Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 April 2020


Q1 With respect to phytosanitary certificates, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The phytosanitary certificate is an official declaration stating that plants and plant material exporting are free from pests and diseases, so as to prevent introduction and spread of any pests in the importing countries.
2) Phytosanitary certificates are issued to indicate that consignments of plants, plant products or other regulated articles meet specified phytosanitary import requirements and are in conformity with the certifying statement of the appropriate model certificate.
3) A Phytosanitary certificate for export is usually issued by the NPPO of the country where the plants, plant products or regulated articles were grown or processed.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Arrange the following Indian states in the decreasing order of their sex ratios at birth (SRB ) as per latest NFHS survey report :

A) Kerala
B) Goa
C) Haryana
D) Sikkim
Options :
a) ACDB 
b) ABCD 
c) CDBA
d) BACD

Q3 Which of the following statements with respect to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stands true ?

1) The Act requires companies to setup a CSR committee which shall recommend a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy to the Board of Directors and also monitor the same from time to time.
2) The CSR provisions within the Act is applicable to companies with an annual turnover of 1,000 croreand more, or a net worth of Rs.500 crore and more, or a net profit of Rs.5 crore and more.
3) The CSR violation is treated as a civil offence, and not a criminal offence under companies act 2013.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements :

1) The National Security Act is a stringent law that allows preventive detention for months, if authorities are satisfied that a person is a threat to national security or law and order. 
2) The detained person cannot appeal before any high court advisory board but they are allowed a lawyer during the trial.
3) The state government needs to be intimated that a person has been detained under the NSA .A person detained under the National Security Act can be held for 10 days without being told the charges against them.

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 Which of the following countries recently launched the Lockeed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite (AEHFS) ?

a) India 
b) North Korea
c) United States
d) Israel

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