Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 January 2020

Q1. With respect to the recently released data on crime records by National Crime Records Bureau( NCRB ) , which of the following statements stands true ?

1) According to the report, crimes against women decreased in the country since 2017.
2) The incidents registered under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes related Acts saw a decline from 2017.
3) As many as 30,017 daily wage earners committed suicide in 2018, being the highest amongst all professions.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of folk dances of India and their corresponding origin states :

1) Rouff : Jammu & Kashmir
2) Bihu : Assam
3) Ghoomar : Rajasthan
4) Lavani : Punjab
5) Rasleela : Madhya Pradesh

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

Q3. The Forest Advisory Committee, under ministry of environment and forests has approved a scheme that could allow “forests” to be traded as a commodity.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) If implemented, it allows the Forest Department to outsource one of its responsibilities of reforesting to non­government agencies.
2) In the current system, industry needs to make good the loss of forest by finding appropriate non­forest land equal to that which would be razed. It also must pay the State Forest Department the current economic equivalent— called Net Present Value.
3) The proposed ‘Green Credit Scheme’ allows agencies which they could be private companies, village forest communities to identify land and begin growing plantations. After three years, they would be eligible to be considered as compensatory forest land if they met the Department’s criteria.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the recently passed mineral laws amendment ordinance 2020 stands true ?

1) This will open up the coal mining sector completely, enabling anyone with finances and expertise to bid for blocks and sell the coal freely to any buyer of their choice.
2) The opening up of coal mining will effectively lead to Coal India’s (CIL) monopoly status which targets a production of one billion tonnes by 2024.
3) Large investment in mining will create jobs and set off demand in critical sectors such as mining equipment and heavy commercial vehicles.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries have agreed to set up 1000 fats track courts across the country for speedy disposal of rape cases and sexual offences against children ?

a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Iran
d) Srilanka

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Answer :

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