Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 JANUARY 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) are true ?

1) The Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or the EPCA,is tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region only.
2) The EPCA is also mandated to enforce Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the country as per the pollution levels.
3) EPCA was notified by Environment ministry under Environment Protection act (EPA) 1986.

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

Q2. Which of the following legislations/articles in India upholds the land holding rights of the tribals ?

1) Panchayat Extension of Scheduled Areas act 1996
2) Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement act
3) Schedule V of constitution
4) Forest Rights Act 2006
5) Wildlife protection amendment act 2002

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to NikshayPoshanYojana :

1) The main aim of the bringing in such a platform is to monitor HIV patients and offer them assistance so that they get an upper hand on the disease.
2) Financial assistance will be provided to each patient directly to their bank accounts via Direct Benefit Transfer( DBT ).
3) Implementation of special medical scheme will be done under the National Health Mission (NHM).

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following are the measures brought in by the central government to curb the menace of stubble burning in the northern parts of the country ?

1) The government announced a central sector scheme on ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi’.
2) Ministry of Power has brought out a policy for biomass utilization for power generation through co-firing in pulverized coal-fired boilers.
3) Promotion of zero tillage farming by the government.

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

Q5. The “BhoomiRashi” portal launched by the government serves which of the following purposes ?

a) To identify land areas with higher fertility soils using scientific datas.
b) To facilitate land acquisition process for highway projects more transparent.
c) To identify land with adequate amount of groundwater for proper irrigation .
d) To create an interface platform where farmers can see the price details of various Agri-commodities in the market.

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