Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 April 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding global prospects on women entrepreneurship is true :

1) A recent World Bank report has revealed that women employers tend to hire mostly women. But many of such women-owned firms are micro-household enterprises employing 1 to 2 persons.
2) Empowerment of women is central to achieving the objective of inclusive, equitable and sustainable development and it should not only be a national goal but a global agenda.
3) Although we have much to celebrate, we must remember that 9 out of 10 jobs in India are still being created in the informal sector which affords little room for innovation and growth.

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

Q2. Which of the following Indian freedom struggle personalities were associated with Champaran Satyagraha –Gandhiji’s first civil disobedience movement ?

1) Narhari Parekh
2) Rajendra Prasad
3) Sardar Patel
4) JB Kripalani
5) HasratMohani

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding Space debris are true ?

1) The term refers to the debris from the mass of defunct, artificially created objects in space, especially Earth orbit. These include old satellites and spent rocket stages, as well as the fragments from their disintegration and collisions.
2) Initially the term space debris also referred to the natural debris found in the solar system: asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.
3) In most of the cases they cause damages to astronaut and other satellites as these cannot be tracked using Radars or optical detectors.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation ) is true ?

1) The National Mineral Development Corporation, is an Indian state-controlled mineral producer. It is 72.43% owned by the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel.
2) It is involved in the exploration of iron ore, copper, rock phosphate, limestone inside India whileONGC is the only company involved in offshore exploration outside India .
3) It also operates the only mechanized diamond mine in the country at Panna in Madhya Pradesh.

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

Q5. Which of the following became the first city in the country to leapfrog from Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to Euro-VI fuels recently?

a) Gurugram
b) New Delhi
c) Faridabad

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