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20TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS (25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1.  ‘Natrialba swarupiae’ sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements regarding curative petitions:

  1. A curative petition, which follows the dismissal of a review petition, is the last legal avenue open for a convict/convicts in the Supreme Court.
  2. It is a rare remedy devised by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in its judgment in the Rupa Ashok Hurra case in 2002.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements regarding curative petitions:

  1. A curative petition, which follows the dismissal of a review petition, is the last legal avenue open for a convict/convicts in the Supreme Court.
  2. It is a rare remedy devised by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in its judgment in the Rupa Ashok Hurra case in 2002.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) is an autonomous Institute of higher research functioning under the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development.
  2. The 80th session of the Indian History Congress was held at Kannur, Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. Sahyog-Kaijin’ recently seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

6. Bojjannakonda and Lingalametta Monastries’ recently seen in news are located in which among the following states?

 
 
 
 

7.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Right to Property was deleted from the list of Fundamental Rights by the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976.
  2. The 44th Amendment Act (1978) replaced the original term ‘internal disturbance’ by the new term ‘armed rebellion’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

8.  With reference to Merchant Discount Rate, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a fee charged from a merchant by a bank for accepting payments from customers through credit and debit cards in their establishments.
  2. All companies with a turnover of Rs 50 crore or more need to provide the facility of payment through RuPay Debit card and UPI QR code to their customers, under which no MDR fee will be charged from customers as well as merchants

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

9.  Hargila recently seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

10.  Consider the following statements:

  1. UJALA is a flagship project of the government where it wants every BPL household in India to use LED bulbs.
  2. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power.
  3. Street Light National Programme (SNLP) was launched in 2015. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

11.  Consider the following pairs:

 Subject Part 

  1. Fundamental Rights : Part III
  2. DPSP: Part IV-A
  3. Cooperative Societies: Part IX B
  4. Elections: Part XV

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

12. With reference to the National Population Register (NPR), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a Register of the usual residents of the country.
  2. It is prepared under provisions of the Citizenship Act 1955 and the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2002.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

13. AGR (as per the definition of the Department of Telecom) often seen in news includes which among the following: 

  1. Spectrum usage charges
  2. Dividend
  3. Interest on deposits
  4. Profit on sale of assets

 Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. Small finance banks (SFBs) are primarily set up to undertake basic banking activities of acceptance of deposits and lending to unserved and underserved sections, including small business units, small and marginal farmers, micro and small industries etc.
  2. Payments Banks can apply for conversion into SFB after five years of operations.

 Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements:

  1. The recently set up National Startup Advisory Council will be chaired by the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  2. It aims to foster a culture of innovation amongst citizens and students in particular.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

16.  ‘Taal Volcano’ recently seen in news is located in:

 
 
 
 

17.  Senna Spectabilis recently seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements:

  1. Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), which is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, has spread to various states in India.
  2. Four pillars of ZNBF are Jivamrita, Bijamrita, Acchadana and Whapasa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

19. With reference to Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. It was founded in 2012 at Rio+20.
  2. This project is part of the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Global Public Goods Platform.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

20. Which among the following international organizations has launched a global initiative to grow, restore and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world?

 
 
 
 

21.  India plans to put up a new satellite series for space-to-space tracking and communication of its space assets. It is called

 
 
 
 

22.  With reference to Arogya Sanjeevani Policy, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a Standard Health Insurance Product (SHIP) to be rolled out from April 1, 2020, onwards.
  2. It primarily focuses on women of BPL households.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

23.  Global Investment Trend Monitor Report was recently released by:

 
 
 
 

24. With reference to the East Asian Observatories Consortium, consider the following statements:

  1. India has recently joined the East Asian Observatories Consortium comprising eight countries.
  2. Taiwan and Korea are full members of the EAO Consortium.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

25. Which among the following has become the first country to ban sun cream, which is

harmful to corals and sea life?

 
 
 
 

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