Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 JANUARY 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to Price Deficiency Payment (PDP) system in Agriculture :

1) Under the PDP system, farmers are proposed to be compensated for the difference between the government-announced MSPs for select crops and their actual market prices.
2) However,the PDP system is considered to be less effective than MSPs in ensuring that cropping patterns in India respond to consumer needs.
3) Price deficiency payment also helps to keep India’s bill on food subsidies under check.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following constitutes the objectives of the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) implemented by the ministry of commerce & industry:

1) To encourage the development of organic farming and organic processing.
2) To provide the means of evaluation of certification programme for organic agriculture and products as per the approved criteria.
3) To facilitate certification of organic products in conformity with the importing countries organic standards as per equivalence agreement between the two countries or as per importing country requirement.

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

Q3. A project for “Development of Gandhi Circuit: Bhitiharwa-Chandrahia-Turkaulia under Rural Circuit theme of SwadeshDarshan Scheme” has been sanctioned in Bihar as part of commemorating the centenary of which of the following national movement events of British India :

a) Champaran Satyagraha
b) Chittagong armoury raid
c) Kheda Satyagraha
d) Civil disobedience movement.

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the technology initiatives brought in by the central government to boost the MSME sector :

1) AnMSME SAMADHAAN Portal- for empowering micro and small entrepreneurs across the country to directly register their cases relating to delayed payments.
2) An MSME SAMPARK Portal- to help in monitoring the implementation of public procurement policy for micro and small enterprises.
3) An MSME SAMBANDH Portal – A digital platform wherein jobseekers (passed out trainees/students of MSME Technology Centres) and recruiters get connected.

Which of the above statements are nottrue ?

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

Q5. With respect to Island Development Agency (ISA) which of the following statements are true?

1) The IDA has been constituted in 2017 under the Chairmanship of the Home Minister, Government of India to oversee the comprehensive development of Islands.
2) It undertakes holistic development in the project islands only after giving due consideration to unique maritime and territorial bio-diversity of the islands.
3) IDA members includes, cabinet secretary, home secretary, secretary (environment, forests and climate change), secretary (tourism) and secretary (tribal welfare).

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

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1(c), 2(d), 3(a), 4(b), 5(d)

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