Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to International humanitarian law under Geneva convention are true ?

1) The Geneva Conventions are a series of treaties concluded in Geneva between 1864 and 1949 for the purpose of ameliorating effects of war on soldiers and civilians.
2) The third Geneva convention asserted that PoWs be given humane treatment and adequate feeding, forbidding the belligerents to apply undue pressure on prisoners to supply more than a minimum of information.
3) A major drawback to the provisions of the Geneva convention is that they are not applicable to maritime warfares, since the major global powers have blocked its ratification.

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding solar winds and their effects of on our solar system are true ?

1) The solar wind washes over the planets, moonsand other bodies in our solar system, filling a bubble of space called theheliospherethat extends far past the orbit of Pluto.
2) Since the solar wind is magnetised, Earth's natural magneticfield deflects the solar wind particles around our planet so that only a smallfraction of them reach our planet's atmosphere.
3) Unlike Earth, the Moon has no global magnetic field.However, magnetised rocks near the lunar surface do create small, localized spots of magnetic field that extend anywhere from hundreds of yards to hundredsof miles.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements potraying the achievements & recent initiatives by the railways are true ?

1) In the past five years, the Government has made safety the foremost priority of Indian Railways. Indian Railways has achieved its best ever safety record in 2018-19 - there has been 81% drop in number of deaths from 2013-14 to this year.
2) Offering its tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and contributing to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Railways has paid attention to hygiene with efforts such as record installation of Bio-toilets, third party independent surveys, integrated mechanized cleaning and On Board Housekeeping Service.
3) Rail Drishti dashboard has been launched, encompassing all the digitisation efforts in Indian Railways and promoting transparency and accountability which brings information from various sources on a single platform and gives access to key statistics and parameters to every citizen of the country.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE) :

1)The Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), formerly National Council of Rural Institutes (NCRI), was established in 1995 as a registered autonomous society in Hyderabad with the objective of promoting rural higher education in a comprehensive manner by providing support to various rural institutes across the country.
2) MGNCRE designs, develops and promotes curriculum inputs for higher education programmes offered by Universities and Autonomous Institutions in India.
3) The curriculum inputs focus only on practical field-related activities relevant to India.

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. Which of the following destinations is the first planned eco tourism project in India :

a) Jim Corbett national park,Uttarakhand
b) Thenmaladam,kerala
c) Galgibagabeach,Goa
d) Namdapha national park,ArunachalPradesh

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