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UPSC Prelims Quiz 2020 #2

1. Consider the following statements regarding Brucellosis.

  1. Brucellosis is primarily a disease of animals caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella.
  2. Infection in people is acquired by direct contact with infected animals.
  3. The bacteria will spread to humans if the milk is consumed even after boiling.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

2. Consider the following statements about United Nations Environment Assembly.

1) The United Nations Environment Assembly was created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
2) The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment.
3) The Assembly meets annually to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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

3. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Starship Spacecraft’

1)It is a being developed by SpaceX and European Space Agency.
2)It serves as a large, long-duration spacecraft capable of carrying passengers or cargo to Earth orbit, and between destinations on Earth.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Which of the following regions was affected by ‘Typhoon Mitag’?

a) Taiwan
b) Hawaii
c) New Zealand
d) Malta

5. Which of the following countries are developing the ‘East Container Terminal (ECT)’ at Colombo Port?

1)Japan
2)China
3)India

Select the correct code:

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

 

 

Answers:

1. c)1,2
Brucellosis is primarily a disease of animals caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella.
Infection in people is acquired by direct contact with infected animals or by consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk or cheese.The bacteria will spread to humans if the milk is consumed without boiling.

2. c)1,3

  • The United Nations Environment Assembly was created in June 2012, when world leaders called for UN Environment to be strengthened and upgraded during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as RIO+20.
  • It is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment
  • It meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law

3. b) 2 only
The SpaceX Starship is a fully reusable second stage and space vehicle being privately developed by SpaceX.
It serves as a large, long-duration spacecraft capable of carrying passengers or cargo to Earth orbit, planetary destinations, and between destinations on Earth.

4. a) Taiwan- “Typhoon Mitag”

5. d) Sri Lanka, Japan and India have signed an agreement to jointly develop the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port.

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Rahul Sharma
Rahul Sharma
1 year ago

sir pls make a video for objective type question…..that will help us alot

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