Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 January 2020

Q1. With respect to the Forest Conservation Act (FCA) 1980 act recently in news,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 was passed with a view to check deforestation.It aims at putting a restriction on the de-reservation of forests or the use of forest-land for non-forest purposes.
2) The term ‘non-forest purposes’ implies the breaking up or cleaning of any forest-land or portion of forest land for the cultivation of tea, coffee, spices, rubber, palms, oil-bearing, plants, or medicinal plants or any purposes other than re-afforestation.
3) Power to make rules for carrying out the provisions of this act is vested with the state government. Every such rule shall be laid down before the statelegislature for a period of 30 days.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hydropower projects in the upper reaches of Ganga and their corresponding rivers :

1) ManeriBhali : Bhagirathi river
2) Pashulok :Ramganga river
3) Vishnuprayag :Alakananda river
4) Srinagar project :Mahakali river

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 1 & 3 only
c) 2 & 4 only
d) 1 & 4 only

Q3. The government had launched PradhanMantriMatsyaSampadaYojana (PMMSY) to establish a robust fisheries management framework and check gaps in the value chain. Which of the following statements regarding the significance of the scheme stands true ?

1) This yojana will create modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
2) It will help in providing better prices to farmers and double their income.
3) It will help in reducing huge wastage of agriculture products.
4) It will increase growth of food processing sector in the country and increase GDP, Employment and investment.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the newly approved amendments in the National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019 stands true ?

1) The Bill sets up the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) under the chairmanship of Union health minister for framing policies for regulating medical institutions and homoeopathic medical professionals.
2) The amendment will ensure necessary regulatory reforms in the field of Homoeopathy education.
3) It will also enable transparency and accountability for protecting the interest of the general public. The Commission will promote availability of affordable healthcare services in all parts of the country.

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

Q5. “NagobaJatara” recently in news is a tribal festival celebrated in which of the following Indian states ?

a) Sikkim
b) Jharkhand
c) Telangana
d) Arunachal Pradesh

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (b) 5. (c)