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24TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS ( 25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. ‘Benishangul-Gumuz’ region sometimes seen in the news is located in which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY), consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Textiles is implementing converged MGBBY for providing social security benefits like life, accidental & disability insurance coverage to handloom weavers/workers in the age group of 41-55 years.
  2. Under the schemes, the claim benefits are provided by LIC directly into the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. With reference to the Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. It provides for the development of world-class infrastructure along with common facilities and amenities through Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
  2. EMC would set up in geographical areas of a certain minimum extent, preferably contiguous, where the focus is on the development of basic infrastructure, amenities and other common facilities for the ESDM units.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. Stafford Act’ recently seen in news is associated to which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

5. United for Biodiversity’ coalition sometimes seen in news is launched by which among the following organizations?

 
 
 
 

6.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has been entrusted with the task of implementation of the National Agriculture Market Scheme on e-platform to progressively free agricultural trade and offer price discovery to farmers.
  2. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is the ratio of a bank’s capital in relation to its risk-weighted assets and current liabilities.
  2. Basel III norms stipulate a capital to risk-weighted assets of 8%. 
  3. RRBs are required to maintain minimum Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio of 9%.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

8.  ‘MPIA’ sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. Invest India is India’s national Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. Business Immunity Platform is designed as a comprehensive resource to help businesses and investors get real-time updates on India’s active response to COVID-19.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

 
 
 
 

10. ‘AEHF-6’ sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

11.  With reference to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), consider the following statements:

  1. Its objective is to maximize economic impact mainly through infrastructure development in commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield but not stalled projects.
  2. It currently manages three funds each which are registered as Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) with the RBI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

12. Which among the following pre harappan/harappan sites is not located in India?

 
 
 
 

13. With reference to the ‘Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)’, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an international assessment that was first conducted in 2001 and measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years.
  2. India and OECD signed an agreement to enable India’s participation in Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) to be held in 2022.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

14.  With reference to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), consider the following:

  1. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Charter was signed during the St.Petersburg SCO Heads of State meeting in June 2002.
  2. Pakistan will host the 19th council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation next year.
  3. The SCO is a China-led security bloc in which India and Pakistan were admitted as full members in 2016.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

15. Consider the following statements:

Forest Rights Act, 2006 recognizes and secures

  1. Community Rights or rights over common property resources of the communities in addition to their individual rights
  2. Right to intellectual property and traditional knowledge related to biodiversity and cultural diversity.
  3. Rights over developmental activities

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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16. Consider the following statements:

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) 

  1. is an initiative of Bank Board Bureau and RBI under the provisions of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007
  2. is “Not for Profit” Company, which intends to provide infrastructure to the entire Banking system in India for physical as well as electronic payment and settlement systems.
  3. has developed the National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) program to meet the electronic tolling requirements of the Indian market.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

18. With reference to RuPay, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the first-of-its-kind domestic Debit and Credit Card payment network of India.
  2. RuPay is a product of the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL).
  3. All RuPay ATM-cum-debit cardholders are presently eligible for accidental death and permanent disability insurance cover.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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19. Pegasus’ recently seen in news is a:

 
 
 
 

20.  ‘Jing kieng jri’ sometimes seen in news /are:

 
 
 
 

21. Consider the following pairs:

 Joint Exercise Countries

  1. Za’ir-Al-Bahr : Qatar- India 
  2. Dustlik : India-Uzbekistan
  3. Samudra Shakti : India-Ireland 

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

 
 
 
 

22. With reference to the aims of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), consider the following statements:

  1. It facilitates access to the genetic materials of the 64 crops in the Multilateral System for research only.
  2. The Treaty prevents the recipients of genetic resources from claiming intellectual property rights over those resources in the form in which they received them.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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23.  

The Indonesian island of Borneo has the last surviving species of:

 
 
 
 

24. The Brown to Green Report 2019 is associated with:

 
 
 
 

25. Pliosaur’ recently seen in news is a/an: 

 
 
 
 

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