Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 February 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 February 2020


Q1 Atal Innovation Mission, the flagship initiative of NITI Aayog, has contributed immensely to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The cabinet gave approval for the establishment of Atal Innovation Mission on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of swami vivekananda.
2) The Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories in schools across India to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset and computational thinking.
3) The Atal Tinkering Labs are dedicated innovation workspaces of 1200-1500 square feet where kits on the latest technologies like 3D Printers and Robotics are installed using a grant of 20 lakh rupees from the government.

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

answer : b

Q2 Consider the following pairs of GI tagged products and their locations :

1)Bhagalpur silk : West Bengal
2) TiruppathiLaddu :Tamilnadu
3) JohaRice : Assam
4) Kalahanditurmeric :Odisha
5) Kathputlis : Rajasthan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :

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

Q3 Centre has released 50,850 crore rupees to farmers under the PM KISAN scheme. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The scheme initially provided income support to all small and marginal farmers' families across the country, holding cultivable land up to two hectares. 
2) However, its ambit was later expanded to cover all farmer families in the country irrespective of the size of their landholdings.
3) Affluent farmers have been excluded from the scheme such as income tax payers in the last assessment year.

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

Q4 Which of the following statements regarding the recently launched 5G hackathon stands true ?

1) The 5G technology provides quantum leap over 4G in terms of speed, peak data rate, latency, spectrum efficiency and connection density.
2) The 5G Hackathon is open to developers, students, start-ups, SMEs, academic institutions and registered companies in India and NRIs. Stakeholders can participate as individuals or as a team to present use cases for the 5G network in the Indian context.
3) The Hackathon was organised by department of science & technology.

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

Q5 “Shanidar cave” recently in news is an archaeological site famous for Neanderthal remains. It is located in which of the following countries ?

a) Iran
b) Iraq
c) Afghanistan
d) Egypt

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Answer :

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


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