Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 May 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the 'GOAL' programme launched by the tribal ministry stands true ?

1) The GOAL programme is designed to provide mentorship to tribal youth through digital mode.
2) The digitally enabled programme envisages to act as a catalyst to explore hidden talents of the tribal youth, which will help in their personal development as well as contribute to all-round upliftment of their society.
3) The programme intends to upskill and empower 5,000 tribal youths in the current phase to harness the full potential of digital platforms and tools to learn new ways of doing business, explore and connect with domestic and international markets.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of vitamins/minerals and their deficiency disorders :

1) Calcium : Scurvy
2) Vitamin C : Bone and tooth decay
3) Vitamin D : Rickets
4) Iodine : Goitre
5) Iron : Anaemia

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3. Defence minister has recently approved the launch of Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of 400 crore rupees for creating state of the art testing infrastructure for this sector. Which of the following statements regarding the DTIS stands true ?

1) The Scheme would run for the duration of five years and envisages to set up six to eight new Test Facilities in partnership with private industry.
2) This will facilitate indigenous defence production, consequently reduce imports of military equipment and help make the country self-reliant
3) The projects under the Scheme will be provided with up to 50 percent government funding in the form of Grant-in-Aid and the remaining 50 per cent of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle whose constituents will be Indian private entities and State Governments.

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

Q4. Former RBI governor had recently said that if necessary the government could use the ‘escape clause’ in the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act which allows the central bank to monetise the deficit. Which of the following statements regarding the ‘escape clause’ in the FRBM act stands true ?

1) The escape clause under the FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) Act details a set of events in which the Central government can deviate from fiscal deficit targets.
2) The fiscal deficit is the total amount by which the government’s expenses for a year exceed its revenues, excluding interest payments.
3) The FRBM 2018 amendments mentioned that the deviation from the stipulated fiscal deficit target must not exceed 0.5 percentage points in a year.

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

Q5. The ‘Sohrai khovar’ (mural art painting) which recently received GI tag is the traditional artform of which of the following Indian states ?

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