Current Affairs MCQ | 16 April, 2020 | UPSC, PSC, SSC

Current Affairs MCQ – History MCQ – Polity MCQ

1) South Asia Economic Focus is a biannual economic update, Which of the following countries it includes….

1) Afghanistan
2) Bhutan
3) Nepal
4) Sri Lanka

a) Only 1, 2 and 3
b) Only 1 and 2
c) All of the above
d) Only 2, 3 and 4

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Correct Answer is : C


It includes a Focus section presenting more in-depth analysis of an economic topic of relevance for stability, growth, and prosperity in the region as well as country briefs covering Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

2) Contribution to which of the following will be qualified as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

1) Contribution to PM CARES
2) Contribution to Chief Minister’s Relief

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Correct Answer is : A

  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has clarified that the contributions to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or the State relief fund will not qualify as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expenditure, while any donation to the PM CARES Fund will.
  • Some political parties criticised this saying it is discriminatory and goes against the constitutional principle of federalism.
  • The Act requires companies to set up a CSR committee which shall recommend a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy to the Board of Directors and also monitor the same from time to time.

The Act encourages companies to spend 2% of their average net profit in the previous three years on CSR activities.

3) Which of the following has Initiated SATYAM programme

a) Department of Science & Technology
b) Ministry of Agriculture
c) Ministry of HRD
d) None of the above

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Correct Answer is : A

  • Recently, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has initiated the Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM) programme


  • Under SATYAM, DST has invited proposals to study appropriate intervention of  yoga and meditation in fighting Covid-19 and similar kinds of viruses.

4) What is a false negative test?

a) Patient has the virus but not detected
b) Patient does not have the virus but detected
c) Patient has the virus but detected
d) Patient does not have the virus and not detected

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Correct Answer is : A

  • It is a cause of concern in the COVID 19 cases.
  • No lab is 100% accurate.

5) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Meru Jatra Festival

1) Meru Jatra marks the end of the 21-day-long festival of penance named ‘Danda Nata’.
2) Danda Nata is celebrated in the month of ‘Chaitra’.

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

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Correct Answer is : C

  • Odisha – Ganjam District banned Meru Jatra Festival vongregation.
  • It will also impact the pattachitra paintings sale.
  • Danda as the name implies, is self-inflicted pain, which the danduas (people who participate in the festival) undergo to pay their obeisance to the lord Kali. It is also a form of worshipping the lord Shiva and his consort Parvati.
  • Earlier, the administrations had also banned the famous Chaitra Jatra festival at Tara Tarini hill shrine as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 infection.

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