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

21. In context with the recent studies about the Pulpi Geode, consider the following statements:

  1. The Pulpi Geode is in Spain.
  2. These geodes are made of gypsum.

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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22. The Vostochny Port has been in news in relation to the union oil ministers’ visit abroad. In this context, consider the following statements about this port:

  1. It is located in the Russian Far East.
  2. It is a cold water port.

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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23. In context with the appointment of director to the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd in October, consider the following statements:

  1. It falls under the MSME ministry.
  2. It is a mini ratna unit.

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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24. In October, AirCarbon Pte launched a carbon trading centre. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. It is to be backed by blockchain technology.
  2. It is to operate in the aviation sector.

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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25. Dustlik 2019 was conducted in early November. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a joint military exercise between India and Azerbaijan.
  2. This is the first edition of the exercise.

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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26. In context with the recent debate surrounding Kalapani territory, consider the following statements:

  1. It is located in Uttar Pradesh.
  2. It is also known as Vyasa Valley.

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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27. In context with the release of the ‘Fighting for Breath’ report, consider the following statements:

  1. It was released by WHO.
  2. It addresses the issue of air pollution.

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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28. In context with the Aadi Mahotsav celebrated in November, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a festivals celebrating the tribes of India.
  2. This is a once in a year festival featuring handicrafts and textiles of the target group.

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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29. The Abdul Kalam Island has been in news recently. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. It is located in the Arabian Sea.
  2. It is the location of a missile testing site.

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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30. In context with the recent discussions about the NavIC system, consider the following statements:

  1. All commercial vehicles after April, 2019 are required to have NavIC trackers.
  2. The IRNSS satellites are responsible for the functioning of NavIC.

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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