Important Questions for CAPF, CDS and AFCAT Exam 2020

Important Questions for CAPF, CDS and AFCAT Exam 2020



Candidates who are keen to join Indian Armed Forces must pull up their socks and should focus totally on the written exam as time left is limited. Here, we are providing you the important questions for CAPF, CDS and AFCAT Exam. 


Q.1) With reference to the New Development Bank, consider the following statements

1. It is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states.

2. The bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, China.

3. It assigns votes based on capital share for the participant country.

Which of the 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 

Ans: (a) 1 and 2 only

  • Explanation: It is a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
  • The New Development Bank was agreed to by BRICS leaders at the 5th BRICS summit held in Durban, South Africa in 2013.
  • It was established in 2014, at the 6th BRICS Summit at Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • The bank is set up to foster greater financial and development cooperation among the five emerging markets.
  • The bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, China.
  • Unlike the World Bank, which assigns votes based on capital share, in the New Development Bank each participant country will be assigned one vote, and none of the countries will have veto power.

Qn.2) With reference to Operation Warp Speed, recently seen in the news consider the following statements

1. It is a public-private partnership, initiated by the Government of Germany.

2. It aims to facilitate and accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 

Ans: (b) 2 only

  • Explanation: It is a public–private partnership, initiated by the Federal Government of the United States, to facilitate and accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
  • It is an interagency program that includes components of the Department of Health, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health and private firms.

Qn.3) With reference to the Delimitation Commission, consider the following statements

1. It is appointed by the Centre and has three members.

2. The decisions of the delimitation commission can be challenged before the Supreme Court only.

3. It follows the principle of “One Vote One Value”. 

Which of the 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 

Ans: (c) 1 and 3 only

  • Explanation: Delimitation is undertaken by a highly powerful commission. They are formally known as Delimitation Commission or Boundary Commission.
  • These bodies are so powerful that its orders have the force of law and they cannot be challenged before any court.
  • According to the Delimitation Commission Act, 2002, the Delimitation Commission appointed by the Centre has to have three members: a serving or retired judge of the Supreme Court as the chairperson, and the Chief Election Commissioner or Election Commissioner nominated by the CEC and the State Election Commissioner as ex-officio members.
  • The purpose of delimitation is 
  • To provide equal representation to equal segments of a population.
  • Fair division of geographical areasso that one political party doesn’t have an advantage over others in an election.
  • To follow the principle of “One Vote One Value”.

Qn. 4) ANITA, a radio telescope designed by NASA will be used for exploration of which among the following areas? 

(a) Antarctica

(b) Arctic

(c) International Space Station

(d) MARS 

Ans: (a) Antarctica

  • Explanation: It is designed by NASA, the ANITA instrument is a radio telescope which is used to detect ultra-high energy cosmic-ray neutrinos from a scientific balloon flying over Antarctica.
  • ANITA is the first NASA observatory for neutrinos of any kind.
  • It involves an array of radio antennas attached to a helium balloon which flies over the Antarctic ice sheet at 37,000 meters.

Qn.5) With reference to CoAST India, recently seen in the news, consider the following statements

1. It is a GIS-enabled dashboard that includes an India map reflecting the movement of migrants in real-time on their long journeys.

2. It has been developed by India Observatory in collaboration with Anand-based Forest Ecological Security (FES).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: (c) Both 1 and 2

  • Explanation: It is a GIS-enabled dashboard that includes an India map reflecting the movement of migrants in real-time on their long journeys, often on foot, along with facilities and relief organisations on their routes.
  • The platform has been developed by India Observatory in collaboration with Anand-based Forest Ecological Security (FES) as its main nodal point.
  • It draws information from 55 organisations on the ground, mostly in villages, and aims to make such data available so that it would enable governments and small local civil society groups to be of assistance.

Qn.6) With reference to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), consider the following statements

1. It is established by the Bretton Woods Agreement.

2. It became the first affiliated specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946.

3. It won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Ans: (d) 2 and 3 only

  • Explanation: It was established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliated agency of the League of Nations.
  • It became the first affiliated specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Founding Mission: social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.
  • Promotes internationally recognized human and labour rights.
  • Received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969.



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