Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 May 2020


Q1. The union cabinet had recently approved the "Scheme for formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (FME)". Which of the following statements with respect to the scheme stands true ?

1) It aims to enhanced compliance with food quality and safety standards and strengthening capacities of support systems.
2) A State/ UT Level Committee (SLC) chaired by the chief minister will monitor and sanction/ recommend proposals for expansion of micro units and setting up of new units by the SHGs/ FPOs/ Cooperatives.
3) A National level portal would be set-up wherein the applicants/ individual enterprise could apply to participate in the Scheme and all the scheme activities would be undertaken on the National portal.

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

Q2. U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit due to COVID pandemic across the globe.Which of the following countries is not a member of the G7 grouping ?

1) Britain
2) Canada
3) India
4) Japan
5) Australia

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

Q3. Cabinet has recently given approval to use Coir Geo textiles for Rural Road Construction. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Coir Geo textiles, a permeable fabric, natural, strong, highly durable, resistant to rots, moulds and moisture has finally been accepted as a good material for rural road construction.
2) Coir Geo textiles will be used for construction of rural roads under the PMGSY-III and will open up a huge market potential for Coir Geo-textiles in the Country.
3) These materials are free from microbial attacks as well.

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

Q4. Indian scientists have recently found methods to fight Alzheimer’s disease using ‘Trojan peptides’. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Scientists have found that application of a low-voltage, safe electrical field can reduce the formation and accumulation of toxic neurodegenerative molecules that cause short-term memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.
2) The development of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease assumes importance India as it has the highest number of Alzheimer’s patients in the world followed by China & U.S.
3) Scientists explored the possibility of using ‘Trojan peptides’ to arrest aggregation of these neurotoxic molecules. The idea of using ‘Trojan peptide’ comes from mythological “Trojan Horse” used as subterfuge by the Greeks in the battle of Troy.

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

Q5. Recently researchers from Denmark discovered a parasite that feeds off of the reproductive organs of millipedes,and named it Troglomyces twitteri, they decided to name it after the twitter website on which it was found. It is a kind of which of the following types of microorganisms ?

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