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15TH OCTOBER,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS(10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. Recently, heads of ‘satras’ sought divine intervention through prayers for ridding the earth of the novel coronavirus. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. A ‘satra’ is a monastery of the Vaishnav order that the 16th century saint-scholar Srimanta Sankaradeva had propagated.
  2. Bihar has some hundreds of ‘satras’ that are central to the Bihari culture.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following countries recently announced the “New Deal” based on two central pillars: digitisation and decarbonisation?

 
 
 
 

3. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s work is based around five normative areas of activity which includes:

  1. Terrorism
  2. Human Trafficking
  3. Corruption
  4. Strengthening criminal justice systems
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The “Blue Heart Campaign” is concerned with Human Trafficking.
  2. The “Blue Heart Campaign” has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

5. Consider the following statements about the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC):
1. It is the first binding global anti-corruption instrument.
2. It addresses both the public and private spheres.
3. India has ratified UNCAC.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about the ‘Central Victim Compensation Fund’:

  1. It is governed by the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  2. It has been launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  3. It has been funded under the Framework of Nirbhaya Fund.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about the ‘Nirbhaya Fund’:

  1. It is a non-lapsable corpus fund aimed at enhancing safety and security of women across the country.
  2. It is administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

8. Summoning the Assembly is a routine constitutional function of the Governor. Consider the following statements in this regard:

  1. The Governor of a State summons the Assembly under Article 174 of the Constitution.
  2. The power to summon the Assembly is a discretionary power of the Governor.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

9. Democratic governments in our times are usually referred to as representative democracies because?

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution provides that there shall be a 21 days gap between the date of summons and of the commencement of the House of a State Legislature.
  2. It is not an inflexible rule, and says “unless the Governor otherwise decides”.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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