Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 May 2020


Q1 The Central Government had called for farmers' movement on integrated soil nutrient management in the country recently.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Deterioration of soil physical, chemical, and biological health has been considered as one of the main reasons for the stagnation in agricultural productivity in India.
2) The government aims to set up a village level soil testing lab by the youths who have an education in Women Self Help Groups, agriculture, FPO’s, etc.
3) centre will also launch  a soil test based rational application of fertilisers along with the promotion of organic farming, that will include BhartiyaPrakritikKrishiPadhati (BPKP) for the nutritious food in association with the Departments of Panchayati Raj, Rural Development, Drinking water and sanitation.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b)2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the way for him and his rival-turned-uneasy ally to join together in a controversial power-sharing deal.

Which of the following countries shares a boundary with Israel ?
1) Iran 
2) Jordan
3) Iraq
4) Egypt
5) Lebanon
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all the above

Q3 Internet users in rural areas surpassed those in urban areas for the first time, according to the ‘Digital in India’ report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Which of the following statements regarding the report stands true ?

1)The report showed that in rural India, the number of people actively accessing the internet on a daily basis increased by 30 million since March last year.
2) Accessibility to affordable devices and cheap data plans were a major boost behind the growth of India’s internet users. Also, the preferred device for accessing the internet was mobile in both urban and rural areas.
3) Another highlight from the report is that the increase in male internet users (26 million) was more than that of female internet users. It was an increase of 21% which is much higher than the 9% increase in female internet users.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements with respect to mutual funds :

1) Mutual funds are investment vehicles made up of a pool of funds collected from a number of investors. The funds are invested in stocks, bonds and money market instruments, among others.
2) In India, the industry dealing with mutual funds was established in the year 1963 with the development of the Unit Trust of India (UTI) which was an initiative of the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India.
3) According to data by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI),equity-oriented investments in mutual fund (MF) schemes in 2019-20 registered a 27% increase than the preceding fiscal.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following mangrove forests in India is the one which hosts the Royal Bengal tigers?

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