Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released report by WMO ( World Meteorological Organisation ) on climate change and ocean heat stands true ?

1) One the current path of carbon dioxide emissions, we are heading towards a temperature increase of 3-5degree Celsius by the end of the century.
2) The past five years, and the past decade were the warmest on record in terms of ocean heat content.
3) More than 90% of the excess heat is stored in world’s oceans, their heat content is a good way to quantify the rate of global warming.

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

Q2. Which of the following products in India are GI ( Geographical Indication ) tagged ?

1) Kangra Paintings
2) Marayoor jiggery
3) Kadaknath chicken
4) Kancheepuram silk
5) Handloom sarees

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 5 only
c) All of the above
d) 2,3 & 5only

Q3. Foreign investors have highlighted the enforcement of contracts as one of their biggest concerns in doing business in India. Investors previously had an option to take India to international arbitration courts under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) the government had agreed with dozens of nations. Which of the following statements regarding the same stand true ?

1) BITs are agreements between two countries that give foreign investors protections, and among other things, legal recourse via international arbitration in disputes with a government.
2) A domestic law can be a substitute for a BIT as its scope allows investors to take their case to international arbitration upon request.
3) Though India's overall ranking in the World Bank's ease of doing business report has improved to 63 from 142 in 2014, it still ranks poorly at 163 out of 190 when it comes to enforcement of contracts.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is an autonomous and statutory body of Ministry of Women and Child Development.
2) It functions as the nodal body for the adoption of Indian children and is mandated to monitor and regulate in-country and inter-country adoptions.
3) CARA is designated as the Central Authority to deal with inter-country adoptions in accordance with the provisions of the 1993 Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, which India signed in 2001 but has not yet ratified.

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 “Global Risk Perception Index ” under the global risk report was released recently by which of the following organisations ?

a) World Bank
b) World Economic Forum
c) International Monetary Fund
d) World Trade Organisation

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Answer :

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