Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 June 2020


Q1 With respect to governance in commercial banks, which of the following statements regarding the latest recommendations suggested by RBI stands true ?

1) The banking regulator said board members should not be a member of any other bank’s board or the RBI and should not be either a Member of Parliament or State Legislature or Municipality or other local bodies.
2) A director on the board of an entity other than a bank may be considered for appointment as director on a bank’s board only if the person is an owner of an NBFC and enjoys a financial accommodation from the NBFC.
3)  The discussion paper suggested appointment, re-appointment and termination of wholetime directors and chief executive officers should be with the previous approval of RBI.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of Hybrid varieties with their respective parent plant varieties ?

1) Nayana : Cotton
2) Shresth : Rice
3) Adithya : Wheat
4) AliyarNagar : Coconut
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3only
b) 3& 4 only
c) 1 & 4 only
d) 2 & 3 only

Q3 The Central Government’s decision to increase import duty on bamboo sticks from 10% to 25% will open up new avenues of self-employment in the country. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Agarbatti making industry is a part of the Village Industry, which requires a very small capital and less technical skill. This industry employs mostly women workers. In the post Covid scenario, this industry will prove to be a boon for the migrant workers.
2) India is the largest producer of bamboo in the world but ironically, it is also the 2nd largest importer of bamboo and its products.
3) While 136 varieties of bamboo are found in India; the BambusaTulda variety, which is used for making agarbatti sticks, is found in abundance in the North eastern region.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 The Asiatic Lion population in India has increased by 29%. It was 523 in 2015 and has increased to 674 in 2020.Which of the following statements with respect to the species stands true ?

1) The Asiatic Lion is listed under Endangered in IUCN red list mainly because of their small population size and area of occupancy.
2) The Asiatic Lions are found in western and middle Asia. In India there were found in the region between the Indus river in the west, till Bengal in the east and till Narmada river in the south.
3) The Asiatic Lions are currently in the protected areas of agro-pastoral landscape of Saurashtra, Gujarat.Theyare also listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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