Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 November 2019

Q1. Two new countries Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis have signed the International Solar Alliance's (ISA) Framework Agreement at its second Assembly held in New Delhi recently.Which of the following statements regarding the ISA stands true ?

1) International Solar Alliance (ISA) is conceived as a coalition of solar resource rich countries to address their special energy needs and will provide a platform to collaborate on addressing the identified gaps through acommon, agreed approach.
2) Currently there is no specific body in place to address the specific solar technology deployment needs of the solar resource rich countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
3) The headquarters of ISA is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of islands and their corresponding location oceans are correctly matched ?

1) Reunion island : Indian ocean
2) Gough island : Pacific ocean
3) Hawaii islands :Pacific ocean
4) New foundlandisland :Antartic ocean
5) Comoros islands : Indian ocean

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

Q3. Recently the ASI unearthed a 2000 year old brick structure and a Vishnu sculpture from Gottiprolu in Andhra Pradesh.Which of the following statements/implications regarding the same stands true ?

1)The excavations carried out in the already levelled area revealed elliptical, circular and rectangular brick structures which are comparable with the Satavahana / Ikshvaku period structures in Krishna valley.
2) The two fortified townships within the gap of 15kms during early historic times indicates the significant strategic location was preferred by the early historic people for trade in the region keeping in view of proximity of the sea, River and Lake (Pulicat).
3) The proximity of the site to the seacoast suggests that the site could have served as a strategic settlement involved in maritime trade.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) The INS-ISRO Nano Satellites have capability to carry up to 30 kg. The primary objective of the INS is to provide an opportunity to carry payloads for universities and R&D laboratories.
2) The small satellites weigh around 500 kg. They are of lower cost, more frequent, quicker and offer broader access to space. They are primarily used for communication, research, meteorology and insurance.
3) The Cartosat satellites are a series of Indian earth observatory satellites built and operated by ISRO and is a remote sensing satellite.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. The term “Pegasus” recently seen in news refers to which of the following ?

a) It is the newly built large carrier military aircraft developed by Russia.
b) It is a spyware that can be installed on smartphone devices via social media platforms.
c) It is the cyclone which affected South American coast recently, causing mass destruction.
d) It is the global initiative formed to curb the menace of forest fires at the Amazon forests.

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Answer :

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