Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 March 2020


Q1 The 2020-21 is an important year for India’s National Supercomputing Mission (NSM).Which of the following statements regarding the mission stands true ?

1) The mission was set up to provide the country with supercomputing infrastructure to meet the increasing computational demands of academia, researchers, MSMEs, and startups by creating the capability design, manufacturing, of supercomputers indigenously in India.
2) The target of the mission was set to establish a network of supercomputers ranging from a few Tera Flops (TF) to Hundreds of Tera Flops (TF )in academic and research institutions of National importance across the country by 2022
3) They are equipped with applications from domains like Weather and Climate, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Bioinformatics, and Material science.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Martyrs' Day is an annual day observed by nations to salute the martyrdom of soldiers who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation. March 23 marks the death anniversary of which of the following freedom movement leaders ?

1) BalGangadharTilak
2) Bhagat Singh
3) Gopala Krishna Gokhale
4) Sukhdev
5) Rajguru

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

Q3 World TB Day is observed on March 24 every year. This day tries to raise public awareness about the health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) According to the World Health Organisation, TB is the world's deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease.
2) WHO has recognised this fact and is guiding all the nations to adapt strategies to end tuberculosis by 2050.
3) The strategy aims to end the global TB epidemic, with targets to reduce TB deaths by 95% and to cut new cases by 90% between 2015 and 2035, and to ensure that no family is burdened with catastrophic expenses due to TB.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 The federal wheat procurement is likely to be delayed by up to two weeks as Covid-19 looms large over ensuing Rabi harvest in India.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The FCI purchases bulk of the cereal produce in the month of April in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
2) The procurement process officially commences on April 1 in Northern states as farmers sell their cereal produce in designated mandis to the government agencies at minimum support price (MSP) in these states.
3) All wheat procured by the GCI are store under covered and plinth (also called CAP plinths).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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