Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 March 2020


Q1 Which of the following statements regarding floor test/confidence vote in a legislative assembly stands true ?

1) The speaker will conduct the floor test to ascertain the majority. The chief minister has to move a vote of confidence and win a majority. If the confidence motion fails, the chief minister has to resign.
2)  A composite floor test is called for only when more than one party claims to form the government. This happens when the majority is not clear and the governor of the state calls for a special session to establish a majority.
3) A trust vote can take place in an Assembly to give members the chance to convey confidence in a government. It is always brought in by the opposition.
Options :

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

Q2 The name "Golden Triangle"—coined by the CIA is commonly used more broadly to refer to an area of approximately 950,000 square kilometres (367,000 sq mi) that overlaps the mountains of three adjacent countries.

Which of the following are the countries included in the so called golden triangle ?

1) Thailand
2) Cambodia
3) Bangladesh
4) Myanmar
5) Laos
Options :

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

Q3 The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved to offer financial incentive of 25% of capital expenditure for the manufacturing of goods that constitute the supply chain of an electronic product under the Scheme for Promotion of manufacturing of Electronic Components and Semiconductors (SPECS).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The scheme will help offset the disability for domestic manufacturing of electronic components and semiconductors in order to strengthen the electronic manufacturing ecosystem in the country.
2) A vibrant electronic components manufacturing ecosystem is vital for the overall long-term and sustainable growth of electronics manufacturing in India and essential to achieve net positive Balance of Payments (BoP).
3) However dependence on import of components by large scale domestic manufacturing will compromise the digital security of the nation.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above
 

Q4 Every year March 20 is observed as the 'World Sparrow Day' to raise awareness about the bird. The initiative was started by the 'Nature Forever Society (NFS)' of India. Which of the following statements regarding the species stands true ?

1) It is known to stay close to human habitations, and is therefore among the most commonly found bird species in urban cities.
2) In India, House Sparrow is found throughout the country, up to the Assam valley and lower parts of the Assam hills. Towards the eastern Himalayas, the species is replaced by the Eurasian tree sparrow.
3) It is considered as “Least Concern” on the Red List of The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5 The biennial World Cities Summit.....................

a) Beijing
b) Hyderabad
c) Singapore
d) Geneva

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