Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 June 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently published S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2020 India Mobile Payments Market Report on penetration of digital transactions in India stands true ?

1) Mobile payments and card transactions exceeded cash withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATMs) for the first time in 2019, indicating that the country’s push towards digital payments was bearing fruit.
2) India ranked favourably among countries that built instant payment schemes, processing at least five times more transactions than the second-largest market based on an analysis of real-time payment volumes.
3) The increased use of card purchases and UPI payments attributes to the expansion of PM Jan Dhan accounts and its coverage in rural areas.

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

Q2. Kaziranganational park (Assam) contains significant breeding populations of 35 mammalian species, of which 15 are threatened as per the IUCN Red List. The park has the distinction of being home to the world's largest population?

1) One – horned rhinoceros
2) Painted stork
3) Asiatic water buffalo
4) Eastern swamp deer
5) Golden langur

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

Q3. India’s first ever national forecast on the impact of global warming on the subcontinent in the coming century, expects annual rainfall to increase, along with more severe cyclones and paradoxically more droughts. Which of the following statements regarding the report stands true ?

1) As per the report,the frequencies of future warm days and warm nights are projected to increase by 55% and 70%, respectively, relative to the reference period of 1976-2005. Summer heat waves over India are projected to be three to four times higher by the end of the 21st century.
2) Currently countries have signed an agreement to reduce emissions to restrict global temperature rise by the end of the century to less than 5°C.
3) The projected rapid changes in India’s climate will place increasing stress on the country’s natural ecosystems, agricultural output, and fresh water resources, the report says.

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

Q4. The Election Commission has decided to take cognisance of complaints of false affidavits, which indicate serious omission on the part of the candidate. Which of the following statement regarding the same stands true ?

1) In People’s Union for Civil Liberties v. Union of India, the Supreme Court said the foundation of a healthy democracy was to have well-informed citizens-voters.
2) Currently, one has to file such complaints in a court under section 125A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 for necessary action.
3) In the affidavit filed, a candidate discloses criminal antecedents along with his assets and liabilities only.

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

Q5. TheLonarLake is an oval shaped lake that was formed by a meteorite hit on the earth around 50,000 years ago. The area around the lake is an eco-sensitive zone as it consists of the Ejecta Blanket that is made up of the same material as that found on the moon. The lake is located in which of the following states ?

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