Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 March 2020


Q1 The Indian meteorological Department has predicted El Nino to be neutral this year. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) This will bring in normal rains to India during South West Monsoon. The Indian Monsoon is greatly affected by the El Nino and La Nina Weather Phenomenon.
2) The ENSO phenomenon strengthens the trade winds that give good rains to India during Monsoon. It is the trade winds that get deflected due to Coriolis force and blow as north east monsoons.
3) During El Nino, the ocean waters in the western Pacific (near Australia) warms up. This breaks the warm waters from reaching the Australian coast.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of festivals in India and their corresponding states of origin :

1) Made Snana : Andhra Pradesh
2) Moatsu : Bihar
3) Sarhul : Jharkhand
4) SammakkaJatara :Telangana
5) Karama :Odisha

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,4 & 5 only
d) all the above

Q3 Which of the following statements regarding the provisions of essential services maintenance act 1968 stands true ?

1) Power to arrest without warrant. Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898  any police officer may arrest without warrant any person who is reasonably suspected of having committed any offence under this Act.
2) Act to override other laws. The provisions of this Act and of any Order issued thereunder shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent there with contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or in any other law for the time being in force.
3) Power to prohibit strikes in certain employments. If the Central Government is satisfied that in the public interest it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by general orspecial Order, prohibit' strikes in any essential service specified in the Order.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 ICAR has launched a flagship network project National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The NICRA aims at strategic research on adaptation and mitigation, demonstration of technologies on farmers’ fields and creating awareness among farmers and other stakeholders to minimize the impacts of global warming on agriculture.
2)  Under this project, large number of indigenous genetic resources and improved crop varieties of pulses and cereals are screened for major abiotic stresses like drought and heat to identify superior cultivars for large scale adoption in farmer’s fields genetic materials for cultivation at farmers field.
3) The project is implemented under the aegis of Ministry of forests and climate change (MoeFCC).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

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