Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 October 2020



Q1 CBSE has pushed 12 crores digital academic documents in Digi locker which can be opened by a student to access Mark sheets, Pass and Migration Certificates. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) This computer application matches human face from a digital image already stored in the database. The computer and the human interact to map the facial features.
2) The latest facility of Face Matching will immensely help foreign students and those who are unable to open Digi locker account for any reason such as Adhaar Card or wrong mobile numbers.
3) In a Similar way, a live image of the student will be matched with the photograph on the CBSE admit card already stored in repository, and once successful, the certificate will be emailed to the student.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following pairs of international conventions regarding wildlife & environment protection and their respective objectives are correctly matched ?

1)  Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) : To protect the migratory species throughout their range countries.
2) Bonn convention :for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

3) Ramsarconvention : provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q3 The Labour and Employment Ministry on Thursday revised the base year of the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) from 2001 to 2016 to reflect the changing consumption pattern. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) CPI-IW in India is revised every five years. However, the CPI for agriculture workers, which currently has the base year of 1986-87.
2) Apart from measuring inflation in retail prices, the CPI-IW is used to regulate the dearness allowance (DA) of government staff and industrial workers, as well as to revise minimum wages in scheduled employments.
3) The weight to food and beverage was also reduced from 46.2% to 39%, while spending on housing increased from 15.2% to 17%.

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 recently published Central Pollution Control Board guidelines on proper disposal of deceased livestock stands true?

1) The draft guidelines require carcasses of livestock to be disposed of in incinerators and municipal authorities must ensure that such facilities are set up and made available.
2) Flaying of cattle could yield more commercial opportunities, for instance, ‘meat-meal, bone-meat and technical fat’. The process, however, would require setting up more ‘carcass utilisation plants’ where the parts of the animal could be used to make tallow, nutritional supplements and fertilizer.
3) About 30% of India’s dead cattle and 40% of goats weren’t flayed and nearly nine million bovine hides were “lost annually due to non-recovery,” as per CPCB report.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following countries recently passed the controversial 20th Amendment to its constitution that envisages expansive powers and greater immunity for the executive President ?

a) Brazil
b) Srilanka
c) Myanmar 
d) Thailand

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