UPSC Current Affairs Quiz

Here are some multiple choice questions for UPSC Prelims practice, IAS aspirants can try their hands by answering this, which would help them in gauging their preparation for prelims as well as to enhance the time management and to get that UPSC Exam Simulation feel.Question 1: Which of the following is/are true about One Belt One Road?

To solve more MCQs for prelims, aspirants can visit our Current Affairs Quiz section, where every week between 30 MCQs are provided and questions are purely based on current affairs. Candidates can take the test to assess their preparation level and to analyze their strength and weakness areas.

 

  1. There was a large influx of refugees to India from East Bengal (Bangladesh) in 1971
  2. Enclaves in India and Bangladesh were exchanged by the 2 countrieswith the passage the 100th Amendment to the Indian Constitution
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Nigeria
  2. Angola
  3. Libya
  4. Algeria
    1. 1 only
    2. 1 and 2
    3. 2, 3 and 4
    4. All the Above

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d

  1. UAE is India’s second largest trading partner
  2. Indians are the largest expatriate community in the UAE
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Latur
  2. Aurangabad
  3. Nanded
  4. Kalaburagi
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. 1,2 and 3
    4. 1,3 and 4

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c

  1. Open Market Operations refer to the purchase and sale of the Government securities by RBI from or to the market
  2. OMOs are used to increase or decrease liquidity in the economy
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Insolvency denotes a legal status of a person or entity that cannot repay the debts it owes to creditors
  2. Bankruptcy is imposed by a court order and is often initiated by the debtor
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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b

  1. The Ministry of Defencewould raise 4 Battalions of Composite Eco Task Force (CETF) named as Ganga Task Force
  2. The proposed Ganga Task Force is to be included under Public Participation component of the NamamiGangeProgramme
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Teaching and Learning levels
  2. Research and Professional Practices
  3. Outreach and Inclusivity
  4. Economic viability
    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 1,2 and 3
    3. 1,2 and 4
    4. All the Above

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b

  1. The strength of the state legislative council should not exceed 1/3rd of the strength of the assembly
  2. the strength of the state legislative council should not be less than 40
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Under the scheme those with undisclosed income and assets located in India can come clean by paying a tax of 45%
  2. Penalty of 7.5% is charged under the scheme
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Aviation Turbine Fuel
  2. Alcoholic liquor
  3. Natural gas
  4. high speed diesel
    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 1,2 and 3
    3. 1,3 and 4
    4. All the Above

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c

  1. An offence under the FEMA is considered to be a civil offence while under the FERA it was considered a criminal offence
  2. The monetary penalty has been brought down under the FEMA compared to the FERA
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Independent members would be disqualified if they joined a political party
  2. Nominated members who were not members of a party could choose to join a party within six month; if not they are treated as independent
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. An exoplanet is a planet outside the Milky Way galaxy
  2. The High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) and Kepler are telescopes which have made exo-planet discoveries
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme aimed at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions
  2. RUSA is implemented and monitored through an institutional structure comprising the National Mission Authority, Project Approval Board and the National Project Directorate at the centre and the State Higher Education Council and State Project Directorate at the state level
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Atmospheric entry is the movement of an object from outer space into and through the gases of an atmosphere of aplanet, dwarf planet or natural satellite
  2. For Earth, atmospheric entry occurs above the Kármán line at an altitude of more than 100 km
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Mauritius
  2. Singapore
  3. Fiji
  4. Maldives
    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 2 and 3 only
    3. 1,3 and 4
    4. all the above

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d

  1. The moderator is a light material that allows the neutrons to slow down without being captured
  2. A coolant is a fluid circulating through the reactor core that is used to absorb and transfer the heat produced by nuclear fission
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. River Betwa is a tributary of River Chambal
  2. The Ken River passes through Panna National Park
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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b

  1. CPI (Urban), CPI (Rural) and Consolidated CPI for Urban + Rural are published by the CSO
  2. State-wise CPI data is published
  3. Base year used for CPI calculation is 2010
  4. Services are also included in CPI
    1. 1 and 2 only
    2. 1 and 4 only
    3. 1,2 and 3
    4. all the above

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d

  1. Enforcement Directorate is the designated statutory authority under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).
  2. Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)- India is an independent body under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  3. Fiji
  4. FIU – India is responsible for receiving, processing, analyzing and disseminating information relating to suspect financial transactions.
    1. 2 and 3 only
    2. 2 only
    3. 1, 2 and 3
    4. None of the Above

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d

  1. The Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties(DGAD) administers the Anti-dumping and anti-subsidies & Countervailing measures in India
  2. Department of Revenue imposes the Anti-dumping duties
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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a

  1. Rainfall deficiency is more than 10% and 20-40% area of the country is under drought conditions
  2. Rainfall deficiency is more than 10% and when the spatial coverage of the drought is more than 40%
  3. Percentage departure of realized rainfall is > 10% of the Long Period Average
  4. Percentage departure of realized rainfall is < 10% of the Long Period Average
    1. a
    2. b
    3. c
    4. d

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c

  1. Section 499 of IPC defines defamation
  2. According to Section 500, whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. Under a compulsory license, an individual or company seeking to use another’s intellectual property can do so without seeking the rights holder’s consent, and pays the rights holder a set fee for the license
  2. The general rule under intellectual property laws says that the intellectual property owner enjoys exclusive rights to allow or decline the use of intellectual property of the owner
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. IP Promotion & Development Council (IPPDC) is to be established as nodal organization to finance better commercialization of IP rights; valuation, licensing and technology transfer
  2. It proposes the establishment of national level institute of Excellence to provide thought leadership in IP
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

  1. The Paracel islands are in northern part of South China Sea. They are claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam
  2. The Spratly Islands arein southern part of South China Sea. They are claimed by Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam
    1. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    3. Both 1 and 2
    4. Neither 1 nor 2

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c

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