Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 January 2021

 


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 January 2021


Q.1) With reference to the Gangetic dolphin consider the following statements:

1. Gangetic dolphin is found in the Ganges-Brahmaputra River system primarily in India and Bangladesh.
2. It is India’s national aquatic animal and listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN red list.
3. India’s first dolphin observatory is being built at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 only

Q.2) When is the World Hindi Day observed?

(a) 9th January 

(b) 10th January 

(c) 11th January 

(d) 12th January 

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding public stock holding norms by World Trade Organisation:

1. Trade Policy Review is an important mechanism under the WTO’s monitoring function in which member countries’ trade.
2.Under the global trade norms, a WTO member country’s food subsidy bill should not breach the limit of 12 per cent of the value of production based on the reference price of 1986-88.
3. As full implementation of food security programme may result in breach of WTO cap; India has been seeking amendments in the formula to calculate food subsidy cap.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 2 only

Q.4) With reference to the supermassive black hole, consider the following statements:

1.According to NASA, every large galaxy in the universe has a supermassive black hole at its centre, whose mass is millions or billions of times that of the Sun.
2.The black hole at the centre of our galaxy– the Milky Way– is called Sagittarius A*, and is 26,000 light-years away from Earth.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Neither 1 nor 2

(b) Both 1 and 2 

(c) 1 only

(d) 2 only

Q.5) With reference to the Freight business development portal, consider the following statements:

1.The portal designed to replace physical processes with online ones to minimise the need of human-to-human interaction. 
2.A new customer can register on this portal and place demand for wagons.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Neither 1 nor 2

(b) Both 1 and 2 

(c) 1 only

(d) 2 only

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