Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 November 2019

Q1 Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is implementing “Medicinal Plants” component under “Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission” (NAM) since 2015-16 throughout the country.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Under NAM scheme, the Ministry of AYUSH has supported cultivation of medicinal plants in state of Bihar, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal through which the river Ganga flows.
2) Government has also supported a project titled Dissemination of Vetiver (Chrysopogonzizanioides) agrotechnology in flood-prone contaminated area of Ganga river of Uttar Pradesh.
3) Government also has a proposal to develop a five km. long green belt on the banks of river Ganga through cultivation of medicinal plants.
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following can be regarded as the steps being taken by the government to control population growth in India ?

1) Mission ParivarVikas
2) National food security mission
3) Clinical Outreach Teams (COT) Scheme
4) National Child Policy initiative
5) National Family Planning Indemnity Scheme
a) 1,2 & 3 only 
b) 1,3 & 5 only 
c) 2,4 & 5 only 
d) 2,3 & 4 only 

Q3 Which of following statements regarding organic farming in India and its certification stands true ?

1) It is reported that organic farming  leads to 10-20% reduction in cost of cultivation (cost saving) and 20-50% increase in net returns to farmers.
2) Government of India has been encouraging organic farming in the country through the dedicated schemes namely ParamparagatKrishiVikasYojana (PKVY- Centrally Sponsored scheme, in all states & UTs) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North East Region.
3) Third party certification of organic farming is promoted by Agriculture Processed Food and Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce.

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

Q4 Consider the following statements :

1) India is a Member of World Trade Organization (WTO) and the provisions of the Agreement on Agriculture under the aegis of WTO, restrict exports on commercial terms from public stockholding.
2) No export for wheat/rice has been made from Central pool food grains stocks during the last year and the current year till date.
3) To meet any contingency situation like drought, strategic reserves are made by states which procure food grains from farmers directly.
Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5 “ManikarnikaTambe” was the real name of which of the following freedom fighters who played an important role in the revolt of 1857 ?

a) Bahadur shah
b) Shah Alam
c) Rani Lakshmi bhai
d) ArunaAsaf Ali

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Answer :

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