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

1. With reference to the 12th India Security Summit on “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”, consider the following statements:

  1. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre falls under the home affairs ministry.
  2. Cyber Swachhta Kendra detects botnet infections.
  3. The Cyber Swachhta Kendras offer free service to the public.

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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2. With respect to Mumbai government’s better success with controlling leptospirosis this year, consider the following statements:

  1. Floods increase the risk of leptospirosis infection.
  2. Jaundice is one of the symptoms of leptospirosis.
  3. ‘Prophylactic treatment’ of leptospirosis is possible.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[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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3. The government has launched the POSHAN Maah 2019 campaign. Consider the following statements in this context:

  1. The women and child development department is the nodal body of this program.
  2. Poshan Maah’s ‘Paanch Sutras’ include ‘Poshtik Aahar’.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 2 is correct
[B] Only 1 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 Event Horizon Telescope team winning the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, consider the following statements:

  1. The Event Horizon telescope is an international collaboration.
  2. The project gave the first image of a black hole.

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 implementation of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, consider the following statements about the Pollution Under Control test:

  1. The test involves computerised pollution check for vehicles.
  2. Lack of a PUC certificate is liable to fines.

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 NGT highlighting the environmentally unsustainable practice in brick kilns, consider the following statements:

  1. The pollution control board recommends the use of fixed-chimney bull’s trench kiln (FCBTK) technology for firing kilns.
  2. The pollution control board recommends the use of zigzag technology for firing kilns.

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 National Conference for Crop Residue Management, the government launched the CHC Farm Machinery app. In this context, consider the following statements about the app:

  1. The app allows farmers to hire farm equipment on rental basis.
  2. The app is multilingual.
  3. It will enable farmers to rent out their equipment.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

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

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8. September 10 is observed as the World Suicide Prevention Day. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Low income countries exhibit the highest suicide rate according to WHO.
  2. The inequality between the suicide rates of men and women is higher in low income countries.

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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9. A recent global survey found that an increasing number of people (16%) are taking steps to reduce their environmental imprint. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Consumers in high income countries are becoming more ‘eco active’ than lower income countries.
  2. The study reports a higher tendency towards ‘eco active’ consumption choice in Chile than in countries like UK.

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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10. Rajasthan had launched a ‘Prachar Rath’ to promote organic farming. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Zero budget farming is aimed at reducing reliance on loans.
  2. The economic survey had highlighted the practice as lucrative.

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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