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  1. Which of the following statements about Casgevy, a recently approved gene therapy, are correct?
  • Casgevy employs Crispr-Cas9 technology for gene editing, targeting flawed genes responsible for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.
  • Sickle cell disease is characterized by crescent-shaped red blood cells, causing excruciating pain, infections, anaemia, and strokes.
  • Casgevy requires continuous blood transfusions for its effectiveness in treating thalassaemia.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the mandatory blending of compressed biogas (CBG) with natural gas in India?
  • The initial phase of mandatory blending, starting from April 2025, sets the blending ratio at 1%, suitable for use in automobiles and households.
  • By 2028, the government aims to progressively increase the mandatory blending percentage to around 5%, reducing reliance on pure natural gas.
  • CBG is primarily obtained through the refining process of natural gas and does not contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. Which of the following accurately describes Green Leaf Volatiles (GLVs) in plant communication?
  • GLVs primarily contribute to plant growth and development.
  • GLVs are only emitted when plants are exposed to direct sunlight.
  • GLVs serve as distress signals for plants, warning them of potential threats like herbivore attacks.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

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