UPSC IAS Current Affairs Quiz 2020 – Civil Services Current Affairs Solve Here

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1.Which of the following is/are correct regarding the Arms (Amendment) Act, 2019?
  • AIt seeks to increase the number of licensed firearms allowed per person
  • BIt makes forcefully taking a firearm from police or armed forces, punishable with imprisonment and fine
  • CNeither 1 nor 2
  • D2 only

Answer2 only

Notes1 is incorrect. The Act seeks to decrease the number of licensed firearms allowed per person from three to one.

2.Which of the following is/are correct regarding the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960?
  • AIt extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • BAs per the provisions of the law, the government of India formed the Animal Welfare Board of India.
  • C2 and 3 only
  • DThe Act provides for a provision that nothing contained in the Act shall render it an offence to kill any animal in a manner required by the religion of any community.

Answer2 and 3 only

Notes2 and 3 only are correct. Post the removal of Article 370 the given Act is applicable even to Jammu and Kashmir.

3.Which of the following statements is incorrect?
  • AThere is a six-month time limit given by the Constitution of India for Mercy Plea
  • BIn India, the power to grant pardon is entrusted to the President and the Governors under Article 72 and Article 161 of the Constitution
  • CSupreme Court in Kehar Singh v Union of India, 1988 has held that the grant of pardon by the President is an act of grace and, therefore, cannot be claimed as a matter of right
  • DPresident can pardon the death sentence but the Governor has no power to pardon the death sentence

AnswerPresident can pardon the death sentence but the Governor has no power to pardon the death sentence

Notes1, 2 and 3 are correct. Read more on the National Human Rights Commission.

4.Which of the following is/are incorrect with respect to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act?
  • AA Fugitive Economic Offender is a person who has an arrest warrant issued in respect of a scheduled offence and who has left India so as to avoid criminal prosecution.
  • BA person can be named an offender under this for involvement in economic offences involving Rs. 1000 crore or more.
  • C2 and 3 only
  • DThe person who is declared as a Fugitive Economic Offender cannot challenge the proclamation in the court of law.

Answer2 and 3 only

5.Which of the following is/are correct regarding SPARSH (Social Innovation programme for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health)?
  • AThe programme is initiated by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • BThe scheme intends to create a pool of social innovators in the biotech arena who will identify the specific needs and gaps in healthcare.
  • CThe social innovators will be provided financial and technical support for developing market-based solutions that have the potential to bring cost-effective health care breakthroughs to vulnerable populations in particular.
  • D All three are content

AnswerAll three Are Correct

6.Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM AASHA):
  • AIt aims at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers.
  • BThe expenditure and losses due to procurement under PM-AASHA will be borne by the respective state governments.
  • C2 only
  • DBoth 1 and 2

Answer2 only

7.Consider the following statements with respect to Cyber Swachhta Kendra
  • ACyber Swachhta Kendra is a part of the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
  • BIt was set up to create secure cyberspace by detecting botnet infections in India and to notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end-users
  • CIt is being operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Which of the given statement/s is/are correct?
  • D2 and 3 only

Answer2 and 3 only

8.Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kisan SammanNidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme:
  • AUnder the scheme, eligible landholding farmer families will be provided direct income support of three equal installments of Rs. 6,000 per year.
  • BThe income support will be transferred directly into the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers.
  • CIt is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • D 1 and 3 only

Answer 1 and 3 only

9.Consider the following statements with regard to election spending in India:
  • AThe law prescribes that the total election expenditure shall not exceed the maximum limit prescribed under Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961.
  • BA uniform limit of Rs. 70 lakhs has been set for Lok Sabha elections throughout India.
  • CExpenditure beyond the cap would amount to a corrupt practice under the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951.
  • D1 and 3 only

Answer1 and 3 only

10.Which of the following cities lies on a latitude closest to the Tropic of Cancer?
  • AVaranasi
  • BRanchi
  • CKolkata
  • DGwalior