Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 June 2020


Q1 With respect to the newly launched PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbharNidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) This scheme targets to benefit over 50 lakh Street Vendors. Under the Scheme, the vendors can avail a working capital loan of up to ten thousand rupees, which is repayable in monthly instalments in the tenure of one year.
2) NABARD will implement the PM SVANidhi Scheme under the guidance of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
3) The implementing agency will also develop and maintain a customized and integrated IT Platform providing end-to-end solutions, including documentation of all the processes and workflows for an end-to-end solution, through a Portal and a Mobile App.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 India is the largest milk-producing country in the world and animal husbandry has been a major contributor to the growth of farmers.Which of the following are the native cow varieties of India ?

1) Jamnapyari
2) Gir
3) Beetal
4) Deoni
5) Rathi

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

Q3 The country is witnessing a rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse today. The annular ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse, wherein the Sun appears like a ring of fire, is visible in different parts of the country. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The solar eclipse is taking place on the summer solstice, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. When Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, the shadow falls on the surface of the Earth.
2) Eclipse shadows travel at 1,100 miles per hour at the equator and up to 5,000 miles per hour near the poles.
3) Ministry of Science and Technology has urged people to use sunglasses, goggles, exposed x-ray sheet or lampblack over a glass as they are safe. It said, viewing the Sun's image on the surface of the water is also safe.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Recently astronauts at ISS( International Space Station) witnessed  Bose-Einstein Quantum, the "Fifth State Of Matter" Seen For 1st Time In Space.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) -- the existence of which was predicted by Albert Einstein and Indian mathematician SatyendraNath Bose almost a century ago are formed when atoms of certain elements are cooled to near absolute zero.
2) But BECs are extremely fragile. The slightest interaction with the external world is enough to warm them past their condensation threshold.
3) This makes them nearly impossible for scientists to study on Earth, where gravity interferes with the magnetic fields required to hold them in place for observation.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 International development organisation (IDA) is the associate association of the World Bank's, known as the soft loan window. It provides loans to poor countries at very low rate of interest. Which of the following countries is the largest borrower from the bank ?

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