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. India has become the first country to issue Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID). In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The system will make use of facial biometric data.
  2. The SID (Seafarer Identity Document) will contain a unique guilloche pattern.

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. 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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4. With reference to the ‘E-commerce: Changing Competition Landscape in India’ workshop and the study on Indian e-commerce by Competition Committee of India, consider the following statements:

  1. Online food ordering platforms with their own cloud kitchen may affect platform neutrality according to the report.
  2. Deep discounting is an issue being studied by the CCI.
  3. This is the first study of its kind.

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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5. With reference to the observation of the international day against nuclear tests, consider the following statements about the verification regime:

  1. The International Monitoring System (IMS) uses seismic data to detect nuclear explosions.
  2. CTBT member states can inspect sites in non-member states like 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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6. The Indian PM has been appointed as the chief guest of this year’s Eastern Economic Forum that is going to be held in Vladivostok, Russia. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Eastern Economic Forum is an international forum that was established for the purpose of investment in the Russian Far East.
  2. Trans-Serbian Railway connects Serbia with the Russian Far East.

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. A UK study linked water carriage, clean drinking water access and sanitation with maternal and child health recently. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The study showed that access to tapped water lowered the chances of child death by 50%.
  2. Children of women who fetch water from far off places face the ‘Hobson’s Choice’.
  3. The Nal se Jal scheme aims to provide piped water to all rural households.

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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8. The Akademik Lomonosov is being criticised as a nuclear and climate risk by experts. In this context, consider the following statements about the floating nuclear power station:

  1. It will support mining and drilling operations.
  2. It has its own propulsion system.
  3. The power station will depend on coastal electricity link.

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. 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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10. The NGT has directed the centre to develop an action plan for protection of the Great Indian Bustard. In this context, consider the following statements about the bird:

  1. It is listed as critically endangered species by IUCN.
  2. Irrigation contributes to disappearance of the Great Indian Bustards.

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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