Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 May 2020


Q1. Rekindling tensions over boundary claims, Indian and Chinese troops have clashed at two points along the Line of Actual Control this week, leaving personnel injured on both sides near the Pangong Tso lake.Which of the following statements with respect to the lake stands true ?

1) Pangong Tso is a long narrow, deep, landlocked lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft in the Ladakh, Himalayas.
2) The legendary 19th century Dogra general Zorawar Singh is said to have trained his soldiers and horses on the frozen Pangong lake before invading Tibet.
3) It is a salt water lake which freezes over in winter, and becomes ideal for ice skating and polo.

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

Q2. Which of the following includes the methods to calculate GDP in India ?

1) Income method
2) IIP method
3) Production method
4) Expenditure method
5) Wholesale Price Index method

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) 1,2 & 5 only

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to separation of powers between centre and states regarding disaster management stands true ?

1) As per Articles 73 and 162 of the constitution, the executive power of the Centre and the States is co-extensive with their respective legislative powers.
2) Disaster management as a field of legislation is mentioned in list 1 of the constitution (Union list).
3) The Disaster Management Act allows the Centre to issue guidelines, directions or orders to the States for mitigating the effects of any disaster.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to the status of malnutrition in India stand true ?

1) Malnutrition continues to be the leading risk factor for child death across India. Low birth weight is the biggest component in this risk factor.
2) While U5MR and NMR have been decreasing in almost all districts of India, the progress in this decline has been highly variable because of which the inequality in these rates has increased between districts within many States.
3) under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) and neonatal mortality rate in the first month of life (NMR) have dropped substantially since 2010.

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

Q5. Which of the following ministries/bodies launched the ‘CHAMPIONS’ portal which is a technology driven Control Room-Cum-Management Information System.? The system utilising modern ICT tools is aimed at assisting Indian MSMEs march into big league as National and Global CHAMPIONS.

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