Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 October 2020



Q1 With respect to the recently published State of Global Air 2020 report regarding air pollution, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.
2) More than half of these deaths were associated with outdoor PM2.5 and others were linked to use of solid fuels such as charcoal, wood, and animal dung for cooking.
3) China faces the highest per capita pollution exposure of 83.2 μg/cubic metre  in the world, followed by India at 83.1 μg/cubic metre and Niger at 80.1.

Options :

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

Q2 Culture and Tourism recently took part in the commemoration event of 77th Anniversary of the Formation of Azad Hind Government at Red Fort in Delhi. Which of the following personalities were associated with the Azad Hind government ?

1) NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose
2) Captain Lakshmi
3) M.G Ranade
4) Ajit Singh
5) S A Ayer

Options :

a) 1,2& 3 only

b) 2,3 & 5 only

c) 1,2 & 5 only

d) 1,3 & 5 only 

Q3 (NASA) launched OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft launched in 2016 has now touched the Asteroid After two years of circling.Which of the following statements regarding the asteroid and the mission stands true ?

1) The mission is aimed at studying the Asteroid Bennu and return with at least 60 grams of the sample the spacecraft comprises three bottles of nitrogen that can make the spacecraft to touch down the asteroid thrice.
2) The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) spacecraft has been launched by NASA on the Atlas V rocket.
3) An asteroid have the potential to create large amounts of dust that can block out the Sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface. This will thus wipe out most of the life on Earth.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 Which of the following statements regarding the recently brought in “Patent (Amendment) Rules 2020” stands true ?

1) The amendment has allowed patentees to mention approximate value and revenue accrued instead of providing exact details of quantum and value of manufacturing and imports into India.

2) The Patent (Amendment) Rules 2020 now also require to file a statement on the commercial working of the patent within 3 months instead of 6 months as prescribed earlier.
3) The amendment has done away with the requirement concerning declaration by the patentee to disclose whether public requirement has been met.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following countries is not associated with the Malabar naval exercise ?

Options :
a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) United States

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