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

1. With reference to the Astra Rafael facility opened in Hyderabad, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a joint venture between India and Israel.
  2. The facility will manufacture equipment solely for domestic use.
  3. The facility is India’s first private company to manufacture Software Defined Radios in multiple variants.

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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2. With reference to the heightened security around the Sir Creek, consider the following statements:

  1. India recognizes the use of thalweg principle to identify the boundary with Pakistan in this creek.
  2. The creek divides Punjab from Pakistan.

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. 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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4. With reference to the decision to establish Special Tiger Force for Corbett Tiger Reserve, consider the following statements:

  1. The reserve is to see a three tiered protection system.
  2. Tiger reserves in India are based on ‘core-buffer’ strategy.

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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5. With reference to the upcoming Aadhaar system for NRIs, consider the following statements:

  1. The Aadhaar Act mandates a residence period of 182 days for NRIs to avail Aadhaar.
  2. Aadhaar is a proof of citizenship.

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. The Rajasthan government is using e-Mitra, an e-governance tool to implement its new health scheme. In this context, consider the following statements about e-Mitra:

  1. The online platform is to serve as a ‘one-stop-solution’ for multiple government services.
  2. The portal enables online bill payment.

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. China is constructing hydro power plants on the Yarlung Zangbo River. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The Yarlung Zangbo is also called Brahmaputra River.
  2. China has flood information sharing pact with India only with respect to the Sutlej River.

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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8. The DNA data from the Rakhigarhi project has revealed insights into the origin of Harappan Civilisation. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The study showed that the Harappan people are descendants of ancient Iranian farmers.
  2. The study showed that Harappan people are descendants of ancient farmers from the Steppe 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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9. The Centre’s Market Intervention Price Scheme is aiding the ailing Apple sector of Kashmir. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. MIPS is to prevent distress sale of the fruits.
  2. Most of the apple output in India is produced in Kashmir.

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. The UNCCD recently highlighted the need for conservation of snow leopards. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The Bishkek Declaration deals with the conservation of snow leopards.
  2. The snow leopard is listed as an endangered animal by IUCN.

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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