Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 October 2020


Q1 Pakistan will remain on the grey list of global anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force, FATF as it has not been able to fulfil six out of the 27 mandates to check terror funding. Which of the following statements regarding the organisation are nottrue ?

1) The FATF is an inter-governmental body set up in 1989 to combat money laundering, terror financing and other related threats to the international financial system. It currently has 39 members.
2) No regional grouping exists in FATF as members.
3) Pakistan will remain in the grey list of FATF amongst India and Kenya.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 The Central Vigilance Commission has amended the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on adoption of “Integrity Pact” in government organisations for procurement activities, and restricted the maximum tenure of Integrity External Monitors (IEMs) to three years in an organisation. The CVC is appointed by the president on the recommendations of a Committee consistingof :

1) Vice president
2) Prime minister
3) Chief Justice of India
4) Minister of home affairs
5) Leader of opposition in loksabha

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

Q3 Ministry of Earth Sciences recently dedicated Flash Flood Guidance services, first of its kind for South Asian countries namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) A flash flood is a rapid inundation of geomorphically low-lying areas: washes, rivers, dry lakes and basins.Flash floods are usually characterized by raging torrents after heavy rains that rip through river beds, urban streets, or mountain canyons sweeping everything before them.
2) Flash floods are caused by excessive rainfall only.
3) The Flash Flood Guidance System will provide forecasts by computing likelihood of rainfall and soil moisture levels to warn of possible floods.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 The World Economic Forum (WEF) have recently released the third edition of the future of jobs report 2020. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Automation and division of labour between Machines and humans will be a major reason for job losses in the next five years.

2) Report highlights that the acceleration of Technology might increase the Global inequality and reduce the income of the work force.
3) The report recommends that the government should secure the life of the displaced workers by providing them access to the social safety nets.For the private sector, the report recommends, that they should organise training programmes and skill development programmes in order to enable the workforce to match with the technology.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5 The “Life in Miniature” project was recently brought in by which of the following ministries ?

a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare
b) Ministry of Culture
c) Ministry of Earth Sciences 
d) Jalshakti ministry
 

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