Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 June 2020


Q1 In order to collect real time data and provide relevant information related to Sickle Cell, the government has launched a new portal which will act as catalyst in creating awareness.The portal was launched by the tribal affairs ministry to mark world sickle cell day.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited form of anaemia - a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body.
2) The first description of sickle haemoglobin in India was by Lehman and Cutbush in 1952 in the tribal populations in the Nilgiri hills in south India.
3) People who inherit a sickle haemoglobin gene from one parent and a normal gene from the other parent may not have sickle cell trait. In sickle cell trait the HbS is greater than 50% of total haemoglobin.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2& 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following countries were elected as non-permanent members of the UN security council along with India ?

1) Taiwan
2) Mexico
3) Ireland
4) Japan
5) Norway
Options :

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

Q3 Ending seven decades of restrictions, India fully opened commercial coal mining for the private sector through auctions designed to boost production, reduce imports and raise state revenues. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) From now onwards,there will be no restriction on the sale and utilization of coal from the mines. Earlier, blocks were awarded on a fixed payment per tonne basis, which the government believed was hurting production.
2) The coal auction process will serve as a template for the allocation of natural resources in India.
3) India has committed to ensuring that fossil fuels contribute no more than 60% of its energy production by 2030 as per the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2& 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 The Finance Ministry has given approval to a proposal to allow individuals and institutions to contribute directly to the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The NDRF was set up in accordance with Section 46 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It is meant to “meet the expenses for emergency response, relief and rehabilitation” for any disaster situation.
2) Although Section 46 includes a clause for grants made by any person or institution, provisions for such donations had not been made.
3) This approval will automatically bring the NDRF along with PM-CARES fund under the purview of right to information(RTI) act.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2& 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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