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22TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS (25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. With reference to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), consider the following statements:

  1. It was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985.
  2. It replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, adopted in 1883, applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs etc.
  2. It is administered by the World Trade Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Pension Scheme for Traders, Shopkeepers and Self-Employed Persons, which is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme was launched in 2019.
  2. The traders in the age group of 18-50 years with annual turnover, not exceeding Rs.1.5 crore and who are not members of EPFO/ESIC/NPS/PM-SYM or an income taxpayer can join the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has launched mission Sarvodaya.
  2. It aims to develop eastern India by accelerated development of roadways and the energy sector.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. A new division named ‘New and Emerging Strategic Technologies (NEST)’ will be set up under the:

 
 
 
 

6. Juice Jacking’ recently seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

7. The scripts that have been integrated under ‘Bharati Script’ sometimes seen in the news are:

  1. Bengali
  2. Gurmukhi
  3. Oriya
  4. Telugu

Which of the following given above are correct?

 
 
 
 

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. The ICJ is the successor of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), which was established by the League of Nations in 1920.
  2. The International Court of Justice has jurisdiction to try individuals accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

9. With reference to the Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (SS League 2020), consider the following statements:

  1. Its objective is to sustain the on-ground performance of cities along with continuous monitoring of service level performance when it comes to cleanliness.
  2. Indore ranked first in the Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 results of SS League 2020 among the cities where the population is more than 10 lakh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

10. MARPOL Convention sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

11.  Consider the following statements:

  1. The meeting of the Hormuz Peace Initiative was recently held in Iran.
  2. Strait of Hormuz is the waterway that separates Oman and Yemen, linking the Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

12.  Sea Guardians 2020 sometimes seen in news is a joint naval drill between:

 
 
 
 

13. Artemis Mission is an exploration program to:

 
 
 
 

14.  With reference to H9N2, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a subtype of the influenza A virus, which causes human influenza as well as bird flu.
  2. H9N2 viruses are found worldwide in wild birds and are endemic in poultry in many areas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

15. With reference to CRZ rules, consider the following statements:

  1. After the passing of the Environment Protection Act in 1986, CRZ Rules were first framed in 1992.
  2. CRZ Rules are made and implemented by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

16.  Consider the following statements:

  1. In August 2019, the Central government came up with the first set of norms Drone Regulations 1.0 which are intended to enable visual line-of-sight daytime-only and a maximum of 400 ft altitude operations of Drones. 
  2. As per the guidelines Red zone is controlled airspace which signifies airspace requiring Air Defence Clearance or Air Traffic Control clearance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

17. Mim Kut, Chapchar Kut and Thalfavang Kut are celebrated in the state of:

 
 
 
 

18. Which among the following were declared a global health emergency in the past decade (2009-2019)?

  1. Polio
  2. Ebola
  3. H1N1 Influenza
  4. Zika

Which of the following given above are correct?

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following pairs:

 Art forms/Festival State 

  1. Kaksar folk dance : Chhattisgarh
  2. Bhortal Nritya : Assam
  3. Bathukamma festival: Andhra Pradesh

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

20. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Project NETRA’ is an early warning system in space to detect debris and other hazards to Indian satellites.
  2. NORAD, or the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is an initiative of the U.S. and Canada that shares selective debris data with many countries.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

21. “Goldilocks” sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

22. With reference to NEONs, consider the following statements:

  1. NEONs are computationally created by virtual humans.
  2. It is the first project of Samsung’s Star Labs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

23. With reference to the Blockchain technology, consider the following statements:

  1. Blockchains are open, distributed ledger that can chronologically record transactions between two parties efficiently in near real-time.
  2. It generally has key characteristics of centralization, persistency, anonymity and

audibility.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

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