Mcq

Current Affairs MCQ - 6

1. India's GDP growth slowed to four-year low due to

  1. Deceleration of Agriculture sector
  2. Deceleration of Manufacturing Sector
  3. Deceleration of Service Sector
  • A) a only
  • B) a and b only
  • C) a and c only
  • D) All of the above

ANSWER : a and b only


The Central Statistics Office (CSO) forecast that GDP growth in the current financial year ending March 31 will slow to a four-year low of 6.5%, from the provisional 7.1% pace seen in 2016-17, dragged down by deceleration in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

2. Which of the following statement is correct with regard to Cofferdam.

  1. It is a temporary dam constructed across the main river to control flood.
  2. It is a dam constructed to divert floodwater into a channel through the gates of the spillway.
  3. It is a temporary embankment needed to create a dry area for construction on river bed.
  4. None od the above
  • A) A
  • B) B
  • C) C
  • D) D

ANSWER : C


Third statement is a correct explanation

3. Which of the following statement is/are correct

  1. If a food company selling organic produce need to get certified with one of the two authorities — National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India).
  2. NPOP was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the National Centre of Organic Farming.
  3. PGS-India, was run by the Ministry of Commerce and was used for certifying general Exports.
  • A) a only
  • B) b and c only
  • C) a and c only
  • D) All of the above

ANSWER : a only


The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had issued regulations that required food companies selling organic produce to get certified with one of the two authorities — National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Participatory Guarantee System for India (PGS-India). Companies could also get a voluntary logo from the FSSAI that marked its produce as ‘organic.’ For nearly two decades now, organic farming certification had been done through a process of third party certification under the NPOP. It was run by the Ministry of Commerce and was used for certifying general exports. The PGS-India programme, in contrast, had been around for only two years and — unlike the top-down approach of the NPOP — involves a peer-review approach. Here, farmers played a role in certifying whether the farms in their vicinity adhered to organic-cultivation practices. This programme was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture through the National Centre of Organic Farming.