Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 April 2020


Q1 The central govt. has decided to provide Mid-day meals to students during summer vacation in wake of situation arising out of COVID 19.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) In 1925, a Mid-Day Meal Programme was introduced for disadvantaged children in Bombay Municipal Corporation for the first time.
2) With a view to enhancing enrollment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in 1995.
3) From the year 2009,food norms have been revised to ensure balanced and nutritious diet to children of upper primary group by increasing the quantity of pulses from 25 to 30 grams, vegetables from 65 to 75 grams and by decreasing the quantity of oil and fat from 10 grams to 7.5 grams.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 India has moved to the seventh position from the previous year’s eighth in the annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2019. Which of the following countries are ahead of it ?

1) North Korea
2) Nigeria
3) Pakistan
4) Iran
5) Syria

Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) 1,2 & 5 only 
 

Q3 The lockdown may have dramatically reduced air pollution across the country but it hasn’t significantly reduced pollution in the Ganga, according to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board. Which of the following statements regarding the river pollution stands true ?

1) A high Dissolve Oxygen value is considered a good indicator of river health. However, two other measures, BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) — both indicators of the amount of oxygen necessary to break down organic and inorganic pollution are also important.
2) Dissolved oxygen refers to the level of free, non-compound oxygen present in water or other liquids.
3) Reduction in BOD concentration has been less significant owing to continual discharge of untreated or inadequately treated sewage into river streams in India.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 India’s unemployment rate improved to 21.1% in the week ended April 26 from 26.2% in the preceding week, according to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) In labour market statistics, unemployed refers to a person who is willing to work and is unable to find any employment.
2) While the unemployment rate has been somewhat volatile as it has bounced between 21% and 26% during the lockdown period, labour participation has declined in every week during the lockdown.
3) According to the report, the national lockdown did not just throw 72 million out of the labour force but also drove another 85 million to a desperate search for jobs in the midst of a national lockdown when none were available.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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