Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding UN charter and its provision stands true ?

1) The UN charter entered into force on 24 October 1945, after being ratified by the original five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
2) Article 2(4) of the charter proscribes any use of force by members against the “territorial integrity or political independence” of a state.
3) Article 51 of the UN Charter recognises the inherent right of every state to use force in self-defence in all circumstances.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the characteristics of tropical rainforests across the globe ?

1) True rainforests are typically found between 10 degrees north and south of the equator.
2) Most tropical soils are characterized by poor leaching and significant nutrients.
3) A common feature of many tropical rainforests is the distinct buttress roots of trees.
4) A variety of indigenous people live within the rainforest as hunter-gatherers, or subsist as part-time small scale farmers.

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 4 only
c) 2 & 4 only
d) 2,3 & 4 only

Q3. PM and world leaders to attend Raisina Dialoguetoday.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Raisina Dialogue is a multilateral conference held annually in New Delhi. Since its inception in 2016, the conference has emerged as India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics.
2) The conference in hosted by SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) in collaboration with ministry of external affairs.
3) The title of the RaisinaDialogue this year is “Navigating the alpha century”.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding recently released report of Kharif production in the country :

1) The production of coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane is expected to decline in the summer season of 2019-20 due to late monsoon and erratic and heavy rain.
2) In the current year, there is going to be a significant shortfall in overall Kharif pulses availability owing to long spell of unseasonal rains in October and November, the report opined.
3) The positive shift of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is considered to be the main reason for the erratic rainfall.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. The sites “Bajjanakonda“ & “Lingalamella” recently in news is associated with which of the following ?

a) Both are newly discovered archeological sites in Tamilnadu.
b) These are sites selected by ISRO for development of planet observatory laboratories.
c) Both are 3rd century BC Buddhist sites located in Andhra Pradesh.
d) These are sites where ancient festivals involving human sacrifice still continues in Mizoram.

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (a) 5.(c)