Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 October 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 October 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana:

1) The Scheme envisages Promotion of commercial organic production through certified organic farming.
2) The produce will be pesticide residue free and will contribute to improve the health of consumer.
3) Every farmer will be provided Rs. 20,000 per acre in three years for seed to harvesting of crops and to transport produce to the market.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding eastern ghats are not true :

1) The Eastern Ghats spread is across Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu and some parts of kerala.
2) Eastern ghat currently faces large scale ecological destruction unlike the western ghats which is more protected.
3) While agriculture was the main reason for deforestation during the early years, post 1975, mining and other developmental activities such as the construction of dams, roads were the culprits.

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

Q3. President Ramnath Kovind will hold talks with the top leadership of the Tajikistan on his 3 day vist to strengthen India's ties with the Central Asian country.

Which one of the following central asian countries do not share a boundary with tajikistan ?

a) Kyrgystan
b) Kazakhstan
c) China
d) Afghanistan

Q4.Consider the following statements with respect to electronic voting machines (EVM’s) :

1) The EVM VVPAT inventory is securely managed through a robust tracking system to track all operations on machine movement.
2) During the ballot paper era, large number of votes in each Assembly constituency ended up being invalid; EVM introduction have nullified these cons.
3) The specially designed thermal paper to be used in the VVPAT is capable of retaining the printout for more than five years so that the printout is available for manual verification by the Court.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following is the purpose of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize awarded by UNESCO every 2 years

a) to honour and reward extraordinary creative achievements in promoting tolerance, in the field of peace-building.
b) to honour those working in the field of promotion of traditional cultures.
c) to honour those fighting against sexual exploitation across the globe.
d) to felicitate teachers promoting vocational education in African nations.

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 1(d), 2(c), 3(b), 4(d), 5(a)