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12TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS ( 25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1.  ‘Benishangul-Gumuz’ region sometimes seen in the news is located in which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

2. With reference to Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY), consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Textiles is implementing converged MGBBY for providing social security benefits like life, accidental & disability insurance coverage to handloom weavers/workers in the age group of 41-55 years.
  2. Under the schemes, the claim benefits are provided by LIC directly into the bank account of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3.  With reference to the Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. It provides for the development of world-class infrastructure along with common facilities and amenities through Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
  2. EMC would set up in geographical areas of a certain minimum extent, preferably contiguous, where the focus is on the development of basic infrastructure, amenities and other common facilities for the ESDM units.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

4. ‘Stafford Act’ recently seen in news is associated to which among the following countries?

 
 
 
 

5. United for Biodiversity’ coalition sometimes seen in the news is launched by which among the following organizations

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) has been entrusted with the task of implementation of the National Agriculture Market Scheme on e-platform to progressively free agricultural trade and offer price discovery to farmers.
  2. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is the ratio of a bank’s capital in relation to its risk-weighted assets and current liabilities.
  2. Basel III norms stipulate a capital to risk-weighted assets of 8%. 
  3. RRBs are required to maintain minimum Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio of 9%.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

8.  ‘MPIA’ sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. Invest India is India’s national Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. Business Immunity Platform is designed as a comprehensive resource to help businesses and investors get real-time updates on India’s active response to COVID-19.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct? 

 
 
 
 

10. ‘AEHF-6’ sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

11. With reference to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), consider the following statements:

  1. Its objective is to maximize economic impact mainly through infrastructure development in commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield but not stalled projects.
  2. It currently manages three funds each which are registered as Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) with the RBI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

12. Which among the following pre-Harappan/Harappan sites is not located in India?

 
 
 
 

13. With reference to Sodium hypochlorite, consider the following statements:

  1. It is commonly used as a bleaching agent, and also to sanitize swimming pools.
  2. At a much lower 0.25-0.5%, this chemical is used to treat skin wounds like cuts or scrapes

 Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

14.  Consider the following statements:

  1. ISRO and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have developed a new bomb detection device called RaIDer-X.
  2. Bharat stage emission standards (BSES) and the timeline for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board under the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

15.  ‘Scitech Airon’ recently seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

16. World Happiness Report was recently published by:

 
 
 
 

17.  With reference to World Tuberculosis Day 2020, consider the following statements:

  1. It is observed on March 24 every year.
  2. The theme of World TB Day 2020 was “It’s TIME”.
  3. As per the WHO report (2019), India accounts for 27 percent of TB cases in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

18.  Consider the following statements:

  1. SEBI has introduced a separate channel, namely ‘Fully Accessible Route’ (FAR), to enable non-residents to invest in specified government bonds with effect from April 1.
  2. All new issuances of Government securities of 5-year, 10-year, and 30-year tenors from the financial year 2020-21 will be eligible for investment under the FAR as ‘specified securities’.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements:

  1. Earth Hour, World Wildlife Fund’s annual initiative began in 1970.
  2. Earth Day began in 2007 and aims to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

20. With reference to National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), consider the following statements:

  1. It is steered jointly by the Ministry of Electronics and IT and Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  2. Param Shivay, Param Shakti and Param Brahma are supercomputers developed under the mission

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

21. With reference to Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), consider the following statements:

  1. Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for works to the tune of Rs.15 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency.
  2. Rajya Sabha Members of Parliament can recommend works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected.
  3. Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any one or more Districts from any one State in the Country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

22. ‘Kuril islands’ sometimes seen in the news is located in:

 
 
 
 

23. With reference to the NIDHI program sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups.
  2. It has six components among which the first component PRAYAS (Promoting and Accelerating Young and Aspiring Innovators & Startups) was launched on 2nd September 2016.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

24. Consider the following statements:

  1. The aim of the National Nutrition Strategy of 2017 is to achieve a malnutrition-free India by 2022.
  2. The plan is to reduce stunting prevalence in children (0-3 years) by about three percentage points per year by 2022 from NFHS-4 levels, and achieve a one-third reduction in anemia in children, adolescents and women of reproductive age.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

25.  ‘Athena SWAN’ sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

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