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

1. India is set to launch the International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) during the upcoming UN summit. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. CDRI Secretariat is to be registered under the Societies Registration Act.
  2. The Sendai Framework shifts focus from disaster management to disaster risk management.

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 pending launch of the successive rakes of the Vande Bharat Express, consider the following statements:

  1. It was designed and manufactured by India’s Modern Coach Factory.
  2. The train uses regenerative braking mechanism.
  3. Train 20 is to be based on this train’s model.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

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3. With reference to the recent successful expedition to Mt. Kun, consider the following statements about this geographical feature:

  1. It is part of a mountain massif.
  2. It is located in the Zanskar Range.

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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4. The Sports Injury Expansion Project’s foundation stone has been laid. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The project is in light of increased utilisation of the Sports Injury Centre.
  2. The project is to include underwater training system.

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 72nd session of WHO Regional Committee for South East Asia took place in September, 2019. Consider the following statements:

  1. The New Delhi declaration on disaster risk reduction in Asia and Pacific was signed during this session.
  2. The Delhi Declaration of Emergency Preparedness was signed during this session.

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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6. With reference to the talks between India and Malaysia to extradite Zakir Naik, consider the following statements:

  1. India has an extradition treaty with Malaysia.
  2. In absence of treaty, extradition from India is based on the Indian Extradition Act.
  3. Malaysia does not extradite its own national to India.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

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7. A recent study was published by the Anthropological Survey of India about the Sentinelese Tribe and the North Sentinel Island murder. In that context, consider the following statements:

  1. The Wildlife Protection Act’s provisions do not apply to these tribes.
  2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Protection of Aboriginal Tribes) Regulation has penalty provisions for unauthorised entry into these ‘reserve areas’.

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 MHRD had been launching several initiatives to boost research and innovation in the country. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The IIC 2.0 provides for innovative ecosystem in academia itself.
  2. Smart India Hackathon is an MHRD initiative.

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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9. With reference to the use of ‘Border Personnel Meeting’ to de-escalate the stand-off between India and China, consider the following statements:

  1. All the BPM points are located in Ladakh.
  2. India and China conduct separate types of BPMs for ceremonial and dispute resolutions.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[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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10. With reference to the discussions surrounding the right to internet access, consider the following statements:

  1. Internet access is a part of article 19 of the constitution.
  2. UN defined internet access as a privilege.
  3. The UNHRC resolution against intentional disruption of internet by the state is non-binding.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

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

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