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

1. 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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2. 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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3. Kerala is seeing a resurgence in Diphtheria cases this year. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Intense vaccination of children has led to the disease shifting targets to older population.
  2. Kerala uses Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) vaccine instead of Tetanus Toxicoid (TT) vaccine for adults.

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. According to the International Committee of Red Cross, more than 100 people were killed in detention centres in Yemen by Saudi-led coalition. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. ICRC is a private humanitarian organisation based in Switzerland, established over a 100 years ago.
  2. Yemen shares its northern boundary with Lebanon.

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 respect to India’s anti-Rabies vaccine shortage adding to the high disease burden, consider the following statements about the viral disease:

  1. The prognosis of rabies is almost always death.
  2. Prophylactic treatment of rabies is possible.

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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6. With reference to the upcoming presidential visit to Iceland, consider the following statements about the island country:

  1. It is a NATO member.
  2. It is a member of the EU.

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 respect to Delhi’s measures to curb dengue, consider the following statements:

  1. Dengue is caused by Flavivirus.
  2. Dengue cannot be transmitted from person to person.

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 invocation of the Public Safety Act, consider the following statements:

  1. The writ of mandamus is the only route to challenge a detention under this act.
  2. If the judiciary squashes the detention under this act, the government cannot reissue a detention order.
  3. Persons detained under this act can consult with lawyers in accordance with article 22 of the constitution.

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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9. With reference to the protests surrounding the herbicide Paraquat, consider the following statements:

  1. There is no antidote to paraquat.
  2. Use of paraquat is banned in Kerala.

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 UN DESA released the International Migrant Stock, 2019 report. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. India is the top source of immigrants in the world.
  2. The number of migrants living in India has increased.
  3. USA hosts the highest number of immigrants.

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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