Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 October 2020

 


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 October 2020


Q1 Consider the following statements with respect to pattern of Indian monsoons :

1) The southwest monsoon’s withdrawal also heralds the advent of north-easterly winds that bring in the northeast monsoon to parts of peninsular Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 
2) While significant to the agriculture there, the northeast monsoon contributes 75%-80% of India’s annual rainfall, against the southwest monsoon’s 10%-12%.
3) India has never got over 105% of the LPA in consecutive years in at least 30 years, according to records available since 1988.

Which of the above statements stands true ?


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following Indian languages are included in the 8th schedule of the constitution ?

1) Sanskrit
2) Kodava
3) Assamese
4) Lushai
5) Dogri

Options :

a) 1,2& 3 only

b) 3,4 & 5 only

c) 2 & 4 only

d) 1,3 & 5 only

Q3  The Ministry of Shipping has drafted a Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020 in lieu of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958.The bill is in accordance with the Union government’s vision for augmenting people’s participation and transparency in the governance. Which of the following statements regarding the bill stands true ?

1) The Bill seeks to create a competitive environment and reduce transportation costs, while encouraging foreign vessels to increase their share in coastal shipping.
2) The Bill also proposes integration of coastal maritime transport with inland waterways.
3) Under the bill,Ministry of Shipping has directed all major ports to procure or charter small vessels which are built in India in order to promote shipbuilding in the country.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements with respect to presidential elections in India and the United states (U.S) :

1) The US has two federal bodies — the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) — but both of them together do not add up to anything as powerful or effective as the Election Commission in India.

2) In U.S, the polling station can be in a variety of buildings including private precincts, shopping malls, churches, community centres, courthouses, fire stations besides schools. The polling staff is drawn from a variety of sources — private, elected and others.
3) While India gave equal voting rights to women on Day One in 1950, the US had taken 144 years. And then, while India elected a woman prime minister within 19 years, the US has not had a woman president in 240 years. 
Which of the above statements stands true ?


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following Indian states was adjudges as the best governing states in India in the recently released Public Affairs Index-2020 by the Public Affairs Centre?

a) Tamilnadu
b) Kerala
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Manipur

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