Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 September 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Tamilnadu produces 71% of salt in the country, followed by Rajasthan at 17% and Gujarat at 11%. The rest of the country accounts for a mere 1% of salt produced.
2) Iodine is a vital micro-nutrient for optimal mental and physical development of human beings. Deficiency of iodine can result in a range of disabilities and disorders such as goitre, hypothyroidism, cretinism, abortion, still births, mental retardation and psychomotor defects
3) India made fortification of salt with iodine mandatory for direct human consumption in 1992. This was relaxed in 2000 and then reimposed in 2005.

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. India's khariffoodgrain production is set to decline in 2019 after three consecutive years of record high production, said ratings agency CRISIL.

Which of the following crops are considered as Kharif crops in India ?

1) Oat
2) Ragi
3) Chickpea
4) Groundnut
5) Arhar

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to India’s commitment to recover land degradation stands true ?

1) The decline in the productive capacity of the land due to climatic factors and human intervention is land degradation.
2)India faces a severe problem of land degradation, or soil becoming unfit for cultivation. About 29% or about 96.4 million hectares are considered degraded.
3) India would raise its ambition of the total area that would be restored from its land degradation status, from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares between now and 2030.

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

Q4. Centre has announced the rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) Services by India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), giving a strong boost to its efforts in expanding access to financial services for millions of unbanked and underbanked customers.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) With the launch of AEPS services, IPPB has now become the single largest platform in the country for providing interoperable banking services to the customers of ANY BANK by leveraging the last mile unprecedented reach of the Postal network.
2) To avail these services, a customer with an Aadhaar linked account can simply authenticate his/her identity with fingerprint scan &Aadhaarauthentication to complete a transaction along with uploading of his PAN card details.
3) AePS services are bank-agnostic and are driven by an inexpensive infrastructure enabling low cost delivery of doorstep banking services to every section of the society without discrimination, thus bringing forth the dawn of a ‘Truly Inclusive Financial System’.

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

Q5. The recently inaugurated “Motihari-Amlekhganj” energy pipeline by India serves to ensure stable energy supply for which of the following countries in the Indian sub continent ?

a) Srilanka
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Afghanistan

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Answer :

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