Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 JANUARY 2019

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statemenst with respect to schedule 6 of the constitution :

1) It contains provisions relating to administration of tribal areas in states of Assam, Meghalaya,Tripura & Mizoram only.
2) The President of India decides upon the composition of district councils & regional coucils and the allocation of seats therein.
3) These councils have the power of management of any forest land other than reserved forest and also regulate the practice of Jhum cultivation.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding the recently launched(National Clean Air Program ) NCAP are true ?

1) NCAP is a time bound national level strategy for pan India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner
2) The tentative national level target of 20%–30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 is proposed under the NCAP taking 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration.
3) The approach for NCAP includes collaborative, multi-scale and cross-sectoral coordination between the relevant central ministries, state governments and local bodies.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to E-NaM initiative by the central government :

1) E-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading (e-trading) portal which seeks to network the existing physical regulated wholesale market (known as APMC market) through a virtual platform to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities..
2) This online trading platform aims at reducing transaction costs, bridging information asymmetry and helps in expanding the market access for farmers.
3) E-NAM portal does not allow inter state trade of agricultural commodities which may promote hoarding and black marketing activities leading to price inflation.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. With respect to National Cooperative Development Cooperation (NCDC), which of the following statements are true?

1) The Nationl Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1962 as a statury Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
2) The prime function of NCDC is to plan, promote and develop cooperatives for augmenting income through activities such as Development of agriculture marketing, processing, storage and supply of inputs and consumer goods.
3) Only those Cooperatives registered under the State Cooperative Societies` Act or Multi-State Cooperative Societies` Act are elible for financial assistance under the NCDC schemes.

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

Q5. Which of the following European countries do not share a boundary with Norway ?

a) Finland
b) Sweden
c) Denmark
d) Russia

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