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

1. Congo Fever was recently making news. Consider the following statements about this disease: 

  1. It is a viral disease transmitted by ticks.
  2. The vaccine for the disease is supplied by the centre.
  3. The first case of Congo Fever in India appeared in Gujarat in September, 2019

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

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2. With respect to National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM) receiving the SKOCH Governance Gold Award, consider the following statements:

  1. The scheme’s PAiSA portal facilitates easy interest subvention transfer.
  2. The scheme aims to provide shelter to the homeless in the urban areas.

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. 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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4. Kochi is set to host the 22nd India International Sea Food Show. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. This is the first time this southern port is hosting the show.
  2. Quantity-wise, frozen fish is the most exported seafood product from 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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5. With reference to the ongoing discussions to deal with desertification, consider the following statements Gujarat’s Banni Grasslands:

  1. Prosopis juliflora introduction is a cause of Banni Grassland’s degradation.
  2. When cattle feed on metabolic reserve part of the grassland, desertification occurs.

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 upcoming National Genome Grid, consider the following statements of the National Cancer Tissue Biobank, based on which the grid is to be constituted:

  1. The biobank stores genome sequences of cancer patients for research purposes.
  2. It is a joint initiative of science and technology department (DST) and IIT- Madras.

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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7. With reference to the government launching a web-portal for reporting stolen mobile phones, consider the following statements:

  1. IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is non-reprogrammable.
  2. The Central Equipment Identity Register/ CEIR system reduces call drops.

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. With reference to the recent reports on Thailand’s Tiger Temple, consider the following statements:

  1. The tigers are tagged with microchips in this temple.
  2. Tigers are prone to canine distemper viral attacks.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

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9. With reference to the September meeting of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism at the UNGA, consider the following statements:

  1. All UN states are members of this group.
  2. The ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ was launched by 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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10. With reference to the impeachment inquiry going on in USA, consider the following statements about the constitutional provisions for impeachment of the president in India:

  1. Article 60 of the Constitution provides for impeachment of the president.
  2. Impeachment proceedings can be initiated only in the lower house of the Parliament.

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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