Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme for distribution of LED bulbs in Delhi under which consumers will be able to request for LED bulbs as replacement for ordinary bulbs and CFL bulbs.
2. Under the scheme, consumers in Delhi will be able to request for LED bulbs under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) through a new website launched by Prime Minister on the same day.

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. The Union Government during December 2014 set up a joint task force to rejuvenate nation’s mobile phone manufacturing ecosystem.
2. Pankaj Mohindroo was appointed as the Chairman of this task force.

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. 3

1. Arvind Panagariya was named as the first Vice-Chairman of the newly announced NITI Aayog (Policy Commission), which replaced Planning Commission.
2. Arvind Panagariya is an eminent free market economist and has been an Economics professor at Columbia University in New York. He, as vice chairman, would have a pivotal role in coordinating economic strategy and hold cabinet rank.

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. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir was appointed as the new Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir High Court by the President.
2. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir was the senior-most judge of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. He took place of Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar who superannuated.

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. 5

1. The Union Cabinet approved the largest ever telecom spectrum auction under which under which the government will sell 380.75 megahertz of second generation (2G) spectrum in three bands.
2. Proceeds from this year’s auction will help government reach its fiscal deficit target of 4.1% of GDP. Government had garnered about Rs. 62,162 crore from the last auction in February 2014.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

Q. 6

1. The Union Government approved raising its stake up to 51% in IFCI so as to make it a government company.
2. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), which is the oldest financial institution in the country, was established on 1 July 1948.

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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