Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 October 2020


Q1 With respect to FTA rules in India, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) India has notified separate rules for determining whether goods being imported from a country are eligible for preferential tariff benefit under FTA arrangement.
2) A key benefit under FTAs is preferential tariff, i.e. applicability of lower customs duty on import of goods from partner countries.
3) As per the CAROTA(Customs Administration of Rules of Origin under Trade Agreements) Rules apart from CoO( Certificate of Origin), importers are required to submit additional information in relation to the goods, at the time of import itself. 
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following animal/bird species in India :

1) Ganges shark
2) Gharial
3) Munnar bush frog
4) Kashmir stag
5) Chinese pangolin
Which of the above species are categorised critically endangered as per IUCN red list ?
Options :

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,2,3,4,5
d) None of the above

Q3 The United Nations have announced that 50 countries have ratified an international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to ban nuclear weapons. Which of the following statements regarding the treaty stands true ?

1)This is the first multilateral treaty that is binding on instrument of nuclear disarmament. It strictly urges the countries to prohibit the use of nuclear weapons and condemns the use of nuclear weapon as well.
2) The countries like Russia, United States, Britain, France and China who are the major nuclear powers, however opposed the treaty.
3) India is the only South Asian country that has ratified the treaty.

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

Q4 The year 2020 marks 100 years of discovery of Indus Valley Civilisation, and a new study has shown that dairy products were being produced by the Harappans as far back as 2500 BCE. Which of the following statements regarding the civilisation stands true ?

1) By analysing residues on ancient pots, researchers show the earliest direct evidence of dairy product processing, thus throwing fresh light on the rural economy of the civilisation.
2) A preliminary study suggested that most of the cattle and water-buffalo died at an older age, suggesting they could have been raised for milk, whereas the majority of goat/sheep died when they were young, indicating they could have been used for meat.
3) The most fascinating thing about the Indus Valley Civilisation is that it is faceless — there is no king, no bureaucratic organisations, but there are these very close regional interactions between settlements, a symbiotic relationship of give and take that helped the civilisation survive for so long.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 The Luzon island was recently in news as it was struck by Typhoon Molave which brought heavy rainfall in the region. The island has been ranked 15th largest island in the world by land area. It is located in which of the following countries ?

a) Indonesia
b) Philippines
c) Mexico
d) Japan
 

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