Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 March 2020


Q1 The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval for continuation of the process of recapitalization of Regional Rural Banks recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) RRBs are primarily catering to the credit and banking requirements of agriculture sector and rural areas with focus on small and marginal farmers, micro & small enterprises, rural artisans and weaker sections of the society.
2) As per RBI guidelines, the RRBs have to provide 25% of their total credit under PSL (Priority Sector Lending).
3) RRBs also provide lending to micro/small enterprises and small entrepreneurs in rural areas.

Options :

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

Q2 Consider the following pairs of GI( Geographical Indication ) tagged products and their respective locations ?

1) Palanipanchamirtham :Tamilnadu
2) Sikki grass work : Bihar
3) Sarthebari Bell Metal Craft : Assam
4) Chanderifabric : Karnataka
5) Khirsapati : Manipur

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) 1,2 & 4 only 

Q3 International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), under department of science & technology (DST )has developed ultrafast laser surface texturing technology, which can improve the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines.

1) Laser surface micro-texturing, which offers precise control of the size, shape and density of micro-surface texture features has gained momentum as a way to control friction and wear. 
2) In this technology, a pulsating laser beam creates micro-dimples or grooves on the surface of materials in a very controlled manner.
3) Such textures can trap wear debris when operating under dry sliding conditions and sometimes provide effects like enhancing oil supply (lubricant reservoir) which can lower friction coefficients and may enable reduced wear rate.

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

Q4 The election commission has allowed central government to use the indelible ink to mark the COVID quarantined patients. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) According to Rule 49 K of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, an elector is supposed to be marked on the forefinger of his left hand before casting the vote.
2) In case the elector does not have a forefinger on the left hand, any other finger of the left hand can be marked and in case the elector does not have any finger on the left hand, the forefinger of the right hand can be marked.
3) If any elector refuses to allow his left forefinger to be inspected or marked in accordance with the rules his right hand could be marked and allowed to vote.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

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