Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 June 2020


Q1 Recently the central government has issued guidelines to give 50% subsidy in a fixed timeframe for storing and transporting fruit and vegetables to prevent post-harvest losses and distress sale by farmers when prices fall. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1)Subsidy support for transport and storage of perishables shall go a long way in ensuring remunerative prices to farmers, reducing wastage and assuring seamless supply of perishables.
2) Subsidy will be disbursed if the price in notified production clusters falls below the average of the preceding three years or if it falls more than 25% from last year’s price at the time of harvest.
3) Food processors, farmer producer organisations, co-operative societies, individual farmers, licensed commission agents, exporters, state marketing and retailers engaged in processing and marketing of fruits and vegetables can avail of the scheme.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of ancient temples in India with their location states :

1) Mundeshwaridevitemple :Odisha
2) Lad Khan temple : Karnataka
3) Tungnathtemple :Uttarakhand
4) Dilwaratemples : Maharashtra
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 1 & 4 only 
c) 2 & 3 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3 Monsoons always blow from cold to warm regions. The summer monsoon and the winter monsoon determine the climate for most of India and Southeast Asia. Which of the following statements regarding monsoons in India stands true ?

1) The summer monsoon is associated with heavy rainfall. It usually happens between April and September. As winter ends, warm, moist air from the southwest Indian Ocean blows toward countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
2) Winter monsoons are less powerful than summer monsoons in Southeast Asia, in part because the Himalaya Mountains prevent much of the wind and moisture of the monsoons from reaching the coast.
3) The winter monsoon brings dry air from the South China Sea to areas like Indonesia and Malaysia.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 The first ever distribution of assistive aids & devices to divyangjan through virtual platform under Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing / fitting of aids / appliances (ADIP ) Scheme of M/O Social Justice & Empowerment in Firozpur, Punjab took place recently. Which of the following statements regarding the scheme stands true ?

1) The main objective of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.
2) Persons who have not received assistance from the Government, local bodies and Non-Official Organisations during the last 3 years for the same purpose are eligible beneficiaries.
3) The scheme is implemented through implementing agencies such as the NGOs, National Institutes under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and ALIMCO (a PSU).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

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