Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 June 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 June 2020

Q1. In 1987, the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true?

1) 1) The ‘NashaMukt Bharat’, or drug-free India campaign will focus not just on institutional support but also on community outreach programmes in the districts identified in coordination with the Narcotics Control Bureau
2) The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in its 2020 World Drug Report, has highlighted a wide range of possible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on illegal drug production, supply and consumption.
3) Some countries, such as Italy, the Niger and countries in Central Asia, have experienced a sharp increase in drug seizures, amid reports that drug traffickers have diverted their attention to other illegal activities, including cybercrime and trafficking in falsified medicines.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2. Which of the following countries are the founding members of the proposed International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC)?

1) Russia
2) Iran
3) India
4) Afghanistan
5) Azerbaijan

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

Q3. Recently department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India hosted two webinars on Reforms in Indian Agriculture, Strategic Policy Shifts and Investment Opportunities. Which of the following statement regarding agriculture and allied sectors in India stands true?

1) ) India has a strong advantage in the Agriculture sector which contributes to about 15% of the GDP and livelihood for more than 50% of the population.
2) The country is the fourth largest producer of agrochemicals, has the largest livestock population of around 31% of world’s livestock and largest land area under irrigation.
3) Food processing in India is more than 30% and the target is to increase it to 55% to meet the increasing demand for value-added health-fortified and processed food.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only |
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4. With respect to the features of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA ) 1972 ,which of the following statements stands true?

1) The Chief Wildlife Warden may, if he is satisfied that any wild animal specified in Sch. 1 has become dangerous to human life or is so disabled or diseased as to be beyond recovery, permit any person to hunt such animal or cause animal to be hunted.
2) However the killing or wounding in good faith of any wild animal in defence of oneself or of any other person shall alsobetreated as an offence under the WPA act.
3)  The Chief Wildlife Warden may, issue a certificate of ownership, to any person who, in his opinion, is in lawful possession of any wild animal or any animal article, trophy, or uncured trophy, and may, where possible, mark, in the prescribed manner, such animal article, trophy or uncured trophy for the purposes of Identification.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5. The completion of an assessment and the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) is a starting point for the country to continue strengthening its measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. Which of the following organisations releases the report?

(a) World Bank
(b) Financial action task force( FATF ) 
(c) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC )
(d) G20


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Answers: 1(a), 2(a), 3(a), 4(c), 5(b)