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

1. With reference to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program being carried out in the Himalayan states, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the REDD+ program, developing nations receive results-based payment.
  2. UN-REDD program helps the countries develop the ability to meet the REDD+ goals.

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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2. 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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3. With reference to the AEOI system implemented between India and Switzerland to curb tax evasion and avoidance, consider the following statements about these issues:

  1. Tax avoidance is the use of illegal means to reduce the amount of tax owed to the state.
  2. Tax evasion is a criminal offence in India.

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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4. 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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5. Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in J&K has been declared the Best Swachh Iconic Place. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The Swachh Iconic Place/ SIP is an initiative of the tourism ministry.
  2. Pangong Lake is covered by this 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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6. A recent study was conducted to profile human traffickers in West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Andhra Pradesh accounts for the largest percentage of human trafficking in India.
  2. In most cases, the trafficking is done by the victim’s relative.

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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7. With reference to the recent discoveries about the ancient civilisation in Rakhigarhi, consider the following statements:

  1. Rakhigarhi is a World Heritage Site.
  2. Rakhigarhi is the largest Harappan site.

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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8. NCPCR is organising a series of benches in aspirational districts to hear complaints on abuse of child rights, In this context, consider the following statements about the body:

  1. NCPCR is a statutory body.
  2. The NCPCR can take suo moto cognizance of violation of child rights.

 
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. Over 40% of land surface is in the form of drylands. In this context, consider the following statements given the ongoing discussions about desertification:

  1. Drylands are artificial products of desertification.
  2. A high aridity index/ AI implies a drier region.

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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10. September 10 is observed as the World Suicide Prevention Day. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Low income countries exhibit the highest suicide rate according to WHO.
  2. The inequality between the suicide rates of men and women is higher in low income countries.

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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