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

41. A celestial object was recently named Bibha by the international Astronomical Union. With reference to this, consider the following statements:

  1. Bibha is an exoplanet.
  2. It is in the Sextans constellation.

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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42. The railways ministry had recently approved the Silver Line project. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The project is to feature bullet trains.
  2. The project is to be implemented in Kerala.

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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43. In light of the recent discussions about the usage of Poshan Abhiyan funds, consider the following statements:

  1. Kerala is one of the best performers in utilising the Poshan Abhiyan funds.
  2. World Bank is involved in funding the scheme.

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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44. In context of the recent warning of ‘Volcanic Tsunami’, consider the following statements:

  1. Volcanic tsunami is the excessive outflow of lava.
  2. Krakatoa eruption in 1880s is an example of volcanic tsunami.

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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45. With reference to the recent notifications about the Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund, consider the following statements:

  1. Unclaimed consumer money is to be deposited into the TCEPF within 12 months.
  2. Plan charges of failed activation can be deposited into the TCEPF.

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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46. With respect to the recent observation of 25th January as National Voters’ Day, consider the following statements:

  1. It marks the founding of the Election Commission.
  2. Part XV of constitution provides for elections in India.

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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47. With reference to the recent exhibition of the Dhanush gun system at the Republic Day parade, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a long range artillery gun.
  2. It was developed by Russia.

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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48. With reference to the recent discussions about the use of AIS or Automatic Identification System, consider the following statements:

  1. It is used for tracking goods transported via airlines.
  2. The C-DAC is the nodal centre for managing the AIS information in India.

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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49. With reference to the recent discussion about Trump’s Middle East Plan, consider the following statements:

  1. The plan proposed to set up a standing army for Palestine.
  2. Palestine and Israel are to divide Jerusalem into two portions.

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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50. In light of the recent approval of the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2020, consider the following statements about the bill’s provisions:

  1. It proposes to merge the National Commission for Homoeopathy with the National medical Commission.
  2. The states will use Advisory Council for Homoeopathy to present their concerns.

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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