Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 November 2019


Q1. The Department of Rural Development has decided to institutionalize the social audits in major schemes of Rural Development, starting with NSAP and PMAY-G as a beginning is made in these two schemes by preparing the Guidelines. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Social Audit is recognized by many, including the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), as a powerful tool to enforce transparency and accountability.
2) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was the first Act to mandate Social Audits by the Gram Sabha of all the projects taken up in the Gram Panchayat.
3) However, important schemes like Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) and National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) audits are not carried out in any states in India.

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

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding CNG fuel :

1) CNG-powered vehicles are considered to be safer than gasoline-powered vehicles.
2) CNG emits significantly less pollution directly than gasoline or oil when combusted.
3) Natural gas vehicle have higher maintenance costs than other hydrocarbon-fuel-powered vehicles.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding global trade & tariff scenarios stands true ?

1) The 50 million MSMEs create over 100 million jobs and contribute 40 percent to India’s exports.
2) It is the backbone of Indian economy but the increasing trends of protectionism in the form of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) are denying market access to these enterprises particularly from the developing countries.
3) Developed countries advocate open and free trade with emphasis on removal of tariffs in developing countries but they themselves are raising more barriers in the form of NTBs that are leading to economic uncertainties and raising the cost of doing trade in developing and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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, president's rule is the suspension of state government and imposition of direct central government rule in a state.
2) The 44th Amendment Act of 1978 introduced a new provision to put a restraint on the power of the Parliament to extend the president's rule in a state.
3) Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are the only states where the president's rule has not been imposed so far.

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

Q5. “Dadhichi Dehdan” Committee recently seen in news is associated with which of the following ?

a) Formation of Farmer Producer Organisations.
b) Distribution of DBT via whatsapp to urban migrants.
c) Human body Organ donation .
d) Mitigation of pollution caused due to stubble burning.

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