Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 March 2020


Q1. The Supreme Court vide an order had recently stripped a Manipur Minister of his office and barred him from entering the State Assembly. With respect to the incident, which of the following statements regarding judicial interference stands true ?

1) Article 142 of the Constitution allows the Supreme Court to pass any order necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it.
2) Judicial intervention in a matter under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution (the anti-defection law) can be made only after the Speaker’s final decision.
3) Supreme court used the provisions of article 142 for the first time in the Ayodhya case verdict.

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

Q2. The government has removed import restrictions on certain chemicals including zinc dross, light, heavy and full range naphtha. Naphtha is a flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture. It is produced from which of the following substances ?

1) Natural gas condensates
2) Petroleum distillates
3) Fertiliser residue
4) Wood
5) Coal tar

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,2 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) designed NavIC messaging system and NavIC receiver stands true ?

1) The messaging system can be used to broadcast emergency warning messages like cyclone, tsunami and high waves as and when it occurs and also for broadcasting of information of Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ).
2) Funds for fisheries activities under the Blue Revolution scheme are provided based on the proposals received from the respective States and Union Territories as these are demand driven activities and hence, there is no such prior allocation exclusively for utilization for this purpose.
3) NAVIC is and independent IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) developed by ISRO. The main applications of IRNSS include integration with mobiles, terrestrial aerial and marine navigation, precise timing, mapping, etc.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has been constituted under Section 3(3) of the ‘Environment (Protection) Act, 1986’ for the purpose of regulation and control of ground water development and management in the Country.
2) CGWA grants ‘No Objection Certificates’ (NOC) for ground water abstraction in all States/UTs across the country through guidelines which are modified from time to time.
3) Law and Order being a State subject, initiatives/actions on closing down unused bore-wells in the Country is primarily States’ responsibility.

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. Brunei is a tiny nation on an island, in 2 distinct sections ..................................................

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