Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 December 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Family planning is considered universally as the smartest development investment. For India to realize its sustainable development goals and economic aspirations, it is important to ensure that people have informed access to contraception and quality family planning services.
2) Nearly30 million currently married women in the age group of 15-49 yearswithin this critical cohort of young people have unmet needs in family planning, which limit theirability to delay or avoid pregnancy by not having access or the agency to use contraception.
3) India, with a current population size of 1.37 billion, has the second largest population in the world. We are also at a stage where birth rates are rising and the population continues to grow due to the fact that more than60 per cent of the population is young and in the reproductive age group.

Which of the following statements stands true ?

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

Q2. Arrange the following Ramsar wetland sites in India from south to North :

A) Ropar
B) Ashtamudi
C) Kolleru
D) Tsomoriri
E) DeeporBeel


Q3. Which of the following statements describing relationship between crops and the weather patterns are correct ?

1) Cold weather is necessary in the rabi season to maintain soil moisture.
2) The warmer it is, the higher will be the evaporation of water from the soil, which will compound water scarcity.
3) However Kharif crops are not affected by deficient rainfall due to their higher moisture retention capacities.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements are regarding comparison of impeachment procedures of presidents of India and America stands true ?

1) The US constitution defines impeachment as "the method for removing the president, vice president, federal judges, and other federal officials from office".
2) President of India can be impeached for violation of constitution, the features of which are clearly defined in the constitution.
3) In India either house can initiate impeachment proceedings against the president and with the concurrence of the other house can impeach the President.In US the power to impeach solely lies with the Senate (upper house).

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

Q5. Which of the following global organisations releases the “State of World’s Children” report ?

b) WHO
d) World Bank

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (c) 3. (a) 4. (c) 5.(c)