Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding SwadharGrehscheme :

1) It envisages that shelter, food, clothing, and health as well as economic and social security are assured for women victims of difficult circumstances.
2) As per SwadharGreh guidelines 2018,the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has been directed to conduct the social audit of all CCIs (Child Care Institutions) in the country.
3) SwadharGreh is a DBT compliant scheme.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements with respect to Bioplastics are true ?

1) Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms.
2) Unlike conventional plastics, these items can be broken down by microbes in industrial composting facilities within six months.
3) The reliance on food crops presents a key challenge for bioplastics, because these crops are simply not a cost-competitive alternative to fossil fuels today.

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

Q3. With respect to convention on bio diversity (CBD) ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The CBD, one of the key agreements adopted during the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, is the first comprehensive global agreement which addresses all aspects relating to biodiversity.
2) India is on track to achieve the biodiversity targets at the national level and is also contributing significantly towards the achievement of the global biodiversity targets.
3) CBD is not a legally binding agreement therefore parties can revise their targets if they cannot meet them within the stipulated time.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to control of onion prices in the market are true?

1) The govt. has increased the export incentives granted for Onions under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) from existing 5% to 10%.
2) With the current increase, onion enjoys one of the highest incentives for agro-export, next to rice.
3) Good monsoon rainfall in states like Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh has led to huge production of onion.

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

Q5. The islands are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 973 km (605 mi) off the west coast of South America. The closest land mass is that of mainland Ecuador.The archipelago is located on the Nazca Plate (a tectonic plate), which is moving east/southeast, diving under the South American Plate at a rate of about 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) per year.While the older islands have disappeared below the sea as they moved away from the mantle plume, the youngest islands, Isabela and Fernandina, are still being formed.

The above description refers to which of the following island groups :
a) Andaman & Nicobar islands
b) New Moore islands
c) Galapagos islands
d) Sentinel islands

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ANSWER:

1(c), 2(d), 3(a), 4(c), 5(c)

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