Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 December 2019

Q1. Which Of the following statements regarding Parliamentary privileges in India stands true ?

1) Parliamentary privileges are special rights, immunities, exceptions enjoyed by the members of the two houses of parliament and their committees.
2) Concept of parliamentary privilege in the Constitution of India has been taken from the Irish Constitution.
3) Parliament can punish members as well as outsiders for breach of its privileges or its contempt by reprimand, admonition or imprisonment (also suspension or expulsion in case of members).

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

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

1) Mintakapass : Jammu & Kashmir
2) Aghilpass : Jammu & Kashmir
3) Bomdila : Himachal Pradesh
4) Lipulekh :Uttarakhand
5) Zozila : Sikkim

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

Q3. Crop assessment will turn hi-tech from the next crop season in June 2020 as the government plans to use remote sensing, satellites, drones and artificial intelligence etc. It also involves integration of new technology onto the crop cutting experiment.

Which of the following statements regarding crop cutting experiment (CCE) stands true ?

1) The CCE or the Crop Cutting Experiment is a process used to analyse the overall yield of the village. It is the most important step, as the values obtained through this are the base for the national wide yield values.
2) CCE is performed in the field by marking a specific area (25 square metres) in the field, harvesting the crop in the area and weighing the produce, which is taken as the yield per acre.
3) The operational guidelines of the PradhanMantriFasalBimaYojana (PMFBY) prescribe the timeline of two months of completion of Crop Cutting Experiments/harvesting period for settlement of claims by insurance companies.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the food and nutrition board of India stands true?

1) The Food & Nutrition Board (FNB), set up in 1964, is an attached office of the Ministry of Women & Child Development but was part of ministry of food during initial stage.
2) Activities of Food & Nutrition Board include nutrition education and training, both for the masses and for ICDS functionaries.
3) Under the Accelerated Programme for Development of SC/ST Community all the CFNEUs (Community Food & Nutrition Extension Units ) are organizing training courses in Home Scale Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables and Nutrition exclusively for SC/ST adolescent girls and women.

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

Q5. As part of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti Students Solar Ambassador Workshop, India has donated solar powered study lamps to children from a marginalised “Bedouin” community to spread the principles of self-sufficiency and raise awareness towards the adverse effects of climate change.

The community belongs to which of the following countries ?

a) Israel
b) Palestine
c) South Sudan
d) Ghana

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Answer :

1. (c) 2. (c) 3. (d) 4. (d) 5.(b)