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

1. In context of the UNCCD report highlighting the role of indigenous people in forest conservation, consider the following statements:

  1. Indigenous people protect and manage forests with a greater efficiency than governments according to the report.
  2. The report says that forestry is a male dominated sector.

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. The coastal town of Mamallapuram is set to host the upcoming India-China Informal summit. In this context, consider the following statements about the summits’ destinations:

  1. Mamallapuram is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Wuhan is designated as ‘Creative City’ by UNESCO.

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 Lancet study recently highlighted the differential impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on low income countries. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Low income countries have lower risk factors for CVDs.
  2. In high income countries, cancers cause more deaths than CVDs.
  3. Indoor air pollution has been identified as an emerging cause of CVDs.

Which of the above statements is/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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4. 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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5. 6.4 billion USD was spent by UNCCD member states to combat land degradation between 2017 and 2019. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The Land Degradation Neutrality Fund/ LDNF is aimed at achieving sustainable development goal no.15.
  2. The fund is managed by the World Bank.

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 Advanced Pricing Agreements entered into by CBDT, consider the following statements:

  1. All these APAs are bilateral.
  2. The APAs will determine the transfer pricing methodology with respect to international transactions.

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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7. Over 2,000 Red Eared Terrapins were seized at the Tiruchi International Airport in TN. In that context, consider the following statements about the reptile:

  1. The Red Eared Terrapin is an invasive species.
  2. These reptiles are endemic to 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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8. With respect to a petition seeking live streaming of the Ayodhya case proceedings, consider the following statements:

  1. SC does not allow the live streaming of any case.
  2. The objective of article 32 of the constitution is to further the access of courts.

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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9. India and ADB has signed an agreement for a 200 million USD loan for improving rural Maharashtra. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. It will fund the Maharashtra Rural Connectivity Improvement Project.
  2. It will fund the Maharashtra Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture.

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. Nepal and India inaugurated South Asia’s first oil pipeline that runs across borders. In this context, consider the following statements about this project:

  1. India is to import petroleum products from Nepal through this pipeline.
  2. Nepal is to import oil through this project 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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