Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 October 2020


Q1 The Prime Minister recently inaugurated the India Energy Forum CERAWeek, a global platform to understand best-practices, discuss reforms, and inform strategies for accelerating investments into the Indian Oil and Gas value chain’. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) India’s per capita consumption of coal is about 1/10th of that of the United States but still, India aims to use cleaner technology for low- carbon energy future.
2) The India energy forum serves as an independent advocate of the industry promoting practical solutions to problems affecting project development and finance in India. The Forum works with companies and Government (Centre and States) to achieve consensus on such issues as regulatory structures and policies and the role of public organizations.
3) India Energy Forum CERAWeek is organized by NITI Aayog and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2 The Annex 2 countries of Kyoto Protocol are required to provide financial and technical support to the EITs (Economies in transition) and developing countries to assist them in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Which of the following countries constitute the so called Annex-2 countries of UNFCC Kyoto protocol ?

1) India
2) Australia
3) Brazil
4) Spain
5) Germany

Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only

b) 2,4 & 5 only

c) 1,3 & 5 only

d) all the above

Q3 The Himalayan or the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ) in the Ladakh region has been found to be tectonically active as per a recent study by a group of scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) in Dehradun. Which of the following statements regarding the study stands true ?

1) Himalayas comprise of three thrusts- Main Central Thrust, Main Frontal Thrust and Main Boundary Thrust. The study says, Main Frontal Thrusts are locked and the overall deformation is occurring in the Main Frontal Thrust.
2) Thrusts are the faults that are gentle curved or fractures in the rocks of the Earth’s core.
3) The Himalayan Suture Zone is also called the Indus Suture Zone or Indus YarlungTsangpo Suture Zone. It is the zone of collision between Indian Plate and Ladakh Batholith.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 LokSabha Speaker recently said that BRICS countries need to intensify their collective fight against terrorism which poses the biggest threat to humankind at the BRICS parliamentary forum. Which of the following statements regarding the forum and its initiatives stands true ?

1) The BRICS parliamentary forum is convened annually. It does not exist in form of organization, but it is an annual summit between the supreme leaders of five nations.
2) Government of India is implementing a 260 Billion Dollar economic stimulus package to address the challenge of empowerment of vulnerable sections and revival of agriculture, agri-business, MSMEs and other industries.
3) The 6th BRICS Parliamentary Forum was held on the theme “BRICS partnership in the interest of the global stability, general safety and innovative growth: parliamentary dimension.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon recently. SOFIA is the mission launched by which of the following space agencies?

Options :
a) NASA
b) JAXA( Japan)
c) European space agency
d) Areva (France)

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