Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 June 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 June 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to the newly launched TULIP (The Urban Learning Internship Programme) portal by ministry of housing and urban affairs stands true ?

1) The urban learning internship program will provide opportunities to students in various urban local bodies across the country for development of smart cities.
2) City administrations can register available opportunities on the portal, ranging from positions in urban planning or water supply and waste management to slum improvement and digital governance.
3) The programme does not have any budget of its own, but the 100 smart cities and 4,400 urban local bodies can use the administrative expenses allocated by the Centre to pay stipends or perks, if they wish to.

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

Q2. Which amongst the following orgnisations/process/offices are exempted under the purview of RTI ( Right to Information) in India ?

1) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
2) Trade secrets and confidentiality
3) PM-CARES fund
4) Law and judicial process
5) Prime minister’s office (PMO)

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

Q3. In India, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change will be holding virtual celebrations of World Environment Day on this year’s theme with focus on Nagar Van, Urban Forests. With respect to urban forests, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change relaunched a scheme for creating urban forest in 200 corporations and cities because all these cities forests within their respective boundaries.
2) Biodiversity conservation has traditionally been considered confined to remote forest areas but with increasing urbanization a need has arisen to safeguard and save biodiversity in urban areas also.
3) Not only the Urban Forest project is helping maintain ecological balance, but also provides city dwellers a good walk way and a place to be for the morning and evening walk.

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

Q4. The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) in a prediction has stated that there would be a 24% increase in the expansion of Amery Ice Shelf (AIS) boundaries by 2021.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The floating sheets of ice called ‘ice shelves’ play a multi-faceted role in maintaining the stability of a glacier. Ice shelves connect a glacier to the landmass.
2) The ice sheet mass balance, sea stratification, and bottom water formation are important parameters for the balancing of a glacier.
3) The Amery Ice Shelf is located in the western coast of Antarctica and is considered the largest ice shelf in the world.

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

Q5. India has pledged 15 million dollars to GAVI, the international vaccine alliance. The global vaccine summit was recently hosted by which of the following countries?

a) United States
b) United Kingdom
c) Switzerland
d) Italy

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