Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 July 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 July 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Malnutrition, in all its forms, includes undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight), inadequate vitamins or minerals, overweight, obesity, and resulting diet-related noncommunicable diseases.
2) The highest levels of stunting and underweight are found in Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
3) At the national level, among social groups, the prevalence of stunting is highest amongst children from the Scheduled Castes (43.6 percent), followed by Scheduled Tribes (42.5 percent) and Other Backwards Castes (38.6 percent).

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. As per the rainfall pattern statistics in India,which of the following states/UT’s are considered as High rainfall states ?

1) Gujarat
2) Himachal Pradesh
3) Assam
4) Uttar Pradesh
5) Goa

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1 ,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the sun’s corona are true ?

1) The Sun’s corona, which is like the Sun’s atmosphere, although hotter than its interior, is less dense and therefore emits fewer photons. Therefore, in normal times, the Sun’s surface shines so brightly that it obscures the corona.
2) Solar plasma wind and storms including flares and coronal mass ejections are born in coronal magnetic field.
3) Coronal regions which have more intense, closed petal-like loop structures appear brighter because the underlying magnetic fields heat the corona and control its emission.

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

Q4. As the centre celebrates second anniversary of the introduction of GST in India, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) A key highlight of the new indirect tax system, according to trade bodies, has been the way the GST Council, the nodal body deciding rates and procedures, has addressed industry’s concerns and modified rules to make the system easier.
2) The months of March, April, and May have each seen GST revenue crossing Rs. 1 lakh crore, an elusive milestone which continued portraying the overwhelming receipts from its introduction.
3) In just two years, GST has consolidated and is delivering notable outcomes for smoother business, lower logistics costs, and easier payment of taxes in digital mode.

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

Q5. The central government has constituted a working group to revise the current series of Wholesale price index ( WPI ) under the chairmanship of which of the following personalities ?

a) C Rangarajan
b) K.Kasturirangan
c) Ramesh Chand
d) BimalJalan

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