UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 61

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UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2020 STUDY PLAN – DAY 61

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QUIZ QUESTIONS 

 

1. Food processing in India is concentrated in which sector, maximum?
  • a. Organized Sector
  • b. Unorganized sector
  • c. Small Scale
  • d. None of the mentioned

 

2. Food processing in India is concentrated in which sector, maximum?
  • a. Organized Sector
  • b. Unorganized sector
  • c. Small Scale
  • d. None of the mentioned

 

3. Which of the following are NOT key constraints of the food processing industry?
  • a. Inadequate quality control
  • b. High packaging cost
  • c. Low demand
  • d. Poor infrastructure as in no cold storage, warehouse etc

 

4. Which of the following pairs is/are matched correctly?

PriceMeaning
1.Minimum Support Price:Prices at which Food Corporation of India procures food grains.
2.Issue Price:Prices at which the government supplies food grains to poor.
3.Fair and RemunerativePrice:Prices for purchase of sugarcane from thefarmers by sugar mills.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • a. 1 Only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

5. Consider the following statements about ‘National Food Security Act,2013’:

  1. It aims to provide nutritional security along with food security.
  2. Its targeted beneficiaries are the people living below poverty line in India.
  3. It has special focus on women, children and elderly.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

6. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently launched the ‘Jaivik Bharat’ logo for Organic foods. Organic foods in India are regulated under which of the following Act?
  • a. Food Safety and Standards Act,2006
  • b. Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act of 1937
  • c. Bureau of Indian Standards Act,1986
  • d. Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act

 

7. Which of the following statements about ‘Giffen goods’ is incorrect?
  • a. Rise in purchasing power results in reduction in consumption of Giffen goods
  • b. The demand curve for Giffen goods is upward sloping
  • c. Income effect is stronger than substitution effect
  • d. Substitution effect and income effect work in tandem

 

8. Which of the following best describes the meaning of marketed surplus?
  • a. It is the relative increase in the production of goods and services compared to the previous year.
  • b. It is the portion of agricultural produce which is sold in the market by the farmers after meeting their needs
  • c. It is the amount of food grains procured By the government to build a stock in order to he used in times of food shortage
  • d. None of the above

 

9. Which of the following are the likely benefits of contract farming‘?

  1. Availability of quality seeds for farmers
  2. Assured procurement of the produce
  3. Reduction in price related risks
  4. New markets for farmer products

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1, 2 and 3 only
  • b. 3 and 4 only
  • c. 1, 2 and 4 only
  • d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

10. Buffer shocking operations in India are carried out by:

  1. Food Corporation of India
  2. National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED)
  3. Small Farmers Agri-business Consortium(SFAC)

Select the correct answer using the code  given below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

11. The Union Government has recently come out with a new scheme, ‘Pradhan Mantri AnnadataAay Suraksha Abhiyaan (PM-AASHA)’. What could be the possible/desired outcome(s) of this scheme?

  1. To reduce disputes in the WTO, with respect to Blue box subsidies.
  2. To meet the target of ‘Doubling Farmer’s income by 2022’.
  3. To promote inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

12. Consider the following organisms:

  1. Bacteria
  2. Virus
  3. Fungus

Which of the organisms given above is/are used as bio pesticides?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1 and 2 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

13. Which of   the following best describes Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) initiative, recently launched by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India?
  • a. It aims to convert used cooking oil into bio diesel.
  • b. It aims to set safety standards for reuse of cooking oil
  • c. It aims to establish the nutritional safety of various types of edible oils.
  • d. It aims to discourage the reuse of cooking oil by commercial establishments.

 

14. Consider the following statements regarding “Zero Budget Natural Farming(ZBNF)”?

  1. It is a set of farming methods that aims to reduce the cost of production.
  2. Karnataka is the first state in India to have successfully implemented ZBNF.

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

 

15. Consider the following statements:

  1. Pesticides and fertilizers are the potential sources of arsenic pollution.
  2. Excess of arsenic in drinking water cause black foot disease.

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

 

16. Which of the following were the consequences of the Green revolution?

  1. Decreased vulnerability of crops to pest attack.
  2. More disparities between small and big farmers
  3. Decline in food prices.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

17. Food Corporation of India is responsible for:

  1. Procuring grains at the MSP from farmers.
  2. Allocating grains to states.
  3. Maintaining operational and buffer stocks of grains to ensure food security.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1, 2 and 3
  • c. 3 only
  • d. 2 and 3 only

 

18. With respect to food fortification, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the addition of vitamins and minerals to staple foods that are consumed in fairly sufficiently large amounts.
  2. Food fortification increases the shelf life of food.
  3. Department of Consumer Affairs is the nodal agency issuing guidelines regarding food fortification in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 1, 2 and 3
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1 and 2 only

 

19. Shanta Kumar committee, sometimes seen in the news, is related to:
  • a. Improving management of food grains.
  • b. Development of brackish water and river in aquaculture.
  • c. Making the animal husbandry sector competitive in global market.
  • d. Development of agro-forestry as an alternative livelihood.

 

20. With reference to the agriculture sector in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Agriculture and the allied sector contribute more than 25% to India’s total Gross Value Added(GVA).
  2. In the last five years, Agriculture and allied sectors have witnessed a consistent positive growth.
  3. In recent years, Horticulture production has been more than food grains production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 and 2 only
  • b. 3 only
  • c. 2 and 3 only
  • d. 1, 2 and 3

 

21. With reference to the Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM), consider the following statements:

  1. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industry.
  2. One of its objectives is to integrate markets through a common online market platform to facilitate pan-India trade in agricultural commodities.

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

 

22. Which among the following are ‘essential commodities’ under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955?

  1. Petroleum
  2. Edible oil and seeds
  3. Jute seeds
  4. Fertilizers

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • a. 1, 2 and 3 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1 and 4 only
  • d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

23. With reference to the Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS), consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to distribute food grains at affordable prices to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families only.
  2. The Central government has the sole responsibility for the implementation of TDPS.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 only
  • b. 2 only
  • c. 1 and 2 both
  • d. None of the above

 

24. With reference to Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI), consider the following statements:

  1. While WPI does not include the cost of services, CPI does.
  2. Both CPI and WPI are released by Central Statistical Organisation(CSO).
  3. Food and beverage forms the largest component in CPI while fuel forms the largest component in WPI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • a. 1 and 3 only
  • b. 2 and 3 only
  • c. 1, 2 and 3
  • d. 1 only

 

25. Zearalenone, sometimes seen in the news,is
  • a. an organo chlorine pesticide that is effective against mites.
  • b. an acutely toxic phosphatic insecticide.
  • c. a fungal toxin that infests cereals.
  • d. a persistent organic pollutant that is very toxic to aquatic invertebrates.

 

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