Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 May 2020


Q1. Ministry of Labour and Employment under its National Career Service (NCS) project has now started offering free online Career Skills Training for its registered job-seekers. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Ministry is implementing the NCS Project for transformation of the National Employment Service to provide a variety of employment related services like job search, career counselling, information on skill development courses, apprenticeship and internships through an on-line portal of NCS.
2) Besides, a special link for Work from Home jobs and online training has been created on NCS portal to give direct access to job seekers to such jobs.
3) Online Job Fairs are being organized by NCS to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers where the complete cycle from job posting to selection of candidate can be completed on the portal.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of caves of India and their corresponding location states:

1) Kutumsar caves : Chattisgarh
2) Badami caves : Karnataka
3) Amarnath cave : Kashmir

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1 & 2only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) all of the above
d) 1 & 3 only

Q3. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has said that black rice and joha rice grown in the North-East will be among the 23 additional minor forest produce considered for minimum support price (MSP) under a Centrally-sponsored scheme to improve marketing and value chain of these produce collected mostly from forest areas. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The decision to enhance the coverage was taken “in view of the exceptional and very difficult circumstances currently prevailing in the country on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2) While medicinally-important black rice, grown predominantly in Manipur, would have an MSP of ₹100 a kg, Joha rice an aromatic rice grown mainly in Assam and Meghalaya can fetch ₹50.
3) As Per the scheme, State governments do not have the flexibility to fix the MSP of these items up to 10 per cent higher or lower than what was decided by the Central government.

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

Q4. A research project by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has helped Odisha's Chilika lake in tripling the population of the Irrawaddy dolphins in the lake.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Based on the outcome of this successful hydrological intervention, the flood inundation and freshwater weeds are reduced. The hydrological intervention restored the lake ecosystem and ameliorated the biodiversity.
2) The lake was in a degraded condition and included in the threatened list by Ramsar Convention in 1993. This warranted urgent action for restoration of the lake.
3) Chilika lake in Odisha is the largest brackish water in the world.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries recently terminated its relationship with World Health Organisation over its handling of the Corona virus ?

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