Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 November 2020

 


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 November 2020


Q.1) Consider the following statements regarding 3D atomic map of novel coronavirus replication mechanism:

1.For the first time, scientists have completed a 3D map that reveals the location of every atom in the molecule of this enzyme.
2. It is the first time anyone has obtained a neutron structure of a coronavirus protein. 
3. In the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is an enzyme called the main protease, which drives its replication once it infects the human cell.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only 
(d) All the above 

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding rural development fund:

1.It is the 3 per cent cess levied on the purchase or sale of agricultural produce under the Rural Development Fund Act.
2. Punjab Agriculture Minister as its chairman of the Punjab Rural Development Board. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding sea plane services in India:

1.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation.
2. The DGCA’s Civil Aviation Requirements or rules require pressurised aircraft imported and used in passenger services to not be older than 18 years.
3. This is the first time the government has proposed seaplane services in India. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only 
(d) 1 and 3 only

Q.4)On which of the following year the rural development board was incorporated?

(a) 1986
(b) 1987
(c) 1988
(d) 1989

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding European Research Council:

1. European Research Council was founded in 2010.
2. European Research Council aims to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitivefunding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields.
3. ERC is not a flagship component of Horizon 2020.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 only 
(d) 2 only

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