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UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz: February 11, 2020

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First Published: February 11, 2020 | Last Updated:February 11, 2020

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1).

With respect to the recent discovery of Ophichthus kailashchandrai, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a snake species.
  2. It is an aquatic organism.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

2).

With regards to the recent announcement of the Subash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar, consider the following statements:

  1. It is awarded for disaster management.
  2. Only individuals, and not institutions, are eligible for this award.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

3).

With reference to the recent release of the Corruption perception Index 2019, consider the following statements:

  1. On the CPI scale 0 is the least corrupt and 100 is the most corrupt.
  2. India was listed above the 50 mark on the CPI scale in 2019.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

4).

In light of recent decision to set up chairs in universities in the name of eminent women, consider the following statements:

  1. The chair named after Lilavati is for research in mathematics.
  2. The chair named after Kamala Sohonie is for research in the field of administration.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

5).

With respect to the recent observation of 25th January as National Voters’ Day, consider the following statements:

  1. It marks the founding of the Election Commission.
  2. Part XV of constitution provides for elections in India.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

6).

With regards to the recent discovery of Natrialba swarupiae, consider the following statements about archaea:

  1. These are a type of bacteria.
  2. They can exist in the human body.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

7).

With reference to recent discovery of new species in the Sambhar Lake, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a freshwater lake.
  2. It is a Ramsar Wetland site.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

8).

In reference to the recent discussions about the role of Indian National Army in modern history, consider the following statements:

  1. The INA was founded in Singapore.
  2. The INA had a separate women’s regiment.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

9).

In context of the recent discoveries regarding the evolution of the straight tusked elephants, consider the following statements:

  1. The straight tusked elephant populations originated in Asia.
  2. The Indian species had a more slender skull than the European species of the straight tusked elephant.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

10).

In light of the recent discussions about the Gawkadal Massacre, consider the following statements:

  1. It took place in Kashmir region.
  2. It led to the exodus of the Hindu Pandits from the region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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