Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding India’s Biofuel policy :

1) Biofuels in India are of strategic importance as it augers well with the ongoing initiatives of the Government such as Make in India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Skill Development and offers great opportunity to integrate with the ambitious targets of doubling of Farmers Income.
2) Biofuels programme in India has been largely impacted due to the sustained and quantum non-availability of domestic feedstock for biofuel production which needs to be addressed.
3) The National Biofuel Policy 2018 indicates a viability gap funding scheme for 2G ethanol Bio refineries of Rs.5000 crore in 6 years in addition to additional tax incentives, higher purchase price as compared to 1G biofuels.

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. Consider the following pairs of Indian classical dance forms and their corresponding states :

1) Bommalu :Tamilnadu
2) Panwariya : Bihar
3) Jhumar : Jammu Kashmir
4) Keertan : West Bengal

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following include the key outcomes envisioned in the Mission Antyodaya of the central government ?

1) Effective social capital promoting participatory planning and implementation of the schemes engaging wide range of stakeholders at Gram Panchayat/ Cluster.
2) Enhanced economic opportunities through diversified livelihoods including non-farm sector, skilling of rural youth and women, development of value chains and promotion of enterprise.
3) Strengthened democratic processes though capacity building of PRIs, public disclosures, state level formal and social accountability measures such as social audit.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements examining the relationship between deforestation and climate change are true ?

1) The world lost 12 million hectares (30 million acres) of tropical tree cover last year,it was the fourth highest annual decline since records began in 2001, according to new data from Global Forest Watch.
2) The loss of huge swathes of forest around the world also has major implications for climate change as they absorb a third of the planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions produced globally.
3) Deforestation causes more climate pollution than all the world’s cars, trucks, ships and planes combined.

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

Q5. The “Nava Brindavana island” ( recently seen in news ) which is a world heritage site nearest to which of the following culturally important sites in India ?

a) TajMahal
b) Ajanta Caves
c) Hampi
d) Khajuraho

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