Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 April 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding EMISAT satellite recently launched by ISRO :

1) EMISAT is capable of gathering information of strategic value, in electromagnetic spectrum. Its devices have been developed by Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO.
2) It is set to serve as an experimental platform in space, as it is fitted with research instruments from the ISRO, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and another Indian organization called Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation.
3) It was launched by PSLV C-45 from Sreeharikota at an altitude of 950m.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following members participate in the election for the President of India ?

1) Elected members of loksabha
2) Nominated member of Loksabha
3) Elected members of RajyaSabha
4) Nominated members of RajyaSabha
5) Elected members of State assemblies & UT’s

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the National Rural sanitation survey are true ?

1) National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey was conducted under the World Bank supported “Swachh Bharat Mission Support Operation”.
2) The selection of villages, as well as households within each village is random, and statistically significant and the village, State and national level.
3) The NARSS followed a robust quality assurance mechanism through accompaniment and back check of enumerators by their supervisors and members of the EWG, during and post the survey period to re-validate the data collected.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the current economy of India as described by chief economic adviser are true ?

1) The average growth rate of 7.5% achieved in the last five years is the highest for any government since liberalisation, despite global headwinds.
2) The growth was led by exports in the economy, which in itself was important, given the fears about recession that economists were anticipating globally.
3) Because of lower inflation, purchasing power increased, boosting consumption and along with that reforms like IBC as well as GST helped attain stable growth.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. The “Yellow vest” protests recently in news where dozens of protesters took to the street to bring in wage hike,reduction in taxes etc took place in which of the following cities ?

a) London
b) Paris
c) Geneva
d) Katowice

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