Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 FEBRUARY 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 February 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding PM employment guarantee programme ( PMEGP) :

1) PMEGP, a major credit-linked subsidy scheme since 2008-09, helps set up micro enterprises and to generate employment in rural and urban areas of the country.
2) The maximum cost of the project under PMEGP scheme is Rs.25.00 lakhs for service sector units and Rs.10.00 lakhs for units under manufacturing sector.
3) Under the scheme, women entrepreneurs are covered under Special Category and are entitled to 25% and 35% subsidies for the project set up in urban and rural areas respectively.

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. Which of the following statements regarding the employment rules notified by ministry of labour with respect to employment of women in mining sector are true ?

1) The women deployed in the mines shall be provided with adequate facilities and safeguards regarding occupational safety, security and health.
2) The deployment of women shall be after obtaining the written consent of the concerned chief inspector of mines.
3) The deployment of women shall be subject to the framing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures on the basis of the guidelines issued in this regard by the Chief Inspector of Mines from time to time.

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

Q3. The central government has created a National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) to facilitate creation of a comprehensive database on digital resources of India on information about India in an open access environment.

Which of the following constitutes the salient features of the NVLI :

1) Federated searching through multilingual user interfaces.
2) Virtual learning environment
3) E-Governance platform facilitating data analytics

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) are true ?

1) Indian Ocean Rim Association is an inter-governmental organisation and has many disaster-prone countries among its 22 members and nine dialogue partners.
2) It would strengthen cooperation in disaster response interventions, including deployment of response teams and mobilization of relief material to affected countries.
3) Disaster risk Management (DRM) is one of its priority areas and its Action Plan (2017-2021) has specific goals to improve resilience in IORA countries.

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

Q5. The “Shekatkar committee” recently seen in news is related to which of the following :

(a) To recommend and advice the central government regarding rail safety.
(b) To recommend and advice the government with respect to frequent events of Man-Animal conflicts in buffer zones.
(c) To recommend measures to enhance combat capability and rebalance defence expenditure of the armed forces.
(d) To recommend measures to enhance the condition of small land holding farmers in the country.

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Answer:

1(d), 2(c), 3(d), 4(d), 5(c)

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