Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 December 2019


Q1. The government has launched a drive to enroll one crore beneficiaries under the PradhanMantriShram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM) and the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons (NPS-Traders) by March next year.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) PradhanMantriShram Yogi Maandhan (PM-SYM)scheme is meant for old age protection and social security only for Unorganised Workers (UW).
2) The Unorganised Worker will be required to visit the nearest Common Services Centre (CSC) and get enrolled for PM-SYM using Aadhaar Card and Savings bank/Jan-Dhan account number on self-certification basis.
3) National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self-Employed Persons (NPS-Traders) 2019 is meant for those engaged in organized Sector while dependents having a self-employment.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following pairs of Indian freedom fighters and the books written by them are correctly matched ?

1) Sarojininaidu : The Golden Threshold
2) Aurobindo : Love and Death
3) Rabindranath Tagore : The Indian struggle
4) Mahatma Gandhi : Hindu Swaraj

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2& 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3. Environment Minister has called for increasing the forest cover in the country with an efficient use of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority.

Which of the following statements regarding the CAMPA stands true ?

1) The main purpose of CAMPA is to compensate the loss of forest area due to non-forest activities like mining, infrastructure development etc and to maintain the ecological balance and sustainability.
2) As per the CAMPA act there must be proper study of vegetation of a region and a proper environment impact assessment ought to be carried out before afforestation.
3) According to CAMPA act, the land selected for afforestation should preferable be contiguous to the forest being destroyed so that it is easier for the forest officials to manage it.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) India is considered to be one of the top users of antibiotics and there is a growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
2) Antibiotic prescription rate high in the government sector than the private sector in India.
3) Though clinical guidelines on judicious antibiotic use explicitly mentions that they should not be prescribed for common cold, non­specific upper respiratory tract infection (URI), acute cough illness and acute bronchitis, study shows a high rate of prescriptions for respiratory infections in primary care.

Which of the above statements are true ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. Recently which one of the following countries has become the first country to make the entire process for pilgrims going on Haj completely digital ?

a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Iran

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