Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 March 2020


Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Rising global temperatures are increasing exposure to heat stress, which harms human health, agriculture, the economy and the environment.
2) Annual exposure to extreme heat and humidity in excess of safety guidelines is projected to affect areas currently home to about 500 million people if the planet warms by 1.5 degrees Celsius, and nearly 800 million at 2 degrees Celsius.
3) Heat stress is caused by the body’s inability to cool down properly through sweating. Body temperature can rise rapidly, and high temperatures may damage the brain and other vital organs.

Which of the above statements stands true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following nuclear power plants in India and their corresponding location states are correctly matched ?

1) MahiBanswara : Odisha
2) Chutka : Madhya Pradesh
3) GHAVP : Haryana

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

Q3. According to a recently submitted parliamentary panel report, there is a widening gap over the last 5 years between projections and capital allocation for the defence sector. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The committee opines that such situation is not conducive for preparation of country to modern-day warfare, where possession of capital intensive modern machines are a prerequisite for not only tilting the result of war in our favour but also having a credible deterrence.
2) According to the report, The Navy and the IAF have committed liabilities lower their share of the capital allocation in the Budget.
3) On the committed liabilities, which are payments anticipated during a financial year for contracts concluded in previous years, the committee noted that they constitute a significant part of the capital head.

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

Q4. With respect to the “Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient Rain-Fed Agriculture” recently launched in Himachal Pradesh, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The project will improve upstream water sources in forests, pastures and grasslands and ensure sufficient water is available for sustainable agriculture both in Himachal Pradesh and in
downstream states.
2) The investment in downstream areas will augment the use of irrigation and help farmers shift from low-value cereal production to climate-resilient crop varieties and to higher-value fruit and vegetable production.
3) The project is being funded by International Monetary Fund.

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

Q5. The ‘ROPAX’ service is a ‘Water Transport Service Project’, under Eastern Waterfront Development. The benefits of this service include reduction in the travel time, vehicular emission and traffic on the road. The proposed project is introduced in which of the following Indian states ?

a) Karnataka
b) Maharashtra
c) West Bengal
d) Gujarat

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