M.I.C.S. CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ 17th MARCH,2020

1. Consider the following statements with respect to Jallianwala Bagh massacre:
1. The Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab at that time was General Dyer.
2. The government set up the Hunter Commission to inquire into the massacre which condemned the act by Dyer and imposed disciplinary action against him.
3. In protest against the massacre Gandhiji relinquished his title ‘Kaiser-e-hind’ bestowed on him by the British for his services to dalits in India.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 2 & 3                                       (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 & 3                                   (d) none

2. Consider the following statements with respect to Bodo language:
1. Bodo is officially written in the Devanagri script.
2. Bodo was the second tribal language to be included in the Eight Schedule .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                        (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                           (d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Which among the following statements about Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address is incorrect?
(a) Notices of amendments to Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address can be tabled after the President has delivered his Address.
(b) Amendments may refer to matters contained in the Address as well as to matters, in the opinion of the member, the Address has failed to mention.
(c) President’s Address and Motion of Thanks are governed by Articles 86 (1) and 87 (1) of the Constitution.
(d) A failure to get motion of thanks passed proves that government is in minority and opposition can then bring no confidence motion.

4. Consider the following statements with respect to reservation in promotion in public posts:
1. Articles 16 (4) and 16 (4-A) of the Constitution does not confer individuals with a fundamental right to claim reservation in promotion.
2. Articles 16 (4) and 16 (4-A) of the Constitution empowers the State to make a reservation in matters of appointment and promotion in favour of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.
3. State governments are bound to make a reservation and have no discretion in providing reservations.
4. The courts can issue a mandamus directing the States to provide reservation in promotion.
Which among the above statements is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 , 2 & 3                                      (b) 3 and 4
(c) 2 , 3 & 4                                      (d) 1 & 2

5 . Consider the following statements with respect to e-NAM (National Agriculture Market):
1. It was launched by the Centre in 2015 and the government had to extend it in a phased manner across the 585 mandis of the country by December 31, 2022.
2. The Portal is managed by Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                          (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                             (d) Neither 1 nor 2

6. Consider the following statements with respect to Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES):
1. The scheme replaces a centrally sponsored scheme — Assistance to States for creating Infrastructure for the Development and growth of Exports (ASIDE).
2. The objective of the TIES is to enhance export competitiveness by bridging gaps in export infrastructure, creating focused export infrastructure and first-mile and last-mile connectivity.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect ?
(a) 1 only                                           (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                               (d) Neither 1 nor 2

7. Consider the following statements about Bonn Challenge:
1. The Bonn Challenge is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.
2. Underlying the Bonn Challenge is the forest landscape restoration (FLR) approach, which aims to restore ecological integrity at the same time as improving human well-being through multifunctional landscapes.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                           (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                               (d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. Consider the following statements about cheetah:
1. Cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.
2. The Asiatic cheetah is classified as a “critically endangered” species by the IUCN Red List, and is believed to survive only in Indonesia.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                          (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                             (d) Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following statements about EMISAT:
1. It is an electronic intelligence satellite developed by ISRO and DRDO.
2. It was developed under project KAUTILYA of DRDO.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                            (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                              (d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. Consider the following statements about Nipah virus:
1.The natural host of Nipah virus are fruit bats
2. Intermediate host of Nipah virus are pigs.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only                                        (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2                           (d) Neither 1 nor 2