Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 April 2020


Q1 The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited Global Expression of Interest (EoI) to provide 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The advantages of hydrogen use are low carbon emissions intensity when produced from natural gas,low capital cost burden, and high energy content per unit volume at ambient conditions.
2) The move to procure Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicles is first of its kind project in the country, wherein a complete solution from green energy to the fuel cell vehicle will be developed.
3) The initiative, which has been undertaken with the support of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Which amongst the following species of animals/fishes are categorised as endangered under the latest IUCN red data list ?

1) Pygmy hog
2) Kondana rat
3) Leatherback turtle
4) Forest owlet
5) Sispara day gecko
Options :

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

Q3 Consider the following statements :

1) The N95 masks available in the market are capable of filtering out all types of particles, including viruses and bacteria, but they are expensive and need prior training as standard practice before using it.
2)  On the other hand, inexpensive disposable masks have several limitations. They often get wet through salivary droplets, body fluids, and sweat. The wet masks attract the microorganisms and act as a breeding ground for those organisms to multiply in number, due to which the person wearing it gets easily infected. Being disposable, these medical masks, when discarded, generate medical waste.
3) Nanocoatings could address this problem by offering a hydrophobic coating  like sol-gel tehnologyon the surface of the masks, preventing it from wetting, and will disinfect the pathogens that may come in contact with the nanocoated surface.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Which of the following statements with respect to the Bodoland territorial region and the BTAC stands true ?

1)  Bodo territorial region is an autonomous region in the state of Assam in India. It made up of four districts on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, by the foothills of Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh.
2) The State’s Governor is the constitutional head of the BTAD that falls under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution and is administered by the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
3) The Manas national park , home to  around 60 species of mammals of which 23 has been listed in Schedule 1 under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972 is located in this region.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 The “Riyadh peace agreement” brokered by Saudi Arabia took place between the separatists Houthi rebels and which of the following west Asian countries recently ?

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