Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 January 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 January 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding anti defection law in India stands true ?

1) The anti-defection law allows the formation of a new party or “merger” with other political party if not less than two-thirds of the party’s members commit to it.
2) The 91st Constitutional Amendment introduced in 2003 deleted the provision allowing split, which occurs within a party if at least one­third of the members of the legislative party defect.
3) The 91st Amendment also barred the appointment of defected legislators from contesting elections for a period of 6 years.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Arrange the following Indian states in the decreasing area of their forest cover as per the latest State of Forest Report 2019 :

A) Maharashtra
B) Arunachal Pradesh
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh

a) BCDA
b) DBCA
c) BDCA
d) DACB

Q3. A basket of bonds issued by public-sector companies or any government organisation, Bharat Bond ETF will be tradable on the stock exchange soon. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The move will help public-sector companies raise funds through debt instruments and further develop domestic capital markets, boosting alternative sources of funding for firms.
2) Only investors holding demat account can invest in Bharat Bond ETF. Investors who do not hold a demat account have an alternative option to invest via Bharat Bond Fund of Funds having similar maturity in line with the underlying ETF.
3) This will be India's first corporate bond issued by state-run companies to be traded on bourses.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is to conduct Asiatic Lion Census in May 2020.Which of the following statements regarding the species stands true ?

1) The lion is one among the 5 Pantherine Cats inhabiting in India. The other 4 pantherine cats in India are Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, Indian Leopard and clouded leopard.
2) Initially the lions were spread from the east of Indus river to West Bengal and also to Narmada river in Central India. However, today they are restricted to Gujarat alone.
3) They are listed as critically endangered under the IUCN red list data.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. “Askot wildlife sanctuary” recently in news, belongs to which of the following Indian states?

a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Sikkim
c) Uttarakhand
d) Tamilnadu

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