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Question 1

World UFO Day is celebrated every year on which day?

Solution:
Answer : Option C
  • World UFO Day is observed every year on 2 July to raise awareness regarding unknown flying objects. While some people celebrate it on 24 June.
  • On June 24, aviator Kenneth Arnold reported for the first time a widely visible unknown flying object in the United States. While on 2 July 1947, Roswell allegedly saw a UFO.

Hence, (c) is the correct answer.


Question 2

Senior diplomat Indra Mani Pandey has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which organization?

Solution:
Answer : Option A
  • Recently senior diplomat Indra Mani Pandey has been appointed as the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the Geneva office of the United Nations.
  • He is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.
  • Mr. Pandey is currently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.


Question 3

What is not true with respect to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act?

  1. This Act was introduced in 1947.
  2. Amending the Act in August 2019, a provision was made to declare a particular person a terrorist.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

Solution:
Answer : Option A
  • Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs has declared nine people associated with the Khalistan movement as terrorists.
  • The Home Ministry has declared them as terrorists under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
  • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA):
    • This Act was brought in 1967.
    • UAPA provides special procedures for dealing with terrorist activities.
    • The Central Government amended the Act in August 2019, making provision to declare a particular person a terrorist.
    • Earlier, only organizations could be declared terrorist organizations under this act.

Hence, (a) is the correct answer.


Question 4

Science and Engineering Research Board has launched which scheme to encourage high quality based scientific research?

Solution:
Answer : Option B
  • Recently the Science and Engineering Research Board has launched a new scheme called 'Accelerate Vigyan'.
  • It is an inter-ministerial scheme.
  • The primary objectives of this scheme are as follows:
    • To encourage high quality based scientific research.
    • To prepare Scientific manpower.

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.


Question 5

In which year was the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India formed?

Solution:
Answer : Option B
  • Chartered Accountants Day is observed every year on 1 July.
  • On this day in 1949, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) was formed by an Act of Parliament.
  • The theme of Chartered Accountant Day 2020 is- “Transforming the Future, Enabled Excellence, Augmenting Trust.”

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.


Question 6

Recently the US Federal Communications Commission has named two companies of which country as national security threats?

Solution:
Answer : Option C
  • Recently, the US Federal Communications Commission has named two Chinese companies as national security threats.
  • These two companies are- Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation.
  • The FCC has investigated these Chinese companies in relation to increased tensions between Beijing and Washington over trade and Covid-19 and security issues.

Hence, (c) is the correct answer.


Question 7

Recently an agreement has been signed between India and which country to set up a 50:50 joint venture company for LPG business?

Solution:
Answer : Option B
  • Recently India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company.
  • Under this, a 50:50 joint venture company will be set up for LPG business in Bangladesh.
  • This new joint venture company is another step towards the Government of India's neighbourhood first policy.
  • The joint venture company will help reduce the cost of setting up LPG and make it more affordable for consumers in Bangladesh.

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.


Question 8

Which of the following districts is not included in Meerut Division?

Solution:
Answer : Option D
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has launched a special campaign for door-to-door medical screening in all districts of Meerut Division.
  • This includes districts in which a large number of corona positive patients are appearing.
  • The Meerut division consists of six districts - Meerut, Baghpat, Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar and Hapur.

Hence, (d) is the correct answer.


Question 9

Recently the Government of Kerala has announced the Dream Kerala Project. What is its purpose?

Solution:
Answer : Option C
  • Recently the Government of Kerala has announced the Dream Kerala Project.
  • The objective of this project is to rehabilitate Keralite returning from abroad and for the overall development of the state.
  • Various departments under the state government will coordinate this project.

Hence, (c) is the correct answer.


Question 10

Recently which new influenza virus has been identified in Chinese pigs?

Solution:
Answer : Option B
  • A new research has found that the G4 flu virus may cause a new Pandemic.
  • Scientists in China have identified a strain of recently emerged influenza virus.
  • It is infecting Chinese pigs and has the potential to trigger a pandemic.
  • The virus has been named G-4.

Hence, (b) is the correct answer.


Question 11

Recently in which state the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been extended for 6 months?

Solution:
Answer : Option C
  • Recently, the Central Government has declared the entire Nagaland a disturbed area for a period of next six months.
  • The Nagaland will remain under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 for the next 6 months, that is, till 31 December 2020.
  • Nagaland has been under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for almost six decades.

Hence, (c) is the correct answer.


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