Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 June 2020


Q1 In 2019, Bhutan recorded a drop of 62% in the population of golden langurs over the 2009 census.They survive mostly on a variety of juicy leaves. But fragmentation of forests and selective logging is making their food scarcer. Which of the following statements regarding the species stands true ?

1) Golden langurs occupy moist evergreen and tropical deciduous forests as well as some riverine areas and savannas in Assam and Bhutan.
2) Chakrashila is India’s first wildlife sanctuary with golden langur as the primary species.
3) It is categorised as critically endangered under IUCN red data book classification.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Alphonso of Ratnagiri, Kesar of Gir (Gujarat) and Marathwada, Bangnapalli in Andhra Pradesh, Zardalu of Bhagalpur, Appamidi of Karnataka, Himsagar of Malda (West Bengal), LaxmanBhog and Fazli are Indian fruit varieties that have received GI (Geographical Indication) tag. They are varieties of which of the following fruits ?

a) Pine apple
b) Mango
c) Apple
d) Guava

Q3 With respect to elections to the RajyaSabha, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) Polling for a RajyaSabha election will be held only if the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies. 
2) Since the strength of each party in the Assembly is unknown, it is difficult to estimate the number of seats a party would win in the RajyaSabha poll.
3) The Supreme Court, while declining to interfere with the open ballot system, ruled that not voting for the party candidate will not attract disqualification under the anti-defection law.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 The legal age of marriage for women in India is likely to be revised from 18-years of age to 21-years of age as the government has formed a high-level committee to go into the matter and submit recommendations by July 31.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) As per UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) study, around 27% of the women in India are married before turning 18th birthday.
2) In India women's age of marriage was increased from 15 years to 18 years in 1978 by amending erstwhile Sharda Act of 1929.
3) According to the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, the average age at which women are married in rural areas is 21, while it stands at 23 in urban areas. It is also important to note here that child marriage is more prevalent in rural (14.1%) than in urban India (6.9%).

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

Q5 Which one of the following countries topped the recently released Global Peace Index by Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace to become the most peaceful country in the world?

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