Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 June 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 June 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released report on country’s food and nutrition security :

1) As per the report, over the last decade, child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year, the slowest decline among emerging economies.
2) At this rate, 31.4% of children will still be stunted by the 2022 deadline and India must double its rate of progress to reach the target of 25% by that time, says the report.
3) The report, which is a baseline analysis of the country’s progress in achieving the second Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger, was prepared by the World health Organisation ( WHO )in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following tourism circuit routes represent the ‘Sufi circuit’of the swadeshdarshan project undertaken by Ministry of Tourism ?

1) Delhi – FatehpurSikri - Ajmer
2) Mumbai – Aurangabad -Shirdi
3) Hyderabad – Bijapur– Gulbarga

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the initiatives taken by government for safety of women and girls stands true ?

1) The Government has set up Nirbhaya Fund for projects for safety and security of women, for which Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority for appraising/ recommending the proposals / schemes to be funded under Nirbhaya Fund.
2) MHA has launched the “National Database on Sexual Offenders” (NDSO) to facilitate investigation and tracking of sexual offenders across the country by law enforcement agencies.
3) Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India. State Governments are thus responsible for safety and security of the citizens including women and girls.

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

Q4. Which of the following statement regarding the recent recommendations of UK Sinha committee for stressed asset MSME’s are true ?

1) In order to provide loan portability in a seamless manner to MSMEs, the committee recommended that the RBI should come out with measures on portability of MSME loans with a lock-in-period of one year.
2) The committee has also recommended banks that wish to specialise in MSME lending, their sub-targets for farm loans under the priority sector lender could be waived off, and instead can be given a target for loans to the SME sector.
3) At present, the overall priority sector lending target for a universal bank is 70% of their net bank credit and 35% for small finance bank.

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

Q5. The Intergovernmental science policy platform on biodiversity and eco system services (IPBES) has its headquarters on which of the following cities ?

a) Geneva
b) Vienna
c) Bonn
d) Paris

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Answer:

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

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