Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 June 2020


Q1 NITI Aayog members have mooted a Border Adjustment Tax ( BAT ) in order to create a proper level playing field for domestic players with respect to imported goods. Which of the following statements regarding Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) stands true ?

1) Border adjustment tax is a short name for a proposed destination-based cash flow tax.BAT is a duty that is proposed to be imposed on imported goods in addition to the customs levy that gets charged at the port of entry.
2)  In this scenario, exported goods are exempt from tax while imported goods sold in the country are subject to the tax.
3) In India, various taxes such as electricity duty, mandi tax, clean energy cess and royalty lead to escalation of prices of both domestic as well as imported goods.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of oil fields in India and the corresponding states locations :

1) Kalolfield : Gujarat
2) Sarswati : Punjab
3) Moran-Hugrijanfield : Assam
4) Ankleshwar : Maharashtra
5) Rajeshwarifield : Rajasthan
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all the above

Q3 The central government has brought in new guidelines for import of exotic species. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) As per the advisory “exotic live species” as animal or plant species moved from their original range (location) to a new one.
2) “exotic live species” shall be construed to mean only “the animals named under the Appendices I, II and III of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora”.
3) For new “exotic live species”, the importer should obtain a no-objection certificate from the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWLW) of the State. For existing species, stocks “shall be declared by the owner/ holder to the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWLW) of the concerned State or UT”.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also given recommendations on the kind of mask that is most suitable for protection against coronavirus. But wearing mask for a long time may cause suffocation and proper handling of mask is tricky too. To address a few of such issues, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU), have developed an anti-microbial five-layered face mask which worlds on the principle of RNA degradation. Which of the following statements with respect to this stands true ?

1) The first layer of the mask can degrade any type of RNA, the next layer is anti-microbial, the third one is for air filtration, and the fourth and fifth layers are ‘comfortable layers’, which will remain close to the nose and mouth.
2) Mercury and Cadmium are the only de-transition elements that can degrade both corona as well as the SARS type viruses.
3) At any given time, cells in an organism can contain variable amounts of RNA, and a sample of tissue can be subject to degradation in storage as well as in the body.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari reached ‘Port Victoria’.........................

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