UPSC IAS GK Quiz 2020 – Check Here Important UPSC CSE Prelims Questions

UPSC IAS GK Quiz 2020 for the applicants appearing in Prelims in May 2020. Applicants can solve more quiz from our website sarkariresultexams or Rattu Tota.

1.Consider the following statements with reference to Climate services partnership(CSP),recently seen in news
  • AIt has been set up by The World Meteorological Organization
  • BIt is coordinated by the U.K. Met Office, for annual to decadal projections providing global-scale information
  • C1 only
  • DNeither 1 nor 2.

AnswerNeither 1 nor 2.

2.The term Generalised System of Preferences(GSP) recently seen in the news, is related to
  • ABilateral trade relations
  • BFair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources
  • CDefence agreement between US and Russia
  • DNone of the above

AnswerBilateral trade relations

3.Consider the following statements about the renewable power sector of India
  • AUnder feed-in-tariff mode, power rate is decided by the State Electricity Regulator
  • BCompetitive bidding mechanism has set high ceiling tariffs for the bidders in the Windpower sector.
  • CThe renewable sector has been accorded ‘Must Run’ Status under the Indian Electricity Grid Code 2010
  • D1 and 3 only

Answer1 and 3 only

4.Consider the following statements about Lokpal
  • AComplaints against the Prime Minister are not to be probed unless the simple majority of the full Lokpal bench approves it
  • BIf it has referred a case to CBI, the investigating officer in such case can be transferred with prior approval of Central Vigilance Commission
  • C1 only
  • DNeither 1 nor 2.

AnswerNeither 1 nor 2.

5.Consider the following about the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013
  • AThe act provides for Vigilance Committees at District and Sub division level
  • BThe monitoring committees provided under the act are headed by the Chief Minister at state level and Prime Minister at centre
  • C1 only
  • DBoth 1 and 2

Answer1 only

6.Consider the following about the Katchatheevu island administered by Sri Lanka and was a disputed territory claimed by India until 1976
  • AIt is habited mainly by people from Tamil community and is located between Neduntheevu, Sri Lanka and Rameswaram, India in the Palk strait.
  • BIn 1974 India recognized Sri Lankan ownership of the island on a conditional agreement.
  • C1 only
  • D2 only

Answer1 only

7.Consider the following statements about Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO)
  • ACentral Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) falls under the Directorate General of Health Services,Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,Government of India and is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of India.
  • BSUGAM - an e-Governance solution for CDSCO & State Food and Drug Administration enables online submission of applications,their tracking,processing and grant of approval online mainly for drugs
  • C1 only
  • DBoth 1 and 2

AnswerBoth 1 and 2

8.Consider the following statements about “Har Medh Par Ped” initiative
  • AIt is a sub-mission on Agroforestry under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture.
  • BUnder this multipurpose tree species with short, medium and long term returns be planted, so that farmers may get additional income at regular intervals
  • CNeither 1 nor 2
  • DBoth 1 and 2

AnswerBoth 1 and 2

9.Consider the following statements about the United Nations Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)
  • AIt is a traditional university in the sense of having a faculty, campus, or students
  • BIt carries out its work in cooperation with other research institutions, international organizations, individual scholars, and scientists throughout the world.
  • CAccording to recent study by the UNU-INWEH the world generates about 380 trillion litres (tl) wastewater every year, which stores vast amounts of energy, nutrients for fertilisers and water.
  • D2 and 3 only

Answer2 and 3 only

10.Northern Coalfields Limited(NCL) has set up SARAS platform for the purpose of?
  • AIncreasing the transparency in the coal mines allocation
  • BPromoting Innovation, Research & Development and skill development
  • CTransfering the adequate share of benefits to the locals in the mines region
  • DNone of the above

AnswerPromoting Innovation, Research & Development and skill development

11.Consider the following statements with reference to LIC India
  • AIt is fully-owned by the central government and governed by the Life Insurance Corporation Act.
  • BLIC is the biggest institutional investor in the Indian equity markets.
  • CLIC policyholders enjoy a sovereign guarantee on the sum assured and the bonus declared.
  • DAll of the above

AnswerAll of the above

12.Consider the following statements with reference to Genome India Project
  • AIt being spearheaded by the Centre for Brain Research at Bengaluru based Indian Institute of Science.
  • BIt aims to form a grid of representative Indian genome after collecting 10,000 samples in the first phase from across India
  • CNeither 1 nor 2.
  • DBoth 1 and 2.


13.which of the following statement(s) about Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971 is/are correct.
  • ANot at every stage of abortion medical practioner opinion is required
  • BIn case of abnormality detected woman is allowed to terminate the pregnancy at any stage.
  • CBoth 1 and 2.
  • DNeither 1 nor 2.

AnswerNeither 1 nor 2.

14.For which of the following diseases(s) bat act as natural host?
  • AEbola virus
  • BNipah virus
  • CCorona virus
  • DMiddle East respiratory syndrome

AnswerAll of the Above

15.Consider the following statements about ports in India
  • AThe Major Ports are under the Concurrent List while the Non Major Ports are under the State List of the Constitution of India
  • BThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its in-principle approval for setting up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Gujarat.
  • CBoth 1 and 2.
  • DNeither 1 nor 2


16.Consider the following statements about the powers of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • AS/he can allow a secret sitting of the House at the request of the President of India
  • BS/he acts as the ex-officio chairman of the Indian Parliamentary Group which acts as a link between the Parliament of India and the various parliaments of the world.
  • CThe power of the speaker to disqualify a member of the Lok Sabha on the grounds of defection under the provisions of the Tenth Schedule can not be reviewed in the court.
  • D 2 only

Answer 2 only

17.Consider the following statements with reference to cooperative banks in India
  • AThey are registered under the States Cooperative Societies Act
  • BThey are regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and governed by the Banking Regulations Act 1949. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
  • CBoth 1 and 2
  • DNeither 1 nor 2

AnswerBoth 1 and 2

18.Which of the following statement(s) about Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 is/are correct?
  • AIntending couples can abandon such a child under exceptional conditions.
  • BA woman can act as a surrogate mother only once.
  • CThe surrogate mother need not be a close relative of the intended couple
  • D2 only

Answer2 only

19.Which of the following temple styles incorporate a beautiful shikara stone at the top?
  • AChola architecture
  • BPallava architecture
  • CNagara
  • DNone of these

AnswerChola architecture

20.Consider the following statements with regard to Disaster Management Framework in India
  • ANDM Act seeks to create a four tier structure i.e. at National, State, District, Local Bodies level
  • BThe National Disaster Management authority is headed by the President.
  • C1 only
  • DNeither 1 nor 2

AnswerNeither 1 nor 2