Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The Union Government announced Rs. 1,900 crore for e-governance project “Panch Deep”.
2. Project “Panch Deep” is an e-governance project which will deploy a massive ERP (Enterprise wide Resource Planning) across the country connecting all the ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) and other organisations in the ecosystem.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Q. 2

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision to replace the 65-year-old Planning Commission with a new organisation named NITI Aayog.
2. National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) will act more like a think tank or forum in contrast with the Commission which imposed five-year-plans and allocated resources to hit set economic targets.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 3

1. The finance ministry and the RBI are discussing a proposal to create a holding company to which the equity of state-owned banks can be transferred.
2. This is being seen as first step to effect much-needed structural changes in the banking sector of the country. P.J. Nayak Committee had recommended this.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Q. 4

1. ‘Gyan Sangam’ – the 2-day bankers retreat was held in Pune.
2. It was inaugurated by Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance while Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

:: Persons in News ::

Q. 5

1. B.G. Verghese, who passed away, was a noted personality associated with Journalism field.
2. B.G. Verghese donned many hats during his illustrious career in journalism that began in 1949, even serving as the Information Advisor to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi between 1966 and 1969.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2


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