Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 February 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 February 2020


Q1 NITI Aayog to organize North East Sustainable Development Goal Conclave 2020 in Assam.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) NITI Aayog has the mandate of overseeing the adoption and monitoring of SDGs at the national and sub-national level. 
2) Progress in the northeast region is crucial in this decade of action for the country to achieve the SDGs by 2030. This conclave is part of the NITI Aayog’s continuous efforts towards fostering partnerships at the sub-national level.
3) The three-day event will see representations from the North Eastern states, Central Ministries, academia, civil society and international development organizations.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following animal/plant species are endemic to the tropical rainforest vegetation in India:

1) Golden langur
2) Malabar giant squirrel
3) Reticulated python
4) NilgiriTahr
5) Slow loris

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

Q3 The monsoon in Sunderbans is likely to last longer and get more intense, according to a fact sheet titled The Sunderbans and Climate Change.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The document highlights the need for "long term coastal planning to ensure that these critically important intertidal habitats with their unique flora and fauna and local inhabitants have a space to retreat inland.
2) The fact sheet points out that large parts of Sunderbans, which are designated as ‘Ramsar Sites’, are highly susceptible to flooding.
3) The report highlights that Bengal tiger is the only species which could survive climatic situations due to abundance of prey.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements regarding the geological survey of India :

1) The Geological Survey of India (GSI), founded in 1891, is a Government of India Ministry of Mines organisation and is the oldest of such organisations in India.
2) In 19th and early 20th century GSI made important contributions to Seismology by its studies and detailed reports on numerous Indian earthquakes.
3) It is headquartered in Kolkatta.

Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 The international judicial conference was recently hosted in which of the following cities ?

a) Paris
b) New delhi
c) Cape town
d) Tokyo

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