Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 May 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 May 2020

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Understanding how thermal comfort varies during extremely hot and cold conditions in the micro-environment of a car could help auto industries improve thermal comfort and minimise the associated health risks,
2) The ambient temperature inside cars could shoot up to as much as 65°C and induce conditions akin to a heat stroke, says a study that measured temperature and relative humidity levels.
3) Studies showed that the front of the car showed a higher maximum temperature and relative humidity than the back.

Which of the above statements stands true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Ramsar wetland sites and their corresponding state locations :

1) Bhoj wetland : Gujarat
2) Hokera wetland : Jammu & Kashmir
3) Rudrasagar lake : Assam
4) Ropar : Punjab

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2& 4 only
c) all of the above
d) 1 & 4 only

Q3. As per experts, Centre needs to cap its borrowings as the open ended borrowings will have negative consequences such as pushing interest rates high. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The combined fiscal deficit of the centre and state governments for this fiscal year as budgeted is 9.5 per cent of the GDP.
2) Because of the loss of revenue on account of the lockdown and because of the decline in the nominal GDP on account of the lockdown, the fiscal deficit will go beyond 10 per cent of the GDP.
3) The government needs to cover more households, give more per household and give for much longer per household. That is the first challenge on the government expenditure

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

Q4. The Odisha government has temporarily changed the daily eight-hour shift to 12 hours by tweaking the Factories Act, 1948, amid opposition from labour organisations. Which of the following statements regarding the act stands true ?

1) The Factories Act is a legislation that deals with safety, health and welfare of workers. The present Factories Act is applicable on factories (with electricity connection) with 20 workers and factories, without electricity, with 10 workers.
2) Apart from speeding up registration and compliance processes to help new entrepreneurs and start-ups, the new Factories Act seeks to do away with the ‘inspector raj.’
3) Labour is a concurrent list subject. Therefore, both centre and state governments shall frame their own laws. However, approval of central government is required.

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

Q5. World Health Organization (WHO) and ..................................

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