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UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz: February 13, 2020

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First Published: February 13, 2020 | Last Updated:February 13, 2020

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1).

With respect to the recent studies about the exoplanet KELT- 9b, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an example of ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet.
  2. It is tidally locked to its star.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

2).

With regards to the recent release of the International Shark Attack File, consider the following statements:

  1. Blacktip sharks are found along the coastal regions.
  2. Ganga Shark is an extinct species of shark from India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

3).

With reference to the recent decision to expand the Paradip Port, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a riverine port.
  2. It is located in Odisha.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

4).

In light of the recent decision to set up the GOTT Project Management Unit in Uttar Pradesh, consider the following statements:

  1. It is to be set up by the ministry of commerce and industry.
  2. It is the first such PMU in the country.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

5).

With respect to the recently organised Global Potato Conclave, consider the following statements:

  1. It is being held for the first time.
  2. Gujarat is the leading producer of potato productivity in India.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

6).

With regards to the recent observation of the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, consider the following about this WW-II concentration camp:

  1. It is located in Germany.
  2. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Select the correct option from the codes given below: 

7).

With reference to the recent observation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27th January, consider the following statements:

  1. The day was designated at the initiative of Poland.
  2. Zyklon B was the term used to refer to ‘Death Marches’ of the prisoners.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

8).

In reference to the recent discussions about reintroducing cheetah in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The Asiatic Cheetah is extinct in India.
  2. India is to introduce the Asiatic Cheetah into the selected sites.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

9).

In context of the recent Novel Coronavirus outbreak, consider the following statements about the drug Kaletra for its treatment:

  1. It is generally used for treating tuberculosis.
  2. It is on the WHO list of essential medicines.

Which of the above statements is/are true?

10).

In light of the recent discussions about the enzyme Malate synthase in the treatment of tuberculosis, consider the following statements:

  1. It is needed for mycobacterial persistence.
  2. It is also found in humans.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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