Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 September 2018

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 September 2018

Q1. Which of the following are the amongst the 4 projects sanctioned by the central government under the theme of tribal circuit under swadeshdarshanproject :

1) Peren- Kohima- Wokha (Nagaland)
2) Jashpur-Kunkuri-Mainpat( Uttarakhand)
3) Mulugu-Laknavaram-Medavaram(Telangana)

A) 1 only
B) 1 & 2only
C) 2 & 3only
D) All of the above

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding National Water Awards :

1) The objective of the awards is to encourage all stakeholders including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),for adopting innovative practices of ground water augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recycling & reuse of water.
2) Apart from Best State and Best District awards, cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh, Rs. 1.5 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh for Ist, IInd and IIIrd prize winners respectively.
3) Best TV show for promoting water conservation, Best Newspaper, Best School, Best Institution for successful campus water usage are the other categories of this award.

Which of the above statements are true ?

A) 1 only
B) 1 & 2only
C) 2 & 3only
D) All of the above

Q3. Strobilantheskunthianus (neelakurinji) the flower which blooms once in every 12years have been used by tribal communities to estimate their age. The shrub is an integral part of the biodiversity and has cultural ties to indigenous communities nearby.

The flower is found in which of the following hill stations in India :

A) Aravalli Ranges
B) Nilgiris
C) Palkonda ranges
D) Chottnagpur plateau

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding PM AASHA (PradhanMantriAnnadataAaySanrakshanAbhiyan) scheme are not true :

1)The umbrella scheme consists of three schemes:Price Support Scheme (PSS),Price Deficiency Payment Scheme (PDPS),Pilot of Private Procurement & Stockist Scheme (PPPS)
2) It clubs together an existing procurement scheme with newly introduced options meant for oilseeds only of additional procurement by private traders or a cash payment scheme.
3) The scheme was approved by department of food & public distribution (DFPD) under ministry of agriculture.

A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) 3 only
D) All of the above are true

Q5. “Pink economy” refers to which of the following :

A) the economy to be formed in future due to increased prawns production in India.
B) the catastrophe to be caused to cotton fields in near future due to pink boll worm pest.
C) the economy to be generated by LGBT community in employment sector after supreme court ruling that struck off IPC 377.
D) the economy to be generated by increased whale hunting in japan in near future.

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1 (D), 2 (D), 3 (B), 4 (C), 5 (C)