Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 June 2020


Q1 Researchers have recorded rare biological phenomenon named ‘Gynandromorphism‘ amongst dragonflies recently. Which of the following statements regarding Gynandromorphism stands true ?

1) Gynandromorphs are chimeric individuals having both male and female tissues and it is viewed by the scientific community as a genetic aberration.
2) It has been observed in numerous animal species, including crustaceans, such as lobsters and crabs, spiders except in birds.
3) While the organism contains only a few cells, one of the dividing cells does not split its sex chromosomes typically. This leads to one of the two cells having sex chromosomes that cause male development and the other cell having chromosomes that cause female development.

Options :

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

Q2 Uranium enrichment is a process that is necessary to create an effective nuclear fuel out of mined uranium by increasing the percentage of uranium-235 which undergoes fission with thermal neutrons. Which of the following substances/compounds are involved in Uranium enrichment process?

1) Uranium hexafluoride (UF6)
2) Depleted uranium (DU)
3) Plutonium

Options :

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

Q3 Global forum has ranked India among Switzerland's top-3 partners for info exchange on tax matters recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true?

1) Under the exchange of information on request, important details have been shared in hundreds of cases so far, helping India launch prosecution against a large number of alleged tax evaders.
2) In the Global Forum's view, there is a need for improvement regarding the availability of information on beneficial owners, the rights of individuals and legal entities that are the subject of administrative assistance requests (notification and right of appeal), and confidentiality requirements.
3) The Global Forum, which is tasked to assess the standard of exchange of information on request by various jurisdictions worldwide and their compliance is a part of International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Options :

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

Q4 Which of the following statements regarding the recently submitted recommendation by Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) for revival of Indian economy and MSME’s stands true?

1) According to recommendations published by GAME, the MSME sector needs to be communicated well about the schemes and the stakeholders should mandate 30% of the stimulus package to be released to enterprises falling into the micro and small categories and relax norms so that borrowers can repay loans in a longer timeframe and allow exemption from bank guarantees.
2) Some of the key execution plans suggested for this dedicated loan corpus include administering the fund by SIDBI, a development financial institution; following a simple and rule-based claim process; providing loans at lower interest rates among other things.
3) As per the GAME alliance,a majority of MSMEs in India were already struggling to cope with demonetization, GST and a slowing economy when Covid-19 hit the country. 

Options :

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

 

Q5 The term “TRIFED Warriors” recently in news, refers to which of the following statements?

a) These are new warriors deployed in LAC to counter intrusions by Chinese troops.
b) It will take Tribal Commerce based on forest produces, handlooms and handicrafts to a new high for transforming tribal lives and livelihoods.
c) It is a new initiative to counter fake news about tribals on social media.
d) It is an initiative to combat cyber terrorism at global level.

 

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Answers: 1(c), 2(a), 3(a), 4(d), 5(b)


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