Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 May 2020


Q1 Recently the RBI had extended all regulatory benefits under (special liquidity facility) SLF-MF (mutual fund) scheme to all banks. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The scheme was announced in the backdrop of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund deciding to shut several schemes.
2) The bank claiming the regulatory benefits would only be required to submit a weekly statement containing consolidated information on entity-wise and instrument-wise loans and advances extended or investment made.
3) Under the SLF-MF scheme, the RBI will conduct repo operations of 30 days tenor at the fixed repo rate.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following national parks in India are also listed under UNESCO world heritage sites ?

1) Periyar national park
2) Khangchendzonga national park
3) Jim Corbett national park
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q3 Central government has decided that all service matters of Central Government and UT employees of J&K and Ladakh will be heard and disposed off in CAT bench in J&K itself. Which of the following statements regarding CAT stands true ?

1) The Central Administrative Tribunal had been established under Article 323 - A of the Constitution for adjudication of disputes and complaints with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other authorities under the control of the Government.
2) CAT is headed by retired/serving supreme court judges or the Chief justice himself.
3) The Tribunal is guided by the principles of natural justice in deciding cases and is not bound by the procedure, prescribed by the Civil Procedure Code.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Chak-Hao, which is a black rice variety of Manipur has been recently awarded geographical indication (GI )tag. Which of the following statements regarding the rice variety stands true ?

1) Chak-Hao, a scented glutinous rice which has been in cultivation in Manipur over centuries, is characterised by its special aroma. It is normally eaten during community feasts and is served as Chak-Haokheer.
2) This rice takes the longest cooking time of 40-45 minutes due to the presence of a fibrous bran layer and higher crude fibre content.
3) Chak-Hao has also been used by traditional medical practitioners as part of traditional medicine.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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