Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 May 2020


Q1. A quarantine Centre in Meghalaya’s Garo hills was inundated following flash floods recently. Which of the following statements regarding flash floods stands true ?

1) Flash floods are characterised by very fast rise and recession of flow of small volume and high discharge, which causes high damages because of suddenness.
2) This occurs in hilly and not too hilly regions and sloping lands where heavy rainfall and thunderstorms or cloudbursts are common.
3) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has designated China as nodal centre for developing customized model to issue advance warning of floods to Asian countries, including India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. The model will be called as Flash Flood Guidance System.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian dance forms with their location states :

1) Kuchipudi : Andhra Pradesh
2) Rouf : Jammu & Kashmir
3) Bhavai : Rajasthan
4) Kathak : Maharashtra
5) GoudiyaNattriya : Assam

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. As India's 2010 pact with Malaysia and Indonesia came to an end, trade body SEA on Monday said the government should hike customs duty on soya, sunflower and crude palm oils and encourage domestic production.Which of the following statements with respect to edible oil production in India stands true ?

1) Low import duties on edible oils over the years has practically made our farmers lose interest in oilseed cultivation.
2) India's oilseed production has remained stagnant but consumption of edible oils driven by improved affluence has skyrocketed and has been growing at the rate of 3 to 4 per cent per annum.
3) The potential of palm oil production in India is almost 8 million tonnes against current production of about 0.25 million tonnes. However,palm is not treated as a plantation crop in India unlike other parts of the world.

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

Q4. With respect to trends in employment generation and the demographic dividend of the country, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The demographic dividend requires job growth at a rate faster than the number of entrants into the labour force.
2) From 2004-05 until 2018, the absolute number of workers in agriculture was falling because non-agricultural jobs were growing fast. This means the process of structural transformation of redirecting the workforce from agriculture to construction/industry/services was underway.
3) If we are to realise the demographic dividend, we need a shift of jobs from the agriculture sector to manufacturing and reverse migration could be a possible solution to address this problem.

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

Q5. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs today inaugurated the breakthrough event of Chamba Tunnel under ChardhamPariyojana through video conference mode.The Rishikesh-Dharasu-Gangotri road in Uttarakhand has a very significant role from socio economic and religious point of view. The tunnel was constructed in which of the following highways ?

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