Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 May 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 May 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to the Atma nirbhar bharat package announced by the central government amid COVID pandemic stands true?

1) Indian government announced a special economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crore or 10% of India’s GDP in 2019-20 aimed towards achieving this mission. The package will focus on land, labour, liquidity and laws.It will cater to various sections including cottage industry, MSMEs, labourers, middle class, industries, among others.
2) India's stimulus value in dollar terms is higher than the GDP of 149 countries such as Vietnam, Portugal, Greece, New Zealand and Romania. It almost equals Pakistan's annual GDP of USD 284 billion.
3) Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, Government of India has also decided that food grains will be provided free of cost at the rate of 5 Kg per month for two months i.e. May and June 2020, to about 8 crore migrant labour who are not covered under NFSA or State scheme PDS cards.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hydro power projects in India and their location states :

1) Jawahar sagar : Rajasthan
2) Tehri : Uttarakhand
3) Pong Dam : Himachal Pradesh
4) Ukai : Odisha
5) Tungabhadra : Andhra Pradesh

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

Q3. Scientists from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently developed light carbon foam that will replace lead batteries. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Carbon foams are porous. The pores in the batteries help increase efficiency. The micro cells completely make a new type of electrolyte structure, thereby increasing its power & energy outputs.
2) Even though carbon foam batteries have lesser life cycle as compared to the lead-acid batteries. They are built three-fifth the cost of other advanced batteries.
3) The raw materials to make the carbon foam is easily available. It also helps to remove oil, arsenic and other metals from contaminated water.

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

Q4. The Centre has asked the States to use online portal National Migrant Information System- NMIS for capturing the information on movement of migrants and for better inter-State coordination. Which of the following statements regarding the portal stands true ?

1) The portal will maintain a central repository and help the sending as well as the receiving State and district to ask for and give their acceptance in an online format seamlessly. This system will help in speedy communication between States without creating additional work at the level of the field officers.
2) It has additional advantages like contact tracing, which may be useful in overall COVID-19 response work.
3) The online dashboard was developed by the National Epidemic Control Authority (NECA).

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

Q5. India Meteorological Department has warned that the cyclonic storm Amphan is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm. It originated in which of the following places ?

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