Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 October 2020


Q1 Consider the following statements :

1) Denial of minority rights to real minorities with arbitrary and irrational disbursement of minority benefits to majority infringes upon the fundamental right to the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
2) The Constitution actually conceives 'minority' as an open category to protect the interests of various religious, linguistic and culturally distinctive groups.
3) The term ‘minority’ is clearly defined under article 28-30 of the Indian constitution.
Which of the above statements stands true ?

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2  Which of the following are the objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) which was established as the specialised agency in 1945 which leads international efforts to defeat hunger ?

1) Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. 
2) Reduce urban poverty.
3) Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable.
4) Promotion of village cooperatives.


Options :

a) 1& 2 only

b) 3 & 4 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q3 A recent study on the Himalayan brown bear (Ursusarctosisabellinus) has predicted a significant reduction in suitable habitat and biological corridors of the species. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Himalayan brown bear is one of the largest herbivores in the highlands of the Himalayas. 
2) According to the study the elevation gradient in which the brown bear is distributed is most vulnerable to global warming as this elevation belt is getting warmer faster than other elevation zones of Himalayas.
3) The study carried out in the western Himalayas by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) predicted a massive decline of 73% of the bear’s habitat by the year 2050.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 A recent background paper by CSE, titled “Managing Public Waste”, says, “The nub of the plastic problem lies in the politics of recycling.” Which of the following statements with respect to the above quote stands true ?

1) Globally, a study by University of California, found that a mere 9% of 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste generated during 1950-2015 has been recycled.

2) Single-use plastic waste like cutlery, which is generated by big events, has come down due to the COIVID pandemic. At the same time, plastic waste from fastmoving consumer goods and ecommerce has increased.
2) The plastic waste management rules, for instance, say no state will produce plastic carry bags of less than 50 microns. But there was no definition of single-use plastic or a list of items (to be banned).


Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following countries has decided that no service will be provided to people who don’t wear masks? It has also decided that all offices must install notice boards saying ‘no mask, no service’ in order to control the spread of COVID 19 virus in the country.


Options :
a) New Zealand
b) India
c) Bangladesh
d) Zimbabwe

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