9th January 2020

1. Operation Sankalp is related to -

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In the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in the Gulf region, post attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman in Jun 2019, Indian Navy had commenced Maritime Security Operations, code named Op SANKALP, in the Gulf Region to ensure safe passage of Indian Flag Vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

2. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about GOCO model? 1. It involves the arrangement where the contracted facility is owned by the government but operated by a commercial firm. 2. Indian Army has recently adopted the GOCO model for its base workshops and ordnance depots.

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The Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated (GOCO) model is based on the arrangement where the contracted facility is owned by the government but operated by a commercial firm under a contract between the firm and the government. The Indian Army has started identifying potential industry partners to implement the Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) model for its base workshops and ordnance depots.

3. Mylapore Festival is celebrated in -

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The Mylapore Festival is an integral part of the Chennai Margazhi calendar, attracting a cross-section of people to savour the flavour of Madras. Traditional games, kolam contests for children and adults, rangoli contest, food walks, heritage walks, temple talks, traditional dance drama, folk dance, music and traditional games are a part of the festival. This festival predates Chennai’s birth in the 17th century. It celebrates the food, dance, folk arts, Kolam, crafts and other wonderful things happening in and around the Sri Kapali temple.

4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about ‘Genome Sequencing’? 1. It can be instrumental in identifying mutations responsible for cancer and rare genetic diseases. 2. It also leads to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge.

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A genome is a person’s complete set of deoxyribonucleic acids or DNA, including all genes with more than 3 billion DNA base pairs. Genomics is an interdisciplinary field of science focusing on the structure, function, evolution, mapping, and editing of genomes. By sequencing the genome, researchers can discover the functions of genes and identify mutations responsible for cancer and rare genetic diseases. Genome sequencing also leads to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge.

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