Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 June 2020


Q1 With respect to the functioning of the national tiger conservation authority ( NTCA ) which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The tiger has been taken from the brink to an assured path of recovery, which is evident in findings of the quadrennial All India Tiger Estimation conducted in 2006,2010,2014 and 2018.
2) These results have shown a healthy annual growth rate of tigers at 25%, which offsets natural losses and keeps tigers at the habitats carrying capacity level, in the Indian context.
3) The National Tiger Conservation Authority maintains the highest standards of transparency in so far as making tiger death statistics available to the citizen through its website as well as dedicated portal so that people can make a logical assessment.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 The Government of India has set up a Task Force to examine matters pertaining to age of motherhood, imperatives of lowering MMR, improvement of nutritional levels and related issues recently. One of the important terms of reference of the task force will be to examine the correlation of age of marriage and motherhood with respect to which of the following factors :

1) Child sex ratio
2) Total fertility rate
3) Maternal mortality rate
4) Infant mortality rate
5) Sex Ratio at Birth

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

Q3 Consider the following statements :

1) The creation of India’s robust digital infrastructure has not been an overnight process but a sustained effort to lay its foundational layers: building digital infrastructure, targeted G2P transfer initiatives, PFMS linkage and NPCI’s role in enabling digital payments.
2) A big step towards customer centricity and establishing a direct connection of the government with the people was enabled by the PradhanMantri Jan DhanYojana which successfully enabled zero-cost, zero-balance bank accounts.
3) One nation one ration system is a step in the right direction and we must tread that path while continuing to focus on financial literacy and bolstering cybersecurity.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Researchers have recently identified that a bunch of districts in India that have the maximum prevalence for diabetes among women.Which of the following statements regarding the findings stands true ?

1) The higher levels of diabetes in the southern and eastern parts of India as being linked to diets of “rice-meat-and-fish” and a higher intake of “sweets and snacks” that were rich in trans-fats.

2) Previous work had found that diabetes-related mortality is higher among men in India.
3) However, a skewed gender ratio as well unequal access to medical care has led to the disease being under-reported in women.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 The ‘SWADES’ initiative was launched by the central.........................

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