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19TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS (25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. With reference to the Zonal Councils, consider the following statements:

  1. These are established by an Act of the Parliament, that is, States Reorganisation Act

of 1956.

  1. In addition to the Zonal Councils, a North-Eastern Council was created by a separate Act of Parliament—the North-Eastern Council Act of 1971.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Who among the following through the passage of the Calcutta Corporation act 1899 reduced the number of elected legislatures to deprive Indians from self-governance:

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Todas are a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG)
  2. They are settled only in four Nilgiri blocks i.e. Ooty, Kotagiri, Gudalur and Coonoor.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Election Commission is concerned with the elections to panchayats and municipalities in the states.
  2. The conditions of service and tenure of office of the election commissioners and the regional commissioners shall be determined by the parliament.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. Which among the following is not a classical language?

 
 
 
 

6. Seke, a “near-extinct” language seen in news recently belongs to which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

7. Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities. It is an initiative of:

 
 
 
 

8. Corruption Perception Index 2019 is published by:

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following pairs:

 National Park State

  1. Tadoba National Park : Gujarat
  2. Guindy National Park : Telangana 
  3. Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park : Madhya Pradesh 

 

Which of the following pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

10. With reference to the FAME-II Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. It is launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  2. The government has announced an outlay of ₹10,000 crore for Phase 2 of the scheme, to boost electric mobility and increase the number of electric vehicles in commercial fleets.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

Select the correct answer using the code given below: 

 
 
 
 

11. Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2020 was published by:

 
 
 
 

12. With reference to the Convention on Wetlands, consider the following:

  1. It is the intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
  2. Deepor Beel in West Bengal is an important Ramar Site in India
  3. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provides administrative services to the Convention on Wetlands.

Which of the above statements are correct? 

 
 
 
 

13.  NetSCoFAN, recently seen in news is a network of research & academic institutions working in the area of:

 
 
 
 

14.  With reference to the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019, consider the following:

  1. The index is developed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in association with Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
  2. Haryana, Karnataka and Kerala have topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2019.

Which of the above statements are correct? 

 
 
 
 

15.  Consider the following pairs:

 GI Tag State

  1. Kaji Nemu : Assam
  2. Khola Chilli : Maharastra
  3. Tawlhlohpuan : Mizoram
  4. Pochampalli Ikat Logo : Telangana

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements:

  1. Dolphins are found at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha.
  2. Saltwater or estuarine crocodile is found in the water bodies of Bhitarkanika National Park.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

17. Consider the following statements:

1.Under the constitution, Parliament may by law create or abolish the second chamber in a state if the Legislative Assembly of that state passes a resolution to that effect by a special majority.

  1. The state executive consists of the governor, the chief minister, the council of ministers and the advocate general of the state. 
  2. The Constitution does not contain any specific procedure for the selection and appointment of the Chief Minister

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

18. Which of the following languages is not a part of the Eighth Schedule?

 
 
 
 

19. With reference to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), consider the following statements:

  1. It is legally binding on the Parties – in other words they have to implement the Convention – it does not take the place of national laws.
  2. Appendix I includes species threatened with extinction. Trade in specimens of these species is permitted only in exceptional circumstances.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 

 
 
 
 

20. With reference to the Supreme Court, consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution has fixed the tenure of a judge of the Supreme Court.
  2. The Judges Enquiry Act (1968) regulates the procedure relating to the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court by the process of impeachment.
  3. Its original jurisdiction is confined to federal cases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following pairs:

 River Tributaries

  1. Krishna : Koyna
  2. Kaveri : Dhansari
  3. Indus : Hunza 
  4. Brahmaputra : Sankosh
 
 
 
 

22. SAMPRITI-IX Exercise sometimes seen in news is an important bilateral defense cooperation endeavor between:

 
 
 
 

23. Operation Vanilla is associated with which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

24. With reference to the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. Through the ordinance, India has opened up the coal sector completely for commercial mining for all local and global firms after easing restrictions on end-use and prior experience in auctions
  2. It has amended the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015, as well as the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

25. NISHTHA program has been launched by the:

 
 
 
 

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