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13TH SEPTEMBER ,2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS ( 25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. With reference to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 consider the following statements:

  1. As per the recent report of NFHS-4 conducted in 2015-16, 9% women (15-49 years of age) are underweight (BMI less than 18.5 kg/m2)
  2. Jharkhand is the State having the highest percentage of malnutrition among women in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched in February 2011.
  2. Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA) is a “not–for–profit” Public-Private Partnership (PPP) company promoted jointly by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. PMNRF accepts only voluntary donations by individuals and institutions.
  2. Assistance from PMNRF is also rendered, to partially defray the expenses for medical treatment like heart surgeries, kidney transplantation, cancer treatment and acid attack etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

4. ‘CoNTeC’ sometimes seen in news is an initiative of the:

 
 
 
 

5. With reference to the Enforcement Directorate, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a specialized financial investigation agency under the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
  2. It enforces the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements regarding:

Assertion (A):  Damanganga-Pinjal Link Project and Par-Tapi-Narmada Link Project are twin links concerning Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Reason (R): National Water Development Agency (NWDA) takes up both inter-State and intra-State projects.

Mark correct answer as:

 
 
 
 

7. With reference to NCLAT, consider the following statements:

  1. It was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013.
  2. It is the Appellate Tribunal to hear and dispose of appeals against any direction issued or order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  3. NCLAT decisions can be challenged in the Supreme Court on a point of law. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

8.  Consider the following statements:

  1. The amended Foreigners (Tribunal) Order, 2019 empowers individuals to approach Foreigners Tribunals.
  2. The amended Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964 has empowered district magistrates in all States and Union Territories to set up tribunals to decide whether a person staying illegally in India is a foreigner or not.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following pairs:

National Parks/Reserves                              State

  1. Valmiki Reserve                              : Uttar Pradesh
  2. Pakke Tiger Reserve                     :  Assam
  3. Balphakram National Park        :  Meghalaya

 Which of the following pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

10. With reference to the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), consider the following statements:

  1. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a member of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) 
  2. It monitors the progress of major projects on feedback from the Defence Procurement Board.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

11. ‘Jeevan Kaushal Curriculum’ has been developed by the: 

 
 
 
 

12.  Consider the following statements:

  1. The Department of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare conducts an agriculture census every five years to collect data on structural characteristics of the agricultural sector including size of agriculture land holdings
  2. As per the latest information available from Agriculture Census, the average size of operational holdings has decreased from 2.28 hectares in 1970-71 to 1.84 hectares in 1980-81, to 1.41 hectares in 1995-96 and to 1.08 hectares in 2015-16.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

13. Consider the following statements:

  1. Union cabinet has approved the consolidation of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) into five entities, a move aimed at having fewer but stronger lenders in India.
  2. At present (March 2020), India has 18 state-owned banks compared with 27 in 2017. After the merger, the number will further come down to 12.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

14.   ‘AT-1’ recently seen in news is/are:

 
 
 
 

15.  ‘Circuit breaker or filter’ recently seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

16.  With reference to the National AYUSH Mission, consider the following statements:

  1. AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat is now included in the mission.
  2. It aims to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost-effective AYUSH services, strengthening of educational systems and facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy drugs. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

17. With reference to RBI’s recently released guidelines for regulating payment aggregators and the payment gateway, consider the following statements:

  1. The payment aggregator should be a company incorporated in India under the Companies Act, 1956 / 2013.
  2. E-commerce marketplaces, providing payment aggregator services will have to be separated from the marketplace business.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

18. With reference to the Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP GREEN) program, consider the following statements: 

  1. It is a large regional program implemented by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, OECD, UNEP, and UNIDO.
  2. It aims to assist the six European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, in their transition to a green economy. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

19. GreenCo Rating’ sometimes seen in news is associated with:

 
 
 
 

20. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) functions under the:

 
 
 
 

21.  ‘BHOG project’ sometimes seen in news is initiated by:

 
 
 
 

22.  With reference to Black Carbon, consider the following statements:

  1. It is produced only by human activities as a result of the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and biomass.
  2. India is the third-largest emitter of black carbon in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

23. With reference to the MSP for minor forest produce scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. It was started in 2013 to ensure fair and remunerative prices to MFP gatherers.
  2. Ministry of Tribal Affairs has recently added nine minor forest produce items to its MSP for MFP scheme, which include Bakul, Makoi, Apang plant, Sugandhrnantri roots/tubers among few.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

24.  ‘Carissa Kopilii’ recently seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

25. Consider the following statements:

  1. Great Barrier Reef, which covers over 2,300km (1,400 miles), is a World Heritage site recognized for its “enormous scientific and intrinsic importance”.
  2. Olive Ridley is listed as Vulnerable under IUCN Red List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

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