Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 October 2020


Q1  RashtriyaKamdhenuAayog (RKA) has started a nation- wide campaign to celebrate KamdhenuDeepawaliAbhiyan this year on the occasion of Deepawali festival. Through this campaign, the RKA is promoting extensive use of cow-dung and products during this Diwali Festival. Which of the following statements regarding the campaign stands true ?


1) Apart from generating business opportunities to thousands of cow-based entrepreneurs, the use of cow dung products will lead to cleaner and healthier environment and will also help make Gaushalas ‘Atmanirbhar’ too. 
2) By providing an environment friendly alternative to Chinese made Diyas, the campaign will boost up Make in India vision and also promote Swadeshi movement while reducing environmental damage.
3) Ministry of agriculture and farmer’s welfare is the nodal agency for the scheme.
Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2  Which of the following countries shares border with both Armenia and Azerbaijan ?


1) Georgia
2) Russia
3) Iran
4) Turkey
Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) 2 & 4 only 

Q3  Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?


1) The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing the global economy some $2.97 trillion.
2) The figure far outstrips the 4,212 major natural disasters recorded between 1980 and 1999, the UN office said in a new report entitled “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019”.
3) The sharp increase was largely attributable to a rise in climate-related disasters, including extreme weather events like floods, drought and storms.
Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4  The Supreme Court recently asked the government to respond to a plea to provide equal protection in law against sexual abuse for transgender persons. Which of the following statements with respect to legislation/judgements regarding  protection of transgenders stands true ?


1) Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 provides for stringent punishment for harassments against transgenders and to states for denial of reservation of these communities in education and employment opportunities.

2) The Vishaka guidelines deals with the sexual harassment of women at the workplace and the decriminalisation of consensual gay sex acts.
3) However in spite of declaring transgender people to be a ‘third gender’ by the supreme court, there is no provision/section in the Indian Penal Code which may protect the third gender from the sexual assault by male/female or another transgender.
Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5  Union Government has said that a total of about 32 crore man-days of employment has been provided and 31 thousand 577 crore rupees spent so far under GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan.The GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan was launched to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for which of the following categories ?


Options :
a) Senior citizens
b) Migrant workers
c) Adolescent girls 
d) Pregnant and lactating mothers

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