Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 FEBRUARY 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1 Consider the following statements regarding digital data usage in the country:

1) India has emerged as the world leader in the consumption of mobile data and the ‘Make in India’ programme has seen India emerging as the new destination for mobile phone manufacturing industry as well.
2) Monthly consumption of mobile data increased by over 50 times in the last five years. The cost of data and voice calls in India is now possibly the lowest in the world.
3) India aims via the Common Service Centres (CSC)’s to expand their services and also create digital infrastructure in the villages, including connectivity, to convert the villages into Digital Villages in the next 5 years.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Nomadic groups in India and their corresponding origin states :

1) Bakarwal : Jammu & Kashmir
2) Changpa : Sikkim
3) Gavli : Maharashtra
4) Gujjar : Gujarat
5) Kuruba : Karnataka

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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 include the provisions of VISION-30 document potrayed by the government in the interim budget 2019 ?

1) To create physical and social infrastructure for ten trillion dollar economy and to provide ease of living.
2) To make India pollution free by focusing on Electrical Vehicles and renewables.
3) Rural industrialisation using modern technologies to generate massive employment.
4) Clean rivers, with safe drinking water to all Indians and efficient use of water in irrigation using micro-irrigation techniques.
5) Employees working with elected Government, transforming India into Minimum Government Maximum Governance nation.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding Polar Vortex are true ?

1) The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding the Earth's North and South poles. The term vortex refers to the counter-clockwise flow of air that helps keep the colder air close to the poles.
2) Often during winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the polar vortex will become less stable and expand, sending cold Arctic air southward over the United States with the jet stream.
3) Polar vortex phenomenon emerged only after the rapid industrialisation occurred in the last century leading to high greenhouse effects.

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

Q5. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) , One of the key drivers of the world’s climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean, where warmer and colder water mix and swirl was found near which of the following ocean currents recently ?

a) Labrador current
b) North Atlantic drift
c) Canaries current
d) Antillies current

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