Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 May 2020


Q1. Amid concerns over privacy of data being collected by its COVID-19 contact tracing app, the government on Tuesday said it was open-sourcing AarogyaSetu app. Which of the following statements with respect to an open sourcesoftware stands true ?

1) Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.
2) By design, open source software licenses promote collaboration and sharing because they permit other people to make modifications to source code and incorporate those changes into their own projects.
3) Many people consider proprietary software over open source software since the former is more stable and secure.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian lakes and their corresponding states :

1) TsoMoriri :Uttarakhand
2) Dhankar : Punjab
3) Ramgar : Rajasthan
4) Kanjia :Odisha

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 ,2 & 3 only
b) 3, & 4 only
c)1 & 3 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3. Scientists find the magnetic field of the Earth between Africa and South America is weakening, causing problems for satellites and spacecraft. Which of the following statements with respect to the so called ‘South Atlantic Anomaly’ stands true ?

1) One of the possible explanations for this could be a shift in the Earth’s magnetic field, whereby the North Pole and the South Pole switch places as the field reverses.
2) The Earth's magnetic field plays an important role in protecting the planet from solar winds and cosmic radiation that are harmful.
3)If a reversal takes place, the repercussions could be significant and could cause major issues for telecommunications and satellite systems. Certain mobile phones and satellites may stop working.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to debt monetisation or monetised deficit :

1) The term refers to the purchase of government bonds by the central bank to finance the spending needs of the government.
2) The exercise leads to an increase in total money supply in the system, and hence inflation, as RBI creates fresh money to purchase the bonds.
3) The same bonds are later used to bring down inflation as they are sold in the open market. This helps RBI suck excess money out of the market and rein in rising prices.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following states recently launched the Rajiv Gandhi KisanNyayaYojana as a new income support programme to its farmers ?

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