Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched PM KisanMaanDhanYojana :

1) The scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years and a monthly pension of Rs. 3000/- will be provided to them on attaining the age of 60 years.
2) The initial enrollment to the Scheme is being done through the Common Service Centres in various states. Later on alternative facility of enrollment through the PM-Kisan State Nodal Officers only.
3) After the death of both the farmer and the spouse, the accumulated corpus shall be credited back to the Pension Fund.

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 are the common diseases affecting rice crop?

1) Common bunt
2) False smut
3) Brown spot
4) Dryland foot rot
5) Tungro disease

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

Q3. With respect to India Energy Storage Alliance ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) was launched in 2012 by Customized Energy Solutions to promote Electric Energy Storage (EES) and microgrid technologies and their applications in India.
2) IESA does this by creating awareness among various stakeholders to make the Indian industry and power sector more competitive and efficient, and by promoting information exchange with the end users to assist with more informed decision making.
3) IESA also provides insights to technology developers and system integrators on the policy landscape and business opportunities in India through frequent interaction with key stakeholders.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) In India, every year, 37 out of every 1,000 children born are unable to celebrate their 5th birthday, and one of the major reasons for this is diarrhoeal deaths.
2) Out of all the causes of diarrhoea, Rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea in children less than 5 years of age.
3) Rotavirus vaccine along with proper sanitation, hand washing practices, ORS and zinc supplementation will go a long way in reducing the mortality and morbidity due to diarrhoea in children.

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

Q5. Which of the following is the latest ASEAN country after combodia and phillipines to become the member of International Criminal Court (ICC) by ratifying the Rome statute.

a) Nepal
b) Malaysia
c) Thailand
d) Singapore

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