Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 November 2020

 


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 November 2020


Q.1)With reference to the Press Council of India,consider the following statements:

1. It is a statutory body.
2. It is usually chaired by the retired judgeof Supreme Court.
3. It has the powers to take penal actionagainst the delinquent newspapers.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 only

Answer: C

Q.2)X-ray was discovered in Germany in 1895 byWilhelm Conrad Roentgen in a laboratory located


(a) Aachen

(b) Heidelberg

(c) Munich

(d) Wurzburg

Q.3) Consider the following statements regarding carbon offset:

1.A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.
2.Carbon trading began under the Montreal Protocol.
3.Indore-based Enking International may become the world’s first company that operates in the carbon markets space to go in for an initial public offering (IPO). 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 only

(d) 2 only

Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act

1. COFEPOSA Act, 1974 provides for preventive detention in certain cases for the purposes of conservation and augmentation of foreign exchange etc.
2. COFEPOSA prescribes the detention of persons for a period up to two years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) Neither 1 nor 2

(b) Both 1 and 2 

(c) 1 only

(d) 2 only

Q.5) With reference to Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile system consider the following system:

1. Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system is a short-range surface-to-air missile system, indigenously designed and developed.
2. It provides a protective shield to moving armoured columns of the Army from enemy aerial attacks. It has a range of 25 to 30 km.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Neither 1 nor 2

(b) Both 1 and 2 

(c) 1 only

(d) 2 only


 

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