Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020 (WESO) report stands true ?

1) Global unemployment has been roughly stable for the last nine years but slowing global economic growth means that, as the global labour force increases, not enough new jobs are being generated to absorb new entrants to the labour market.
2) Inequalities related to gender, age and geographical location continue to plague the job market, with the report showing that these factors limit both individual opportunity and economic growth.
3) The report was released by World Economic Forum.

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

Q2. Consider the following tiger reserves of India and their corresponding location states :

1) Kawal :Tamilandu
2) Orang : Manipur
3) Sanjay Dhubri :Chattisgarh
4) Parambikulam : Kerala
5) Dampa : Mizoram

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) The global public overwhelmingly blames global warming on human activities with trust level declining in climate science.
2) Indians and Bangladeshis have topped the charts when it comes to trust in climate science as also for keeping themselves abreast about news and current affairs.
3) The world urgently needs to start implementing policies and strategies that advance societal and environmental agendas – from reskilling the population for the future to ensuring strong education and leadership on climate change from all sectors.

Which of the above statements with respect to the public opinion poll by world economic forum stands true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the newly launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation stands true ?

1) It is the process of dividing earth quake prone areas based on certain factors. The factors include geological and geophysical characteristics of site.
2) They are ground shaking, landslide, liquefaction susceptibility, rock fall hazard and flooding caused due to earth quakes. Based on the division, mitigation measures are prepared.
3) The technique gives better mitigatory measures as it helps to understand the impact of seismic activities precisely and the government plans to implement it in all cities across the country.

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

Q5. The “Global Social Mobility Index “was recently released by which of the following global organisations recently?

a) World Bank
b) World Economic Forum
c) WTO
d) Asian Development Bank

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