Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 February 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 February 2020

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding CRZ norms :

1) TheCRZ­1(B) category includes the intertidal zone, the area between the Low Tide Line and the High Tide Line.
2) The High Tide Line is defined as the line on the land up to which the highest water line reaches during the spring tide.
3) The line is demarcated by the respective state centres for sustainable coastal management.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. The Planning Commission of India has divided the India into fifteen broad agro-climatic zones on the basis of physiography, soils, geological formation, Climate, cropping patterns, and development of irrigation and mineral resources for extensive agricultural planning and developing future strategies.

Arrange the following agro climatic zones of India from north to southern part of the country :

A) Upper Gangetic plain region
B) Western Himalayan region
C) Western dry region
D) Western plateau and hills
E) Island region


Q3. The central government is considering to bring in amendments with respect to the Essential Commodities Act ( ECA) 1955. Which of the following statements regarding the act stands true ?

1) The ECA was enacted in the year 1955, to regulate the production, distribution and supply of a whole host of commodities it declares ‘essential’ in order to make them available to consumers at fair prices.
2) The list of items under the act includes drugs, fertilisers,pulses ,edible oils and petroleum products.
3) The states are mandatorily required to adhere to centre’s notification regarding the same without any power to impose restrictions.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements the disinvestment policy of the government as potrayed in the economic survey 2019-2020 stands true ?

1) The Economic Survey has aggressively pitched for divestment in public sector undertakings (PSUs) by proposing a separate corporate entity wherein the government’s stake can be transferred and divested over a period of time.
2) As per the survey, privatised entities have performed better than their peers in terms of net worth, profit, return on equity and sales, among others.
3) In this era of global slowing down, disinvestment is the only option available to India in order to attain $5 trillion economy by 2024.

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

Q5. The ‘World Sustainable Development Summit 2020’ organised by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) was held in which of the following cities ?

a) Paris
b) Geneva
c) New Delhi
d) Shanghai

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (b) 3. (a) 4. (a) 5. (c)