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

11. India made a pitch to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The guidelines of the NSG are binding in nature.
  2. India is not signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
  3. None of the non-NPT countries are members of the NSG.

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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12. With reference to the recent India TB Report 2019, consider the following statements:

  1. Bihar has the highest TB burden in India.
  2. BCG vaccine is used against TB.
  3. Most of the paediatric TB is pulmonary TB.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

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

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13. The Nandankanan Zoological Park lost several elephants to the EEHV/ Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes virus infection. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. This is the first instance of the disease in India.
  2. It is a gastrointestinal disease.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Neither 1 or 2 is correct
[D] Both 1 and 2 are correct

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14. The government is planning to launch Enterprise Development Centres. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The initiative is targeted at the MSMEs.
  2. The centres will facilitate credit availability.

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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15. SBI has submitted a report on the performance of Payment banks in India. Which of the following statements about the PBs are correct?

  1. Payment bank is a concept developed by RBI.
  2. The concept was recommended by Nachiket Mor committee.
  3. Intended for improving financial inclusion, payment banks can lend small level credits like loans and credit cards to its clients.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] 1 and 3
[B] 2 and 3
[C] 1 and 2
[D] All of the above

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16. The ministry for mines has setup the KABIL venture. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. It is to ensure regular supply of strategic minerals to the domestic markets.
  2. China is the global supplier of 6 out of the 12 strategic minerals for India.
  3. Lithium is a strategic mineral.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] 2 and 3
[B] 3 only
[C] 1 and 2
[D] All of the above

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17. The Hong Kong protest has now reached its airport and also the iconic Victoria Port. Consider the following statements:

  1. Hong Kong has the World’s busiest port.
  2. Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world.
  3. 90% of Hong Kong’s food is produced in the region itself.

Which of the above statements are correct?
Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] 1 and 3
[B] 2 and 3
[C] 2 only
[D] 1 only

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18. In the context of the testing of India’s indigenous QRSAM, consider the following statements:

  1. The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile was developed by DRDO.
  2. The Amogha missile is being developed by DRDO.
  3. The QRSAM is insusceptible to radar jamming by aircrafts.

Which of the above statements are correct?
Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[A] 1 and 3
[B] 2 and 3
[C] 1 and 2
[D] None of the above

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19. In context with the World Food Day, the Food Safety Mitra Scheme was launched. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. It was introduced by FSSAI.
  2. Persons in food business can be trained as Food Safety Trainers.

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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20. A new Ayurvedic Palliative Care Unit was inaugurated at Delhi’s base hospital. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Palliative care refers to medical care to relieve pain.
  2. Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders affects muscles, nerves and tendons.

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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