Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 June 2020


Q1 Which of the following statements regarding transparency and accountability with respect to the  RTI act stands true?

1) If the poor and marginalised affected by the public health emergency are to have any hope of obtaining the benefits of government schemes, they must have access to relevant information.
2) To ensure easy accessibility to those who need it the most, relevant information must be made available in local languages and widely disseminated which is a statutory obligation of public authorities under Section 4 of the RTI Act.
3) The Central Information Commission and all the State commissions used audio and video conferencing to hear and dispose cases while the COVID lockdown was in place.
Options :
a)1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Remembering the great Sanskrit writer Kalidasa on his birth anniversary today, Prime Minister NarendraModi said, his creations give a unique knowledge of public service, austerity, sacrifice, Indian philosophy and values of life.
Which of the following includes the works of kalidasa ?

1) Jathimeemamsa
2) Kumarasambhava
3) Mahabharata
4) Abhijnanashakunthalam
5) Meghaduta

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

Q3 Consider the following statements :

1) A central audit has found it intriguing that the work generated under MGNREGS remains half of the entitled 100 days per household annually despite a noticeable higher demand in states.
2) Given that the scheme is demand-driven without being fettered by budgetary concerns, the lower allocation of work has generally been attributed to less need for distress labour among the rural poor.
3) However in the high-demand season of the pandemic, the work generated remained higher than the massive turnout of households under the job scheme.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a)1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q4 Researchers from IIT-Bombay has developed a homegrown receiver chip - Dhruva – that can be used in smartphones and navigation devices to find locations and routes within the country. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Dhruva will receive signals from India’s NAVIC group of navigation satellites as well as the US Global Positioning System-based satellites to determine these accurately under all weather conditions.
2) India has had a fleet of navigational satellites for a few years, but there have been no commercial receivers so far that could receive its signals in multiple frequencies
3) The nine satellites under NAVIC were built as an alternative to the GPS, as part of India’s space agency’s efforts to make the navigation system accessible for commercial applications.
Options :
a)1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 A local council in southern Japan voted on Monday to rename an area in the South China sea. The local assembly of Ishigaki city approved a plan to change the name of the area covering the Tokyo-controlled Senkaku Islands — known by Taiwan and China as the Diaoyus — from “Tonoshiro” to “TonoshiroSenkaku. The islands belong to an area having territorial dispute between Japan and which of the following countries ?

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