Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 February 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 February 2020

Q1. Ministry of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) launched “Apiary on Wheels” scheme recently . It is a unique concept framed by KVIC (Khadi and Village Industries) Apiary on wheels is an approach to make beekeeping simpler.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Bee keeping involves laborious and mental challenges such a placing the bee boxes in strategic positions, migrating the bee boxes and fulfil the nourishment needs of the bees.The Apiary on Wheels addresses all the above issues.
2) The unorganised and the traditional methods of beekeeping were suspended with the establishment of the Khadi Village and Industry Committee (KVIC). It strengthened the beekeeping activity with the formation of 25 lakh bee colonies.
3) The Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmer’s Welfare established the National Bee Board (NBB) in the year 2000. The main motto of the board is to improve pollination and crop productivity through beekeeping.

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

Q2. The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals is to be held in India soon.

Which of the following species of animals/birds/fishes are categorised as migratory species ?

1) Dugong
2) Humpbacked whale
3) Snow leopard
4) Amur falcons
5) Marine turtles

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) all of the above
d) 1,3 & 4 only

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the central administrative tribunal (CAT ) stand true ?

1) CAT has jurisdiction to deal with service matters pertaining to the Central Government employees or of any Union Territory, or local or other government under the control of the Government of India, or of a corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government.
2) The Members are drawn, both from judicial as well as administrative streams so as to give the Tribunal the benefit of expertise both in legal and administrative spheres.
3) Appeals against the orders of administrative tribunals can be laid before the Supreme court only.

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

Q4. Recently the United States Trade Representative (USTR ) took India off developing country list, which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) India, along with Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam were taken off the list since they each have at least a 0.5% share of the global trade, despite having less than $12, 375 GNI (the World Bank threshold separating high income countries from others).
2) Countries not given special consideration have higher levels of protection against a Countervailing duty investigation.
3) India was the only country amongst the G20 group which was having the developing nation status under USTR categorisation.

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

Q5. “Ciara”,”Sabine”&“Elsa” recently seen in news refers to which of the following ?

a) Satellites launched by Libya for the first time.
b) Names of the storm which battered many parts of north western Europe recently.
c) Endangered species of fishes which were recently declared as extinct in amazon.
d) Names of research stations in arctic region held by Russia.

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Answer :

1. (d) 2. (c) 3. (a) 4. (c) 5. (b)