Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 May 2020


Q1 With respect to recently published report on India’s R & D expenditure and scientific publications, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) According to WIPO, India’s Patent Office stands at the 7th position among the top 10 Patent Filing Offices in the world.
2) The Gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) in the country has been consistently increasing over the years and has nearly tripled between 2008 & 2018.
3) India occupies first rank in terms of number of Ph. D.’s awarded in Science and Engineering (S&E).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Government has raised the minimum support price for Minor Forest Produce of 49 items in view of circumstances arising out of Covid 19recently.Which of the following products are examples of minor forest produce?

1) Sandalwood
2) Bamboo
3) Soap nut
4) Tree moss
5) Pulpwood
Options :

a) 1,2& 3 only 
b) 2,3 & 4 only 
c) 1,3 & 5 only 
d) all the above

Q3 The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released 169 new names for the tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region recently. Which of the following statements regarding tropical cyclones and their naming procedures stands true ?

1) Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all tropical storms. They are all the same thing but are given different names depending on where they appear. When they reach populated areas they usually bring very strong wind and rain which can cause a lot of damage.
2) Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the Indian Ocean and South Pacific. Cyclones are formed over the North East Pacific and Indian Ocean. Typhoons are formed over the East Pacific Ocean.
3)  A storm in the Indian Ocean causes so much death and destruction that its name is considered for retirement and hence is not used repeatedly, unlike those in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific lists, which are reused every few years.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 With respect to the economic impact assessment report submitted by CRISIL regarding India’s economic revival, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) India may need to grow 8.5 per cent for three years in succession to be back on track according to ratings firm Crisil.
2) MSMEs are more vulnerable than larger players, especially on the liquidity front. Crisil's research suggests that even in a relatively milder slowdown than we expect this fiscal, MSME working capital can stretch by over a month.
3) The most affected are daily-wage earners and those with no job security. In India, casual labourers form almost 25% of the workforce and would take the first hit due to shutdowns and layoffs.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 The Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region directed Arunachal Pradesh Government to include “Hajong”and “Chakma” communities in the COVID-19.These are migrants from which of the following countries ?

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