Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly introduced bill on occupational safety, health and working conditions code of plantation workers stands true ?

1) The bill aims to provide fair wages to plantation workers by limiting the kind component, to provide welfare facilities through the welfare schemes of the government and involve appropriate agencies in providing welfare schemes and enforcement of the provisions of the Act.
2) The plantation sector included tea, rubber and coffee industries and the Act stipulates them to comply with providing drinking water, housing, medical, education and toilet facilities to the workers besides wages.
3) As per the new code of wages, 2019, says in-kind (non-cash) benefits have been put under the definition of wages and limited to a maximum of 30% of total wages.

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

Q2. Which of the following can be described as natural pesticides used in agriculture ?

1) Phophate
2) Neem
3) Urea
4) Salt spray
5) Chrysanthemum Flower Tea

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding India’s current tax revenue scenario :

1) India's corporate and income tax collection for the current year is likely to fall for the first time in at least two decades.
2) However, a sharp decline in demand has stung businesses, forcing companies to cut investment and jobs, denting tax collections and prompting the government to forecast 5% growth for this fiscal year - the slowest in 11 years.
3) Direct taxes typically account for about 80% of the government's projections for annual revenue, and its shortfall may leave the government needing to boost borrowing to meet expenditure commitments.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. Scientists have recently installed used technology of Biorocks in a bid to restore coral reefs near the Gulf of Kutch region. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Biorock is the name given to the substance formed by electro accumulation of minerals dissolved in seawater on steel structures that are lowered onto the sea bed and are connected to a power source.
2) The location for installing the Biorock had been chosen keeping in mind the low tidal amplitude in the Gulf of Kutch.
3) Fragments of broken corals are tied to the Biorock structure, where they are able to grow at least four to six times faster than their actual growth as they need not spend their energy in building their own calcium carbonate skeletons.

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

Q5. ShatrughanChauhan v/s Union of India case recently seen in news is associated with which of the following ?

a) Right to privacy
b) Rights of convicts subjected to death penalty.
c) Right to free internet.
d) Right to free movement in inner line permit ( ILP ) areas.

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (c) 3. (d) 4. (c) 5.(b)