Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 March 2020


Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) According to the Global Gender Gap Index 2020,a study covering 153 economies, India has slipped to the 112th spot from its 108th position in 2018.
2) The report also says it would take nearly a hundred years to close the gender gap in various fields in India compared to the time it would take in other countries.
3) While cultural and social causes are considered the primary reasons for gender discrimination, at least in India, organisational factors have also played a big role in preventing gender parity in science.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of temples in India and their corresponding location states are correctly matched ?

1) Badami : Karnataka
2) Shirdi : Assam
3) Somnath : Gujarat
4) Badrinath : Uttarakhand
5) Sringeri : Maharashtra

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

Q3. With respect to the effect of global economic slowdown on Indian economy and the measures RBI is set to adopt, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) India cannot remain insulated from global economic turbulence and economic growth is sure to slow down in the coming quarters.
2) In such a situation, it is sensible to hold on to the rate cut option for use at a more challenging time, which is bound to follow.
3) With headline inflation and core inflation — both CPI and WPI trending north, food prices increasing and fuel prices rising, the environment is indeed favorable for a rate cut.

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

Q4. With respect to the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) Promoting health and prevention of disease and risk factors is an important aspect of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram under the National Health Mission.
2) Public health being a union subject, all the administrative and personnel matters, including the recruitment of counsellors in public health facilities under the programme, lies with the Union Government.
3) Under the Karyakram weekly Iron Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) Programme is being implemented for school going adolescent boys and girls and out of school adolescent girls across the country.

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

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