Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 April 2020


Q1 With respect to the shops and establishment act in India , which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The Shop and Establishment Act is applicable nationwide, and all the commercial establishments, such as the hotels, and eateries, amusement parks, theatres, and other entertainment houses, as well as any other such public amusement places, come under the purview of the Act.
2) The Act requires every business to get approval from the Department of Labour.
3) However,commercial sectors such as banking, trading or insurance establishments does not come under the purview of the act.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following mountain passes in India and their corresponding location states/UT’s are correctly matched ?

1) Nitipass : Himachal pradesh
2) Bomdi-la : Arunachal pradesh
3) Pangsanpass : Sikkim
4) Burzail : Jammu & Kashmir
5) Bhorghat : Maharashtra

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

Q3 The Union Agriculture Minister has asked the Chief Ministers of States reiterating the need for direct marketing through Cooperatives/ Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) etcamid COVID  lockdown declared in the country.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The States have been requested to promote the concept of ‘Direct marketing’ to facilitate farmers/ group of farmers/FPOs/ Cooperatives in selling their produce to bulk buyers/big retailers/processors etc.
2) Under the FPO Module, FPOs can directly trade with e-NAM portal. They can upload produce details from collection centers with picture/quality parameter and avail the bidding facility without physically reaching to the mandis.
3) Under the Warehouse Based Trading Module,farmers can sell their produce from Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) registered warehouses notified as deemed market, and do not physically bring the produce to the nearest mandis.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 Health authorities have been strongly advocating the use of face masks to prevent corona infection. At the same time, wearinga mask for a long time is reportedly causing difficulties in breathing and congestion in the respiratory system. Scientists have developed a herbal decongestant spray in order to solve this issue. Which of the following statements regarding the herbal disinfectant spray stands true ?

1) Herbal decongestant spray is a fine blend of four plant-based oils,this product is developed based on the principles of Ayurveda and contains ingredients reported in traditional scriptures.
2) This formulation helps in clearing the wind pipe and congestion by removing the mucus or cough leading to ease of breathing. It also reduces stress due to excessive use of mask and decongestion.
3) The spray was prepared by ICAR as per guidelines of the Ministry of AYUSH.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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