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

31. In context with the Shilpotsav-2019 conducted in November in Delhi, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an initiative of the tourism ministry.
  2. The Shilpotsav showcases handicrafts of only tribal artisans.

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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32. In light of November 17th being observed as National Epilepsy Day, consider the following statements:

  1. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain.
  2. Epilepsy can only be inherited, not acquired.

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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33. In context with the recent sanction of 42 projects under the Himayat Mission in November, consider the following statements:

  1. It is mission to improve livelihood opportunities.
  2. It is the initiative of the ministry of urban development.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

[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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34. Recently, Israeli scientists developed bacteria that feed on carbon dioxide. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. These are E.coli bacteria.
  2. They feed require sugar for survival.

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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35. With respect to the recent discoveries made by the CALIPSO project, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a NASA project.
  2. It makes use of laser.

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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36. In context of the recently published Global Climate Risk Index, consider the following statements:

  1. It is published by the UN Environment Program.
  2. India’s ranking has worsened since last time.

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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37. In context with the recent ban on Russia from the Olympics, consider the following statements about the World Anti-Doping Agency:

  1. WADA is a body under WHO.
  2. It is headquartered in Switzerland.

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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38. The International Olympic Committee has been in the news recently. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. IOC is a member of the UN.
  2. IOC is headquartered in Switzerland.

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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39. India recently launched the Duchifat- 3 satellite in December. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a Dutch space satellite.
  2. It is a communication satellite.

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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40. The Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation/ CAREC program has been in news recently. In this context, consider the following statements about CAREC:

  1. CAREC was set up by the World Bank.
  2. China is part of CAREC.

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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