Series 2 – Most Important Current Affairs 2021 for UPSC

Current Affairs 2021 for UPSC

Q1. Predatory pricing policy is designed to ?

 (a) drive competitors out of business

 (b) maximise profits

 (c) encourage entrants into the market

 (d) attain least cost output

Q2. Consider the following statements about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):

1 It is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 European and North American countries.

2 It constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.

3 It headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.,United States of America.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct? •

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)  1 and 3 only

(d)  1, 2 and 3

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding President’s rule that is imposed under Article 356 of the Constitution.

1 It cannot be imposed without the written recommendation of the Governor of the concerned state.

2 Every proclamation of President’s rule must be approved by both the houses of Parliament within a stipulated time.

3 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a)1 only

b)2 only

c)  Both 1 and 2

d)  Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Great Indian Bustard.

1 They are among the heaviest flying birds in India and are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act.

2 They are categorised as Least Concern by the IUCN Red data list.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding Bilateral investment treaty (BIT).

1 A bilateral investment treaty (BIT) is an agreement establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and companies of one state in another state.

2 They allow for an alternative dispute resolution mechanism under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

3 BITs must compulsorily protect the environment, labour rights, social provisions or natural resources in the country where investments are made.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1, 2

 b) 1 only

 c) 1, 3  

d) 2, 3

Q6. Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) has been constituted under

 a) Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

 b) Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974

 c) Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991

 d) Hazardous waste Handling and management act, 1989

Q7. Consider the following statements regarding Environment Impact Assessment (EIA).

1 Environment Impact Assessment in India is statutory backed process by the Environment Impact Assessment Act, 1986.

2 It identifies the environmental, social and economic impacts of a project prior to taking a decision on its implementation.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q8. Consider the following statements regarding Production linked incentive scheme.

1  Under the National Policy on Electronics 2019, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) introduced a Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing.

2  The scheme provides for an incentive of 4-6 per cent on incremental sales of mobile phones and specified electronic components manufactured in India.

3 The scheme is applicable to only domestic companies.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1, 2

 b) 1, 3

 c) 2, 3  

d) 1, 2, 3

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding Bats.

1 Bats are the largest mammalian group.

2 They use sonar-based echolocation mechanism to capture prey.

3 They occur on all continents except Antarctica and are particularly diverse in South Asia. •Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1, 2

 b) 1, 3

 c) 2, 3

 d) 1, 2, 3

Q10. Arrange the following Islands from North to South

1 Paracel Islands

2 Kuril Islands

3 Senkaku Islands

4 Chagos Islands

Select the correct answer code:

a) 2-3-1-4

b) 3-2-1-4

c) 2-3-4-1

d) 3-2-4-1

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