Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 JANUARY 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 JANUARY 2019

Q1. With respect to System of Rice Intensification (SRI) methods ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) In SRI method, younger seedlings are singly spaced and typically hand weeded with special tools.
2) It helps in reducing carbon emissions since it uses lesser water as well as lesser chemical fertilizers than the conventional method of farming.
3) It is also less labour intensive than the conventional farming method.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian classical art forms and their corresponding origin states :

1) Cheriyalscrolls : Karnataka
2) Kalighatpaintings : West Bengal
3) Pattachitrapainting :Odisha
4) Kalamezhuthu :Tamilnadu
5) Warli folk painting : Maharashtra

Which of the above are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to ‘Menstrual Hygiene for Adolescent Girls’ scheme are true ?

1) It aims to increase the awareness of adolescent girls towards menstrual hygiene & also ensures access to high quality sanitary napkins in rural areas.
2) Funds are provided to respective state governments /UT’s through NHM for decentralised procurement of napkins and their distribution to people at subsidized rates.
3) It also ensures safe disposal off sanitary napkins in an environmental friendly manner.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the latest packaging norms by the FSSAI :

1) The new rules prohibits packaging material made of recycled plastics including carry bags for packaging, storing, carrying or dispensing articles of food.
2) Taking cognizance of the carcinogenic effect of inks and dyes, these regulations also prohibits the use of newspaper and such other materials for packing or wrapping of food articles and includes respective Indian standard for printing inks for use on food packages.
3) Recognizing the importance of packaging in the food sector and its impact on food safety, FSSAI has separated the packaging regulations from the labelling regulations.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. A floating treatment wetland(FTW) is used to clean polluted water.Plants planted on FTW can clean the lake by absorbing nitrates and other pollutants in the water. It was first introduced in which of the following lakes of the country.

a) Chilka lake
b) Sambhar lake
c) Neknampur lake
d) Ashtamudi lake

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