Current Affairs [Quiz] for UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination – 2020

1. In context of RBI issuing guidelines on interest subvention scheme for fisheries and animal husbandry, consider the following statements:

  1. The Kisan Credit Card scheme is applicable to persons involved in animal husbandry.
  2. RBI has provided for prompt repayment incentives for loans taken for fisheries and animal husbandry.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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2. With reference to the 12th India Security Summit on “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”, consider the following statements:

  1. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre falls under the home affairs ministry.
  2. Cyber Swachhta Kendra detects botnet infections.
  3. The Cyber Swachhta Kendras offer free service to the public.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[A] Only 1 and 2 are correct
[B] Only 2 and 3 are correct
[C] Only 1 and 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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3. With reference to the discussions for framing a common code of conduct for legislative bodies, consider the following statements:

  1. A code of conduct exists for the judiciary.
  2. The proposed common code of conduct will involve a committee of presiding officers.
  3. Pakistan has Code of Conduct for its senate members.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] Only 1 and 2 are correct
[B] Only 2 and 3 are correct
[C] Only 1 and 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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4. With reference to the suspension of the Golden Chariot service, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the only luxury tourist train in South India.
  2. The train operates in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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5. The coastal town of Mamallapuram is set to host the upcoming India-China Informal summit. In this context, consider the following statements about the summits’ destinations:

  1. Mamallapuram is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Wuhan is designated as ‘Creative City’ by UNESCO.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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6. With reference to the inception of the Automatic Exchange of Information/ AEOI regime between India and Switzerland, consider the following statements:

  1. AEOI system involves exchange of information between the countries without the need for its request.
  2. The global standard for AEOI is Common Reporting Standard.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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7. India has taken over the chair of Association of World Election Bodies/ AWEB for the period 2019-2021. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The AWEB is a global organisation of election management bodies that provides training to election officials.
  2. The International Institute of Democracy and Election Management is to be established in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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8. The health ministry has asked the manufacturers of Rabies vaccine to rush stocks to several parts of the country facing shortages. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority is responsible for identifying shortage of drugs.
  2. India produces more anti-Rabies vaccine (AVR) than required annually.
  3. Highest number of deaths due to rabies occurs in India.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[A] Only 1 and 2 are correct
[B] Only 2 and 3 are correct
[C] Only 1 and 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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9. UNCCD’s Global Land Outlook report predicts that 70% of the forests are at risk of degradation. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

  1. Amazon forests have been listed as the most vulnerable to largest permanent forest loss.
  2. Deforestation is a major cause of loss of soil organic carbon.
  3. Tropical forests are more prone to deforestation than temperate forests.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[A] Only 1 and 2 are correct
[B] Only 2 and 3 are correct
[C] Only 1 and 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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10. The government has launched the POSHAN Maah 2019 campaign. Consider the following statements in this context:

  1. The women and child development department is the nodal body of this program.
  2. Poshan Maah’s ‘Paanch Sutras’ include ‘Poshtik Aahar’.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 2 is correct
[B] Only 1 is correct
[C] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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