Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 June 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 June 2020

Q1. All states are expected to see a contraction in their gross state domestic products (GSDP) this fiscal, averaging a sharp 6.3% decline, according to a report by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) releases recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) States’ own tax revenue (SOTR) is a function of nominal GSDP, states with a high share of SOTR in their total revenue would see a more pronounced impact than others, according to the report.
2) As agricultural activities were considered as essential services and were less impacted by the lockdown, states with a higher share of agriculture took a relatively smaller hit than others.
3) High levels of digital penetration in the operations of IT, IT enabled, banking and financial services cushioned the lockdown impact on these sectors, giving an advantage to states with a high share of these activities.

Options :

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

Q2 Consider the following pairs of river valleys in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Barak valley : Assam
2) Brengvalley : Mizoram
3) Bangusvalley : Jammu & Kashmir
4) Baspavalley : Himachal pradesh
5) Arakuvalley : Rajasthan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3 With respect to the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation working in the area of human rights.
2) CHRI promotes adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Commonwealth Harare Principles and other internationally recognised human rights instruments, including domestic legislation supporting human rights in Commonwealth countries.
3) It is headquartered in Washington DC.

Options :

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

Q4 The recently launched Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme is expected to generate 9 lakh skilled and semi-skilled employment. Which of the following statements regarding the schemstands true ?

1) The objective of the scheme is to support local unorganized food processing units in the country along with support in the form of finances, strengthening capabilities of support systems, increase in revenue targets, in tribal districts focusing on minor produce, etc.
2) It is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme.
3) Through the scheme, the aim will be for transition of unorganized food processing units into the formal sector.

Options :

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

Q5 The “Concession Agreement” for the 600 MegaWattKholongchhu (Joint Venture) Hydroelectric Project was signed recently between India and which of the following countries ?

a) China
b) Bhutan
c) Nepal
d) Myanmar

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Ans:  1(d), 2(c), 3(a) ,4(c), 5(b)