Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 March 2020


Q1. The Law Ministry has informed the Lok Sabha that it has a proposal from the Election Commission (EC) to link Aadhaar with the Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) One of the arguments being made in favour of the move is that it may allow migrant labour and workers to vote even if they are away from their homes at the time of elections.
2) The proposal aims to bring amendments to the Aadhaar act 2016 as well as the representation of people’s act,1951.
3) However, the proposed amendment clearly mentions that if anyone fails to furnish Aadhaar details, that individual will be denied enrollment or details will be deleted from the voters’ list.

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) 1 & 2 only

Q2. Gene editing, is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted, modified or replaced in the genome of a living organism.Which of the following can be regarded as gene editing tools ?

1) Zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs)
2) CRISP-CaS
3) Homologous recombination (HR)

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

Q3. The Lok Sabha suspended seven MP’s for the remaining period of the Budget session for “gross misconduct and utter disregard” for House rules. With respect to the powers of Lok Sabha to expel its members, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) It may be recalled that Article 194 (3) of the Constitution clearly provides that the powers and privileges of every legislature in India shall be at par with the British House of Commons and it is beyond any shadow of doubt that the House of Commons had unbridled power to terminate the membership of a Commoner, if in the opinion of the House such Commoner has conducted in a derogatory and undignified manner.
2) Article 190, however, enumerates the circumstances in which the seat of a sitting member becomes vacant. These circumstances include resignation, continued absence for 60 days and incurring disqualification under Article 191.
3) It cannot be contended with any degree of force that since there is no provision in the Constitution providing for a member’s seat becoming vacant as a result of his expulsion, the right or privilege of expelling a member cannot be exercised.

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

Q4. The Ministry of MSME has launched the Mission Solar Charkha for implementation of 50 Solar Charkha Clusters across the country for the year 2018-19 and 2019-20. Which of the following statements regarding the objectives and features of the scheme stands true ?

1) The scheme envisages setting up of ‘Solar Charkha Clusters’, which would mean a focal village and other surrounding villages in a radius of 80 to 100 kilometres.
2) The scheme is being implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). The scheme shall be implemented in all States of India.
3) The main objective of the scheme is to ensure inclusive growth by generation of employment, especially for women & youth and boosting rural economy along with help in arresting migration from rural to urban areas.

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

Q5. “Altcoins”,”Litecoins”,Monero” etc recently seen in news, are various types of which amongst the following financial/market related products ?

a) Virtual currencies
b) Crypto currencies
c) Masala bonds
d) Pandemic bonds

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