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UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz: February 12, 2020

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First Published: February 12, 2020 | Last Updated:February 12, 2020

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1).

With respect to the recent announcements about the Huoxing-1 mission, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a mission to Mars.
  2. It is to look for extraterrestrial life.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

2).

With regards to the recent use of Astrosat to study variation in X-ray emission from black holes, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a space telescope.
  2. Accretion rate is the rate at which the satellite is recording emissions from the black hole.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

3).

With reference to recently discovered Prometheoarchaeum, consider the following statements:

  1. It was discovered in the Pacific Ocean.
  2. It is an example of eukaryotic organism.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

4).

In light of the recent research into the causes of Marie Antoinette Syndrome, consider the following statements about this condition:

  1. It affects the brain.
  2. It is caused by norepinephrine.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

5).

With respect to the recent discussions about Queen Prabhavatigupta, consider the following statements:

  1. She was the queen of the Gupta Dynasty.
  2. She propagated Shaivism during her reign.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

6).

With regards to the recent excavations of 1,500 years old artefact from Nagardhan, Nagpur, consider the following:

  1. The artefacts were from Vakataka period.
  2. The 1,500 year old seal bears Devanagari script.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

7).

With reference to the recent exhibition of the Dhanush gun system at the Republic Day parade, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a long range artillery gun.
  2. It was developed by Russia.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

8).

In reference to the recent release of SIPRI report about China’s growing weapons production, consider the following statements:

  1. China is currently the largest producer of weapons in the world.
  2. China is signatory to the UN Arms Trade Treaty.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

9).

In context of recent discussions about Operation Alberich, consider the following statements:

  1. It was carried out by the British forces against the German forces.
  2. It was carried out during the World War II.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

10).

In light of the recent efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus around the world, consider the following statements about Coronaviruses:

  1. They are causatives of the common cold.
  2. MERS is caused by Coronavirus.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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