14th January, 2021 | Current Affairs MCQ | UPSC, PSC, SSC

14th January Current Affairs MCQs 

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1) Consider the following statements about South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

1) The SAARC Headquarter is in Dhaka, Bangladesh
2) ISRO has launched the SAARC satellite in 2017
3) Myanmar became the newest member of SAARC at the 13th annual summit in 2005.

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 2
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

1) Incorrect. The Headquarters and Secretariatof the Association are at Kathmandu, Nepal.

3) Incorrect. Afghanistan became the newest member of SAARC at the 13th annual summit in 2005.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is an intergovernmental organization for the development of economic and regional integration. The organization has the support of different countries known as member-state.

IN news – There is an article given in The Hindu addressing the various challenges faces by SAARC


2) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about G20

1) The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the Gulf Cooperation Council
2) China, North Korea, India, Turkey are the members of G20
3) The G20 membership comprises a mix of the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world’s population

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

1) Incorrect. The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union

2) Incorrect. China, South Korea, India, Turkey are the members of G20

Founded in 1999, the Group of Twenty (G20) is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic questions.The members of the G20 are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union

In news- Azerbaijan invited to take part in next G20 Summit which will be held in Rome & this time Italy has the presidency of G20.


3) Consider the following statements about Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

1) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent international intergovernmental organization. 
2)  the Heads of State Council of SCO  meets twice in a year and adopts guidelines and decisions on all important matters
3) Prior to the creation of SCO in 2001, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and India were members of the Shanghai Five 

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 1
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

 2) Incorrect. The head of state council of SCO meets once in a year and adopts guidelines and decisions on all important matters

2) Incorrect. Prior to the creation of SCO in 2001, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan were members of the Shanghai Five

The SCO’s official languages are Russian and Chinese.

In news : In an article about SAARC the writer has mentioned many groups for comparison. SCO is also among them

 


4) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Power of supreme court

1) The parliament can curtail the jurisdiction & powers of the supreme court
2) the SC has appellate jurisdiction in matters that are related to civil, criminal, or Constitution
3) As per article 137 of the Constitution, the SC has the power to review any laws that are being passed by the legislature

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : D

 1) Incorrect. The Parliament is not authorized to curtail the jurisdiction & powers of the supreme court

The SC has the power on original, appellate, advisory & review jurisdiction

The Supreme Court is the highest appealing body in our jurisdiction. With its establishment, justice is being proclaimed by the citizens of India. The powers that are vested upon the SC are to ensure the fair trial in matters that are about the Constitution of India


5) Consider the following statements about Television rating Point (TRP)

1) TRP is recorded by the Broadcast Audience Research Council
2) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is the nodal ministry for formulating policy guidelines
3) TRPs are the main currency for advertisers to decide which channel to advertise on by calculating the cost-per-rating-point (CPRP) 

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is :B

  • 2) Incorrect. I&B Ministry is the nodal ministry for formulating policy guidelines
  • TRP represents how many people, from which socio-economic categories,watched which channels for how much time during a particular period. This period is one minute as per the international standards.
  • IN News- There is a news of TRP scam in which BARC ex ceo named in second chargesheet.


6) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Olympic games

1)  In Tokyo Olympic karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding will make their debut
2) India has not hosted any Olympic games till yet
3) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a governmental organization that looks after the administration of the Olympic Games held all over the world

a) Only 3
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 2 and 3
d) Only 1 and 2

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Correct Answer is : D

3) Incorrect. ) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a Non-governmental organization that looks after the administration of the Olympic Games held all over the world

  • 2020 tokyo summer olymic postponed to 2021.
  • In news- There is an article in the Hindu news in which preparation for tokyo olympic has been discussed amid pandemic.


7) Which of the following statement(s) is/are INCORRECT about Prasar Bharti

1) It is regulated by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
2) The Chairman and other members except for the ex-officio members, the elected and the nominated members are appointed by the Prime Minister
3) It is the Public Service Broadcaster of the country

a) Only 2
b) Only 1 and 2
c) Only 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : B

1)Incorrect. Prasar Bharati is a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati Act and came into existence on 23.11.1997

2)Incorrect. The Chairman and other members except for the ex-officio members, the elected and the nominated members are appointed by the President.

PIB

In news : Taking a serious note of the false reporting and fake news claiming closure of AIR stations by various media outlets across India, Prasar Bharati has made it clear that these reports are baseless and factually incorrect.


8) Consider the following statements about  ICT Grand Challenge

1) It is launched by Ministry of Jal Shakti in partnership with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
2) It is launched as a pilot project in 100 villages
3) Jal Jeevan Mission would be the user agency of the Grand Challenge and C-DAC, Bangalore is the implementing agency, providing technical support for the challenge

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3
d) 1 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is 😀

PIB

  • National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti in partnership with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology launched an ICT Grand Challenge, for development of a ‘Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system’ on 15th September, 2020
  • The goal is to create innovative, modular, and cost-effective solution to develop a ‘Smart Water Supply Measurement and Monitoring System’ to be deployed at the village level.
  • In news-There is a news on Grand Challenge for Development of “Smart Water Supply Measurement and Monitoring System”


9) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)

1) It is a statutory body established as per the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963
2) It is administered by the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of corporate affairs
3) It is India’s official Financial Action Task Force unit

a) Only 2 and 3
b) Only 1 and 2
c) Only 1 and 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : C

  • 1) correct. It is a statutory body established as per the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963
  • 2) Incorrect. It is administered by the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance
  • In news : CBDT has launched e-portal for reporting tax evasion, ‘benami’ assets


10) Consider the following states from which tropic of cancer passes

1) Rajasthan
2) Bihar
3)Jharkhand
4) Orrisa 

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 3 and 4
d) All of the above

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Correct Answer is : B


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