Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 May 2020


Q1. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will very soon put a draft e-commerce policy in the public domain to seek views and comments recently. Which of the following statements regarding the policy stands true ?

1) The policy will seek to define e-commerce, strengthen FDI laws in the sector, address regulatory and competition issues. It will also focus on consumer interests, including data protection and privacy.
2) India’s e-commerce market, currently valued at about $ 27 billion, is one of the fastest growing in the world.A comprehensive e-commerce policy would encourage further investments in the sector that has immense potential for growth.
3) India does not have a policy current in order to the regulate the e-commerce sector.

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

Q2. Which of the following states in India shares an international boundary with Bangladesh ?

1) Tripura
2) Mizoram
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) Assam
5) Nagaland

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) 1,2 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. As per NITI Aayog latest estimates, India will have to practice agroecology as an innovative process and broaden the metrix for measuring results in order to save the environment and improve farmer’s welfare.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Agricultural production accounts for 40 per cent of global land surface and is responsible for 70 per cent of projected losses in terrestrial biodiversity.
2) India can have access to carbon credits worth USD 50-60 billion if it propagates natural farming and agroecology.
3) The state of Assam became the first-ever organic state in the world and was awarded the UN Future Policy Gold Award, 2018.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the AtmaNirbhar Package announced by the central government stands true ?

1) As part of the scheme, which targets around 8 crore migrant workers who do not have ration cards, the beneficiaries are supposed to get free supply of 5 kg of either rice or wheat and 1 kg of chana or pulses.
2) The Centre has laid the onus of identification of the migrant workers and deciding the mechanism for allocating the foodgrains on the States.
3) The scheme includes only those migrants whom are covered under the food security act.

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

Q5. PMO was originally called the Prime Minister's Secretariat until 1977, when it was renamed during the Morarji Desai ministry. Which of the following offices/personalities forms the administrative head of the office ?

a) Prime minister
b) Cabinet secretary
c) Principal secretary
d) Home secretary

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