Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 February 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 February 2020


Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Migratory species of wild animals move from one habitat to another during different times of the year, due to various factors such as food, sunlight, temperature, climate, etc.
2) The movement between habitats,can sometimes exceed thousands of kilometers/miles for some migratory birds and mammals.
3) A migratory route will typically have nesting sites,breeding sites, availability of preferred food and requires the availability of suitable habitat before and after each migration.

Which of the above statement stands true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hydro power plants in India and the respective rivers upon which they are built :

1) NagarjunSagar : Krishna
2) NathpaJhakri : Indus
3) PandohDam : Beas
4) Bansagar :Sone
5) Kalinadi : Mahanadi

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 ,2&3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. The BIMSTEC ‘Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking’ concluded in New Delhi recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The geographical proximity to both Golden Crescent and Golden Triangle, major opium production regions of the world, puts all the BIMSTEC Partner Nations in a very precarious position.
2) Another major concern for worry is the large number of Methamphetamine manufacturing facilities that are prevalent in India. These facilities manufacture a large quantity of Methamphetamine which is further trafficked to all the BIMSTEC countries.
3) The combination of darknet and courier /postal deliveries have made the narco/psychotropic trafficking more anonymous in nature.

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

Q4. Researchers have recently decoded how malaria parasite multiplies. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) With over 4,00,000 deaths in 2018, according to the WHO, malaria still remains one of the biggest killer infections globally, concentrated mainly in Africa and India.
2) Malaria parasite is very adaptable. Even if you kill it in the human bloodstream, some of these sex cells taken in by the mosquito during a bite can develop and multiply further in the mosquito.
3) The malaria parasite has only a single unique model of multiplication in different stages of its life cycle.

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

Q5. “SAMPRITI” series of the joint exercise is a very important military & diplomatic initiative between India and which of the following countries ?

a) Nepal
b) Bangladesh
c) Srilanka
d) Myanmar

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


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