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

1. 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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2. With reference to the inauguration of the AYUSH health and wellness centres, consider the following statements:

  1. The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a collaboration between AYUSH ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  2. The TKDL has transcribed ancient books on homeopathy.

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 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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4. The government is to set up a Centralised Technology Vertical for the CBI. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The CTV will deal with complex financial crimes like Ponzi schemes.
  2. The CTV would provide data mining tools to the CBI.

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. The NGT has called for the clearing of floodplains by 2020. In this context, consider the following statements about floodplains in India:

  1. Most of the damaging floods in these regions are due to drainage congestion.
  2. Uttar Pradesh has the largest expanse of flood prone area.

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. NGO in Maharashtra is aiding the government in its fight against anaemia in children. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Deficiency of copper causes anaemia.
  2. Anaemia Mukt Bharat program also focuses on non-nutritional causes of anaemia.

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. With reference to the talks between India and Malaysia to extradite Zakir Naik, consider the following statements:

  1. India has an extradition treaty with Malaysia.
  2. In absence of treaty, extradition from India is based on the Indian Extradition Act.
  3. Malaysia does not extradite its own national to India.

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. A study showed that Tamil Nadu ranks the lowest in terms of coverage of iodised salt. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Fortification of salt with iodine is mandatory in India.
  2. Iodine deficiency causes mental retardation.
  3. As Rajasthan is a major salt producer, iodine fortified salt coverage is better than the national average.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

[A] Only 1 and 2 are correct
[B] Only 1 and 3 are correct
[C] Only 3 is correct
[D] All are correct

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9. The Prime Minister launched the National Artificial Insemination Program in September. Consider the following statements about this program:

  1. This is the first time artificial insemination is being used for cattle improvement in India.
  2. It enables the use of heavy/ injured sires.

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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10. Two individuals from Araku Mandal of Andhra Pradesh were tested positive for cutaneous Anthrax. Consider the following statements with regards to anthrax:

  1. Cutaneous anthrax can spread through inhalation.
  2. Anthrax is a viral disease.

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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