Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 May 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to menstrual hygiene in the country stands true ?

1) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced a scheme for promotion of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19 year in rural areas known as the menstrual hygiene scheme ( MHS )
2) A range of IEC material has been developed around MHS, using a 360 degree approach to create awareness among adolescent girls about safe & hygienic menstrual health practices which includes audio, video and reading materials for adolescent girls and job-aids for ASHAs and other field level functionaries for communicating with adolescent girls.
3) The ongoing lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is severely challenging women’s and girls’ access to menstrual hygiene products and toilets for managing menstruation.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hill stations in India and their corresponding states :

1) Dalhousie :Uttarakhand
2) Horsley hills : Andhra Pradesh
3) Gulmarg : Jammu & Kashmir
4) Kodaikanal : Kerala
5) Coonoor :Tamilnadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recent world bank report on COVID-19 and its impact on economy :

1) At least 49 million people across the world are expected to plunge into “extreme poverty” those living on less than $1.90 per day as a direct result of the pandemic’s economic destruction and India leads that projection.
2) Researchers found rural areas were the hardest hit, and the economic misery was the result of the lockdown, rather than the spread of infections in the hinterland. More than 80% of Indian households had experienced a drop income and many won’t survive much longer without aid, they wrote in a report.
3) The Indian economy was growing at a faster pace over a decade but the lockdown has pushed the economy to what may be its first full-year contraction in more than four decades.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. Telangana and Jharkhand have opted out of the crop insurance scheme, saying the premium is too high. Premium increased 2-3% after the scheme was made voluntary for farmers. Which ofteh following statements with respect to crop insurance scheme in India stands true ?

1) The PMFBY( PMFasalBhimaYojana ) has replaced the existing two crop insurance schemes -- the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and the Modified NAIS. It provides comprehensive crop insurance from pre-sowing to post-harvest period against non-preventable natural risks at extremely low premium rates.
2) Centre has limited its share in premium in few agro-climatic regions, the balance will have to be paid by states and farmers, which doesn’t seem viable for many states.
3) Under the new insurance scheme, the provision that caps the central subsidy in the premium rates to 50% for irrigated areas and 30% for unirrigated areas has discouraged states.

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

Q5. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India grew by 13% to a record of $49.97 billion in the 2019-20 financial year, according to recent official data. Which of the following countries is the largest source of FDI in India during the last fiscal ?

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