Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 April 2020


Q1 Union Agriculture Minister recently launched new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform, Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) E-NAM was launched in 2016 as a pan-India electronic trade portal linking Agricultural Produce Market Committee - APMCs across the States.
2) E-NAM provides for contactless remote bidding and mobile-based any time payment for which traders do not need to either visit mandis or banks for the same.
3) These software modules are warehouse based trading module in e-NAM software and Farmer Producer Organisation trading module in e-NAM.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following organisms fall into the category of microalgae’s ?

1) Cyanobacteria
2) Microphytes
3) Phytoplanktons
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) all the above
d) 1 & 3 only

Q3 The Centre is using powers under the Indian Telegraph Act to “fetch information” from telecom companies every 15 minutes to track COVID-19 cases across the country. The application used is called geo-fencing. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The system will collate phone data, including the device’s location, on a common secured platform and alert the local agencies in case of a violation by COVID-19 patients under watch or in isolation.
2) Provisions under the Indian telegraph act 1885 authorises the State or the Centre to access information of a user’s phone data in case of “occurrence of any public emergency or in the interest of the public safety.”
3) Geo-fencing would be operational even without the location based support from telecom operators.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements with respect to assessments by various credit rating agencies with respect to Indian markets amid COVID-19 :

1) Over the near to medium term, credit quality trends would be driven by the ability of companies to rebound from the near-standstill demand situation.
2) On non-banking finance firms, the liabilities side could pose challenges for companies with high share of capital market borrowings.
3) A sharp decline in economic activity and a rise in unemployment will lead to a deterioration of household and corporate finances, which will result in increases in delinquencies.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 The government has launched 'AarogyaSetu' mobile app recently to serve which of the following purposes ?

a) It serves as a quick access portal to join the PM Jan ArogyaYojana scheme.
b) It makes it easier for corona infected people to get their insurance claims from various companies.
c) It will enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching the Coronavirus infection.
d) It connects all the tertiary hospitals in the country to get accurate details on COVID progression in the country.

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