Current Affairs MCQ | 18 October, 2020 | UPSC PSC, SSC

1. Consider the following statements about the United Nations Human Rights Council

1) The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms

2) To become a member, a country must receive the votes of at least 96 of the 191 states of the UN General Assembly

Which of the above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements about the Assam Accord

1) It sets a cut-off of midnight of 24th March 1971, for the detection of illegal foreigners in Assam

2) The Accord ended the anti-foreigners Assam Agitation from 1979-1985

3) It was a bipartite accord

Which of the above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

3. Which of the following statement(s) is/are INCORRECT

1) Javan Rhino : Critically Endangered

2) Greater one-horned : Endangered

3) Sumatran Rhino : Critically Endangered

 
 
 
 

4. The 2nd phase of  Bal Sewa Yojna is aimed at

 
 
 
 

5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Public Debt Ratio

1) It is the metric comparing a country’s public debt to its Gross Domestic Product

2) It is often expressed as a basis points

3) A country with a low debt-to-GDP ratio typically has trouble paying off public debts

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements about the International Solar Alliance

1) 87 countries have signed the Framework Agreement

2) Mexico, a Central American country is the 87th and the latest country to sign the agreement

3) The Government of India has allotted 5 acres of land to the ISA in National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) campus, New Delhi

Which of the above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

7. Kalpana Chawla award is related to which field ?

 
 
 
 

8. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Open Market Sale Scheme

1) FCI sells surplus stocks of wheat and rice at predetermined prices through e-auction

2) It aims to get higher price for the Stocks

3) It is done during the lean season

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements about the Nilgiris Elephant Corridor

1) The corridor is situated in the ecologically fragile Sigur plateau

2) It connects the Western and the Eastern Ghats

3) It is situated near the Mudumalai National Park in the Nilgiris district

Which of the above is/are correct

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements about the  Programme for International Student Assessment

1) It was introduced in 2000

2) It was introduced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

3) It tests the learning levels of 18-year-old children in reading, mathematics, and science

Which of the above is/are correct

 
 
 
 


 



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