Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 November 2019


Q1.Which of the following statements regarding regulation of organic foods in the domestic market stands true ?

1) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the food regulator in the country and is responsible for regulating food in domestic market and imports except organic foods which comes under NPOP.
2) However organic foods are required to comply with the requirements of labelling of FSSAI in addition to that of NPOP or PGS(Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS) )-India.
3) FSSAI has notified domestic standards for organic products recognizing National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP), Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS) or any other equivalent procedure as pre-requisite for qualifying the organic food claim in domestic market.

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

Q2.The Union cabinet had recently approved the Labour Code on Industrial Relations 2019, allowing companies to hire workers on fixed-term contract of any duration.The code will combine which of the following acts ?

1) Industrial disputes act 1947
2) Code on wages act 
3) Trade unions act 1926
4) Industrial employment (standing orders) act 1946
5) Minimum wages act 

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

Q3.Consider the following statements :

1) SurakshitMatritvaAashwasan (SUMAN) initiative is focussed on assured delivery of maternal and newborn health care services encompassing wider access to quality care services, at no cost, zero tolerance for denial of services, assured management of complications along with respect for women’s autonomy and dignity.
2) Defeat Diarrhoea (D2) initiative has been launched for promoting ORS and Zinc use and eliminating the diarrhoeal deaths by 2025.
3) SurakshitMatritvaAashwasan (SUMAN) initiative is part of PoshanAbhiyan aims to strengthen the existing mechanisms and foster newer strategies to tackle anaemia, which include testing & treatment of anaemia in school going adolescents & pregnant women, addressing non nutritional causes of anaemia and a comprehensive communication strategy.

Which of the above schemes are rightly described ?

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

Q4.Which of the following statements regarding the Kishori Shakti yojana& health cards stands true ?

1) Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) seeks to empower adolescent girls, so as to enable them to take charge of their lives. It is viewed as a holistic initiative for the development of adolescent girls. The programme through its interventions aims at bringing about a difference in the lives of the adolescent girls.
2) States are maintaining Kishori Health Cards for Adolescent Girls in Angawadi Centres (AWCs) to record the information about the weight, height, Body Mass Index (BMI) along with other services provided under the scheme.
3) The details of achievements/outcomes made under the scheme are marked on Kishori Health Card and the card also carries important milestones of Adolescent Girls’ life including mainstreaming them into the schools.

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

Q5.Recently Tuvalu had rejected offers from Chinese companies to build artificial islands to help it cope with rising sea levels, an approach viewed as undermining Taiwan’s influence in the region. Which of the following oceans hosts the island ?

a) Indian ocean
b) Atlantic ocean
c) Pacific ocean
d) Arctic ocean

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