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7TH SEPTEMBER , 2020 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS ( 25 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1. With reference to the FRBM Act, consider the following statements:

  1. It made it mandatory for the government to place the Medium Term Fiscal Policy Statement, Macroeconomic Framework Statement and Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement in the Parliament semi-annually.
  2. FRBM Act 2003 was formulated to reduce effective revenue deficit.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Generic or branded medicines are defined under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules, 1945
  2. Safe Hands Challenge is a campaign launched by the United Nations Foundation in the wake of 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic
  3. UNICEF and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation have created the solidarity fund to support WHO and partners in a massive effort to help countries prevent, detect, and manage the novel coronavirus.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

3. Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization is associated with which among the following ministries:

 
 
 
 

4. With reference to the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), consider the following statements:

  1. It was constituted under Section 48 (1) (a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and is the primary fund available with State Governments for responses to any disaster.
  2. Central Government contributes 75% of SDRF allocation for general category States/UTs and 90% for special category States/UTs.
  3. The annual Central contribution is released to states as per the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

5. India for the first time conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island with which among the following countries:

 
 
 
 

6. ‘Kurzarbeit’ recently seen in news is associated with which among the following countries:

 
 
 
 

7. Water Plus’ announced in August 2019 aims to:

 
 
 
 

8. The first Gender Social Norms Index was recently released by:

 
 
 
 

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Prime minister is the chairperson of the National Disaster Management Authority.
  2. Under the Disaster Management Act, 2003 the States/UTs can draw funds from the State Disaster Response Fund.
  3. The Central Government has the responsibility to implement the policies and plans of the National Disaster Management Authority.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

10. With reference to the aims of the, consider the following statements:

  1. Consumer Protection Act, 1986 provisions cover ‘goods’ as well as ‘services’.
  2. Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) can prohibit the endorser of a misleading advertisement from endorsing that particular product or service for a period of up to one year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

11.  With reference to the Essential Commodities Act (EC Act), 1955, consider the following statements:

  1. Under the Act, if the State government thinks that it is necessary to maintain or increase supplies of any essential commodity or make it available at fair prices, it can regulate or prohibit the production, supply, distribution and sale of that commodity.
  2. The Centre and state governments have the power to add or remove any commodity in public interest from the EC list.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

12. ‘BEPS Action 13 report’ is associated to:

 
 
 
 

13. ‘Huntingtin Disease’ recently seen in news is associated to a/an:

 
 
 
 

14. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Clean Air Programme is a program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to reduce pollution by at least 20% in 102 cities that have failed to meet clean-air standards.
  2. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is a statutory organisation, which was constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

15.  ‘MACS 4028’ recently seen in news is a variety of:

 
 
 
 

16.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) organization is an attached office of the Ministry of External Affairs. 
  2. It issues an authorization to exporters and monitors their corresponding obligations through its network of regional offices

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

17. With reference to the Solar Charkha Mission, consider the following statements:

  1. 1It was launched by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launched in 2018-19 for implementation of 50 Solar Charkha Clusters across the country.
  2. As part of the scheme no subsidy is given, however, subsidy to the tune of Rs.9.60 crore is provided for procurement of charkha and looms to the Implementing or Promoting Agency.

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

18. ‘WISTEMM’ program of Department of Science and Technology is related to

 
 
 
 

19. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) is implemented by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. CPS encompasses technology areas of Cybernetics, Mechatronics, Design and Embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) etc.

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

20. With reference to the Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards, consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Women and Child Development organized the Fourth Edition of the WTI Awards.
  2. It is being organised since 2016 in collaboration with UN Women to highlight the commendable and ground-breaking endeavors of India’s women leaders and changemakers.

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

21.  ‘Arr-Rinam’ recently seen in news is a tribal lockdown ritual observed in the State/UT of:

 
 
 
 

22.

 With reference to Yakshagana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a traditional theatre form of Karnataka and Telangana.
  2. Usually recited in Kannada and Malayalam, it is also performed in Tulu.

Which of the following pairs given above are correctly matched?

 
 
 
 

23. Which among the following is not associated to the Danube-Oder-Elbe Canal?

 
 
 
 

24. With reference to the National Biopharma Mission, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for accelerating biopharmaceutical development in the country.
  2.  Under this Mission the Government has launched Innovate in India (i3) programme to create an enabling ecosystem to promote entrepreneurship and indigenous manufacturing in the sector

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

25. With reference to the National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme (NAQUIM), consider the following statements:

  1. It was launched in 2012, with Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) as the executing body.
  2. It aims to cover more than 25 million km2 that have been delineated as “hydrogeological mappable”.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 
 
 
 

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