UPSC Prelims Quiz 2020 #12

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

1.Consider the following statements regarding Astra Missile.

1)Astra is an all-weather beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
2)It is the second air-to-air missile developed by India after Shauryamissile.
3)It has a strike range of over 70 kms and can fly towards the target at a speed of over 5000 km per hour.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

 

Solution: b)

It is the first air-to-air missile developed by India.

2. Which of the following statement is correct regarding ‘Janaushadhi Sugam’.

a) Providing free generic drugs to persons under BPL category.
b) Setting up Jan Aushadhi Kendras in rural and remote areas of the country.
c) Mobile application to search Janaushadhi generic medicines and stores
d) None of the above

 

Solution: c)
It will also help analyse product comparison of Generic vs Branded medicine in form of MRP & overall Savings.

3. Abhedya related to Indian Navy, recently seen in news is related to?

a) Annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise
b) Nuclear-powered attack submarine.
c) Sea Vigil exercise
d) Indian Navy’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility.

 

Solution: d)
It is Indian Navy’s state of the art Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training Facility (NBCTF) which was inaugurated recently at INS Shivaji, Lonavala.

4. Consider the following statements about International Energy Agency (IEA).

1)It is an autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of OPEC.
2)India is a member country.
3)World Energy Outlook(WEO) is published by IEA.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 3 only
d) 1, 3

 

Solution: c)
IEA is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis.

In March 2017, India joined the IEA as an Association country.

Reports:

  • Global Energy & CO2 Status Report 2017.
  • World Energy Outlook.
  • World Energy Statistics 2017.
  • World Energy Balances 2017.
  • Energy Technology Perspectives.

5.Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (APDR) 2019 has been released by

a) International Association for Preparedness and response
b) International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
c) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
d) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

 

Solution: c)
The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (APDR) is a biennial publication of the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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