Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 June 2020


Q1 A rare kind of space object, which is something between an asteroid and a comet, has been discovered by astronomers recently. It has been called an active asteroid. Which of the following statements regarding the discovery stands true ?

1) The newly discovered asteroid named 2019 LD2 has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet. While not entirely unknown, what makes 2019 LD2 special is that it shares Jupiter’s orbit in an asteroid swarm known as the Jupiter Trojans.
2)  The celestial body first grabbed the attention of astronomers last year in June when University of Hawaii’sSpitzer Space Telescope.
3) This is the first Jupiter Trojan astronomers have ever seen spewing out gas as a comet would.The report said that it is possible that the LD2 collided with another asteroid and exposed the previously sealed ice leading to the tail and gas leak.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of Ramsar wetlands in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Chandertalwetland : Assam
2) Deeporbheel : Himachal Pradesh
3) Rudrasagarlake : Tripura
4) Kanjli : Punjab
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3 & 4 only 
c) 1,2 & 4 only
d) all the above
answer :b

Q3 Which of the following statements regarding the recommendations given by  the recently constituted working group formed by  Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on social stock exchanges stands true ?

1) The group has recommended allowing non-profit organisations to directly list on such platforms while allowing certain tax incentives to encourage participation on the platform.
2) The group has recommended allowing non-profit organisations to directly list through issuance of bonds while recommending a range of funding avenues, including some of the existing mechanisms such as Social Venture Funds (SVFs) under Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs).
3) The working group has also suggested that the social stock exchanges cannot be housed within the existing national bourses like the BSE and the National Stock Exchange.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 The EC also announced that RajyaSabha polls for a total of six seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Mizoram will also be held on June 19 along with the elections that were deferred from March. With respect to elections to the RajyaSabha,which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The elections are significant not just because it will be the first such electoral process ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country but also because these 18 seats are part of the 55 RajyaSabha seats which fell vacant earlier this year.
2) According to Section 154 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, a member has chosen to fill a casual vacancy will serve for the remainder of his predecessor's term of office.
3) The number of RajyaSabha members a state can send  does not depend on its population. However, the number of elected seat changes as states are merged, bifurcated or new ones are created.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following countries recently hosted the BRICS heads of tax authorities meeting via online recently ?

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