Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 june 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 june 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the current economic prospects :

1) India’s GDP grew at 5.8% in the January-March 2019 quarter, dragging down the full year growth to a five-year low of 6.8%.
2) The slowdown in the economy was led by sluggish growth in construction, financial, real estate and professional services, and electricity, gas, water supply and other utility services.
3) The unemployment rate in the country rose to a 45-year high of 6.1% in 2017-18, as per official data.

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 art/cultural forms are included in the UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage list from India ?

1) Ramleela
2) Ashokan edicts
3) Ajanta caves
4) Kalbelia dance
5) Kumbhmela

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

Q3. India will lose access to preferential trade terms with the U.S. under the latter’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme soon.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries.
2) The GSP given by developed countries including the US is a violation of most favoured nation (MFN) status as per WTO norms.
3) India was the largest beneficiary of the program in 2017-2018.

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 newly submitted draft education policy stands true ?

1) The policy draft recommends incorporation of Indian knowledge systems in the curriculum, constituting a National Education Commission and curbing arbitrary fees hikes by private schools.
2) The expert panel also proposed massive transformation in Teacher Education by moving all teacher preparation and education programmes into large multidisciplinary universities or colleges.
3) The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 2005, and the draft panel is headed by Dr.MS Swaminathan.

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

Q5. Which one of the following countries were not amongst those elected as the non permanent members of UN security council recently ?

a) Indonesia
b) Brazil
c) Germany
d) Belgium

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Answer:

1. (c) 2. (b) 3. (d) 4. (a) 5. (b)

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