Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 April 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 April 2020


Q1 Which of the following statements with respect to the Global Report on Internal Displacement, GRID 2020 released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre( IDMC )  stands true ?

1) The total number of internally displaced persons worldwide (IDPs) has doubled since 2009, and this is the first time that IDMC has included displacement by disaster in its yearly report.
2) Weather-related disasters were dominant in the regions such as East Asia, South Asia and Pacific. Of all, India, China, Bangladesh and Philippines each recorded more than 4 million displacements in 2019.
3) According to the report, social and economic vulnerability, hazard intensity and high population were the major reasons for the displacement in India.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Ranking air pollutants by risk is difficult because indoor air contains a large number of different substances and because levels vary widely.Which of the following gases/substances are considered as components of indoor air pollution ?

1) Formaldehyde
2) Radon
3) Carbon dioxide
4) Smog
5) Carbon monoxide
Options :
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only 
c) 1,2 & 5 only
d) 2,3 & 5 only 

Q3 More than one crore face masks have been made by various Self-Help Groups across the country. This has been done under DeendayalAntyodayaYojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission flagship scheme . Which of the following statements regarding the scheme stands true ?

1) The DAY scheme aims to uplift the urban poor folks by enhancing sustainable livelihood opportunities through skill development.
2) Under the scheme,Social Mobilization and Institution Development - It will be done through formation of Self-Help Groups (SHG) for training members and hand holding, an initial support of 10, 000 is given for each group.
3) The rural component named as DeenDayalUpadhyayaGrameenKaushalyaYojana will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above
answer : a

Q4 India continues to be on the recently released ‘Priority Watch List’ of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for lack of adequate intellectual property (IP) rights protection and enforcement. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Being in the priority watch list will make it difficult for India for getting subsidised loans from global financial organisations like world banks and IMF.
2) While India made “meaningful progress” to enhance IP protection and enforcement in some areas over the past year, it did not resolve recent and long-standing challenges, and created new ones, the report said.
3) Online IP enforcement in India has improved, the report said, but progress is undercut by factors including weak enforcement by courts and the police, lack of familiarity with investigative techniques and no centralised IP enforcement agency.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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