Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 October 2020


Q1 Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Operation green’ :

1) ‘Operation Green’ is being implemented as part of AtmanirbharAbhiyan under the ageis of Union Ministry of Food Processing. 
2) Under this scheme, 90 per cent subsidy is given to the farmers for transporting the surplus produce of agricultural commodities like oranges and  vegetables to the markets by rail.
3) 50 per cent subsidy is also given for cold chain storage of agricultural commodities.  However, in order to get this subsidy, farmers have to attach self-certified documents online on ‘Sampada’ portal of the Ministry of Food Processing.


Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :

a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2  Which the following pairs of rescue operations conducted by the Indian military are correctly matched ?

1) Operation sahyog -- flood relief operation by Indian army in Kerala.
2) Operation rahat --Indian airforce’s rescue operation during the Iraq war in the gulf region.
3) Operation maithri --India’s rescue & evacuation operations during Nepal earthquake.


Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q3  Atal Innovation Mission, AIM has collaborated with CGI India which is one among the largest IT and business consulting services firms, for creating a successful and innovative workforce from the Atal Tinkering Lab, ATL schools recently. Which of the following statements regarding the scheme stands true ?

1) ATL is a dedicated innovation workspace set-up at schools where students get access to do-it-yourself (DIY) kits and learn to tinker and create innovative solutions using the latest technologies.
2) CGI volunteers will coach and mentor students at the ATLs to enhance technical literacy and provide immersive learning experiences to the students through hands-on experience using STEM tools.
3) Chairman of NITI Ayog is the ex officio mission director for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM ).


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4  The United Nations recently observed the International Day for Disaster Reduction also known as the World Calamity Control Day. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The day is observed to spread awareness about how people and communities across the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and this year the day is being observed under the Theme: Disaster Risk Governance.
2) India had framed National Disaster Management Plan on the basis of Vienna Framework.  
3) The national disaster management plans includes guidelines made for 18 broad activities some of which include- Evacuation of people and animals, early warning systems, Search and rescue of animals and people, medical care , food and essential supplies etc.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following Indian states has become the first state in the country that have made the public education completely digital ?

Options :
a) Gujarat
b) Kerala
c) Assam
d) Odisha

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