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

1. With reference to the discussions surrounding freedom of press in India, consider the following statements:

  1. India is among the top 100 countries ranked by the World Press Freedom Index.
  2. Indian constitution has a separate provision for freedom of press.

 
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. 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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3. 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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4. With reference to the government making it mandatory for registration of iron and steel imports, consider the following statements:

  1. It is intended to curb dumping of iron and steel products in India.
  2. The importers are required to register with the Steel Import Monitoring System.

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. 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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6. The finance ministry had announced a special fund for last mile funding of unfinished housing along the lines of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. In this context, consider the following statements about NIIF:

  1. NIIF is a sovereign wealth fund.
  2. The Indian government is the sole stakeholder of NIIF.
  3. The fund of funds component of NIIF invests in other funds.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

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

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7. 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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8. With reference to the upcoming Psyche mission of NASA, consider the following statements:

  1. It is to be a planetary orbiter mission.
  2. 16-Psyche is an exoplanet.

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. With reference to the intense haze enveloping southeast Asia, consider the following statements:

  1. The September haze was caused by the Amazonian forest fires.
  2. Slash and burn cultivation is a cause of the Southeast Asia’s haze.

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. With reference to the upcoming Global Climate Strike movement, consider the following statements:

  1. It is to be held in association with the UN Climate Action Summit 2019.
  2. This is a parallel of the Fridays for Future movement.

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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