Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

Current Affairs 2nd September-2020

Welcome to your Current Affairs 2nd September-2020

1) Which of the following statements are true:
1. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, optical and UV spectral bands simultaneously
2. Its objective is to understand high energy processes in binary star systems containing neutron stars and black holes

2) Which of the following statements are true?
1. The constitution under article 324 provides for an Election Commission for the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for the conduct of elections to parliament, state legislatures and to the offices of president and vice president.
2. The conditions of service and tenure of office of the election commissioners and the regional commissioners shall be such as the President may by rule determine.

3) Which of the following statements are not true?
1. Swachhata Pakhwada started in 2016 with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhata by engaging GOI Ministries/Departments in their jurisdictions.
2. The Ministries observing Swachhata Pakhwada are monitored closely using online monitoring system of Swachhata Samiksha

4) Which of the following statements are true about one nation one card scheme:
1. The ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ plan is an ambitious endeavour of the Government to ensure the delivery of food security entitlements to all beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA).
2. It is a 12-digit standard ration card number.

5) Which of the following statements are true?
1. SCO was announced in 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan.
2. It was preceded by the Shanghai Five mechanism.
3. The SCO counts four observer states, namely the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Belarus, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Mongolia;
4. In 2017 both India and Pakistan became members in 2017

6) GTAM is:
1. Pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity
2. The market is first Exclusive product for renewable energy sector in the world

7) Which of the following statements is /are true:
1. Passex- exercise is a Bilateral Naval exercise between India and Russia
2. Indra 2020 is a naval exercise of India and US

8) According to 2019 NCRB report on accident deaths and Suicides:
1. the most were of daily wage earners followed by self-employed persons and the unemployed
2. Maharashtra reporter highest accidental deaths

9) Which of the following statements are true:
1. NCRB: NCRB was set-up in 1986 to function as a repository of information on crime and criminals
2. Based on the recommendations of the Tandon Committee

10) What are the countries that do not surround Mediterranean Sea:

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