Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released MGNREGA financial statements stands true ?

1) More than 96% of the allocated money has already been spent or is needed to pay pending dues, with less than ₹2,500 crore left to sustain the scheme for the next two months.
2) According to the scheme’s financial statement, Maharashtra has the highest negative net balance of ₹620 crore, followed by ₹323 crore in Punjab.
3) As per the statement,there is a high demand for work this year as the rural economy is in distress and informal employment has collapsed.

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

Q2. Short-lived climate pollutants are powerful climate forcers that remain in the atmosphere for a much shorter period of time,yet their potential to warm the atmosphere can be many times greater.

Which of the following gases are examples of short-lived climate pollutants ?

1) Methane
2) Tropospheric Ozone
3) Carbon dioxide
4) SF6
5) Nitrous oxide

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) The first proper intervention by the government of India in justice for children was via the National Children’s Act, 1960, which was later replaced by the Juvenile justice Act 1986.
2) Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) should be set up in each district with a chairperson and four other members who have experience in dealing with children.
3) Further, the act has introduced foster care in India under section 44. As per this, the families would sign up and the abandoned, orphaned children orthose in conflict with the law would be sent to them.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the followed statements regarding border adjustment tax ( BAT ) stands true ?

1) Border adjustment tax is a short name for a proposed destination-based cash flow tax (DBCFT). It is a value-added tax on imported goods.
2) In this scenario, exported goods are exempt from tax while imported goods sold in the country are subject to the tax.
3) This tax is designed to even out imbalances in money flows across borders and reduce corporations' incentive to off-shore profits.

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

Q5. The Hague-based International Court of Justice has ordered which of the following countries to take emergency measures to prevent the genocide of the Rohingyasrecently ?

a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) India
d) Combodia

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Answer :

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