under forests?


9. Which of the following varieties of rice produced in Kerala were registered as Geographical Indications in December 2009?


10. For the first time in the country, the – Government, on December 9, 2009, released a Soil Nutrient Map for optimum land use in the State.


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